• Graveyard Shift

What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

List RulesVote up the noises that should be illegal past sundown.

When things go bump in the night, your heart goes bump in the night, too. Scary noises at night doesn't necessarily need to be as specific as creepy audio recordings or bloodcurdling screams, but this does makes them freakier. Everyday noises, when robbed of the positive veneer of daylight, are made sinister by the cover of darkness. The source of such a noise may lie outside a person's realm of vision or, for the really unlucky, outside a person's understanding. Is that a woman screaming bloody murder?! Nope, it's just a fox in the yard, no biggie.

The sounds made creepier at night typically come from relatively mundane sources. Like the scariest noises people have ever heard, they tend to leave an impression on the mind and a ringing in the ear. The creepy night sounds below are all relatively tame, until the unfortunate dark night when that noise pierces what should be the slumbering stillness of the middle of the night. 

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  • 1
    4,947
    441

    A Child's Laughter... When You Have No Children

  • 2
    4,320
    657

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • 3
    3,676
    795

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • 4
    3,723
    827

    Knocking At The Door

  • 5
    3,606
    804

    A Creaky Door

  • 6
    3,479
    816

    TV Turning On

  • 7
    3,182
    841

    Singing

  • 8
    3,101
    859

    Humming Noises

  • 9
    2,834
    940
  • 10
    2,797
    931

    Radio Static

  • 11
  • 12
    2,521
    1,016

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • 13
    2,468
    995

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • 14
    2,411
    994

    A Gate Closing

  • 15
    2,224
    1,151

    A Doorbell

  • 16
    2,153
    1,177

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • 17
    2,070
    1,186

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • 18
    2,021
    1,186

    A Running Faucet

  • 19
    1,756
    1,360

    Mice In The Walls

  • 20
    1,257
    1,614

    Teapot Whistling

  • 21
    1,313
    1,747

    The Wind

  • 22
    1,252
    1,712

    Howling Animals

  • 23
    1,116
    1,786

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • 24
    933
    1,893

    Ticking Clock

  • 25
    877
    1,984

    Thunder