Graveyard Shift

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

Mick Jacobs
Updated June 14, 2019 106.8k votes 6.4k voters 44.3k views 29 items

List Rules Vote 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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A Child's Laughter... Wh... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Child's Laughter... When You Have No Children
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Someone Saying Your Name... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Someone Saying Your Name
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Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps
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An Inexplicable Baby's C... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry
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Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door
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A Creaky Door is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Creaky Door
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TV Turning On is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
TV Turning On
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Singing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing
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Humming Noises is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Humming Noises
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Piano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
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Radio Static is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Radio Static
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Furby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
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Snapping Twigs And Branc... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Snapping Twigs And Branches
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A Squeaky Swingset is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Squeaky Swingset
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A Gate Closing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Gate Closing
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A Doorbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Doorbell
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A Bird Hitting The Windo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Bird Hitting The Window
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A Screaming Bobcat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Screaming Bobcat
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A Running Faucet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Running Faucet
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Mice In The Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Mice In The Walls
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Teapot Whistling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Teapot Whistling
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The Wind is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
The Wind
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Howling Animals is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Howling Animals
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Incessant Dog Bark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Incessant Dog Bark
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Ticking Clock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Ticking Clock