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

Updated June 14, 2019 111.9k votes 6.9k voters 49.9k views29 items

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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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    5,243
    458

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

  • 2
    4,585
    705

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • 3
    4,281
    863

    Footsteps

  • 4
    3,909
    843

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • 5
    3,973
    877

    Knocking At The Door

  • 6
    3,854
    859

    A Creaky Door

  • 7
    3,730
    865

    TV Turning On

  • 8
    3,398
    901

    Singing

  • 9
    3,314
    911

    Humming Noises

  • 10
    3,033
    1,005
  • 11
    2,997
    995

    Radio Static

  • 12
    3,004
    1,037
  • 13
    2,704
    1,080

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • 14
    2,631
    1,064

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • 15
    2,574
    1,059

    A Gate Closing

  • 16
    2,387
    1,224

    A Doorbell

  • 17
    2,303
    1,264

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • 18
    2,210
    1,285

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • 19
    2,176
    1,267

    A Running Faucet

  • 20
    1,885
    1,458

    Mice In The Walls

  • 21
    1,357
    1,725

    Teapot Whistling

  • 22
    1,409
    1,873

    The Wind

  • 23
    1,346
    1,832

    Howling Animals

  • 24
    1,204
    1,906

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • 25
    989
    2,036

    Ticking Clock