Things That Go Bump: 20 People Describe The Scariest Thing They Ever Heard At Night

Things That Go Bump: 20 People Describe The Scariest Thing They Ever Heard At Night
Daniel Jensen
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1. I sneezed and somebody said ‘Bless You.’ I lived alone.

“I sneezed and somebody said ‘Bless You.’ I lived alone.”

HoosierDaddy_812


2. Heard a voice asking ‘are you sleeping?’

“Heard a voice asking ‘are you sleeping?’ I said ‘No.’ grumbling, and it said ‘Okay’ and didn’t say anything more. When I woke up I remembered parents were out and I was alone in house for that night.”

Random-Webtoon-Fan


3. My girlfriend’s laugh. I don’t have a girlfriend.

“My girlfriend’s laugh. I don’t have a girlfriend…”

ReverendMajors


4. I heard a woman scream into my ear.

“I just got in bed but I wasn’t tired. I did a quick blink and a face showed up in front of me and went completely white, like it was being frozen. I then heard a woman scream into my ear. I didn’t do anything and just shut my eyes like crazy until I fell asleep.”

MindOnTheBall


5. Female voice humming/singing in the living room.

“Female voice humming/singing in the living room a couple of years ago. My brother and I were the only ones in the house while my parents were away so we stayed up late. It was about 3 AM and he was in his room gaming and I was on my laptop. Once it stopped, both of us came out of our rooms at the same time and damn near shit bricks.”

Anonymous


6. I was watching TV when I heard my keys slide slowly across my counter for about two feet and then they fell off.

“I was watching TV when I heard my keys slide slowly across my counter for about two feet and then they fell off. I just turned the corner and there they were on the ground. Lived alone, no pets, no idea.”

splitpee


7. I thought it was wood crackling, but the neighbors’ house had caught fire.

“I thought it was wood crackling, but…I look out the window and the neighbors’ house caught fire was wood crackling but…I look out the window and the neighbors’ house caught fire.”

Parker2020


8. A 5.1 earthquake while I was masturbating.

“I was beating my meat here in Los Angeles the other night and I heard this loud rumbling all of a sudden. Then there was a full-on 5.1 earthquake. Scared me for a second.”

1jb


9. A SWAT team using sound cannons.

“I happened to leave my windows open one night last summer when SWAT teams were raiding houses in my neighborhood and using sound cannons. Probably the loudest sound I’ve ever heard in my life and it woke me up out of a dead sleep at 1am. I thought the apocalypse was happening and I happened to be home alone. I was half asleep and ran to the bathroom crying, hid there with my dog and fell back to sleep on the bathroom rug.”

In_fiction


10. BANG…BANG…BANG…

“(To clarify, this happened a few months ago)

BANG

So it’s like 2am, on reddit on my computer, and I hear this huge bang on my door. Not just in my house, not just somewhere close by, but right on my bedroom door. So I get up, open my door, and stick my head out.

Nothing. No one there.

I was a bit freaked out, but I went back to reedit. Fifteen minutes later though;

BANG

All right, this time I was a little concerned. So I got up and left my room, partly to check for the source of the noise, partly to go to the washroom. Eventually, I give up and go back to my room. I close my door, turn back towards my computer and…

BANG

At this point, I was freaking out. I was thoroughly convinced there was an axe murderer in my house. But it’s 2:30 now, and I exhausted. So I lay down and try and go to sleep. I’m slowly drifting off when…

BANG

At that point I just gave up. Clearly there was something outside that door that wanted me dead, but I was too tired to care. So I rolled over and went to sleep.

I’ve never heard that noise again since, but it’s 2:26 AM right now, and typing this story has me creeped me out a bit, so I think I’m going to go to sleep. I’ll update this post in the morning if I wake up with a stab wound.”

Zacman5001


11. It sounded like someone’s foot dragging along the carpet towards my bed.

“I was laying in bed when I started hearing what sounded like someone’s foot dragging along the carpet towards my bed. I remembered being so scared that my ears were ringing and that I could hear my heart beat from inside my ears.”

Lucid_Diode


12. I think there’s someone living on my roof.

“Whenever I’m home alone I hear movement in my roof. Normally I pass it off as the wind but occasionally I hear noises that sound like someone walking around the house, using the shower and generally going to bed. I think there’s someone living on my roof.”

IsAnnieOk


13. I will occasionally hear what sounds like someone dragging their feet on the floor outside my room at my parents.

“I will occasionally hear what sounds like someone dragging their feet on the floor outside my room at my parents. Even after all these years I will still hear it. My room is in the basement.”

Shattered_Skies


14. The little boy in the funeral home.

“Lived in a house that used to be a funeral home, and the basement was obviously where the bodies would be prepped. You could tell just from the over-all look of it, and doing research on the house years later proved that point to be true.

There were lots of graves in the backyard from children who died in the 1800s from an assortment of illnesses. Well, one night while staying up and playing some Crash Bandicoot I heard a small child laughing at the top of their lungs, and then run down the hallway. I was home alone, and my sister was visiting a friend on the other side of town.

Went downstairs, and nothing. Everything was still locked up, no footprints in the snow, etc. A week goes by and my sister is sitting downstairs watching the telly and mentions seeing a boy wearing very old-style clothes standing on the stairs watching her before walking back up and disappearing.

We’d also hear coughing from the basement, people walking around, etc. Some of the creepiest was the door-bell ringing after we removed the batteries, and ripped out all the wires.

Fast-forward about twelve years later and my sister has moved back into that house and tells me she still sees that little boy, but more frequently and his appearances have been more unnerving.”

eddieswiss


15. ‘Help…Me…’

“Back in the mid-90s, I was dialed into our local BBS. It was the middle of the night, and I was playing some ASCII game. My modem speaker came on out of nowhere, and in the static I heard, ‘Help……… Me……..’

Weeks beforehand I had been experiencing weird things around the house: things moving out if the corner of my eye. Lights turning off or on by themselves, a water faucet turning on while I was in the middle of taking a shit.

I did everything I thought of to recreate the modem doing that, thinking someone was playing a prank on me. I never could. I’ll never forget the desperation in the voice. It truly sounded like someone in severe distress.”

germanywx


16. My dead grandmother woke me up to say what’s up.

“My grandma had passed away about a week prior and I was sleeping in my bed when I suddenly woke up. My grandmother was standing in my door. I knew it couldn’t be because she was obviously deceased. I didn’t move. She slowly walked toward me (more of a glide). She reached down, touched my feet and said ‘everything is going to be okay, mijito.’ I was strangely calm and she just gridded back away. Knowing that this was impossible I assumed that I was dreaming so in an attempt to check reality I reached over and unplugged my alarm clock, plugged it back in and went back to sleep. The next morning my mom woke me up and when I checked the time it was flashing 3:17 (it was actually 7:30). I was strangely okay with the anomaly and accepted the fact that my dead grandma stopped in to say what’s up.

Tl;dr – my dead grandmother woke me up to say what’s up.”

Bonezilla22


17. My home is haunted by ghosts who want to play video games.

“Any sound uttered from my incredibly haunted basement.

You know the sound video game controllers make when you play games? That sound if plastic on plastic when you press buttons or push the joy stick at all?

Literally EVERY NIGHT of my life, as I sleep in the basement, I’ve heard that. My home is haunted by ghosts who want to play video games but can’t figure out how to turn on the TV or consoles so instead they just button mash an what not. Only a matter of time until they rage quit on this and I get my ass poltergeisted.”

Captain_Flaps_Jack


18. I heard a man’s voice say my name outside my door.

“Was laying in bed late at night, bedroom light on, wide awake, and reading a book when I heard a man’s voice say ‘Tim, Tim’ outside my door. Now, being that I was young and it was a school night, I thought it was my Dad trying to get me to go to bed, so I replied ‘what?’ No response. ‘What??!’ Still no response. Frustrated, I opened the door to complete silence and darkness. I just stood there frozen. I walked over to my family’s bedroom doors and could hear them all snoring. I was the only one awake in the house. Slept with the lights on and the door locked that night.”

McChucklin


19. Heard a little girl screaming as she ran down the street in front of my house.

“Heard a little girl screaming as she ran down the street in front of my house.

Worst part was when I looked out the window she had splattered blood down her.

Her stepmother had tried to break in at night, claiming her older brother had been touching the little girl.

A fight broke out in front of the girl and and she ran away covered in her step mother’s blood. The dad denied that his son was doing this, even when the little girl admitted it.

The stepmother is trying to get custody of the little girl and get her father done for assault.”

jesusonatrike


20. The crutches.

“The most vivid thing thats happened to me is ‘the crutches’.

I was about 10 or 12, and asleep in my bed, which was upstairs and across a hallway. I was woken up in the middle of the night by noises downstairs. The house is quite big, and based on the layout of the house, I would have been the only one able to hear it, the other bedrooms are in a newer part of the house.

The noises sounded like someone on crutches walking around. It was all wooden floors in the house at the time, and you can’t mistake the sound of crutches. Just the sound of them clacking around in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs. I was very scared, since I knew noone was awake in the house.

But, it got worse. All of a sudden, the crutches just….flew up the stairs. I could hear them on the individual steps, but…the speed of them was just not possible. It was two seconds from downstairs to upstairs, and then…ACROSS THE HALLWAY!

It wasn’t even attempting to be quiet, it just…exploded into my room. My door was closed, and remained closed. My door was a noisy creaky yoke, and it never opened. But, this thing, was in my room, and beside my bed.

Obviously, while the noise and crutches flew up the stairs and into my room, I had thrown myself under the blankets and was trying not to breathe with fear. I could feel something in the room. It clicked quickly around to the opposite side of my bed (the inner side) and…silence. I never looked, I never heard, but something was there, and looking at my bed.

I have no idea how long it went on for, but as quickly as it came, it flew back around my bed, and ‘through’ the door, and back downstairs. Silence in the house. I’m 90% sure I never heard it again.

I’ve actually had quite a few experiences, none as…definitive as that.”

Anonymous TC mark

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