There are so many reasons living alone is amazing, they would be hard to detail in just one article. My personal favorite part is that all of the messes in the house are mine, and that as much as I love having guests over, I have full control over when they come and when they leave. It’s truly empowering.
But one downside to living alone (or just staying home alone, for that matter) is that when scary noises spook you, there’s no one else around who will have your back. As a self-proclaimed scaredy cat, this is the reason I’ve only ever lived alone in apartment buildings and would never dream of moving into a standalone house by myself.
I have no idea what I would do if I heard footsteps approaching, or saw a creepy shadow in my bedroom. With my current building setup, I’d probably just scream until a friendly neighbor came to my rescue.
But people who don’t live in big urban areas aren’t so lucky. We scoured a few different reddit threads for the absolute scariest home-alone stories from people who lived to share their tales. I literally have goosebumps just from having read these (and it’s daytime), so if you’re home alone right now, maybe save these 19 scary stories for later.
Home alone, or are you?
Fame has its downsides.
Do you know who your neighbors are?
Hide-and-seek when parents are away is not for the faint of heart.
On the bright side, at least it was a friendly ghost.
Don’t answer the phone.
Oh, the good old AIM days…
I’m not saying that living alone in a remote cabin is just BEGGING for scary stuff to happen to you, but…
“Let me in, love.”
This person added in the comments that human bones were found in that apartment. So there’s that.
That was close.
“I was going to leave you a note but I see that you are here.”
Keep your cellphones charged, guys.
Great, now I’ll never babysit ever again.
This one’s even got bloody evidence.