With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve striving to bring you content that’ll get you ready to celebrate the costumes and candy holiday — no matter your age.
And while we’ve covered terrifying texts from the dead, horrifying small-town crimes, and even paranormal encounters that are sure to make you shriek, today we’ve culled the internet for true scary stories that actually happened to people in real life.
So if you’d prefer fictitious ghost tales around the fire, these factual accounts might not be for you. Below, 14 true scary Halloween stories that you definitely won’t want to be reading alone at night.
Almost learned this driving tip the hard way.
What if it’s not a hallucination?
If these stories teach you one thing, it’s to always trust your gut.
Terrifying to think how many people have similar stories.
True story in real time.
Where is grandma?
No, this definitely counts as terrifying.
The footprints though!
“I realized my parents weren’t home and someone else was in the house…”
Brief but chilling.
Full panic mode.
Stop it, Minnie Mouse!
It’s always about the footprints.