We have all loved listening to scary stories at some point in our lives, and at the same time, we have also regretted that. Of course after the horror takes over and we are under the fit of terror, we have nothing but regret. Experiencing fright is a very unusual emotion; it is very intense and confusing at the same time. Over the years, some stories have proved to shake our emotions of horror and terror. And even today, if you listen/read these stories, you will have goose bumps. In this write-up, we have compiled for you a list of top ten spookiest stories ever. These scariest stories have been a part of our childhood, when scary stories were intriguing. Some of these have also interested us as adults, because of the maturity of the horror depicted in them. Let’s take a look!!!
10. The Hook Man : Spookiest Stories Ever
The Hook man is one of the most famous characters from horror stories to live through centuries. There are different tales attached to this man, who has a hook for a hand and suffers an urge to kill people in cold blood. The character has also received a huge viewership in Hollywood movies. Now, what makes the whole murder scary is the way he goes around murdering people using his hook. It is believed that he is immortal. These tales bring out fright especially due to the goriness involved in it. The Hook Man, therefore, is included in our list of top ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
9. Two House
In documented literature, “Two Houses” by Kelly Link, is definitely one of the scariest stories that I can remember ever reading. The plot includes a group of people, who are sitting together in a ship, narrating tales of fright and horror to kill time. Thus, the story includes a collection of stories that the characters narrate to one another. Each of the spooky tales is well knitted and scary enough to make you scream with fright. This scary story certainly deserves a place on our list of top ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
8. The Lottery
“The lottery” by Shirley Jackson is full of the highest intensity of horrific thoughts and objects. You will never be able to shed your mind off its disturbing effect, once you read it. The scary tale is about the strange ritual practiced in a contemporary small American village. It is horrifying and disturbing at the same time. This certainly deserves a position on our list of ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
7. The Dream
“The Dream” by Anonymous is a folktale likely to have its origin in the Middle East. Since, it comes down from oral tradition many of its different versions exist today. It is a story about how a group of friends have a nightmare, all on the same night and with the same details. It frights them until death. This scary story ran chills down my spine when I was little. Certainly, it is the scariest story ever, and that is why we have it right here on our list of ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
6. He is Dead
The dead guy’s story has been heard and enjoyed for a long time now. It is about how a man meets this young boy in the deep forest during a war. The young boy helps the man recover from the wounds he has suffered. When the injured man comes to the young guy’s village to return him something that belongs to him, he is stunned to find out that the young guy has been dead for years. This is yet another tale of fright that has come down to us through oral tradition. It is at number 6 on our list of top ten spookiest stories ever.