5. The Out of Body Experience
Let’s see which one do we have next on our list of top ten scariest stories ever heard or told!!! One of the scariest experiences that people can ever come across in their lives is the out of body experience. Tales based on such experiences are also very scary as they have the tendency to sit in your brain and bother you for several nights. The English folktale that narrates the experiences of a girl, who suffered frequent out of body experiences, is one of the scariest stories ever. It is frightful the way a normal person can out of nowhere start experiencing something as spooky as this.
4. The Tell Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe’s spooky story, “The Tell Tale Heart”, is next on our list of top ten spookiest stories ever. Poe, known as the master of gothic horror, shows how a murderer, who is also the narrator of this scary story, is drawn to insanity with the beating of the heart of his victim under the floorboards. The story will make you feel horrified with this man’s state of mind and his actions, and at the same time will put you in a condition of sick fright. The story is an acute example of gothic horror.
3. Under the Bed
We have all been scared of under-the-bed monsters/ghosts/boogey-men at some point in our lives. It is not only the outcome of highly imaginative minds of the children but also of this oral story that is popular in every culture – popularly referred to as “Under the Bed”. Whoever heard that story in their childhood from their parents or friends or anyone, have been unable to sleep on the long nights when they attributed even the slightest noise made at night to the unknown persons/monsters under their bed. An interesting aspect of this is that it is not only the monsters that we fear to have under our bed, but it could be just about anyone – it is a kind of strange fear that is intensified with this famous story. With all this said, it must not be shocking to have it on our list of top ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
2. The Monkey’s Paw
One of the most popular documented/written scary story is by W.W. Jacobs’ entitled as ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. This classic completes our list of top ten spookiest stories ever. This supernatural short story will scare you for a lifetime. The story develops into a shrieking tale of horror and terror when the owner of the monkey’s paw is granted three wishes. Each of the wishes that are made come with heavy prices and that is when the reader starts dreading the future of the characters involved, with each step.
1. The Bloody Marry
I am sure you all have heard of the blood Marry story in your childhood. It is the kind of spooky tale that children often tell each other and then lose their sleep or avoid looking at themselves in the mirror. The bloody Marry is probably one of the oldest scary tales that people have narrated for centuries. It implies that if you stand in the mirror at night, and chant words ‘Bloody Marry, Bloody Marry’, you would probably see the image of Bloody Marry in the mirror, instead of yourself. The story has different versions in different parts of the world but the basic plot is the same. It is said that Marry was a girl who lived in the 13th century England. She was murdered by her brother, who did not want her to marry her fiancé. This is definitely the scariest story on our list of top ten spookiest stories ever heard or told.
Hope you enjoyed reading our list of 10 spookiest stories ever. These scary stories have scared generations after generations. If you have missed out any of these, you must try to get hold of them. They are scary but interesting. Happy Reading/Listening!!!