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23 Creepy Night Shift Horror Stories

by kyngsam

These are the most effective responses from a Reddit thread asking for individuals’s greatest “evening shift horror tales”:

The homeless flasher

“Labored at a liquor retailer for just a few years. One of many homeless guys most likely late 50’s that stood exterior would ask for cash and 9 instances out of 10 in the event that they mentioned no he’d flash them his previous wrinkly crusty bundle… needed to chase him off each evening so individuals didn’t should undergo that sight.

Annoyingly individuals who noticed me chasing him off or threatening to name the cops usually gave me soiled seems to be like as if I hated homeless individuals or deal with them like trash. When in truth I used to be saving them from that which you can not unsee.” — Slevin424

The boss that used to examine on me turned out to be a assassin

“as a teen, I used to shut down the gasoline station/truck cease I labored at, alone. My boss used to pop up out of the shadows as I used to be closing down the until with the backup lights on. He’d be tremendous calm and act prefer it wasn’t creepy at 11pm when he must be residence along with his household. He was even at my highschool commencement, he and his spouse’s numbers nonetheless in my cellphone. Anyhow, he’s presently on trial for murdering a prostitute through stabbing her to dying, again in ‘94. Chilly case probably solved through DNA & fashionable science.” — ShesAFirecracker

Staring man

” I work nightshift at a rehab facility. Now we have a protected gate with a digital camera wanting down from above and a kind of doorbell cameras. Within the workplace, the digital camera monitor is on one wall and the doorbell monitor is on one other. I used to be doing a little paperwork and see this man stroll previous, cease for just a few seconds, then slowly rotated, stroll again and stared up on the digital camera. And he stored staring. The power is in a tough neighborhood so I’m pretty used to people hanging out across the gate and normally ignore it. However the best way he was staring was off placing. Like, his eyes and expression had been hole and lifeless, virtually as if he had been in deep thought of one thing horrible. I used to be fairly certain he was zonked on synthetics. I used the intercom to see if he was okay however he simply stored staring straight on the digital camera.

Now we have a rule – if it’s not harm or making an attempt to return by the fence, simply let it’s. No sense in participating needlessly with anyone probably hostile or fucking with the locals. Y’all, he stood there and stared at that digital camera for 2 hours. That very same dead-eyed expression staring proper at me. I did a spherical and got here again to search out him gone, which solely creeped me out extra.” — deleted

A hand

“Used to work nights at a House Depot.

There was one time the place for per week or so our retailer stayed open 24 hours. For probably the most half this wasn’t actually an issue–usually no one comes looking for residence enchancment objects at two within the morning (besides that one couple that got here searching for marble counter tops at 1:30 within the morning and the girl was carrying a pleasant costume). I assume there was additionally that one younger girl who got here searching for a rest room paper roll holder somewhat after midnight (I had simply gotten off my first break) and she or he was carrying jorts and a a kind of white-with-black-belt stereotypical karate outfits. She was oddly particular about which roll holder to get, too.

However the true story lies inside the insulation. It was nearing three within the morning and me and one other man had been stocking insulation, in addition to fixing the bays and a few such upkeep. A bunch of massive R-30s had fallen of their bay and whereas I used to be sorting by them a fuckin hand got here out of the mess and grabbed my arm. I misplaced my thoughts sufficient for not solely the man I used to be working with to freak out but in addition for my boss, who was throughout the shop, to return take a look at the commotion.

Seems a homeless drunkard had come into the shop sooner or later, and I can solely assume earlier than the evening crew confirmed up, and had made a nest within the insulation the place he fell asleep. The dude was in unhealthy form, too. Like, far-gone into no matter inebriation that we needed to name the police to take away him. I used to be at all times somewhat extra cautious across the insulation after at, for a minimum of the time the shop stayed open 24 hours.” — Nice_Bake


“I used to work at a small resort and the supervisor there instructed me a terrifying nightshift story. It was about midnight when she acquired a name on the entrance desk from a person. He mentioned that he’s along with his Eight 12 months previous daughter who dances competitively and wanted recommendation on what she ought to put on. She gave him some primary style recommendation. He requested my supervisor “What about fishnet leggings? Do you suppose these are too horny?” Then proceeds to speak in graphic element about how he thinks his personal daughter has been making an attempt to seduce him for weeks and the way he’s beginning to get pleasure from seeing her dance in these cute outfits. In the meantime my supervisor is wanting by a pc system making an attempt to determine who this man is so she will name the cops. Nonetheless the room he was reportedly in was empty. The person finally ends up hanging the cellphone up earlier than she might discover out the place he was really calling from.

A pair months later at round 11pm my supervisor solutions the desk cellphone. A well-recognized voice requested her if she might assist him select an outfit for his daughter’s subsequent dance recital. She requested him “let me guess you need to know if she ought to put on fishnet leggings?” The person instantly hangs up the cellphone.” — lawandorderSUV

The Grim Reaper

“I used to work evening shift as a care aide in an previous people residence. It was already creepy, the house was an previous hospital that was transformed.

Some asshole stored strolling across the courtyard after darkish dressed because the grim reaper knocking on doorways. It was truly actually scary, he ran off and the ability acquired a safety guard for just a few weeks.” — thegamblerx


“Many a few years in the past, I labored at a regional radio station in the course of fucking nowhere, Australia.

I used to be the in a single day operator – preserve the in a single day playlist working, arrange for the morning, do all of the guide checks for the following day, and soar on the desk if something funky occurs.

I spent lots of time sitting in what was primarily a tin shed in the course of a paddock, with my canine, sneakers off, listening to 50s & 60s music and doing crossword puzzles.

Besides one evening when the roo shooters got here by. They spooked the kangaroos within the paddock, and one in all them jumped head-first by our workplace window.

So there’s me – barefoot and half asleep, when this 6’ tall kangaroo smashes by the glass window. Blood and glass in all places. My canine begins chasing the kangaroo, I’m chasing my canine.

And the kangaroo bounds across the workplace, knocking shit off desks at nighttime, bleeding in all places. I ran and opened the studio bay doorways, and my canine chased it exterior. The place, I’m assuming, the poor factor (the kangaroo) was shot.

Then I needed to name my boss.” — FormalMango

Have you learnt the place the morgue is?

“Was an orderly in a hospital. Two of us had been sitting within the basement workplace adjoining to the morgue. A man handed our workplace, us somewhat shifty, got here again once more and requested if we had entry to the morgue. We mentioned “sure,”considering he was doing a pickup for a funeral residence, however that appeared unusual given it was round 12:00-12:30 a.m. Nope. He needed to pay us to let him in, and depart him alone with the our bodies for an hour. We escorted him up To safety. Apparently he had tried it up to now, as safety knew him.” — odd-42

Plenty of loopy individuals

“Was working the register at 24 hr grocery store. Inventory individual comes working into produce carrying mop deal with screaming “you mom fucker”. Out of sight, he retains yelling “fucker!” and smacking deal with at one thing, for like 5 min. I’m ringing up prospects, and freaking out as a result of he was shedding his thoughts, however I’m not serious about getting concerned in a homicide..so I ignore it. Later I discover out he was chasing a rat.” — conniption_fit

The world is creepy at 3am

“A few years in the past I briefly had a job that began at 3:30am. The job itself was very boring, however the commute was wild. The world is at its weirdest within the very early morning. Highway hazards haven’t been known as in but, so sooner or later I pulled off the freeway and found that the off ramp was utterly flooded, deep sufficient that I don’t know how my automotive didn’t stall.

However probably the most fascinating discovery was that if legislation enforcement has to raid a house, they do it round Three or four within the morning as a result of that’s the most effective likelihood of everybody being peacefully asleep. At some point I used to be practically to work after I seen one thing off forward of me. I slowed down and got here up to an enormous police blockade, squad vehicles in all places and completely crawling with closely armed officers… however all in ABSOLUTE silence. They silently waved me down a aspect road. Only a creepy, unsettling expertise.” — QueerTree

Morgue journeys

“Did hospital safety for about two months. It was small hospital out within the sticks so we had been answerable for eradicating sufferers who had handed from their rooms and transferring into the morgue freezer.

We had simply introduced a decedent to the morgue and proper earlier than we had been about to switch them to the freezer their cellphone rang. Granted, fairly tame in comparison with some tales, however on the time it gave us a good fright.” — MurphysCousinInLaw

Evening terrors

“I labored in a residential therapy middle for teen ladies. One lady with some extreme trauma (rape, abuse) got here sleep strolling into the room screaming to please untie her whereas clawing at her wrists. She was begging me to assist her as a result of “he’s torturing me!” I sat her down and pulled her bracelets and watch off. She went utterly limp then acquired up and went again to mattress. It freaked me out seeing the uncooked emotion of her trauma since she was at all times smiling and comparatively calm throughout the day.

One other time I used to be doing my nightly checks and a man out of the blue walked out from behind the door coming at me. I screamed and threw my flashlight at him. It was a smiley face balloon.” — ChumBucket311

Evil logging truck

“Leaving one evening from work I used to be adopted by a log truck and it stored going sooner and sooner till I used to be at 100mph. I pulled off because the truck blew previous my automotive rocking it. Factor was there was twisty turns forward.

Couldn’t discover the truck.” — rickrolo24


“Work within the winter for me is plowing and snow elimination, it was late and I had been out for over 24hrs at this level, pulled over right into a small cul de sac with the closest home being over a 100 yds away so I might let the truck keep on so I might keep heat (6 wheel mack issues loud)

As I’m nodding off, there was a really loud bang and it felt like somebody than pulled on my driver aspect door deal with. Fortunately I at all times lock my truck doorways. I instantly threw on each strobe/rear/headlight and began wanting round and I noticed completely nothing it scared the shit out of me

For sure I by no means sleep wherever apart from lit parking heaps now.” — Lovetopuck37

Probability encounter

“Extra of a really bizarre occasion. Generally work evening shifts. One time was going residence round 4am or so. It was pitch darkish exterior and really quiet. Individual on a motorcycle got here out of nowhere, mentioned he remembered me from center college (even mentioned the best college title), and rode off.” — jmedina94

Home violence

“Labored as a night supervisor at a serious Hilton property. Received a criticism from a bunch of friends concerning the noise coming from one of many rooms. Seems, a drunken man was beating the shit out of his spouse and had the door barricaded so we couldn’t get in. I known as the cops, they usually needed to get into the room utilizing the balcony from the room subsequent room over.

I’m nonetheless traumatized by what I noticed after they lastly arrested him and acquired the spouse out of the room. She was lined in blood. It was horrifying.” — StevesMcQueenIsHere

Folks of Walmart

“Used to work evening shift at a 24 hour Walmart. Clients are nuts sufficient within the daytime, however they develop into WEIRD after midnight.

As soon as had an aged man are available carrying solely a jean jacket and fishnet stockings. He got here as much as my register, leaned in, and requested if we carried something to do away with lice…

These plastic boundaries all shops have now to guard cashiers? They should preserve these even after the pandemic ends. I misplaced rely of the instances prospects acquired into my private area to ask about merchandise for fleas, lice, rashes, and so forth” — thrown12212020

Creepy males

“I used to be as soon as staying late doing a little scenic portray in a university campus theater. It was late, pitch black darkish exterior and really quiet within the constructing. Just a few of us had been up on the stage, probably not speaking, simply taking good care of enterprise when out of the blue I noticed out of the nook of my eye one thing go in a short time by the open door to the foyer. Wtf? Then it glided by once more and I truly noticed what it was. A man with lengthy hair, carrying pajamas, and no socks or sneakers. He was tip toeing in a really exaggerated approach, pulling his knees up very excessive, and grinning. WTF?! It sounds sort of humorous but it surely was creepy as hell. All of us made eye contact and one of many different painters was nearly to go shut the door when the dude walked proper in. He stood there gazing us for a full minute. You could possibly have heard a pin drop. He threw his arms out to the edges dramatically and mentioned, “I’m YOUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST!” nobody responded and he ultimately walked out. I assume he hoped to get extra of a response. The door was promptly shut and locked behind him and safety known as. They weren’t impressed. Seems that he was a affected person at some kind of group residence close by and had achieved this a number of instances. I nonetheless get creeped out to today if I’m working in a theater at evening although.” — cellrdoor2


“Was strolling by the simulation lab for nursing college students on the hospital I work at on little or no sleep, all of the lights had been off and it was my first time working evening shift, turned a nook and noticed what I assumed was an individual standing behind a lamp that was on, seems it was a model holding the pull wire. Actually freaked me out and I used to be awake after that” — Ghoulthrower676


“I used to be closing supervisor at a grocery retailer and somebody managed to shit between the lavatory and the exit doorways at 8:59 (we shut at 9:00)

You’d suppose “Oh there’s literal shit on the ground absolutely individuals will stroll round it” no as an alternative they proceed to plow by it so now there’s shit on a number of grocery carts, the exit is scattered with feces, there’s shit on individuals’s sneakers undoubtedly, and there’s shit within the parking zone.

Fortunately for me my much less squeamish supervisor working with me that closing evening volunteered to mop up the exit and loo which to our shock had additionally been shit on. For the report human shit makes me instantly gag and vomit after I get a whiff of it so I ended up puking within the trash subsequent to the shit exit.” — LocusAintBad

Safety guards

“Working late at my workplace/workshop one evening. I’m doing analyses that take some time to run so I are likely to snack and watch netflix, or attempt to do one other mundane job that should simply run by itself. It is a BIG constructing, however I’m within the basement the place nobody goes, and the aircon shuts off at evening with little air flow so it will get heat.

The horror story was extra for the safety guard that walked in on me, a 2m tall man, with no shirt on, closely tattooed, consuming cereal at like 3am strolling round. I might by no means look him within the eye after that.” — chalk_in_boots

Animal our bodies

“Labored a parking storage on the airport. Cleansing the highest deck and seen a couple of hundred ravens throughout a truck with a tarp over the mattress. Took my flashlight anticipating one thing terrible. Seen as I acquired nearer the scent and the ravens taking turns getting in a gap that they had torn open and coming out lined in gunk. some man left a broke down beater with a pair animal carcasses within the again to rot. No heads.

Checked the logs and the rattling truck had been there since November and it was April, so every little thing was simply thawing and breaking down.” — greatwood


“Working third shift safety at a rental, and a mom left the lavatory to examine on their Mac n cheese, her 2 12 months previous drowned within the tub… as soon as the police had been achieved, my boss known as me and instructed me I needed to go discuss to the household, and discover out what occurred despite the fact that we knew from the police telling us… my daughter was about 2 on the time, it broke my coronary heart to even hear the story from the man I relieved, after which I needed to go ask the household to inform some dumas rent-a-cop about it as nicely.” — The1Bibbs

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