30 YouTube Videos To Keep You Up At Night

Calling all the basic horrors. Calling all the basic horrors. This is an important announcement: You're basic. If you live your life in a no basic zone, you'd know that YouTube is where the real horrors lie.
Between poltergeists, aliens, levitating girls, and murderous recordings, it's easy to find almost anything to scare the bejesus outta yourself. (And, who doesn't live a good scare to remind themselves they are, in fact, alive.) Sifting through the slew of videos, however, can be a real drag. Do you want paranormal activity or alien sightings? Possession or strangers knocking at the door? The possibilities are infinite, but you've gotta start somewhere. So, begin here. But, proceed at your own risk. Some of these videos will stay with you longer than a few sleepless nights.
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You have been warned.

Baby Laugh-A-Lot

Creepy doll laughs maniacally for children to play with. Most likely unintentionally scary, but nightmares were made of these.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

username: 666

Internet user desperately tries to find the YouTube account of 666 only to realize the account is dark sided.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

The Levitating Girl In Russia

Man walking dog stumbles across a levitating girl in the woods. This is some cursed Katie Bell from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ish.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

The Mirror Girl

Girl admires herself in the mirror and turns to face camera. The reflection does not follow.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: A blanket

Bedfellows

Girlfriend reaches over "boyfriend" to answer the phone in the middle of the night. It’s the boyfriend on the other end…

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: A blanket

I Am The Body Of A Pig

This is not the kind of swine you want to encounter in the middle of the night.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Friends

The Wyoming Incident

The 1987 Max Headroom television hack gets updated with a doomed message for all.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

Strange Creature On Webcam

Moral of the video: You are never alone.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: A blanket

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Infinite Fractal & Falling Shepard’s Tone

Literally 10 hours of aural purgatory.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

Lost Footage From Parisian Catacombs

Man, lost in the Parisian Catacombs, leaves footage behind.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: A blanket

The Disneyland Ghost

Transparent figure is caught on security tape walking through the grounds without parental guidance (!!!!).

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

Dining Room Or There Is Nothing

Designed to be watched on infinite loop, a corpse stares through the viewer, reminding them there is nothing after death.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Yourself

The Swedish Rhapsody

Old shortwave radio recording of girl speaking German over ice cream truck music, probably used by spies to potentially carry out a murder.

Scare Factor: Wide-eye

Watch With: Yourself

Elisa Lam

The last known image of Elisa Lam, a woman who drowned in a Los Angeles hotel’s water tank moments after this security video was recorded.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Yourself

If

Jump to the 5:36 mark to discover what we would encounter if we were to ever experience a nuclear attack.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

Doll Head

Girl holds doll. Doll’s head moves. There’s nothing in the mirror.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: Friends

The Transfiguration

Performance artist mutilates himself for the sake of art.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Friends

MAMA

This is the scariest short Guillermo del Toro, the director of Mama, has ever seen. So, that should be a sign of something truly terrifying.

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Scare Factor: Screams AND No sleep

Watch With: Friends AND a blanket

Ghost Girl

“Found footage” of a “real” ghost. Real or not, get the EFF outta there.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: A blanket

Marble Hornets

A multi-part collection of “raw footage” documenting masked stalkers. It's been pieced together by another filmmaker trying to understand what happened to his buddy, and it's inspired by Slender Man.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Friends

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Whatever's going on here is NOT okay.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Friends

No Through Road

Four teenaged boys were found dead in an abandoned car. This is the “unedited” footage.

Scare Factor: Screams. So. Many. Screams.

Watch With: A blanket

Daddy Long Legs

Man comes across a mass of daddy longleg spiders and taunts them.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: Friends

Hand Demons

Hands. Everywhere.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: Friends

Crying Ghost Girl

What ever is hiding in this lonely room is not what sweet dreams are made of.

Scare Factor: No sleep

Watch With: A blanket

Scary Ghost Sighting

A poltergeist haunts a chair.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: A blanket

I Feel Fantastic

You will not feel fantastic after this.

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Yourself

Ouija Board Gone Wrong

Paranormal activity caught on three different cameras. Crucifixes start moving, fire happens.

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: A blanket

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Poltergeist Terrorizes Kitchen

Poltergeist manages to rummage through everything in the kitchen except for the camera? Something's not right...

Scare Factor: Wide-eyed

Watch With: Friends

The Ending Of Paranormal Activity

Spoiler alert: You're going to ship your pants!

Scare Factor: Screams

Watch With: A blanket

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