Going to sleep is one of the best things ever. Being woken up by something terrifying? Not so much.
Everything is scarier at night. That's just a fact.
A recent AskReddit thread asked people to share stories of the scariest things they’ve woken up to in the middle of the night.
You might want to read these in broad daylight, just FYI.
Went to bed at midnight. Woke up in searing pain at 2 AM, such grave pain that I thought my appendix had burst.
Flipped on the lights to take a Tylenol only to find I had rolled over on a black widow spider that had bitten me. –freeyourtea
Nope! Not a nightmare!
In college, I woke up to my glass closet doors violently shaking in my apartment. I 100 percent thought someone was IN the closet.
My roommate was working a night shift on campus and wasn’t there, so I was alone.
I basically sat in silent terror for an hour until I got enough courage to get up and go check.
Nothing was there, and I convinced myself that I had a weird nightmare.
That morning, I got up and was reading the news and saw that there was an earthquake.
I realized that is what I heard and it made much more sense. I went to college on the east coast of the US, so it was really strange to have an earthquake. –arcant12
I’m sure there were worse things. But one time when I was a kid, my parents placed a full-body shaped Elmo balloon in my room while I was sleeping.
Ever woken up to a floating body? –lightknight7777
Whoops. Wrong house.
My dingus neighbor was drunk and thought my apartment was his.
He broke the lock on my door. He then opened up the door to my bedroom and scared the crap out of me at 1 am.
I screamed, and he apologized profusely and asked if I wanted to drink Modelo with him and his wife at their house.
There had been a baptism, so everyone was partying it up across the way. I went because they’re nice, and they had tamales. –IFudgedTheMath
This next story is seriously terrifying.