11 Terrifying Short Horror Stories That Will Give You Goosebumps


Have you experienced an inexplicable phenomenon or encountered an evil inanimate object when you are alone in the office, at home or on a business trip? Horror stories dwell on people's primitive fears, waiting for the right time to grip you in terror of the things you wish never existed. Here are the freakiest ones you may have heard of.

1. Shower

I get home from a long day at work and look forward to a relaxing shower. As I rinse my shampooed hair, I realise there is another hand helping me.



2. Solo Camping

I love to go solo camping and return home the matchless feeling of serenity after a week of being in the jungle and not seeing a single soul. Can’t wait to develop my disposable camera film but to find a roll of film with numerous pictures of me asleep on different nights.



3. Underneath the Bed

I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Mommy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Mommy, there’s somebody on my bed.”



4. Toilet Paper

I am burning midnight oil in the office alone. Feeling a sudden pain in the stomach, off I go to the toilet. While I am busy in the bowl, “Gosh, toilet paper is finished”. Before I can think of a way to clean my butt, I see a hand coming from underneath, from next door toilet, offering me the toilet paper.



5. Photocopier

On Sunday morning, while everyone is still in bed I am in the office alone rushing for a report for my boss’ meeting on Monday. Suddenly the photocopier starts making some printouts on its own.



6. Phone Ringing

It is 12am and I am still in the office. The phone rings, so I pick up but all is quiet on the other end. Right after I put it down the phone rings again. The cycle continues until I leave the office.



7. Midnight Shift

We all know after 12am, there is another shift working in the office, as the typewriter works by itself and we can hear the sound of the pantry trolley sound moving from far.



8. Sunday at Work

When the door opens, “Mommy, why are there so many people working on Sunday?” my 8 years old child says, but in fact the office is empty.



9. Business Trip

I am on a business trip alone. It is a twin bed room so I sleep in one of them. When I wake up the next morning, the other bed is messed up too. I swear I do not have a sleep walking issue.



10. Room Sharing

Four girls are sharing the same hotel room. “Stop kicking me from behind” one says, “I didn’t” the other claims. I am sleeping at the corner and watching, no one is moving actually.



11. Washing Machine

When I get home after a long day at work, the washing machine is running the washing job. I stay alone and I did not do the laundry before I go to work.


Hope you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight!

Posted on June 6, 2015 and filed under Just For Fun.