Herman was spending the night with some friends who lived in the country. He went to bed late and did not sleep well. Off in the distance he thought he heard the sound of a horse drawn carriage. He got up, went to the window, and looked out. There, in the full moon, he saw the carriage he had heard …Read More
Scary Campfire Stories
These campfire stories are either really scary, or are suspenseful enough that they will scare you anyway.
A note about campfire stories from our "soapbox:" We love a good scary story, but be conservative when choosing your audience. Many children are just beginning to sleep out, and an upsetting experience could jeopardize their overall enjoyment of sleeping away from home, or camping out.
Enjoy! If you don't see your favorite story listed, or know a different version, please submit!
Marsha Bennett told me this story herself. She had been north to visit friends in the state of Washington. Now she was driving back to her home in California. The last lap of the day’s journey was over the Cascade range that stretches from Washington to California. It was late in the evening and snow had started to fall before …Read More
Some boys and girls were at a party one night. There was a graveyard down the street, and they were talking about how scary it was. “Don’t ever stand on a grave after dark”, one of the boys said. “The person inside will grab you. He’ll pull you under.” “That’s not true,” one of the girls said. “It’s just a …Read More
A young woman lay suffering on her deathbed, her stillborn baby lying against her chest. Her young husband crouched close, stricken with grief. His beautiful wife crooned a lullaby to her dead baby, her voice growing fainter as death drew near. Finally, she looked at her husband and asked him to bury her back East, beside her dead mother. Choked …Read More
Tom had just left a party and was driving down a dark road all by himself. It was about 12:30 at night and pouring down rain. He had only driven about 2 miles when he saw this faint figure walking on the side of the road. As he got closer he realized it was a young lady and she was …Read More
There was once a girl who was at home alone because her parents were away on holiday. Late at night she started to hear sounds like small footsteps. She just thought to herself it was just the rain. Later she heard sounds like: drip, drip, drip. So she went outside to turn off all the taps and everywhere else. She …Read More
This story begins not too long ago and not far away. Just to the north of here there is a country where it is winter for 7 long moths of the year. Now this particular winter had gone on much longer than usual and the people were beginning to run out of food and firewood. Inside one small house right …Read More
Two sisters were motoring through Cape Cod late one stormy night in the early 1900’s when their car broke down in an unpopulated area. Seeing an old, neglected house nearby, they went to the door and tugged on the bell-pull. When no one answered, they looked through a nearby window whose shutter was banging in the bitter wind. The window …Read More
My uncle was walking down a lonely dirt road one day. He came upon a man who also was walking down that road. The man looked at my uncle, and my uncle looked at the man. The man was scared of my uncle, and my uncle was scared of that man. But they kept on walking, and it began to …Read More
Suzy and her mother were on summer vacation. They had enjoyed a wonderful day at the beach and had stayed longer than they had expected. They were driving home, very late at night, when a fierce thunderstorm broke out. Suzy’s mother could hardly see to drive. Then suddenly, in the glare of some lightening, they saw a house with a …Read More
It is said that Lincoln’s ghost haunts the White House. He appears in the room where the Lincoln bed is kept. Harry Truman once responded to a 3 o’clock knock on his door and found no one there. He attributed the knock to Lincoln. Lincoln is said to return to the White House when the security of the country is …Read More
To scare kids but not cause Nightmares Once in the dead of the night there was an old woman in her house with her grandchildren. There was a knock at the door, the old lady, armed with nothing but an old rusted knife, gingerly opened the door. Standing there was the crazed lady her grandchildren called Mum. “Give me your …Read More
In 1972, when I was seventeen years old a friend had drown in a pond on a farm. It is called the Twin Ponds because there are two ponds close together. He had been swimming with his cousins. His name was Gary and he was nineteen years old. He had natural curly shoulder length black hair. About one or two …Read More
A dark room and good storyteller A scary funny campfire story It was a dark and stormy night. There was a little girl just about your age getting ready to go to bed, when she heard a knock on her door. A Deep, raspy voice called out “I am the Vindow Viper, and I am on your front porch” The …Read More
A preacher was riding to one of the churches on his circuit when darkness fell. It was about to storm, and the only house nearby was an old mansion which was reputed to be haunted. The preacher clutched his Bible and said: “The Lawd will take care o’ me”. He went into the mansion just as the storm broke. He …Read More
none The San Bernardino Mountains contains a lot of wilderness regions which saw substantial activity about 100 years ago. Here, miners and loggers worked to bring materials down to the Los Angeles basin. But, like most industries of that time, there was a high profit motive, and workers lives were not as important as they were now. One day, a …Read More