posted by Nessa Dinneen

Click at your own risk…

We all love a good scare. We can’t explain it. Why do we subject ourselves to these terrifying creations with the full knowledge that it’s going to make us jump right out of seats?

From the shaky ‘ghost caught on tape’ videos that look like they were filmed on a potato to the good old fashioned jump-scares when you’re least expecting them, there’s something thrilling about watching a video that you know is going to frighten the pants off you.

With Halloween fast-approaching, make sure you have your wits about you as you make your way through our definitive list of the scariest videos YouTube has to offer.

So plug in your headphones, turn off the lights and prepare yourself to be scared SH*TLESS.


1). Girl In The Mirror

Aw it’s a little girl looking at herself in the mirror… wait-


2). The Wingate Hotel Ghost

A security man named John is called to investigate a hotel room after a guest reports to hear screaming from it. You can hear the manager on the phone in the background talking to the concerned guest (Amy) and confirms that no one is checked into that room. Watch very closely as John enters the room and someone else checks out…


3). Quiet Drive Through The Countryside

This video is vintage YouTube at its best. We don’t know why it’s so iconic but it is. You just become so enraptured with the white car and its journey along the winding country road. But hold on wait, where did it go?


4). Disneyland Ghost

Maybe somebody escaped The Haunted House? This security guard had to look twice at the CCTV footage of Disneyland after dark when he spotted a ghostly figure walking through the park. He follows the figure across the four monitors for over a minute before it disappears completely.


5). Selfie From Hell

Now here’s an appropriate scary video for us millennial trash. You know those typical haunted stories featuring ghostly figures only appearing in photos after they’re developed? Well here’s the 2015 version.


6). Michael Jackson’s Ghost 

You may remember this video doing the rounds following Michael’s death in 2009. Among the coverage following the King Of Pop’s untimely death is this CNN news report filming an exclusive glimpse into his glamourous mansion. Turns out they find more than they bargained for…