Scary Campfire Stories

CampfireThere's nothing like a scary campfire story to chill your blood when the sun sets and there's nothing but darkness beyond your campsite. These stories vary from unique to traditional urban legends and folktales, thriving on our deepest fears -- that any minute, someone or something will do evil and change our lives forever.

The following stories have been embellished with extra detail to make them spookier, turning otherwise ordinary ghost stories into some hair-raising fun. Dim the lanterns, sit around the campfire, and watch your back. You're in for the scare of your life.

The Babysitter

This classic tale has been around since slumber parties began, scaring the heck out of anyone left home alone. Get ready, because when the phone rings...

The Furry Collar

It's more than just any nightgown, this one has a soft, furry collar. It was the collar I was reaching for that night, but I discovered something else. Something far more sinister!

The Hitchhiker

Be careful who you stop for! The beautiful girl wasn't what she seemed when a man picked her up on the side of a country road and gave her a ride home.

Resurrection Mary

A piece of the past remains in the present. One of Chicago's famous ghosts hangs out around the cemetery and does not want to be forgotten.

Revenge Gone Wrong

Little did we know, our college friend was hiding a tragic secret that would come back to haunt us all.

The Scarecrow

A short story about a scarecrow that took on a life of it's own.

Slasher in the Woods

Redwood Forest became the target of a horrific event and spawned a local urban legend that will never die.

Most of these stories are too scary for children. Please use good judgment!

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” - Alan S. Kesselheim