Terrifying Short Ghost Stories

Welcome to the short ghost stories page at Ghosts2Stories, where you can read about haunted houses and enjoy hours of ghostly entertainment.

Here, each page is filled with the horrors of a harrowing haunted house.

Gothic Girl Haunted House Image
Enrique Meseguer

There’s something oddly enjoyable about hunkering down with some really scary stories at night when the world is asleep. Reading eerie tales of disembodied spirits, dark and creepy stories, chilling accounts of encounters with the un-dead… this kind of thing can seriously keep you awake all night and make the hair rise up on the back of your neck.

What type of ghost stories do you like? Are you a fan of haunted house stories? Or do you prefer stories about demons or evil spirits? There are stories of ghosts of widely varying temperaments, too, be it friendly, clumsy, horrifying or ordinary and everyday.

The kinds of short ghost stories you’ll find on this page are the kind that give you goosebumps and insomnia. Whether it’s a story about a haunted cemetery, a haunted castle, or a creepy old haunted house, they’re here.  Hope you enjoy them!


Short Ghost Stories – Read ’em below!


This is the beginning of the list. There are more on the way. Read the description, then click it’s link. You’ll be taken to a page where you can read to your heart’s content. But whatever you do, don’t forget to leave the light on!


The Ghost of Mom
A sentimental story about how you never really lose your loved ones.
A Murder for Two
A woman scorned spells trouble for a faithless husband. Warning! This story is not suitable for children. If you’re old enough, give it a read.
Bradford’s Ravine
This scary ghost story is about a road in the forest. On a dark night, you can hear the screams from below, but you may not make it out alive.
Camp Ghost
Something lurks in the mountains of Montana. If you want to know what it is, read this story.

Ghost stories have been part of human society for thousands of years. Some ghost stories are famous, like A Christmas Carol, featuring the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Other ghost stories are menacing like The Haunting of Hill House, while some are famous and menacing like The Shining.

Whichever type you prefer, keep coming back as we delve into these and other ghost stories.

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