Hard Riddles

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Hard Riddles, brain teasers and scary puzzles for you to solve. These stories are "scary when you know the meaning". Can you find the creepy hidden meaning in each one?

1. Older Man

I've been living with an older man for three months. One day, he was arrested by the police. They made me go with them as well. The police showed me a menu and asked me what I wanted to eat. I had a burger and fries. I told them I wanted something cold to drink. They gave me iced tea. The police said, "I think he is going away for a while." He was charged with 14 offenses. Finally, they were done talking to me. They drove me home in a police car. Everyone was crying when we got there.

2. Strange Conversation

One night, I was visiting a friend of mine. I hadn't seen him in a long time. We had the following conversation:

Friend: I like having you here.

Me: Yeah, it's been good to see you again.


Friend: Will you stay the night? You can sleep in the spare bedroom.

Me: OK. Why not? It'll be easier than walking home.

Friend: Kill some time here then. I like having company. It's so lonely here all on my own.

Me: Yeah, living alone can be tough.

Friend: You look exhausted. You should probably go straight to bed and get some rest.

Me: I guess I am feeling tired.


Friend: In the morning, I'll have a lot of things to take care of. Sweet dreams.

Me: OK. See you in the morning.

Friend: Your bed is already made. It's the first bedroom on the right. Just go to sleep.

Me: Goodnight.

Friend: Sleep tight.

I went into the bedroom and closed the door behind me. Then, as I thought about the conversation, I started shaking. I listened at the door as my friend walked down the hallway and went into his bedroom. Then, I opened the window, climbed out and ran all the way home.

3. Number Sequence

The strangest thing has been happening. For the past two weeks, numbers have been appearing on my front door. I don't know who is putting them there or why they are doing it, but I'm puzzled. I'm a single woman and I live alone. My apartment is on the 4th floor.

The numbers are written on the corner of the door in ballpoint pen. Every morning, when I wake up, I check my front door and find somebody has written four new numbers there during the night. The first time I noticed it, there were 4 numbers. Now, there are 56.

One night, I stayed up to keep watch, but I didn't see anything. By dawn, I gave up and decided to go to bed, but when I woke up, there were four new numbers. Here's the sequence:

2321012312532318
2315225823022250
0725014222532247
23272320

I don't know what to make of it. Do you?

4. Elevator Buttons

There was a man who lived on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building. One night, he came home very late. He got into the elevator and pushed the button for his floor. The button lit up, the doors closed and the elevator began to ascend.

Just then, the button for the 8th floor lit up.

"I guess someone else is getting on..." he thought to himself.

A few seconds later, he realized something.

He started hitting the Stop button. The elevator came to a halt on the 3rd floor. As soon as the doors opened, the man jumped out and raced down the stairs. He booked into a hotel for the night and only went back to his apartment building when it was morning.

5. Face Wash

There was a young woman who lived alone. One night, she was getting ready for bed. She went into the bathroom to wash her face. She turned on the tap and the water came gushing out. She splashed some water on her face, then she took some liquid soap and massaged it into her skin.

Just then, she tought she heard something. It sounded like footsteps.

The soap was still on her face, so she couldn't open her eyes. She fumbled for the tap and turned it on. The water came gushing out. She rinsed off her face, dried it with a towel and looked around. The bathroom was empty. There was nobody there.

6. Luminous

I live alone and there's not much to do in the evenings. To avoid being bored, I took up a new hobby – putting together jigsaw puzzles. I'm working on a luminous jigsaw puzzle right now. The other night, when I came home, the puzzle was glowing faintly in the dark. There's something eerie about that pale, ephemeral glow. It gave me the creeps. When I finish this one, I think I'll go back to doing normal jigsaw puzzles.

7. Humming

The house where I live is very old. It has been in my family for generations. Recently, when I'm in the living room, regardless of whether it's day or night, I keep hearing a humming noise. It sounds almost like a woman's voice humming quietly.

"... hmmmm... hmmmm... hmmmm... hmmm..."

It's very faint and I barely even notice it, but gradually it gets louder and louder. If I try to ignore it, the humming gets so loud that I can hardly concentrate.

"... hmmmm... hmmmm... hmmmm... hmmm..."

So whenever I notice the humming, I recite a prayer out loud, over and over, and that seems to make it gradually fade away.

Yesterday, one of my favorite bands released a new album. I've been looking forward to hearing it for ages, so I rushed right out to the store and bought it. When I got home, I decided to listen to it on my headphones. It was even better than I expected. When I finished listening to it, I took off the headphones and right next to my ear, I heard: "HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"

8. Final Fantasy 1

When I was young, I had a friend who was obsessed with video games. He never paid attention in class, he never bothered to study, but he always got straight As. One day, just before our final exams, I asked him if he wanted to come over to my house after school the next day and study.

"No way, Dude," he replied. "Final Fantasy 1 is being released tomorrow. I'm ditching school tomorrow so I can buy it."

"I don't understand it," I said. "You never work, you never study, all you do is play video games all day and you still manage to ace every test. What's your secret?"

"I'm psychic," he replied with a smile. "I can see the future and I know every question that will be on the tests."

For a second, I almost believed him. Then, he laughed and told me he was joking. He still got straight As in the final exams.

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