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Running Out Of Ghost Stories To Share Around The Campfire? See These 5 Spookiest Ghost Stories

Sitting around the fire, under an open sky full of stars with the best of your friends (or even strangers) is no doubt, magical.

See, in these moments, you’ve 2 choices:

  1. Talk of things like “What life is?”, “Are we ever gonna be better than this?”, “Where are we leading to?”, “What is our purpose in life?”, etc.
  2. Share some scary stories

We always chose the later one.

I love hearing and telling scary stories at the campfire. Up until 2018, I and some very good friends of mine used to go to a campfire every month and man, what an experience it was. Generally, the stories we used to tell were either an episode from ‘Sssh koi hai’, ‘Aahat’ or ‘Kya wo sach tha?’ but really soon, we all get bored of it. So, we started looking for eerie stories to re-tell them here, and here’s what we found then!

5 Spookiest stories to tell around a campfire:

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick
Source: Amazon

Nick and Hannah are having a few relationship problems and they are just tired of the city, tired of their apartment and basically, they are just tired of their lives. So to get some fresh air and change the scenery, they move to an old house in New York.

I’m not gonna spoil the fun, so just suppose that this is where the things start to go wrong.

It’ll make you think and come back to haunt you later on if you give it a proper chance, the kind of book that sinks into you over time.

Get it on Amazon India for ₹500.

Letter from a Haunted Room by Lisa Sewell

Letter from a Haunted Room by Lisa Sewell

A short poem that creates such an aura of spookiness that neither the narrator nor the reader can escape from.

Read it here for free.

Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser

Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser
Source: Amazon

“A master storyteller. Voices in the Night offers 16 new stories with much to appreciate. He tackles tall tales, fairy tales, mermaids, and baseball . . . . Millhauser is frequently whimsical and often funny, but he tackles serious subjects. There’s a lot of death and finality swirling around Voices in the Night, but don’t let that scare you. Millhauser doesn’t tell readers what to think about these heavy themes; he just writes clever stories that make it impossible not to think about them. Unforgettable. Four stars.” —M. Scott Krause, Vegas Seven

Get it on Amazon India for ₹903 or Flipkart for ₹1,423.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Source: Amazon

This book is a mix magical bag from Helen Oyeyemi that is filled with nine short stories and trust me, some of them are literally eerily good.

Get it on Amazon India for ₹390 or Flipkart for ₹999.

Horror Story by Carmen Maria Machado

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

A story of 1000 words of a haunted house based on what happens to the house and the couple living there.

Read it here for free.


What can be better than sitting by an open fire with the best of your friends on a winter evening, right?

Anyways, do let us know in the comments below if you have any such scary book recommendations to read around a campfire.

Happy Reading!

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