The writer is a creative content strategist who loves to write about global entertainment and issues concerning Africa.
Other than checking out trending topics on social media and binge-worthy Netflix shows, the third best thing I like to do on the internet is watch funny YouTube videos. Such videos are an excellent way to decompress after a long day or week. They can give you a hearty laugh.
YouTube is the second most visited online site with approximately 2.6 billion monthly active users and 500 hours of video uploads per minute. In addition, at least 1 billion videos are viewed on the platform daily, and more than 122 million people visit the site each day.
If your day’s not going so well, you can easily overcome your blues by watching some funny videos. The following are some of the funniest scare pranks ever on YouTube. You’ve probably watched some of them already, but it never hurts to view them for a second time.
1. Jalals Scary Nun Prank
This is one of the funniest scare pranks ever, and that’s clear from its over 57 million views. Here, we see people being scared out of their minds by a terrifying nun. The video is hilarious according to me, and the first time I watched it I laughed so hard that I got a sore throat.
2. Ghost Girl in Elevator Prank
In this YouTube video, people in an elevator are horrified by a girl in ghost apparel after the lights go off. I feel somewhat sorry for the people being pranked, because if I was in such a situation I’d probably lose my mind. With more than 5.9 million views, this Brazilian prank is extremely hilarious.
3. Jalals Slenderman Prank Compilation
In this video, a horrific slender man shows up in secluded places, and the people in the vicinity scream and run away in horror. I must say, the guy who carries his girlfriend after seeing the tall slender man deserves praise. The Jalals brothers never disappoint in their pranks.
4. Owl Man Prank at an Abandoned Hospital
Going to an abandoned building is usually not a good idea, but the people in this video did just that. In the abandoned facility, the unaware visitors are scared terribly by a person dressed in an owl man costume. Next time they’ll probably think twice before going into abandoned hospitals
5. Annabelle Prank
The Annabelle prank is yet another hilarious scare prank. In this video, several cleaners come to clean a house, but are horrified by the site of a doll named Annabelle. With at least 39 million views on YouTube, the prank feels just like a horror movie.
6. The Ring Sadako Prank
Here, a person in stilts and a white robe, frightens people walking in a tunnel at night. It's so funny to see a group of grown men running away instead of taking down the white-robed creature.
7. Zombie Apocalypse Prank
This video brings the fictional zombie apocalypse into life. After several hours of makeup, the actors come out looking like zombies and scare away innocent bystanders. It’s a nice prank to pull on avid video game players.
8. Mannequin Prank
You never expect mannequins to move, but in this YouTube video they do. People walking down the street suddenly jump in fright after two mannequins near a clothes store move near them.
9. Scary Corpse in Elevator
In this Brazilian YouTube video, two funeral attendants enter an elevator with a coffin and walk out to get the flowers. Before they reach the elevator, the door closes and an innocent person is left in the elevator alone with a coffin. You can see the people in the elevator feeling extremely fearful as the corpse in the coffin pops out suddenly and starts to move.
10. Lost Girl Prank
In this video, a girl sits near a footpath and cries in the dark. Kind passersby come to help her, but as soon as they touch her, they notice her scary face. While it’s funny to watch the prank victims screaming their lungs out and running away in fear, I’d never want to be in such a situation.
The above are some of the funniest scare pranks on YouTube, and I hope you enjoyed them. However, since humor is subjective, you may not agree with my whole list.
© 2020 Alice Njambi
Alice Njambi (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on March 03, 2020:
OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on March 03, 2020: