Thanks to everyone who submitted a “scary trip” experience to our Twitter contest — we received loads of frightening material! Our editorial board selected the ten Tweets that best succeeded in scaring us silly, creatively packing many horrific — and sometimes also humorous — details in 140 characters or less.
We’d like your help to pick the winner. Please read through our top picks and vote for your favorite. Drumroll, please:
#1 From @bennglazier: Bang! Lights out. Screams. Floor lights. Oxy masks. Screams. No intercom. Lights on&a casual “we wr hit by lightning” from Cpt. #TripAdvisor
#2 From @Smadarak: #TripAdvisor Chicago conference dead ants in plane snacks arrived 4 hrs late hotel bthrm mirror fogged up & said “I will kill u in ur sleep”
#3 From @kittio1: sicksweet deoderizer fights deathstench of filthy hotel rm. Betty wakes to pounding & SUE I KNOW YER IN THAR IM GONNA KILL U! #TripAdvisor
#4 From @JuneWish: @TripAdvisor An old lady came up to me in a cemetary pointed towards a crypt “There you be” she said. My name was on the crypt @Tripadvisor
#5 From @feltme: #tripadvisor In Laos guest house: rat ran across my sleeping body, owner hit on me, his jealous wife tried to poison me with roach spray.
#6 From @hroeder: @TripAdvisor Asleep on screened in porch. Night noises from dunes. Something fuzzy. Moving. Licking my face. Five rats walking. Scream.
#7 From @tannawings: @Tripadvisor RVing thru the Smoky Mtns, our brakes went out going downhill, we made it but hubby had to change jeans at bottom! #TripAdvsor
#8 From @mariduffy: #tripadvisor penthouse suite in philly, sleeping naked with my hubby,awoken at 3am by 4 drunks knocking on the skylight 10 feet above us
#9 From @bestraveldeals: @TripAdvisor scariest ever enroute from middle east 2 europe plane lost engine shortly after bathroom caught on fire b4 smoking was banned
#10 From @_kirameki_: #TripAdvisor Austrian alps Cable car slams to stop swinging in mid air Gran screams Mum faints Mass panic Look down – only 5 ft from ground!
Voting is closed…..