Urban Legends

Humans Can Lick Too

This is a scary urban legend called “Humans Can Lick Too” or “The Licked Hand”. It’s about a beautiful young girl who was left home alone one night, but protected by her dog, which was a very large collie.

Humans Can Lick Too

The parents told the girl to lock all the windows and doors after they had left. But there was one window in the basement that would not close completely.

Trying as best as she could she finally got the window shut, but it would not lock. So she left the window, and went back upstairs. But just to make sure that no one could get in, she put the dead-bolt lock on the basment door.

Then she sat down had some dinner, fed her dog and decided to go to sleep for the night. Settling down, she snuggled up in bed. Her dog slept underneath her bed. She reached her hand down and let her dog lick it as she said goodnight.

The Licked Hand

But during the night, she woke up with a start. The girl lay there wondering what had woken her, when suddenly she heard a noise. It was a dripping sound and seemed to be coming from the bathroom. She must have left the water running, and now it was dripping into the drain of her sink. So thinking it was no big deal she decided to go back to sleep.

But she felt nervous so she reached her hand over the edge of her bed, and let the dog lick her hand for reasurance that he would protect her. Again at about 3:45 she woke up hearing drippping. Again she reached down and let the dog lick her hand. Then she fell back to sleep.

At 6:52 the girl decided that she had had enough…she got up just in time to see her parents were pulling up to the house. “Good”, she thought. “Now somebody can fix the sink…’cause I know I didn’t leave it running.”

She walked to the bathroom and there was the collie dog, skinned and hung up on the curtain rod. The noise she heard was its blood dripping into a puddle on the floor. The girl screamed and ran to her bedroom to get a weapon, in case someone was still in the house…..and there on the floor, next to her bed she saw a small note, written in blood, saying: “HUMANS CAN LICK TOO”.


  • Why did they kill the dog?I wasn’t scared until it said that they skinned the dog that was so creepy the person that broke in the house must hate dogs…

  • I know a story like this… A woman and her husband were driving down a road one night, when their car broke down on the side of the road. The man said he’d go get help, and he told his wife to stay in the car, because it was raining. After a while, the woman fell asleep waiting for her husband. In the morning, she woke up and heard only the ‘drip, drip’ of the rain on the roof. She walked outside and saw that it was not rain, but her husband’s blood dripping onto the roof. He was hung on a tree above the car.

  • why was the girl fine? i mean, then whats the point of the creepy guy breaking into the house?

  • Hmm…someone told me this story, except a lil differently: so insted of the dog being skinned in da bathroom, its head was chopped off (gruesome, right? but im just telling it the way somebody told me)and it was placed on a shelf in the girl’s closet, and the dripping was blood off the top shelf. the note was written in blood in the closet. Eh, who cares, i like it anyways. 10 outta 10 skinned dogs

  • I won’t be able understand why this kind of stuff happens to a person who’s alone at night… Btw a good scary story.

  • C-R-E-E-P-Y but good story I love this website and I love ghost story’s true or not my dream is to go on a Ghost hunt and be the in the real, and I want to own a haunted house I love the after life I thinks it’s beautiful a ghost just wants peace and wants to be heard and has un finished business to do and I want to help them.

  • My dad told me a story similar to this. It has an old man instead of a girl, and the man actually gets up and goes in the restroom every time and it actually is water dripping, but after a few times he gets back and realizes that his dog has been killed and stuffs.

  • WOW THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE THESE STORIES MUST HAVE A STRONG IMAGINATION and yeah the story is great though it was a bit short.
    maybe a little tension in the middle?

  • Wait… why the dog and not the girl? Just wondering… I mean, the killer (which was in the original story) escaped prison and he broke in somehow….

  • i heard a simmiler story about a girl scoutt. it goes like this ” the girl scoutts were going on a caming trip. there was only 2 small buildings. the first one was where the restrooms and nurses office were at. the second buiding is where the girl scoutts slept. the camp leader recieved a frantic call about a killer that escaped from prison, and was in the area where the girl scoutts were staying. the whole cam went on lockdown. but one girl names jane got a headache, so she was in lockdown in the nurses office. she had a little yorkie with her. her yorkie got scared and ran under the bed for pacients. whenever jane got scared, she stuck her hand under the bed and her yorkie would lick it. eventually she fell asleep. the next morning, she was awoken by a scream. it was the nurse. she also relized that her dog was missing and the door was wide open. she want to check on the nurse, and was horrorfied by the sight she seen. on the wall written in the yorkies blood said ” you have to see it to believe it,”

  • Why would someone lick a kid’s hand? And wouldn’t they catch the person? What if the person was found and went to the same mental hospital as that someone mentioned.

  • Lucy500 I don’t think this is a story about monsters. I think it’s about some creep who opened the window killed the dog and licked the little girls hand. At least thats what i got form it…

  • I posted this story in tell me your story!! OMG was this here before I posted that?? I didn’t copy it if you think that scaryforkids!!

  • they woman was just creepy. I have to say the woman was
    creeping me out. What the hell a grown woman doing little a kid’s hand why she trying to slepp??????????????????????????

  • I know a story its like this one but this was even on the news, it goes like this : there was a Little boy who didnt have much friends and was lonely they bought him a dog a collie so that he could not wake his parents up at night one night his parents were sleeping his mother had already tucked him in and he should had been asleep but he hadnt he was wide awake, and scared he let his hand down so his dog could lick him so the dog did the boy stopped being scared and fell asleep the next morning he woke up by a horrible smell under his bed he looked down scared to death the kid horribly saw his collie. Dead his parents heard his scream and went to his room when they got there the wall read in blood dogs arent. The only ones who lick the boy is now on a mental hospital saying dogs arent the only ones who lick over and over again…

  • i know ryt it’s a good thing my bed is a double deck i sleep at the top ehehehehe eh???? watever anyway this waz not that scary

  • there are sooo many versions of this same story!! i feel sorry for the dog– anyway, in this version of the story, why the HELL didnt the PARENTS lock the doors and windows?? it would have been a LOT more secure!! i mean, maybe the girl would have forgotten to lock ANY of them, what would the parents do THEN!?!? oh, and, where the hell do the parents go in the middle of the night, leaving their young daughter alone and then turn up at 6:00 in the morning?!!? those were BAD parents!!SRSLY!!

  • wtf poor dog 0.0 er… i think ll go bak to my old habits and ask mummy to look under my bed for monsters, or do it myself 0.o

  • OMG im home alownwhen i read this, good thing my doggir is right by my feet and no 1 would dare come 2 my house cause ppl think its haunted….not my falt Near is a albino….but this story was soooo scary!

  • ok this is very creepy but am not that scared cause this ant happen in real life cause am catholic and i dont belive in monster storys i only belive in spirits and demons cause theyre from the devil and the devil is scary and evil

  • it wasnt scary at all. but the part about the dog being skinned and hung from the curtain was pretty harsh. i mean whoever licked the girl’s hand is cruel and really creepy. if you agree with my last sentence say fish sticks. LOLZ.

  • i read a story similar to this cept it was ‘the jersy devil can lick hands to’ and it was on the bathroom mirror.

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