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….

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