Brain Teasers Optical Illusions Puzzle Hunts Codes & Ciphers Mechanical Puzzles
Personal Links
Browse Teasers
Search Teasers

Dark Shadows

Logic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#26234
Fun:**** (3.1)
Difficulty:*** (2.76)
Submitted By:dcf525****!!!




Many fears disappear when we become adults, but some fears are never outgrown. Five friends recently discovered that they were all, to some extent, afraid of the dark. None sleep in total darkness; each prefer to have a different light on all night. With further discussion, each also admitted that he or she performs a different nightly routine before retiring. Can you discover each person's full name, the light he or she keeps on at night, and each person's habitual practice before bedtime?

Friends: Donald, Gretchen, John, Dawn, Stephanie

Last names: Upgraff, Foster, Weatherton, Buchanan, Young

Routines: Closes closet door, checks locks, put a phone by the bed, pulls down the shades, and looks under the bed

Lights: Desk lamp, hall light, night-light, overhead light, computer screen

1. Either Donald or Stephanie admitted with some embarrassment that he or she always checks under the bed before getting in it.

2. The person who double checks all the house locks sleeps with either the Winnie-the-Pooh night-light or a desk lamp on.

3. The five people are: Gretchen, Dawn, Buchanan, the person who sleeps with his or her computer screen lit, and the person who always keeps a phone near the bed for security.

4. Weatherton (who isn't Dawn) and the person who sleeps with a night-light are members of the opposite sex.

5. Neither John nor Stephanie sleeps with the hall light on.

6. Dawn isn't the person who pulls down the shades at night.

7. The person who sleeps with the overhead light on (who is surnamed either Foster or Young) doesn't find it necessary to keep a phone by the bed.

8. Mr. Upgraff routinely closes the door to his closet, lest the creepy things that lurk within emerge while he sleeps.

9. Buchanan doesn't sleep with the Winnie-the-Pooh night-light.

10. Young sleeps with either a desk light or the overhead light lit.

Open Grid Solver

What Next?


See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.



Oct 06, 2005

WOW! This was a great one my eyes are and my hand hurts from writing, I know I could have used the calculator, but whaat fun would that be? well to me at least Keep up the great work,loved it
Oct 06, 2005

ummm, I totally screwed that up! fun, but unforgiving, for sure
Oct 06, 2005

What great fun!!!!

Took me four tries to get it!

Author! Author!
Oct 06, 2005

um..i got It!
Oct 07, 2005

okie dokie
Oct 07, 2005

that was a good easy one
Oct 08, 2005

fun and easily do-able. I liked it. Neat topic, too by the way!
Oct 09, 2005

I finally got it after five ardous tries! I had begun to believe they were all lying and in the dark about what they were doing.
Oct 13, 2005

Nicely done!! Actually had to pay attention on this one! Thoroughly enjoyed myself!!
Oct 23, 2005

Nov 01, 2005

This one stumped me. Good and challenging. Keep it up!
Jan 25, 2006

Good job. I knew the sex clue would be critical.
Nov 17, 2006

A little easy....good topic though.
Oct 13, 2007

What an awesome teaser
Oct 19, 2007

Great Job! Just thing I needed to wake me up this morning. I was stuck till I reread clue 4. Kudos!
Mar 21, 2008

Nice puzzle. I stared at the puzzle for about 15 minutes until my brain made the first connection (Dawn-locks). After that it was smooth sailing. well-written
Nov 03, 2011

I see two more solutions:
John Upgraff, Closet, Night-Light
Donald Buchanan, Under Bed, Hall
Stephanie Weatherton, Screen, Phone
Gretchen (Young/Foster), Shades, Overhead
Dawn (Foster/Young), Locks, Desk
Maybe I'm missing something, but those appear to work.
Jul 01, 2013

It was fun and simple! Liked it
Jul 01, 2013

Mage, your solution contradicts clue 3. The person who has the computer screen on and the one who keeps the phone by the bed are different.
Jul 15, 2014

Well, this definitely stretched my brain, but it was fun (and gratifying to finally work it out!) I also like the story, though the environmentalist in me is screaming
Oct 12, 2015

Really fun!!
Mar 26, 2016

could u pls send me the solution

Back to Top

Online Now
9 users and 558 guests

Users In Chat
Follow Braingle!
Fold 'N Fly Paper Airplanes
Easy to follow folding instructions and videos.
Copyright © 1999-2017 | FAQ | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise | Braingle Time: 2:21 pm
Sign In Create a free account