I commend JohnnyB's latest missive to those of you who wake up in the night, disturbed by a noise which could be (a) some leaves blowing across the roof, (b) three large grizzly bears searching for porridge in your kitchen in a bizarre Goldilocks revenge scenario, or (c) one of the things Johnny suggests - and you know you've imagined them all when it's happened to you.
Which reminds me:
When I was young (oh, about 10, I think) we had a teacher who told us a story which he purported to be true.
It seems that a youngster was awakened one summer by his curtains blowing gently in the breeze. One of the curtains billowed out in the shape of a face. He pulled the curtains and there was no-one there. So he went back to bed and closed his eyes. Then an intruder appeared in the bedroom and...
And, I've no idea what happened next because I was scared shitless by that story. And even on the hottest nights I can't bear having windows open in case the curtains billow in the shape of a huge, scary face.
Eurgh! It still gives me the willies. And not in a good way.
So - what ghosty-scary-type things still scare you, years after you should have got over them?