is for Lights.
Lights can be really creepy.
OK, I'll admit that this might seem almost as ridiculous as a post about being scared of chairs. But let me share an example:
When I was a teenager, I stood on the grass with friends, staring up in horror. Four lights shone in the dark sky, sweeping apart and then coming together in rhythmic circles. We gasped and clung to each other as only teenagers can, but eventually we decided that it would safest to go home.
And those creepy circular lights? They followed me home. I was alone in the house. I stood at the window for an hour, shaking, waiting to be abducted by aliens.
Terrifying, right? Right?
(OK, so the next day I heard on the radio that they were actually spotlights that were part of a promotional event at a car dealership. But I really don't see how that's important for the purposes of this blog post.)
Not convinced? Here are some other examples of scary lights:
- The streetlamp that always turns off just as Chase and I are walking beneath it in the morning.
- Headlights coming towards you in your lane on a dark highway.
- Flickering fluorescent lights in a windowless office.
- The light in the movie Poltergeist.
Don't go into the light, Stephanie!
And also, it's Friday the 13th. Take a minute to think about that while you're turning your lights on and off today.
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