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Shedding some light on modern boogie man

Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:00 am

As a young child a myth circulated throughout the community concerning a “boogie man.”  It seems the boogie man only made his/her entry at night and only in households where there were children. Signs of this mysterious phenomenon were cracking noises inside the house, leaves and limbs on trees close to the house and other unexplainable happenings. It appeared parents had a sixth sense and knew when the boogie man was close. Parents notified their awake children with a warning such as “you better go to sleep or the boogie man is going to get you”  or “you better stop that noise or the boogie man is going to get you.” Many nights I would lay awake listening for this mystical thing/person.  There was one thing that made me unafraid and that was the light shining underneath my doorway.  As long as I could see the light I was OK and not afraid.

I am told many children had to go to sleep with a light on in their room.

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