Things That Go Bump In The Night: Home Security

Things That Go Bump In The Night: Home Security

Grace Shu
Aug 20, 2009

I'm not entirely sure how we got on this topic; but a few days ago, I asked some of the other editors whether or not they got spooked in their house. Specifically, when I'm washing my face and my eyes are shut, sometimes I get freaked out thinking someone (or something) is behind me. Laure and Abby both shared their own at-home paranoias...

Laure offered this tidbit: "Sometimes at night, if I get up to pee and come back to bed, I have a weird paranoia that there are monsters under the bed, so I try to hop in to avoid getting my feet too close to the edge."

But Abby's solution to her fear takes the cake: "I sleep with the covers on even on the most boiling hot night so that in case someone were to break into my apartment and stab me, it would sop up all the blood. For awhile, I put a chair under the door handle so I'd hear the noise if it did happen. Also, sometimes at night, it's hard to tell if the noises are coming from INSIDE the apartment or OUTSIDE."

Do you have any irrational fears when you're at home? Share it with us in the comments...

(Images: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Universal Pictures)

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