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13 things that utterly terrified you as a kid

And maybe still do a little bit.

1. Being the last one to turn off the downstairs lights

And legging it up the stairs because there’s a ghost behind you.

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2. Losing your mum while out shopping

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3. The monster lurking under the bed

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4. The dark, dark water

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5. This woman

From Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

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6. When your mate’s dad lost the head with you

SO MUCH WORSE than your own parents.

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7. The thought of this happening

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8. Or this

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9. (Or this)

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10. Accidentally swallowing an apple pip

And thinking a tree would grow inside you.

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11. This unholy creation from Toy Story

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12. The boiler noise

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13. And worst of all, the wooden spoon

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Nothing was more terrifying than the wooden spoon.

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