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Why do people find the idea of something under there bed creepy?

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posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 05:41 PM
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Is it because of movies like Poltergeist or They or is it something more to do with the psychological. Maybe there really is something lurking under your bed.


[edit on 17-6-2004 by kode]




posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:06 PM
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Sorry never had that feeling.guess it`s the same as the feeling you get when you walk down a dark alley and you think somethings behind you.
These are well studied in psychology and comes from our days in the caves when we used our senses to predict possible danger.Nothing to do with ghosts that`s a modern explanation feed by the media.It`s your subconsiance telling you that you should be prepared and your body begins to prepare for sudden action,Adrenlin is increased to allow you to act quickly.Ultimatly you begin to feel scared because of the images you have collected.People one hundred years ago didn`t fear the things we do today because they didn`t experiance horror films and thrillers.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:11 PM
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I think films do have an infulence especially scary1s. And then theres the boogie man and other tales to scare you.

I think to be lying there and to think something will jump out would give you a fright lol. Thats more of the pscyohlogical (too tired to think how to spell that lol).

Bedroom is secuirty too, most people feel safe in there room.

Rynaldo



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by kode
Maybe there really is something lurking under your bed.



Yeah, it's called porn. lol But seriously...

When I was a kid there was a skeleton that lived under my bed. I know now that I probably imagined it, but back then it was as real as anything else.

Under the bed is one of those 'forbidden' places where you never go. It is creepy because it is dark and myterious. Or maybe because of Poltergeist. I hate clown dolls too, and trees , and little women with high pitched voices.


Nutzo



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:23 PM
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As weirdo says, it's likely that this is something innate in us, and possibly dating back to prehistoric times. A basic instinct?

I question weirdo's take on this sort of fear being caused by horror films etc. in this modern age. There was no television when I was a little child, & I certainly hadn't seen any movies at that stage, and I was too young to have read any scary books. There certainly weren't any frightening images or pictures in my surroundings either.

Yet I remember launching myself into bed each night as fast as I could, fearful of "something" grabbing the last leg in. I also remember the first time I saw a large number of small spiders sunning themselves on a garden wall. Up to that time I hadn't been afraid of spiders, but on seeing a number of them all in the one spot, I ran off screaming.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:30 PM
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Since I saw The Ring, occasionally I feel creeped out when I turn my back on the TV.

So first I get the idea from media, and then my primitive instinct kicks in, now and again, creating a fear of something coming out of my TV.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:37 PM
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Hi Bastet

I was refering to modern times as the last forty years and the ideas that when people are questioned on there fears most of it stems from the media.You back up my point that when you where young there was no media but you were still scared that is because fear is a natural instinct which we all posses but is greatly exagerated by the images we see.Horror films stem from our minds there were thought up by people as ideas and then put into films books etc.If steven king lived thousand yars ago his survival would be greatly improved by those instincts that caused his ideas.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:39 PM
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That is true bastet. I wonder that myself why should primitive fear cause you to react against the space under your bed? Or like nutzo said its just dark and mysterious. In our more primitive days we may have sensed danger in dark places.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:43 PM
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Kode

Yes you got it your mind is not aware that you are watching T.V.You don`t fully use your brain(not taking the p*ss)it`s a fact we don`t have full control over our brains that why people suffer psychological problems and phoebia`s just cos you see it and understand it dosn`t mean all your brain does.that`s why science can explain alot of the info on the site,but thats to long and boring to debunk everything on hear and most people would get really upset if l tried,there ignore buttons would melt



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 07:24 PM
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Cool, weirdo, I see that we do agree on this then! In my case, having had no exposure to "scary" media, it must have been some primitive instinct that I experienced.

I've long since got over the fear of any unknown lurking under the bed, but my primeval fear is still there to a certain extent I think, cos I feel uncomfortable in subways, and though I did try to conquer this by going 50 ft underground to hang about in an opal mine for several hours, I felt much happier to be back on the surface again.

Wish I could conquer my fear of spiders though - those tiny ones were nothing compared to the huge hairy huntsmen found everywhere in Oz! I'd much rather have the primeval fear of snakes, which I don't, cos snakes are a far rarer sight here than spiders.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by kode

Is it because of movies like Poltergeist or They or is it something more to do with the psychological. Maybe there really is something lurking under your bed.


[edit on 17-6-2004 by kode]


Back in the day there a something under my bed. But with the light turned on, turns out it was just my dads old sweater. I was 7 at the time. hahahahahah
I can't believe I remember that.

Now at 21 I checked out some Calvin and Hobbes comic books, and damm are they funny. There are jokes in there my 8 year old little brother wouldn't understand.


I strongly suggest getting a copy of a Calvin and Hobbes comic book. It gives a different perspective to the mind of a 4 year old.

[edit on 17-6-2004 by websurfer]



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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I KNOW there is something under there. I am 30 and I still dont let my arm fall over the side of the bed.

You can sense space around you. You can "sense" when you are in a closed in environment or an open one. I believe one feels the void beneath them. It is unnatural and as a child I believe these submissive senses are very alive. We bury them beneath sight, touch, smell, taste, and sounds later.

I think a child is much more aware of their environment.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 08:36 PM
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I really wasn't THAT afraid of something under my bed because I had so many shoes shoved under there nothing could fit. I was a little paranoid when I read the "Humans can lick too" urban legend because sometimes my arm does fall beside my bed and my dog starts nudging it. I think that most children have a natural fear of the space under their bed/ the closet because they can't SEE them normally. If there's a space in their room that a child can't see when they lay on their bed, there's usually a "monster" or something equally horrifying living there. It's almost like giving up a little bit of control...



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 10:46 PM
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Calvin and Hobbes... Reminds me of myself. Oh the memories







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posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 10:52 PM
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It ios true. When I was very young, if I had to get out of bed at night I would jump as far as I could to get away from the bed as possible, and run for the bedroom hall and the safety of the nightlight there. I dont understand it, its probably instinctual as is being suggested, but at that time I was certain soimething would grab me if I strayed to close to the bed...


XL5

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 10:56 PM
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There is something growing under my bed, if I don't wake up right away it holds me down. Its got to be a gravity well or blackhole, I can never seem to get away from it unless theres a real good reason to.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:55 AM
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well the main reason i was afraid of something under my bed is because when i was like 5 my cousin hid under my bed until i put my first foot down. he then proceeded to grab it, trip me, and pull me under the bed. the *******.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 02:55 AM
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Im still scared of under my bed. I run and jump on it, so the monsters cant grab my feet. Im also scared of people hiding under my car and slashing my ankles. Yes, I know, thats pathetic.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by JustAnIllusion
Im still scared of under my bed. I run and jump on it, so the monsters cant grab my feet. Im also scared of people hiding under my car and slashing my ankles. Yes, I know, thats pathetic.


lol probably seen kill bill one too many times ... just kidding, i remeber when i was younger i was really afraid of something being under my bed, weird really, didnt know so many felt the same fear i did...



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 07:06 PM
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My grandmother apparently one night put her hand down by the side of the bed and touched someones head. She told my grandfather who got out of bed but he couldnt see or feel anything. When my grandmother put her hand there she could feel the features of its face. My grandfather tried forcing her hand down but was unable to, as it appeared this head although invisible was blocking her hand.



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