Okay, what creeps YOU out?

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Okay, what creeps YOU out?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), August 31, 2000


Well, I have to say that not much creeps me out. However, recently I made my first trip to Washington D.C. and there I saw something that completely creeped me out. Possibly more than anything else has. I took a tour of Ford's Theatre. I saw the box where Lincoln was shot. I heard some man give a talk about the events leading up to the assasination and the night itself. But that wasn't the creepy part. The creepy part is when my friend and I left and walked across the street to get lunch. We saw a sign on a house which said, "The house where Lincoln died." When they brought him out of the theatre they brought him to this boarding house. The house has been kept virtually as it was that night. So we walk in and walk through the sitting room. Then we walked into "the room." There I was standing in this tiny room, looking at this tiny bed. Something about being in this room creeped me and my friend out. We looked at each other and said, "Um, let's get out of here." Thinking about it gives me the chills. It's one thing to read about it in history books all your life. It's quite another to be there.


-- ally (ally3223@aol.com), September 01, 2000.

I'm a fraidy-cat when it comes to being alone in the house at night - especially in Alaska, where the darkness can be very intense during the long winter months. What creeps me out is waking up in the middle of the night because the dog - who sleeps in my bedroom at night - starts barking at something. And of course, I have to get up and check out all of the possibilities.......He never barks when my husband is home, and I think that the dog assumes a higher level of alertness in husband's absence. Hence, he barks at the wind, the moon, leaves falling, grass growing, and the most common reason - just for the heck of it!

-- Planet Earth (imagine@industrial-ideas.com), September 03, 2000.

I could go with my usual answers and say, Martha Stewart, Kathy Lee Gifford and Celine Dion, but instead I'll say Alcatraz. Actually, one particular cell in Alcatraz. If any of you has taken the tour, you'll know which one I'm talking about. There was an escape attempt in which the prison was taken over by convicts (the details are a little sketchy, but it was very well planned out). A bunch of guards were locked into one cell and gunned down.

When I looked into the empty cell, I listened to the tour tape playing in the yellow Walkman that was issued to me. The story unwound in my ears and in my mind's eye I saw the guards lying dead, blood splattered everywhere. Very creepy.

-- Carol (webgal@ordinarygoddess.com), September 04, 2000.

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