Scary Shadows At Night

Picture of the moon at dusk.I woke up in the middle of the night last night, because the chili we had for dinner wasn’t happy about being eaten.

Got up to go get some baking soda.  I was almost to the bedroom door when I saw the shadow on the wall by the closet. It looked like a man. Freaked me out for a second, but I had touched the dog when I got out of bed, and there is no way in this world that those dogs would still be in bed if there was anyone in the house, or even near the house.

Took me a while to figure out what was making those shadows.

Bananas. Yep. Bananas.

I had some bananas hanging on a banana tree on the counter in the kitchen, and the night light was throwing their shadows on the wall in the bedroom. The shadows were just distorted enough to look like a man standing with his arms hanging down, and legs spread.

Reminded me of when I was little. I used to have nightmares and wake up screaming at night. Don’t really remember why but I was convinced there were monsters.

Those banana shadows would have really freaked me out back then.

Not to mention the wall paper in the bathroom of the place I used to live in. I think it was designed to terrify kids. There were all sorts of faces hidden in the design. I thought it was just me seeing them until my husband mentioned being watched while in the bathroom. Good thing no kids ever lived there. I expect that wallpaper was used other places though.

People who design such things need to be more careful. Unless of course they DID do it on purpose. In that case they should be ashamed of themselves, and need a good swift kick in the rear.

I’m glad the dogs were there last night or the whole neighborhood might have gotten woke up at 2 am.

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