I just re-bought these books that I fondly remember from my childhood. I spent a good part of last night reading one and came close to needing to put it in the freezer. (No, the stories aren’t scary, but those pictures…I’m not a little kid anymore, but those are the scariest pictures I have ever seen.)
The books were my first exposure to a lot of urban legends that I would eventually see debunked on snopes.com.
I’m still no closer to seeing how a sewer rat looks like a Mexican hairless dog, but I still love those books.
My favorite one was the poltergeist story, where they talk about how some think poltergeists are really adolescent kids who, when stress builds up, release it telekenetically (I suppose it was more of a preteen version of “Carrie”). I was so convinced that that would happen to me when I got older.
Any other fans of these books?