Patti, we all know that those terrible, creepy and dangerous things came out at night.
I have strong memories as a boy having to take the trash out at night and always being afraid that someone was waiting in the alley to get me. I started dumping the garbage out the back door and around the corner of the house so I didn't have to walk to the alley. Then the next moring I would have to make sure I cleaned it up before I got caught. Needless to say, I got caught too many times. Oh those silly fears. I wonder if my daughter knows why I have given her the job of taking the trash out at night. Maybe some day I will tell her the story. What she doesn't know won't hurt her.