Tuesday, February 15, 2011


There is a being that children fear. His names include, but are not limited to El Cuco, the Sack Man, The Grinning Man, Bloody Bones, and Oude Rode Ogen. He is there and not, exists and yet, doesn't. They know he exists but others do not. He varies in his many forms. These forms change based on area, social climate, local lore, what the people fear. He is the monster we try to forget when we're older. He exists because we think about him. Or do we think of him because he must exist? Somewhere deep down in our brains, in that buried part that still fears the dark, do we know he is real? Fear has no shape. The Bogeyman is Fear.

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