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Spiders, Spiders, Spiders: This Week’s Shoutout To Hailie M.

Funny story about a Halloween spider.This week’s shoutout goes out to Hailie M. who wrote me an email about spiders that got me thinking.

If you’re subscribed to get stories by email you probably noticed this in the last email near the story about Ron Weasley:

Do you like spiders?

If you answered “Yes” to that question, send me an email because that’s just crazy :P. If not then read on…

You see, Ron Weasley and I have something in common, we are both really afraid of spiders. Like him I’ll even get nightmares about spiders sometimes, though luckily none of them have tried to make me tapdance (yet).

Hailie M. saw my question about spiders and wrote:

I like spiders!!! I have a pet tarantula named Sir Paul and I LOVE all your story’s you share.

I thought that was pretty cool. No way in a million years would I ever have a pet spider, but it’s nice to know that other people are into it and aren’t terrified beyond belief at the idea lol. And really it just goes to show that one person’s fear is another person’s beloved pet –definitely something interesting to think about this Halloween :D.

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The Fear Of Slender Man: Shoutout This Week To Scardy_cat198

Picture of Slender Man to illustrate this scary story.The shoutout this week is to a reader who goes by the name of Scardy_cat198. Scardy_cat198 wrote in with his/her story of what it was like to be gripped by fear after first hearing about Slender Man


“I used to be really scared of slenderman when i first heard about him.

When i was in my car with my family i looked to my right (through the window of course) then i first noticed, “There’s a woods next to my neighborhood but still a good distance from my house (i kinda live at the end of my neighborhood sooooooo) when i got home i was too scared to even look to the right or left i just ran for the garage door, took off my shoes, and rushed through the door. I was too scared to take a shower! (shower has a window next to it)

I just ignored everyone around and took a nap on the couch for half an hour. My mom woke me up. She said to go upstairs and go to sleep. -___- “do u want me to die?!” I thought.

So i slowly creeped up the stairs then…… i ran like a chicken who got poked in the butt! Tried to stay asleep but i kept waking up every 30 min. I went downstairs to drink Picture of Slender Man lurking deep in the woods.some milk, but as soon as i started walking to the stairs, i saw something through my window. A tall figure that looked like a tree.

I thought i halusinated (ps don’t know how to spell) cuz i did have tree’s in front of my house but only four. I saw five.:3

ran to my bed, went to sleep, woke up next morning and forgot about it. 5-8 months without thinking bout him really helped. I stopped seeing him, Stopped thinking about him, and went about with my life. But every time i think about him i don’t get scared anymore.”


Thanks for sharing your story Scardy_cat198! I’m glad that after such a scary first day that you were able to overcome the fear of Slender Man right away. Not everybody out there is able to do that so fast after reading the eerie Slender Man stories that are out there, and some people never get over the feeling that he’s stalking them.

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Caillou And Cancer: Shoutout This Week To Daisy

Does Caillou Have Cancer StoryThe shoutout this week is to a reader named Daisy, who commented this on The True Story And Urban Legend Behind Caillou:

I love caillou my daughter has cancer and loves that her and him have no hair.

I believe the show is great and positive no matter what the real story is. And whatever parent is against their child watching for that reason is immature and should be ashamed of themselves!!!

Yeah I was pretty shocked to hear that some parents out there will ban their kids from watching Caillou because of rumors he is bald because he has cancer. It’s hard for me to understand why people would choose to act like that :(. Maybe some of them will come across your comment and realize how deeply harmful their decision is.

My heart goes out to your daughter, I’m glad that Caillou is such a positive force in her life and that she has a very caring mother to look out for her!