haunted by bears by Giant Hamburger
haunted by bears, a photo by Giant Hamburger on Flickr.

When I was a child I was certain that I would be eaten by bears in my sleep. They would often appear in my dreams. My grandfather told me that if bears came into my neighborhood to feed, they were likely to come in on the main road and would eat the children that lived over there first. We would have plenty of warning and could easily escape the danger. I was cured!