When I was in third grade, I read a book of scary stories. It was certainly a book for children. On the cover was a humanoid monster with black and blue fur. It was snarling in front of a green sky over a green field. The field may have been a graveyard. One of the stories was about a house in which a murder occurred. I don't remember the title. Does the description sound familiar to anyone else?
I'm trying to locate more information about two events from my childhood/adolescence. The first involves a man who toured elementary schools telling stories to kids and the second involves a man who toured high schools advocating against drunk driving by telling a true story about a drunk driver who drove his car into someone's living room. I would like to have the names of these two people. More random details inside. [more inside]
I need some common childhood misconceptions about Santa. For example, "If you are not at home at Christmas, Santa will think you will have moved and not leave any presents!" Something that children would believe (or make up on their own) and be terrified of. [more inside]
Life-altering experiences. Can you point to a single experience in your life, as a child, which you can define as having contributed to the person you are today? (+) [more inside]
When you're a kid, adults tell you fantastic stories. Which ones did you believe?