Fear Matters

Halloween can scare kids and make them act strange. But animals and ecosystems respond to fear every day of the year.

By Jennifer Cutraro, 00:00 AM October 22, 2007

Halloween is a spooky time of year. After hearing all the scary stories and seeing all the scary costumes, you might start to imagine ghosts lurking in the shadows, witches flying across the sky, and skeletons dancing in graveyards. You probably wouldn't be surprised if a goblin jumped out from the bushes during recess and shouted, "Boo!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even kids who know that ghosts aren't real can get scared on Halloween.

 

Even kids who know that ghosts aren't real can get scared on Halloween.

 

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