24. I live in the UK so black dogs. They terrified me as a kid because they were a demonic entity and were rumoured to signal death. Everytime I was in a car at night, I was afraid we’d pass through some woods and see a pair of red eyes glaring back. The UK’s kinda known for its sightings of escaped animals from zoos so anything big, black and shadowy is freaky.
25. The Jersey Devil. I grew up near the Pine Barrens in New Jersey and for years was terrified of going next to my window at night in case the Jersey Devil was outside.
The story goes that in the 1800’s Mrs Leeds cursed her 13th baby as it was being born and it attacked the midwife and flew up into the chimney and now stalks the pine barrens.
He has bat wings and a horse’s head, and a forked tail and likes to eat chickens and dogs and basically fly around scaring you at night.
My uncle said he saw it once and refuses to drive through the pine barrens at night.