There are usually a number of things that could scare any given person. Eventually he or she realizes what those things are. With any luck, they take steps to fortify themselves against sudden, unwanted appearances of those.. things (for want of a better descriptor). Which is what makes the worst kind of scares those that appear out of nowhere, especially when they have never presented themselves to you ever before.
Like when you are walking down the quiet sidewalk on the quiet avenue through the quiet neighbourhood that you walk down every single day. Only this time, the knotted curtain on a realtor's hoarding masquerades as a dangling ankle at the end of a very white limp leg to the corner of your eye...
Listening to: Moby - Spirit