I'm going to have to stay away from the forum with all the dang spider pictures! Spider nightmares are some of the few actual nightmares I get. I know it was from all the dang black widows and jumping spiders over on the east side. That and I learned it from Mom. All the spiders under Grandma's house and in the well house. Those stupid jumping spiders that will attack you are the worst. Beady eyes staring at you and they lift those hairy front legs up and threaten you, then *bam!* they jump on you.
Last time we were at Mom's, one jumped on me after I walked out the back door. I think everyone in the neighborhood must have thought someone was being murdered with how I screamed.
I remember as a kid taking those black plastic spider rings and putting them like on the door handle to the screen door, so when someone reached to open it they screamed. My brothers and I used to do that to each other all the time. After we did it to my Mom, she took all of them away from us.