Have you ever read a book that made you sleep with the light on? Or made you so scared you didn't dare go down into the basement without your trusty dog at your side in spite of the fact that it was three o'clock in the afternoon?
I will not read ghost stories. I will not watch ghost movies. It takes a lot of coaxing to get me to tell them. And I definitely DO NOT write them! Why? Because I've seen enough ghosts to know they're real. (Yeah, I just admitted to seeing ghosts.) I have no problem writing about murderers and psychopaths. But ghosts? If I write/talk/read about them, I catch myself looking over my shoulder every five seconds. And jumping at shadows. And noises.
So, is it just me? Or are all writers this way? And I don't mean do you see ghosts. Is there something that freaks you out so bad you don't put it down on paper? What subjects are taboo for you and why?