When i was little i was, like a lot of other kids, afraid that there was a monster under my bed and that the moment i turned my lights off it got ready to grab me when i would try to get in my bed. So to "protect" myself from this monster i would clear a path through my toys from my door to my bed, then i would shut the light off and run to my bed, jumping up onto it just before the monster got me. Every night i would do this and in reality there was no possible way that a monster or anything else for that matter was under my bed. My bed at that time went all the way to the floor. There was no gap under my bed at all; yet i was still afraid.