I was scared of the dark from about 7 to 14 yrs old.
My parents had a huge creepy dark house made of wood, with dim lighting, and they kept on going on about demons, then told me I was bringing demons into the house when I brought home books from the school library that had supernatural stuff in them. They even banished some of my books to the rubbish bin outside overnight so the demons couldn't get us 0_o. And I got smacked/beaten heaps. I used to have nightmares about things coming into my room and knocking over the furniture, like all the demon rumours going around at the time.
They then suggested I read through all the old watchtower and awake volumes they had (from the early 60's to mid 90's)... which led to me pointing out all the inconsistancies I could find regarding parenting and attitudes. Of course I got smacked and told off for my efforts. Little did they know they about the monster they were creating lol