To all those that have ventured onto this site, and are wondering, this page is meant to address the question: "What are heebie-jeebies?"
Heebie-Jeebies are generally meant to mean a feeling of anxiousness, when your hair stands on end, or your palms go clammy, knots in the belly, or you have a scared or nervous feeling - a case of the willies as it were.
I always sort of thought that those were caused by little magical beings as a kid, and so I thought Heebie-Jeebies were the name for those little pesky fey-folk that like to pinch and trick and prank us.
So for me ... they were little fey critters. Creatures of the unseelie ... those that live in the dark corners, cracks and crevices, under beds and in cabinets, far in the back ... where the light doesn't *quite* reach. They are those that creep, that slither, that crawl, that scurry when the light comes on.
They were responsible for rat's nests in my hair, missing toys, stains on my clothes, and those "unknown creepies" that I was sure existed.
Some called them sprites, or even brownies, or possibly imps. They weren't evil or even malicious ... well not all of them ... or not all the time. But they caused mischief, and delighted in teasing us lumbering oafs called humans. Or scaring us, making us tense and jump and fright.
They weren't ugly or scary, well some were, to be sure, but not all. Mostly they were just ... well ... odd. Different. Bizarre maybe. Strange and a bit touched perhaps. Definitely other-worldly ... though they seemed to have more a place in this world than we humans do, paradoxically enough.
So here, they reveal themselves ... bare themselves to the light. The forms they take are unexpected, jumbled to our eyes, freaky perhaps to some. It's a glimpse into a curious and sometimes unsettling world that exists with our own ... if we would but open our eyes and truly see.