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11 Ways ‘Primer Impacto’ Ruined Our Childhood

A television news program? Heck, I’d call Primer Impacto the source of some of your deepest childhood fears because…

You didn’t dare wander into the night.

chupa
CREDIT: UNIVISION NOTICIAS/ YOUTUBE

The Chupacabras’ thirst for blood didn’t stop with domestic animals. Come to think abut it, this was probably some conspiracy among mamás to keep kids from going out to play.

There was no way you were visiting abuelita’s native Michoacán.

cocodrilo
CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

Abuelita’s birthday was not a strong argument against giant crocodiles having 11 year-old boys for dinner. Punto.

You never wanted to see the doctor.

hospital
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Because you know, some of them were haunted.

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You realized The Exorcist was not just a movie.

posession
CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

Demons were real and they could possess you any day.

You feared historical heroes.

simon bolivar
CREDIT: RASTA CUERO/ YOUTUBE

When former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez exhumed Simon Bolivar’s body, he unleash el libertador’s curse over the ENTIRE country.

The end of the world was always near.

meteoros

CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

…Or aliens were coming to abduct you. Either way your sweet nights of sleep were over.

We realized dogs weren’t man’s best friend.

pitbull
CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

And your mom would not allow you near one.
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You were terrified after dark.

fantasma
CREDIT: UNIVISION NOTICIAS/ YOUTUBE

The favorite hour for women ghosts to come out.

You developed serious ophiophobia.

snake

CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

All of the sudden you NEEDED a bunker bed, you know, to keep snakes from crawling into your bed and struggling you.

You learned zombie invasions were real.

zombie

CREDIT: PRIMER IMPACTO/ YOUTUBE

You were terrified of going to funerals.

But most of you wondered…

barbara
CREDIT: TVCAPSHD/ YOUTUBE

How were these two able to sleep at night?

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