In our most vulnerable moments, our minds can play tricks on us in the worst ways possible. And how embarrassed we feel when we realize that a perfectly innocent scene made us jump is about proportionate to how freaked out we felt in that moment.
Of course, some of the things we come across can legitimately creep us out when we recognize them perfectly. Yet in such cases, there's often a lingering unease that makes us want to back away from what we're seeing slowly rather than yelp in surprise.
What we're about to see today scratches that second, discomforting itch. But much like the things that unintentionally provide us with real-life jump scares, they're not all as scary as they seem.