Can I admit something here? I pretty much avoid my basement.
Like, it's barely a basement anyway, what with it's 6-foot ceiling and the fact it's legally a "storage space" because of that height issue. Still, I will put off going down to change an air filter in the furnace for a lot longer than is necessary.
I'm not a fan of weird bugs and stuff, so I avoid the chance of encountering them. And yet, I find the r/whatisthisthing subreddit, which is full of weird and gross things, to be super interesting.