When I was about 8 or 9 I saw the Alford Hitchcock movie "The Birds". We lived in a split level home at the time that had a chimney. My sister and I used to dance on the hearth. We were adorable, I know. :) Once I saw the movie though that fireplace freaked me out. Of course this was around the time Gremlins came out and that freaked me out too. To this day every time I see giant flocks of birds there is a slight irrational fear that I am going to get my eyes pecked out...or at least get pooped on.