When I was a kid, living in Westchester, we used to ride our bikes to the candy store. This necessitated going under the railroad tracks.
There was a tunnel that ran under the station for the commuters to reach either side of the tracks safely.
The tunnel always scared me.
Not for any rational reasons. But because of a television commercial that was running at the time.
It was for the Dreyfus Fund.
They used a lion as their ‘brand’.
In the commercial the lion was shown coming up the steps from a subway/train station tunnel.
I was always afraid I’d run into the lion in the tunnel.
I would never go to the candy store alone!
What a dork I was! LOL