You know another gross thing I learned when I got older is that there really are Boogey Men. When I was a kid and it was getting dark outside we'd sometimes say to our friends "You better get home the boogy-man will get you!" We'd laugh and say there was no such thing.
The origin of the boogy man phrase stems from the distortion of the old word that described the homo. lifestyle as "buggary". Those men that engaged in buggary looked for male children like Mohammed the prophet did. Hence the boogey man will get you!