Went downstairs to get a cup of milk. Left the upstairs hallway light on so I at least had SOME light coming back upstairs. Got my milk and shut off the lights.
Still had that overwhelming urge to run my fat ass up the stairs as fast I could before the monsters in the dark got me.
I ended up spilling some of my milk on the step AND waking DH up when I yelled fuck. Not proud, but I am alive - the monsters didn't get me.