Originally Posted by Hologram8
They are as real as your imagination allows you them to be. If you're laying in bed at night and get spooked by every little noise you hear thinking they are monsters then this fear will create that reality for you. Or... you can get rid of your monsters by simply not believing in them; works perfectly fine for me, and I certainly encourage you to give it a try.
Can't say I blame you, having a scapegoat for our personal issues is a totally human thing.