Somebody titled this - Scaring the (Poop) Out Of The Kids:
I imagine it took considerable *work* to pull this stunt off - though I think they could have somehow made it scarier. Perhaps they could have put the child's favorite stuffed animal out there or something?
I remember, heck I'll never forget the *tot finder* sticker that my biological parents put on my bedroom window.
It was freakin' oval-shaped - so it looked like someone or some alien was peering into my room, every night of my insomniac youth.