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13th Apr '17 6:10:30 PM nombretomado
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* The original stories surrounding [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] had him being only visible to the children he would eventually kidnap.

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* The original stories surrounding [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] had him being only visible to the children he would eventually kidnap.
3rd Apr '17 8:56:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/ThePolarExpress'', the bell from Santa's sleigh can only be heard to ring by people (mostly little kids) who sincerely believe in Santa.

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* In ''Film/ThePolarExpress'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', the bell from Santa's sleigh can only be heard to ring by people (mostly little kids) who sincerely believe in Santa.
21st Mar '17 10:41:03 PM Taxima
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->''"Duh! Why do you think I'm called "Youngblood"? Only the '''young''' can see me. Only kids!"''
-->--'''Youngblood''', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
11th Dec '16 9:02:54 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Dec '16 9:02:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanRadio: Goethe's poem ''Der Erlkönig''... or, according to an alternate interpretation, the child was hallucinating the Erlkönig as he was dying.
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy; the Specters from Cittàgazze can only be seen once you reach puberty. Unfortunately, as soon as you can see them, ''they'' can see ''you''...

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* OlderThanRadio: Goethe's poem ''Der Erlkönig''... or, according to an alternate interpretation, the child was hallucinating the Erlkönig as he was dying.
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy; the Specters from Cittàgazze can only be seen once you reach puberty. Unfortunately, as soon as you can see them, ''they'' can see ''you''...



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11th Dec '16 8:14:30 AM MoPete
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* In ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', the Jumanji drums luring people to uncover the game can only be heard by kids.

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* In ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', the Jumanji drums luring people to uncover the game can only be heard by kids.
kids. The game's effects, however, are visible to everyone. And it doesn't matter how old you get during the course of the game: "Do not start unless you plan to finish," no matter how long it takes.
2nd Nov '16 4:06:18 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the ''HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy; the Specters from Cittàgazze can only be seen once you reach puberty. Unfortunately, as soon as you can see them, ''they'' can see ''you''...

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* Inverted in the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy; the Specters from Cittàgazze can only be seen once you reach puberty. Unfortunately, as soon as you can see them, ''they'' can see ''you''...
17th Jul '16 11:48:16 AM ScotieRw
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** Spoiler alert: [[spoiler:They don't.]]
17th Jul '16 11:47:45 AM ScotieRw
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* People with the kinds of brains that make them hypersensitive (Autism spectrum, Asperger's, AD/HD or Highly Sensitive People) often notice things others can't. Imagine being a kid and being fully aware of the blink and buzz of fluorescent lights, or the itchiness of certain kinds of fabric, or that almost inaudible whine from electronics (which itself falls into the range of high-pitched sounds that can usually only be heard by young people), and being driven slowly insane by something no one else, least of all adults, seems to notice. People without hypersensitivity may be able to perceive some of these things, but generally don't ''notice'' them, whereas the hypersensitive have great difficulty ignoring them, or are ''unable'' to ignore them. Some people even have this problem well into adulthood. This is why Irlen filters (the strangely colored "sunglasses") help people with these conditions; they're customized to block out whichever light frequencies disturb that person's brain.

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* People with the kinds of brains that make them hypersensitive (Autism spectrum, Asperger's, AD/HD or Sensory/Auditory Processing Disorder Highly Sensitive People) often notice things others can't. Imagine being a kid and being fully aware of the blink and buzz of fluorescent lights, or the itchiness of certain kinds of fabric, or that almost inaudible whine from electronics (which itself falls into the range of high-pitched sounds that can usually only be heard by young people), and being driven slowly insane by something no one else, least of all adults, seems to notice. People without hypersensitivity may be able to perceive some of these things, but generally don't ''notice'' them, whereas the hypersensitive have great difficulty ignoring them, or are ''unable'' to ignore them. Some people even have this problem well into adulthood. This is why Irlen filters (the strangely colored "sunglasses") help people with these conditions; they're customized to block out whichever light frequencies disturb that person's brain.
26th Mar '16 5:31:35 PM Willbyr
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There is also the idea, closely related with the concept of the {{Masquerade}}, that all the fantasies one had as a child were in fact real, but people started denying them to be as they grew older. This is usually seen as a natural process that all people are subject to, although [[{{Muggles}} some]] are more seriously affected than others. [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Friends]] and Santa Claus are typically presented as this. There is AnAesop about [[GrowingUpSucks losing something important part of yourself]] with losing [[ChildrenAreSpecial your inner child]] in stories that feature this idea. Occasionally you get a rare adult who is exempt from under the effect of this, usually because they have [[ManicPixieDreamGirl kept their childish demeanour and might be viewed as somewhat strange]] by normal society. Another grown-up who is affected by this but is still able to acknowledge the existence of the (to him) unseen world (out of faith or from second-hand experience) is also very common. Some coming of age stories present this as a tragic but inevitable process as the character is fully aware that this is happening to them, gradually losing their memory about how things used to be.

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There is also the idea, closely related with the concept of the {{Masquerade}}, that all the fantasies one had as a child were in fact real, but people started denying them to be as they grew older. This is usually seen as a natural process that all people are subject to, although [[{{Muggles}} some]] are more seriously affected than others. [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Friends]] {{Imaginary Friend}}s and Santa Claus are typically presented as this. There is AnAesop about [[GrowingUpSucks losing something important part of yourself]] with losing [[ChildrenAreSpecial your inner child]] in stories that feature this idea. Occasionally you get a rare adult who is exempt from under the effect of this, usually because they have [[ManicPixieDreamGirl kept their childish demeanour and might be viewed as somewhat strange]] by normal society. Another grown-up who is affected by this but is still able to acknowledge the existence of the (to him) unseen world (out of faith or from second-hand experience) is also very common. Some coming of age stories present this as a tragic but inevitable process as the character is fully aware that this is happening to them, gradually losing their memory about how things used to be.




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* In [[http://www.optipess.com/comics/2015-05-25-638_Imaginary-Friend.png this]] instance of ''Webcomic/{{Optipess}}'', it's probably a good thing the father can't see it.
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