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Creepy Treehouse

Barbara Fister, ACRLog, May 19, 2008

The term 'Creepy Treehouse' has caught some currency recently. Barbara Fister explains, "A creepy treehouse is a place built by scheming adults to lure in kids. Kids tend to sense there's something creepy about that treehouse and avoid it. Hence, a new definition: 'Any institutionally-created, operated, or controlled environment in which participants are lured in either by mimicking pre-existing open or naturally formed environments, or by force, through a system of punishments or rewards.'"

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