The commonest of childhood fears associated with the bogeyman is that of someone (usually a monster) hiding in one's room (such as behind the door or under the bed). The bogeyman is said to lurk like this and then attack the sleeper.
Sometimes parents will, as a way of controlling their children, encourage belief in a bogeyman that only preys on children who misbehave. Such bogeymen may be said to target a specific transgression — for instance, a bogeyman that persecutes children who suck their thumbs — or just general misbehaviour.
Umbrakinesis: The Boogeyman has the ability to generate and manipulate darkness, deactivated photons mostly in the absence of light. He can even deactivate and repulse or travel through shadows by converting deactivated photons into a dark version of a portal.