When you were a child, did you have a special fear of anything?
Many children have fears and phobias developing in the growing up years. Many are odd and without a known root cause. Many are logical - fear of spiders and dark corners etc etc. I had a fear of very old people! I think it came about through listening to too many tales and nursery rhymes!
Oh my word, I was afraid of everything as a kid. The worst was probably the fear of someone peeking in a window at me (not just anyone but some bad person). I had to be sure that there were no gaps or even the slightest opening in the curtains or blinds at night. I outgrew that one - but many I didn't.
Fascinating. I know what you mean - for a few months as a kid I was convinced something was under my bed at night - I had to keep checking to make sure. Your fear of a peeper is interesting - so glad you overcame it. Thank you for the comment.
Large dogs. They would show up in nightmares and always haunted me. I'm not sure why
When I was a child I was afraid of ghosts and snakes even now that I am getting old.
I was afraid to ride a horse or a motorcycle, neither are alike, but the fear was more about falling off a moving object than the object itself. I've always loved horses, too. I never understood why I had no control over my fear to get on one.
As a child I was petrified of bees, and honestly I still am. Every time I saw any type of bee, even the fattest bumble bee that could hardly move, I would become paralyzed in fear, shaking from the inside out, and I would even hold my breath. Now that I am older I am still terrified of them, but now I just run and scream uncontrollably. All of my friends think it's hilarious, and I understand why, I probably look so funny running away like a little girl screaming every time a bumble bee buzzes by, bouncing around from dandelion to dandelion. My fear stems from the fact that I was attacked by white jackets while I was chasing frogs when I was waiting for my turn with the fishing pole on a family camping trip when I was only eight years old. I was stung everywhere, my spine, arms, legs, and even once on the face, truly a terrifying experience (those things are incredibly mean and sting over and over). I was also afraid of flocks of birds (probably since I watched the horror movie Birds at an incredibly young age), but that fear is 100% irrational.
Understandable that you fear bees, even if they're innocent wee chappies - those stings must have hurt! I know one or two people who fear birds especially when suddenly 'confronted ' by a flapping bird or one that flies too close. Thank u so much.
I feared spiders. I still don't like to see them around me, they are creepy.
I was scared of the dark. I know many find the darkness scary. But now it changed, somehow, I felt that I can't sleep without the dark, I found comfort in it somehow. I don't know, but it's still there, but lesser now.
I loved watching horror movies very young in life and therefore was terrified with ghosts. It was something I carried for a long time but with time got better.
The fascination with horror movies continues while the fear seems to have departed.
Yes, a fear of aeroplanes; when I was a tiny toddler, on the beach with my parents, a jet plane flew low overhead with such a sudden burst of sound that I tried to bury myself in the sand, they told me. I still don't like planes or flying but I do it (though it's a white knuckle ride!).
I was also frightened that something was under my bed at night and would grab me if I left a foot dangling outside the bed covers. I've managed to overcome that one!
Fear of old people? lol. That's one I never heard before!
I was scared of being bombed - this was before I even watched war movies or knew about war. I was very young and should never have been scared of such a thing. I would hear a plane going over the house and freak out that a bomb was going to drop. The fear stayed with me throughout my life...even now I still struggle with it. As I grew older I had to be excused from history class when they would play war films...it was that scary to me.
I was also scared of ghosts, but I had enough experiences to warrant that one.
I don't fear old people now!! How fascinating - to sense bombs from an overhead plane without prior (conscious) knowledge? How curious to experience that, - and a little disturbing I imagine. Do you see a plane and get the same?Thanks for the visit.
Yep, I still struggle with planes and the thought of them bombing us. The lower they are the worse the fear is. To be honest, I believe it is a past life experience that has leaked into this life.
I have the phobia of dark rooms and horror movies..I still remember those 5 minutes in a dark room with door locked...spooky it was..
I was terrified of big fire. A nice cozy fire in our fireplace? Not a problem. We lived in Wisconsin when I was a kid and occasionally lightening would hit a barn full of hay bales and set it ablaze. One night on our way home from Grandma's house, we passed a burning barn. I swore that when we got home - about 20 miles away - I could see the flames spreading and coming over our hill. I would get physically ill and have nightmares of entire towns being consumed by flames. Really weird. I'd never had any traumatic experiences that involved big fires. I'm still not a fan of big fires, but I've grown used to them. I live in Southern California, and we like to burn here. At least the idea of huge fires no longer makes me puke or have nightmares!
When i was a child i feared the dark, i thought that dolls and none living things came to life when the sun went down. But as i got older my fears changed, now i am afraid of rats. lol
When my older brother went off to university I moved into his basement bachelor pad. He left his toy fake-stuffed lion's head hanging up. The first few weeks I was terrified of it and did not sleep well. I finally got enough nerve to take it down during the day, box it up and move it to our attic. Although my fear in my room dissipated I no longer went in the attic. When my mother passed on and we were moving, sorting and deciding what to do with all of the treasures; I asked my brother if I could have his fake lion head and now it resides at our house and it has lost its ability to haunt and terrify me...
OK, so is the lion head still boxed up, or in another attic, or waiting for release? Unusual fear - thank you for the visit.
We have a big storage shed in our backyard, it has been banished to a boxed life deep within this shed...
I had an irrational fear of werewolves. I also believed that they lived in Pennsylvania. My fear stemmed from watching a horror movie and then a family member scaring the bejesus out of me. It has always carried with me even into adulthood, but now I can deal!
Have you see An American Werewolf in London? Old movie, cool story...oh no maybe you shouldn't, you never know what might happen! Thank you for the visit and comment, it was a howl.
That is the one that did it, very life like transformation (before computers).
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