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Were you afraid of as a child?

  1. GDiBiase profile image80
    GDiBiaseposted 6 years ago

    Were you afraid of as a child?

  2. DAWNEMARS profile image61
    DAWNEMARSposted 6 years ago

    I was afraid of all manner of things which now seem foolish. The classic: "thing in the wardrobe", "crocodiles under my bed" the usual stuff that seems funny now. Spooky tales or stories about monsters or ogres both fascinated and frightened me.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    Spiders...and I'm still afraid of'em!!!

  4. profile image0
    Olde Cashmereposted 6 years ago

    Clowns, oh my. When I first saw Stephen King's IT....horrified me beyond belief. I had nightmares for years about that dang clown.

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image95
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This. Also because my nickname is Georgie and when Pennywise says "sooner or later, they all float down here, Georgie," I kinda squirm a little.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Oh so many things. I was afraid of everything, thunder, the phone ringing (very very young), being left alone, losing a parent, people peeking in the windows --the list goes on.

    Have outgrown these thankfully.

  6. Unleashed Freedom profile image61
    Unleashed Freedomposted 6 years ago

    my grand mum tried to scare me by making up ghost stories. especially so that i would not scale the high wall that separated our home from the next (abandoned one). but i did...i had to! i wanted to know who this ghost was even more than my fear of him/her. so i went)
    my grand mum didnt understand how i could do this even though i was scared.

  7. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    cockroach ! When I was in primary school, I felt my anus very itchy. Kept scratching non stop and i had to stand still because it was our country's national anthem. Suddenly, a cockroach crawled down under my uniform. I was scared to death! I screamed and shrieked. of course, you know what happened next...

    1. Sold Out to Jesus profile image60
      Sold Out to Jesusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would have fainted!!!

  8. Sage in a Cage profile image80
    Sage in a Cageposted 6 years ago

    Some of my more 'entertaining' fears as a child:
    - looking outside through windows when it was dark in case a monster would look back in at me
    - running up the hall stairs at full speed always convinced something was chasing me right behind me
    - pulling the plug out when I was lying in the bath because I was convinced it would trigger a whirpool which would somehow suck me down the plughole

    I can logic it all out in my head now as an adult but I still remember the emotion of pure fear that consumes us as kids sometimes.

  9. Sold Out to Jesus profile image60
    Sold Out to Jesusposted 6 years ago

    The dark and unknown. Unfortunately, I still don't like the dark, heights, insects, fish, and the list could go on... *sigh*

 
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