So what scares you beyond the paranormal spooky ghosts and serial killers? What personal fears and experiences do you find frightening?
For example, my mother went through a miscarriage and that fear carried over when she gave birth to two other children.
losing my family in an accident or something like that
and robots/cyborgs, fuck those, anything mechanical that resembles a human scares me, i don't fear mechas or robots that look like, well, robots, but robots made especifically to look like humans creep me out hard, more so if they're just parts of something, like a head or a leg and shit like that
Ostriches, fucking creepy bastards remind me of raptors, started with this dream I had where they were chasing me, I found put later that day that they could kill a man with a single kick.
I multitask a lot. I listen to music, read, watch constantly. When I try to meditate though, it "feels" so quiet, I actually start to make a nightmarish world of my own that seems completely real.
I have so many strange visions I'm planning on making a series about it through any medium.
I can't be the only one out there who has on-demand lucid dreaming, right?
The idea of being in a coma and still sensing everything.
I'm hypersensitive. The idea of being unable to move or make a sound in m hospital bed while people do annoying things in my room is terrifying.
Also, grey aliens spook the shit out of me.
OP here. Do you mean that when you meditate you just become aware of random stories playing out in your head that don't involve you at all and have no context? This happens to me too when I meditate, i've become aware that it's common among people who consume a lot of entertainment (I watch a lot of movies, shows, anime, and I read a lot of books, comics, and manga)
I actually asked about it a few months ago here
I do read/watch a lot of that stuff, could be. I'm going to use them in works of fiction to make my own series, but I legitimately feel what's happening. It always feels completely real to me like I'm the actual person.
The fucking things I've seen, I've gone from stuff that could be in a STALKER sequel to Twilight Zone nightmares to uncomfortable suspense. I think I have like 20+ unique events recorded so far.
I'm pretty tired right now. I could add my stories to a scary experience thread sometime, but I'm done for the night.
I listen to anything except the radio. I gladly listen to dark ambient and other obscure stuff. I'm so well-versed with them I could run through the woods without a flashlight at night with it blaring in my ears, I still wouldn't feel uncomfortable.
Once upon a time, a friend and I were made to attend this weekend-long event at our school to make up for missed hours.
A lot of it was teamwork. So when we were asked about our fears, we just kinda looked at each other and held a surprisingly long speech about poison-clawed emus and why you should be terrified of them.
If I look at the spot where 3 corners of a wall meet, I start sweating and cringing. I don't know why, but looking at that freaks me out. Other than that I'm fearless. I even ate a daddy long leg/harvestman on a bet. Spiders, the dark, and even Miley Cyrus don't phase me.
I used to be mad paranoid, I thought people were reading my mind and shit, but the worst part was the constant feeling of being watched. I couldn't have any windows open in the room I was in, I always had to sit with my back against the wall, and I still had to fight not to panic because I was convinced something was watching my every move. When I'd lay down to sleep, if I closed my eyes I couldn't open them for fear I'd see something there just inches from my face, watching me with unblinking eyes.
I'm much better now, though I still don't like open windows.
Holy fuck. You have no idea how much wrists scare me. I can hardly stand the sight of my own. When I play guitars, I look away in fear when my eyes drift from the frets. Video games like Counter Strike make me nervous while using guns that make wrists visible. Back in high school, I had a full-on panic attack in an anatomy class just because of a video where a doctor checked a guy's pulse. I've passed out when somebody pressed hard against my left wrist with his thumb. As I type this I'm hyperventilating from the memory.
Exposure to radiation. It's terrifying that you can walk into an area and get exposed to radiation without seeing, hearing, feeling anything. Then you're throwing up and dying while your skin is burning. Fuck that.
Medical stitches scare the shit out of me. I honestly prefer medical staples. They hurt like a bitch, and I know sutures probably hurt less, but i'd rather they staple the shit out of anything than stitch the wound.
3d tattoos, optical illusion tattoos or whatever. they have a specific name, but I forgot what their called. it feels like anyone could just grasp the tattoo and the persons skin would just fall off, I dunno. like, it could be peeled and become lifelike. hard to explain an irrational fear after all
>in mom's car
>coming from somewhere no fucking idea
>she gets a phone call
>hear some horrified gasps and "ooooooh noooooo"
>hangs up, ask her what's up
>the wife of one of her friends died
>she was pregnant, her baby died in her womb and it eventually killed her
As embarrassing as it sounds, I am deathly afraid of injections. The last shot I remember getting was when I was a kid. I even remember what it was for. Diphtheria and Tetanus. It was for fucking grade school. I remember the school nurse telling me to calm down, and once she got the syringe out, I fucking fainted.
I'm not that scared of needles nowadays, but it does make me feel a bit uncomfortable sometimes
I'm not sure there is name for it, but it happens when thing is too tight on your body part. Is restricting blood flow, yes, but is making body part not normal feeling. Like picture except not just that body part. Any part that is being squeeze.
First floor windows, any kind of siren or emergency alert, and the outside in general. Haven't been outside in months. Fuck that.
My body failing on me even though I don't have horrible habits for how I care for myself. The idea of having cancer and not knowing till its too late terrifies me to no end, for example. I guess learning about a problem when it is too late? I know that death is inevitable but I wanna go in my sleep man, and not know it is happening. Your classic old person satisfied with life and going to bed one night and not waking up scenario, I want that.
Not "you have 6 months to live, anon."
I fear losing my mind. Manipulation of any kind turns me into a lunatic. I don't accept other opinions well and all mind altering substances are terrifying to me. I don't even drink coffee because of caffeine.
I try my best to be a man. Not in the form of cartoonish hyper-masculinity, but I try to be a leader, a good role model, funny, a good boyfriend to the girl I love and a good son, friend, and brother. I try to be a man. My fear is that I am not the man I want to be and that others don't accept me as a man. Idk why, but it frightens and downright depresses me.
reminds me of hair tourniquet, when hair wraps around like a toe or finger of a baby and cuts off the circulation and acts as a razor (I think)
You aren't quite alone. I can handle the sight of wrists, but I can't stand it when people touch my wrist. Like when they take my pulse. I don't know why, but I just get really antsy and grossed out. Maybe it's because I can feel my own pulse in my wrist when they're touching it. I just can't deal with it.
Never had a problem with looking at them or video game wrists, though.
My thing is I have a weird ass bump on my collarbone towards my sternum, have had since I was a kid, and sometime when it rains it gets a little sore (maybe some type of arthritis?) It isn't overwhelmingly painful, it is just an uncomfortable sensation and its like DEAR GOD WHY WOULD YOU TOUCH YOUR COLLARBONE DEUGH
This is the farthest back pic I have of the bump, around age 8-9. Would the joint be in that area? Might be hard to see but the bump is there.
Like it's been said above that's the joint between your clavicle and the manubrium of the sternum. If it's been around since childhood then it might have been moved out of place and the cartilage set weird on the clavicle or the ligament go wonky. I'm no doctor so I have no idea.
Thank you though, I at least have a way of mentioning it to a doctor now instead of just being like "I HAVE A SCARY BUMP ON MUH COLLARBONE" because I personally had a hard time placing it because the thought of touching it just makes me feel sick.
I am a med student. I was trying to use simple words so everyone would understand lol, but yeah. It doesnt take a lot of force to move that joint out of place, especially if you are a child.
I'm this person, this was my fear so as you can see I'm a really nervous person about my health and I've been scaring myself so much lately. Since we've had a lot of rainy weather lately, I've noticed that it was sore. I had so much anxiety because I also have a lump on my neck, I believe its involving my posterior cervical nodes on the left side. That lump has probably been there for most of my life as well. It dates back at least 5 years, because thats the furthest back I've found a picture of it (shitty head forward posture for so long concealed it in pictures). I kept freaking out over them potentially being related, but now I see it most likely isn't at all.
Both, I guess. The sight of them makes me uncomfortable and the fact that it's a thin layer of skin covering some of the most important veins and arteries in your entire body doesn't help.
It will come pretty late in my life (if ever), and my greatgrandma didn't lose her mind till she was like 90, but still, it scares me not being able to remember who I am or who are the strangers that surround me.
because a doctor can't always fix everything? it has been looked at before many times and nothing was ever done about it other than it being said that it isn't anything serious. so have fun being judgmental of a board because i have a dislike for touching my own collarbone, and its manifested into an instant cringe at the thought of touching others as well.
tfw pretend that I like to keep my door closed at night because my cat is noisy when he comes into the room, when actually I get scared that I'll see some weird shit in my hallway if the door is left open.
heights. any heights. the thought of falling.
that the last interaction with my mom/dad/sister will be of me being an asshole to them. after i'm a shithead i'm always terrified that they'll die and that's the last thing we ended on.
i love space but it also scares the shit out of me, especially when i think about how small i/we are compared to everything else in the universe.
making noise at night. even now i'm still irrationally afraid that i'll wake up "something" and it'll get me.
elbows being broken. blech.
driving over things in the road. i hate it. fucking hate it. i genuinely shudder whenever i have to drive over something, because i'm convinced it's going to explode once i do. idgaf if it's a piece of balled up newspaper in the road or an empty bk cup. i hate it.
going to new gas stations. idk why. i don't like new things. i also feel a lot of anxiety whenever i have to call someone on the phone. no idea there.
Religious imagery actually creeps me the hell out. I can appreciate the architecture of a church to an extent, for example, but as soon as mass (I think that is what it is called) starts I nope the hell out of there. I get intimidated by religious paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows too. I used to be really religious as a kid and wasn't baptized at birth, so in fifth grade I decided to get baptized along with my little brother at a Ukrainian Catholic church. That experience started my fear of religious imagery and practices and to this day I can't bring myself to be in a church for too long. Not at all a fear of God and so on, just freaked the hell out by what is associated with worshiping through the church.
The thought of relapsing And overdosing on heroin. I'm scared that if that happens it will be my mother to come over and find me. I have dreams about it constantly, it is a haunting in it's own right.
The Achilles tendon or whatever it's called. If I get hit in mine I throw up, not from pain but from the idea that if that gets severed I could just flop over onto my face. I dont know, it freaks me out though.
there are a lot of really dumb things I was/am afraid of. when I was a kid flushing the toilet would horrify me. if I had to flush it late at night I would run back to my room.
a dream i had about a fucking HUGE siren. imagine a wind turbine in height and then 3/4 of that height the mouth of a siren, spinning slowly. it wasnt making any noise but i think it was just the sheer size of it that freaked me out. also there was a small kid next to me that was staring at it too, and when i looked at him looking at it he muttered "that things really loud...."
needless to say, wind turbines unnerve me pretty well, though im also struck with awe when i look at them.
Arm, fingers, or hair pulled into machinery.
That movie? ooooh boy
I'm terrified of 1800s, early turn of the century pictures, movies and especially museum town recreations. I panic the fuck out. I took a group of kids there once and puked in their bathroom. Only that period terrifies me.
Reminds me of a drive I took a few months back from Los Angeles to the East bay in Northern California. I took the back roads down this two lane highway past these hills that run between these wind generator farms. These massive turbines were on both sides of the highway and this was at night. Full moon so somehow bright for the time of night it was. Shit is pretty freaky to see these massive fans just spinning silently, the shadows cast on the highway as the spinning blades blocked the moonlight added to the erieness. I'd actually like to get out and watch these things at n8ghts while shrooming, would be a hell of a trip.
>he does it again
What is with you and your numbers?
Large shit in the open ocean, like military ships (especially submarines) and oil platforms. Both the size of the objects and the endlessness of the sea scares me.
I'm scared of empty places, or loneliness (?).
When I walk home during the night sometimes, it is so quiet that I start feeling the town is actually devoid of people, that I'm lost and alone. Sometimes I'll make a huge detour so that I can stay in parts of the city where there are people.
It's rare that this happens during the day (because people are often outside so it's never nearly édead") but it's as terrifying, if not more, than during the night.
Or to be fair, I'm scared of large man-made objects in general.
I fear that humanity has gone too far in technology. We try to replicate human qualities onto cyborgs and other mechanical beings, yet human qualities are not able to passed over for a good reason I believe. I think that we have led to our own demise.
I use depression medience and I'm scared that people will think that I faked all my problems or maybe I have some other mental disorder insted of depression if I just become happy with eating pills that don't work.
scares me to be alone my whole life and wondering what other people see in each other . and why no girls see anything special in me. or are they just scared of me ? or what is wrong with me that i can change because no one ever told me and it seems like i have everything in order.
The idea that I know nothing about the world around me. I always try to have an answer for everything, but it's just overcompensation for the idea that we really know nothing about the world around us. Scares the shit out of me.
Oh man, this. I wanna hug you right now, Anon.
This hits home for me. I've been dealing with the same problem for about a year. My worst fear is finally getting clean and then losing myself. Not even dying, just losing all the progress I've made. What's worse is that I can't tell my family so I'm dealing with this alone. I don't want to disappoint them.
This. I'm in the same boat just with prescription opiates. And I use to be the one that was straight edge in the family is the sad thing. Now I've already ODed three times since I was 18 and I'm afraid one day I'm just gonna nod out and not wake up. Guess there are worse ways to go, though..
This is the worst feeling, knowing that there's other people going through this too. Hoping for the best for you, bro. You can beat this.
I use to be the same way except I had triggers. I remember sitting in a chinese buffet all by myself in the smoking room. I noticed car lights from a parking lot kinda far away and i couldn't shake the feeling there was a sniper in it waiting to blow my head off.
Holy shit, I thought I was the only one, submarines have been a massive fear of mine for as long as I can remember, I have to walk out of a movie if it has a long submarine scene in it, it's awful...thankfully I've never seen one in person, I'd most likely faint.
May sound weird but mentally challenged/ disabled persons, (I do not mean disabled as in crippled people)
Like they are people but dyskinesia, way they speak, react to things, look at me makes me feel "unsafe" for some reason.
Also when I am alone longer span of time my mind starts to go nuts. I start to imagine all sorts of weird things, like in my mind I think scenario where suddenly middle of the night "ayy lmao" alien looks through window and how I´d react to that, or walking in dark and suddenly something appears in front of me.
Not the same anon but I'll give you a story from when my ego was shattered.
I went into a room with my girlfriend (at the time) because I knew I was losing control of this reality. I played on a bed and lost everything and gained everything. I was stuck in several loops and over the course of 13 hours only a couple things seemed real to me.
>periodically wake up for short bursts.
>like 10 seconds max
>by wake up I mean open my eyes and be back in this reality.
>best friend screams from the living room he is dying
>run to save him
>he begins beating himself in front of me
>I can't stop him and he can't atop himself
>he's getting bloodier and bloodier
>teeth are leaving his mouth others are just getting re arranged
>his screams of agony are resonating in my ears
>I finally have him in my arms
>my best friend on earth dies in my arms
>I will never forget his last breath.
>wake up again
>turn to ex
>"what's wrong, anon?"
>a whisper barely escapes my lips as I'm looking a thousand yards through her gaze.
>from the other room I hear that same cry as before
>"I'm dying this is death"
Have you ever seen or read Watership Down?
Also I had rabbits as a child and my dog ripped them to pieces. One wasn't quite dead and was dragging itself along the ground with it's guts out.
I used to be in the blackhat hacker crowd. I fucked someone over and now I'm scared they'll send a hitman after me or a family member.
It was years ago, but it still terrifies me to this day.
Is that stuff really that bad? How did you get into blackhat stuff, what did you and they do exactly? How'd you fuck them over?
Are they really that extreme to where they might actually want to kill you? Like is it common or are you perhaps exaggerating?
I have some very specific phobia's that I can't really explain or even understand fully. Firstly, water behind glass that goes over my head. The more water the worse it gets. Now, I'm not talking the ocean. I have been dragged under the waves and felt totally calm. It's ONLY when it's behind glass, like aquariums.
that makes sense though. tons of water above you in glass sounds like a bad time waiting to drown you.
i hate my phobia, it make no sense at all to me. i'm afraid of water in general but specifically it's stuff in water. like seaweed, shipwrecks, sunken trees, mossy objects in water. it's so fucking awful and yet i have no understanding as to why it scares me.
Stop being a junkie and your problem will be solved
I have a legitimate fear that i am going to wake up one day and everything will be different. I have a fear of looking people in the \eyes, i have a fear of large crowds. i have a huge fear of water, i cant even drive by it or ill have a panic attack. i have a fear of not dying.
Alium Conquerors and Galactic Empires with big guns (moon sized) and Jedi.
I had a friend into it. They doxxed me, but I was fine with them so I said fuck it. They swatted me so I doxxed them. Didn't put it on doxbin, but I have it.
I'm not sure if they want to kill me or not, but I'm just thinking they will. They think I'm dead at the moment, so yeah.
I wanted to be an author, dammit. Now I can't even publish anything with fear of alerting them that I'm still alive.
Fuck off. They swatted me while I lived with my 70 year old grandma. She could have had a heart attack or some shit.
Vomiting. Emetophobia is a bitch.
It's not even me vomiting that scares me, it's other people, and I don't even know why it scares me so bad that it'll send me into panic attacks. I constantly get rushes of anxiety even seeing someone cough or bend down like they're gonna puke.
A few things
1. Why did they Dox you?
2. So somebody wants to kill you because you doxxed him?
3. How do you know these guys are capable of that? Teenage kids nowadays can Dox and possibly even Swat
>went through liver surgery
>abdominal muscles had to be separated
>took 2 months to heal
>meanwhile, I was literally unable to stand up by myself, had to be pulled upwards by someone else
>it ate my right retina
>ate my left eye retina ALMOST reaching the center
>am blind of one eye, wonder if I'd an hero if I lost the other one
Murder by knife
>dude was part of a gang involved in serial killings/attempts
>almost stabbed my throat, I grabbed the blade as it started to poke at my trachea
>still have nightmares about it, it was 4 years ago
I'm not afraid of death at all anymore because depression and ptsd (I know that sounds edgy but it's true) so not much really scares me. I only fear seeing my loved ones hurt or causing someone else to be hurt. I still have a strange fear of heights that I don't understand. It gets my heart racing and makes me anxious and shaky, but you can put a loaded gun in my mouth and I don't feel shit. Drunk driven down dark country roads at 90mph and feel nothing. But a 20 foot ladder---fucking nope.
Being chased. Even if it's in a video game. It doesn't even have to be a horror game. I could WATCH someone being chased and I would get affected by it. I get an adrenaline rush and I feel my insides tighten up and my body contorts.
Fucking megalophobia man. Even a glance at this picture causes an over-rustlement of my jimmies.
>specifically it's stuff in water. like seaweed, shipwrecks, sunken trees, mossy objects in water. it's so fucking awful and yet i have no understanding as to why it scares me.
You're not the only one, anon. I've always been afraid of swimming over anything that wasn't plain sand or rock, which prevented me from learning to scuba-dive.
This is interesting. I don't have this fear (and in fact I love historical stuff and old 1800s photography), but I do get this sort of unease when looking at some and imagining the period. Is it just the kind of, I guess, "dusty", empty and old feeling you get?
I'm not really sure, but the fact that they are cryptic objects (particularly seaweed, which conceal completely anything that may be resting under them) in an environment that is usually alien to us, may be related.
> I multitask a lot. I listen to
> music, read, watch constantly.
> When I try to meditate though,
> it "feels" so quiet, I actually
> start to make a nightmarish world
> of my own that seems completely
> I have so many strange visions
> I can't be the only one out there
omg kiss me
> OP here. Do you mean that when
> you meditate you just become
> aware of random stories playing
> out in your head that don't involve
> you at all and have no context?
> This happens to me too when I
> meditate, i've become aware that
> it's common among people who
> consume a lot of entertainment
> (I watch a lot of movies, shows,
> anime, and I read a lot of books,
> comics, and manga)
omg take me, plz
Aside from the usual (mirrors, posters, cameras), I had a lot of things freak me out. Certain colours and blocks of text are some of the weirder ones. Just gives me an uncomfortable feeling.
Standing at the foot of a huge building/object.
Perfectly clear skies ad open spaces make me feel like I'm gonna 'fall' into space.
Pregnant women/pregnancy in general. I'm terrified of having some alien THING just being inside of me and not being alone for 9 fuckin months.
Watching things grow/change. Think of those sped up videos of a flower opening/closing or when you watch the bubble in your come rise to the top.
Losing a skill or talent. Or losing the limbs I need for it (like an artist losing his hand).
And the worst one: Disappearing/being kidnapped and finding myself actually enjoying where I am (like - actually being treated nicely by the kidnapper or being 'teleported' to an amazing strange new planet). I'm scared of having to choose between what I know and love and all the new things i could experience... And never being able to apologise to my family/friends enough or what I've done to them by choosing to abandon my old life with them.
yfw I'm watching Jaws 3...
Don't ask, I changed the channel when WWE came on, and left it on the first thing I could find.
Im a total badass so theres nothing.
"As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil, because Im the BADDEST MOTHER FUCKER IN THAT VALLEY!"
How I live brahs.
>Losing a skill or talent. Or losing the limbs I need for it
There was this really fucked up comic I read once where a trumpet player falls face-first on a beartrap, and it rips his jaw off.
In order of things I most worry about to the things I least worry about
1. My mother dying before I die
1. Burning in hell when I die
3. Being alone
4. Talking to people because I'm afraid I'll say something stupid, or they'll think that I'm stupid. Constantly deep in thought about what to say next as to not sound stupid, ends up making all of my conversations, both online and in real life have a lot of awkward long pauses.
5. Fucking up and being a burden or inconvenience to people around me.
And if we want to get into phobia territory, in no particular order
Bodies of water, things that live in bodies of water(including fish), clusters of holes(think lotus tits) and bugs
SAME! And I thought I was the only one too :S Even just looking at photos of like, shipwrecks, or there's these abandoned boats on the South side of the Island I live on, I used to have to drive by them everyday and I'd get panic attacks.
lol, wtf?! What an awkwardly strange bunch we are.
I wonder why that is. Past lives maybe? hell idk
I'm terrified I'll try to kill myself again and I'll actually succeed, I survived by some miracle the first time and I'm scared at some point down the line I'll try again and have no control
As any human being. There are several things that cause fear or concern on me
However the only thing that causes irrational fear is drowning, that feeling of struggling and desperately Gasping for air, feeling your lungs burning as only water invades and floods them
The body's own desperate instincts became it's own doom
I have automatonophobia. I'm okay with looking at pictures of stuff like that, but I always avoid the halloween section at drugstores because it creeped me out as a child. Fuck plastic hands, man.
And I remember when I was really young, I was scared of one of those.. Dog toys, you know those ones that could backflip? It scared the shit out of me, I couldn't even hit it away.
I used to stay with my grandma during the summer. She was a catholic, we are protestant. I had no clue there were differences or anything, but when she'd take me to catholic church, it felt so awful. I was so uncomfortable and scared. Scary ass catholics. Now I know why.
I wouldn't say this scares me but personal possessions fill me with an unnerving sense of depression.
I'm not terrified or anything like that to be around items but it's more of the idea that things "define" us even though they're pretty useless and have no value but to the person who has them. We fill our homes with stuff we like to enjoy our surroundings and entertain us. People go out of their way to get you things knowing it'll make you happy but then you die and those items you adored and helped express your personality become meaningless. You're gone and that thing that meant so much to you will either be thrown away or go to someone who might not give a shit or be sold. It's like your memory and "what" you were vanishe even though that item will continue to exist.
If any of that makes sense.