Ridiculous Fears I Still Have

We've already discussed our ridiculous childhood fears, but are there any irrational fears that you still suffer from? (Don't tell me I'm the only one...)

I admit I am absolutely terrified of:

Great white sharks People say that they only kill humans due to mistaken identity, but I know better.

The scary child from the Grudge Once in the supermarket I came across an identical little Asian boy crouched among the produce. Luckily I froze in fear and didn't make a scene!

Maggots Ever since an unfortunate incident during my student years maggots have given me the heebie jeebies.

Donald Sutherland He is so creepy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers and always pops up unexpectedly in lots of different movies.

What things make your blood run cold?

Posted by Bridey


Michelle said...

Mine is sort of like your fear of great whites, but 200x crazier. I'm scared of bodies of water including swimming pools and large hot tubs at night. Because I think sharks might get me. So weird, right?!

Bridey said...

@Michelle - I totally understand that! I often manage to convince myself that a shark is just behind me while I'm swimming (including swimming pools sometimes)

just a girl trying to find her place in this world said...

Michelle & Bridey - this is me too!!! I have never been IN the ocean, but the thought of it scares the crap out of me! Just the thought gives me chills! I get like this in lakes too...

silverrangel said...

When I was younger, I took the irrationality even further and became afraid of my bathtub. I truly thought that there might be tiny sharks in there planning to nibble on my feet.

insomniaclolita said...

Haha the kid from the grudge creeps me out too. The Japanese version of the movie is like 300% scarier than the american one. Look for it : Ju On.

Helen said...

I have an irrational fear of buildings collapsing on me. I hate going through tunnels on trains - I think the tunnels will collapse in on me!

Gail said...

Lifts. (Elevators?!) I will use them but feel all stressed and clammy and can't wait to get out! I'm not even quite sure what it is I think will happen to me....

Sushirobot said...

Pikes. When I was a kid I heard news about this 3 year old girl who was bitten by a pike while paddling in the shallow water. So I'm still nervous when swimming in lakes and panic if I feel anything touching my legs.

Dentists. I don't think this is irrational at all, but some people think so. Thanks to one idiot dentist when I was in my teens, I'm so terrified of going there now, I need to take Diapams before going there.

Wooden ice-cream sticks. I get chills if I accidentally bite the wooden stick when eating an ice-cream. Hrrr... I get goose bumps even when thinking about it!

Stairways that have the possibility that there is a bad guy lurking under them and when you get up the stairs he can grab your anckles and kill you.
I'm so happy that my parents moved to a house that has only one floor instead of two. Every time I was there house watching while they were away I nearly wet my pants out of fear when climbing upstairs in the evening.

Old elevators with doors you can see throuh (bars). I'm always panicing that I leave my scarf or dog's leash or something between the door when it closes and when the elevator starts to move I (or my dog) will strangle.
Other horror feeling with elevators like that is that what if I see some creepy guy when passing floors? I'd be sure that he would start following me by the stairs and kill me if he could catch me.

Ok, I need to stop now or I start to panic.

earlgreyrooibos said...

I still have my childhood fears of bees and ladders.

Jeanne said...

Love your blog!

Spiders. Big garden spiders, specifically. Used to live in Long Beach, CA and they have a ton of them there. Once one built one in the middle of my yard, using the tree by the street, my house, and the ground. It was insanely big. That was the year they were even coming in my house and building webs on my car, like where the windshield wipers were. Seriously. I felt completely nauseous and couldn't even come near them. I even called my husband at work to tell him one had crawled in the house. Yeah, like that helped! Ugh *shudder*

Jackie said...

The Dark.
Flying in planes.

Zmaga said...

I hate white sharks! I can't go very deep in the sea because of them...

Roxanne said...

Ahh totally with you on the sharks. Even I though I bitch and blog about how sharks are not the enemy and shark attack statistics are ridiculously overblown and more people die of dog bites, etc... on a visceral level when I go diving or snorkelling I always have this feeling that something is going to glide out of the darkness and eat my feet.

Other ridiculous fears?
- That every ache, pain, itch, lump or bump is cancer, an STD, and/or mono
- Spiders. mthrfckng SPIDERS.
- That mummies in museums are going to suddenly turn their heads or sit up
- Ditto with mannequins in museums

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...
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em. said...

mirrors in the dark
ditto on the girl from the ring
aliens (!)
and great white sharks, thank god home is shark-free:)

em. said...

oh and the voice from the mothman profecies

Sanne Heusinkveld said...

Irrational fears; I still have a fear of fishy things in the water, just the fact they're swiming between my toes....!!!
I'm still a little girl if it comes to the dark, I hate being alone in the house when you don't recognise a sound...!

Anyway, I'm an art-student from Holland and I'm actually trying to photograph some fears.
You can find 1 on my blog, it's the fear of suffocating... and the pictures are analog.
The best are digitaly made, but can't show those jet... (soon!)

Generic Cialis said...

cockroaches... god do I hate those little motherf... Everytime I see one of those I freeze and can't find a shoe to throw at them. and heights, I can't climb a ladder more than 3 steps because am affraid i will fall down and brake my neck

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