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Can certain bugs induce fear???

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posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 06:33 AM
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I dont know, but it seems that every time I feel fear of something watching me, or have some freaky vision of some demon commin to grab me or something. there seems to be a House centipede on my wall.

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And then i have to try to devise a way to kill it, even though it supposibly posesses no harm to humans. I just get a netitive feelin from it. I mean, I have arachniphobia. I shrik and freeze up like a little school girl if i see a spider. cus im afraid of it regardless what spider it is. and I know a centipede is not a spider by any means.

And there was this first time i encountered this type of centipede, after it traveling around the wall/ceiling of my room. It seemed only to want to taunt and intimidate me. I was standin on the floor clutchin a Dictionary. tryin to see if the thing will come down farther away from the ceiling so i can kill it. and it went right above my bedroom door. crawled down to go out side, fell to the ground, which me and it were less than 6 feet away. It scrambled out of the bottom of the doorway into the darkness of the appartment. Then it scrambled back in with lighting fast speed, at this time i droped the book to my feet and JUST BARELY squished the thing. I found it pecular that out of all the directions it could take, it decided to make a blind charge at me.

Ever since then i always sensed negativity and fear before i even see the creature. I always feared going into my closet reasons i did not understand ever since living in this appartment. And then after 4 centipede encounters, i realize they thrive in Closets and dark spaces.

So am i just goin crazy? or is there actually somethin behind this? Regardless Tell me your opinions plz. I'd love to hear from another point of view




posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by Forsaken Druid
So am i just goin crazy? or is there actually somethin behind this? Regardless Tell me your opinions plz. I'd love to hear from another point of view


Yes, you are just crazy. I have no fear of any type of insect. Its just a phobia. At best there might be a genetic predispoition to fear of certain bugs, but its just a phobia.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 08:03 AM
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I think people squish bugs just because you don't want invaders in your house. If you don't kill one bug when it shows up, they could be breeding in your house and soon you'll have a big infestation. I've seen spiders on the wall and not bothered to kill them, though. So I dunno. It isn't really just insects though. If you saw a bat, squirrel, rat, or any other animal in your house, you would try to either kill it or remove it as well. People just hate other animals in their territory. I wouldn't go as far as linking it to something demonic. lol.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 08:12 AM
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I'm truley scared of bugs too. I hate them. I've never held a worm or any bug like that. The only bug or insect I'm not afraid of are ants.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 08:19 AM
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I don't mind any bug accept the horse fly. I hate those sons of bitches! They hurt like hell when they take a chunck out of you. My skin crawls when they fly by.

About 20 years ago, I suffer heat exhaustion while working in the hay field one evening. At that same time, I was being molested by a swarm of these things. Heat exhaustion is different from a heat stroke and one symptom is a cold chill even when its 90 degrees. This condition had set in and I was pretty bad off with it and these flies kept swarming in the field and biting me. To this day, when I hear one buzz by me, I get that same chill. Its likley nothing more than a accidental conditioned reponse and associated reaction to the stimuli. ...but I hate those things.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by astrocreep
I don't mind any bug accept the horse fly. I hate those sons of bitches!


Horse fly rage!



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 11:23 AM
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I was stationed in New Orleans for a few years when I was in the military.
And we had those jet black horse flies that were about as long as the finger on your hand, i remember smacking one with a 2 by 4 one day, dead center like a baseball, knocked it about 40-50 feet.
Anyway the thing buzzed around on the ground for a few seconds, then flew away.
tough sob's

[edit on 15-7-2005 by Patriot36]

[edit on 15-7-2005 by Patriot36]



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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The only bug that cause fear to everyone is perhaps,

A Flying Cockroach, flying straight in your face.


I hate that........



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 12:32 PM
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LOL!!! thank you all for your comments
I truely appreciate them

Quest and Yarcofin, Yeah i can understand what ur sayin, Ive been livin in missouri for so long that its VERY rare to see a centipede, and since i was so used to the shape, then i came to chicago, and all the sudden there is a Centipede / Spider like creature, and i already have arachniphobia and not knowing if it was posionious or not. it really freaked the hell out of me since i wasnt used to it what so ever.

Nventual, I used to not be afraid of ANY bug when i was a boy, may it be a spider or a horsefly or a flying cochroach. Im not quite sure what changed me though :S but I know that i really dislike the thought of something invading my territory un announced. but then again, i could argue that It was here first, and I am the invader. THEN again if u go on to thinking like that then ALL humans are invaders of Territory of Animals, bugs, and plant life alike.

astrocreep and Quest, I hear that man, Horse flies are CRAZY!!!! I cant stand the mofos. I am VERY proud to say ive never gotten bit or stung by one. right when i hear that buzz, my body instinctivly moves as fast as it can to get out of the way, and THEN search for the buzzing noise. And Astrocreep ( awsome name by the way, White Zombie i persume?) It is quite unfortunate to be somewhat tramatuized like that. I couldnt even imagion being in that position.

Patriot 36, Yeah those horseflies int he south are MAMMOTH!, and Rock on with the 2 by 4, though u should have gotten a crow bar, but i still feel it would have done little effect. but Keep on Swingin!!

and Humster, I hear ya those flying cockroaches are no joke :| freaked me out and made me almost pee on myself when i saw a fly at my face. I was like "Oooo Evil roach", then it spread its wings and im like "ROACH CAN FLY??!?!?! IT FLIES AT ME?1?!!! NO!! and Smacked that crazy thing as hard as i could and it still flew away :S


Thank you all for Giving your opinions. I truely appreciate it



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 01:45 PM
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Well, there is one more insect that is pretty vicious in KY and thats the Helgramite. Its the larva stage of the dragon fly and can really pinch the crap outta ya. The other side of the coin is that Catfish and Bass love them so you're almost guaranteed a catch if you risk the pinch...and you can find one. They're elusive.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 01:59 PM
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Yep the hellgramite is one vicious little sucker, although I believe it's the larva of the dobsonfly. Found under creek rocks. Great smallmouth bait, at least as good, and maybe better than, a soft craw at times. I've never found 'em for sale. You gotta seine them yourself.



posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 11:48 PM
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Humans are gentically predisposed to fear certain animals such as snakes and spiders and the like. We can see similar attitudes among our relatives in the primate family. Some people do have a more advanced phobia of possibly specific animals stemming from a traumatic experience with one. All in all though it is a healthy fear as some of these animals can kill you.



posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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these are reasons i live in CA, NO BIG BUGS!


OMG A GIANT ANT lol

But seriously, bugs are creepy, and if i saw one of those centipedes, id grab my M14 and blast that thing to hell



posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 07:09 AM
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Well I hate those big Black (we live in the sewers) Cockroaches!!!

Thy 're #in giant-like, ugly, full of microbes, and hard to kill...

One of them came from the down part of the oven... when i saw it, i went straight to my room (which is kinda far from the kitchen), and the #in bug, CAME IN MY ROOM!!! Like it was hunting me down! Of course when it came, it felt the power of 150 Pounds on it's head...



posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by Reinheart
Well I hate those big Black (we live in the sewers) Cockroaches!!!

Thy 're #in giant-like, ugly, full of microbes, and hard to kill...

One of them came from the down part of the oven... when i saw it, i went straight to my room (which is kinda far from the kitchen), and the #in bug, CAME IN MY ROOM!!! Like it was hunting me down! Of course when it came, it felt the power of 150 Pounds on it's head...


I think it wanted something from you........

Who knows, maybe it actually wanted to talk to you



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 02:52 AM
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Astrocreep and Yeahright, Thanks for the info, yeah i am very glad i have not had the "pleasure" of being bitten by those Helgramite . But when/if i ever go fishing again, I will keep your tip in mind


Thetorch, I understand your words quite well, I believe it is healthy to be afraid of certain animals, for as you said they "do have a more advanced phobia of possibly specific animals stemming from a traumatic experience with one. All in all though it is a healthy fear as some of these animals can kill you." Which i find very consise and well said.

Codycougar91, HAHAHA!! i hear ya man, it would be great living in an area with no bugs, BUT been to cali, and my experiences we not so memerable. Also lol you would react like ALOT of city people would react if they arent used to bugs. I remember talkin to my mother in her room about something, then her boyfriend and his kid start screaming in the kitchen, we run to them and they are tryin to swat at a MOTH lol, they said they feared it was some posionus bug or somethin, and HAHAHA when the thing landed on his shoulder, OOOO MAN i never herd a grown man scream so bad and jump so high lol. After one attempt having the moth being introduced to my phone book, the confrontation was over. goes to show you 2 things, Violence does not always need to be solved by a gun lol and thus showing that a little boy can be more coragious than a grown man. Always fun to get ur ego stroked once in a while

Reinheart, I hear ya about those crazy little roach things. and when u said it came to you, there could have been a possibility it was a different one, but if not then i know EXACTLY what u mean man. That bug i was talkin about started commin strait at me when it fell off the wall, that scared the POOP out of me lol. Maybe this goes to show that the bugs are beginning to retaliate on humans.

Humster, lol man in this universe you TRUELY never know hahaha. Could have just been an alien and saw something special in Reinheart for him to be the first human contact lol. Always wasting good oppertunities hahaha.



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 04:53 AM
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My mother-in-law "bugs" me...
but she doesn't induce fear.

Spiders make me afraid,
but i dont think think they are related to me or my wife.

I've been called a cockroach (I think it was some kind of compliment)
but i don't think cockroaches are related to spiders.

I've also been called a rat,
but i dont think rats are related to cockroaches, spiders, or my wife.

... Just trying to sort this all out.



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 05:52 AM
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Ah!! I have a hug bug phobia. I barely kept an eye open to look at those pictures and I still cringed. Those better not be around Southern California. Blah now I have that feeling like there on me. One of my biggest fears is walking into a huge spider web with the spider in it. I have ants on my desk right now and I can barely stand it and I freak out when one gets on me. Blugh.



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 12:57 PM
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LOL

Disbelief, all i can say, is well said.

xxblackoctoberxx, lol i dont think its healthy to have aphobia of ALL bugs. Some bugs, yes. Some species of bugs, understandible. but all?

They say that certain bugs can sense your fear, and thus annoy you further. Are you afraid of snakes and stuff aswell? or just bugs? Maybe u should Meditate or contemplate on that furhter to understand what REALLY makes you afraid of bugs.



posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 05:02 PM
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Haha, well the reason it is pretty much all bugs that I hate is because of their stupid legs and how they look and what not. All of them have the same general things about them. I'm not afraid of snakes and stuff, I think I don't like spiders because when I was little we lived out by a forest and we would walk in the house and there would be spiders the size of my face on the ceiling. Haha just traumatized I guess.







 
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