posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 12:45 PM
TL;DR: You're not alone.
When I was younger, about five or seven, I was very uneasy in the dark. Where I live isn't really in the woods, but behind my house is a few hundred
acres of forest - and when I was little my dad would have me walk my two dogs out back so they could go to the bathroom.
This absolutely terrified me. They'd stop and look around suddenly, probably only sensing a deer nearby (we have a lot around), but I'd swear it was
something else. Eventually I was tired of feeling scared so I sat out back in front of the woods, in total darkness, with my two puppies running
around. After a few minutes I calmed down and ended up staying outside for about half an hour, much to the worry of my folks.
Up until a few months ago, the darkness never bothered me again. I actually loved it; I'd go out often for walks down the road or to a nearby lake
after midnight, sometimes to swim or chat with nearby friends. About a year ago I had a series of dreams that made me feel "awakened" and I've
A few months ago the fear came back about the night. I was in my room, around 10pm, when I felt complete and utter fear. I turned about and "sensed"
something, my hair was on end, and my whole body had a very odd feeling. I ran up to our first floor, and just stared down the stairs to my room. The
feeling got worse, and I ran up to our second floor, and did the same thing as if I couldn't help but look and wait. My folks came out of their room
to see me standing there, shaking, pale, and crying and freaked out. Since then, the fear remains.
I'm 20, still living at home, and it makes no sense to me why I'd all of a sudden feel this way. The only thing that calms me is meditating or
praying to an angel I saw in my initial dreams as I fall asleep, but the fear is still there, just subdued. It's very odd and doesn't happen
everywhere, and seems to come out of nowhere (when not in my own place).