posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 06:21 PM
Ok, Just posted a thread on spiders and it reminded me of how I got my fear of the little buggers. It also made me wonder what other Phobias some
members might have and if they remember how they developed them.
I am curious as to how Phobias develop. Some are from personal experiences while others are instilled in us from other people. Others as I understand
So here goes...
When I was about 3 or 4 yrs old, I was outside and walking down a sidewalk in front of our house. Lo and behold I came across a big-ass spider (not
sure what type of course) Northern Manitoba, Canada if anyone knows the spiders in the North.
Anyway, being young and invincible I decided to stomp on it to see it go all squishy. (Kids stuff) And I do mean it was big! Not tarantula big but the
body I remember being the size of maybe a quarter. Big in my World.
So, I did it! Stomped it and lifted my foot to see the damage. I then noticed that there were what seemed like millions (not really) of little dust
size things crawling over my foot and up my leg. I had shorts on at the time.
Yup! BABY SPIDERS! Crawling all over me and I was afraid to touch them. They kept crawling up my legs, into my shorts. I was screaming, my mother came
out of the house and started screaming ( adding to my horror of course) and I started running and trying to roll on the grass to get these things
Well, mom came to the rescue and all was ok except that I didn't sleep properly for weeks and to this day...Can't get near 'em.
Well, you get it.
So that's mine...What's yours?