posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 01:45 AM
I don't know how it is called, and I have to explain it by two ways because it is a strange thing.
You may know about agoraphobia, the fear of being in a large space?
Well, mine is a little bit different to that one:
I hate/fear being in any open space IN THE FOG when I have nothing which might offer cover from above, like a larger tree or a house or something.
Which means that I can't stand being in any open space when there is low visibility (besides of the night). I could never swim in the very open ocean,
when there is no bottom to be seen. I have difficulties driving by bike through fog when there are no trees nearby - I had to do this while I was in
school and hated that. I always just would have looked down or straight on, in fear of SOMETHING COMING FROM UP AHEAD, WHERE I COULD NOT SEE IT
That is my greatest fear right now. I fear that in conditions of low visibility SOMETHING LARGE might come from out of my line of viewing, from above
(in fog) or from under me (in the open sea).
Edit: Oh, and I have no problem with driving in a car through fog - there is a roof which "protects" me.. Yeah, I don't understand my fear,
I have some minor angsts, like akrophobia (fear of heights) or arachnophobia (fear of spiders), but those are easily controlled - I try to look at
bird-eating spiders in pet shops and such, try to reach high places to force me to look down (anyone been to the
La Grande Arche
in Paris? There are full-glas elevators of about a meter in diameter running in
the open space inside it up to the top, about 70 or 80 meters of blood-sweating hell...
edit on 26-2-2013 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)