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posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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I'm scared of honeybees. Like scream and run down the block til I'm sure the bee has lost me. When I was in elementary school, our school field was covered in clover, so we had a lot of bees. And one of the things we terrible little children would do was go out into the school field and stomp bees. At one point, I got it in my head that one day they would want revenge, and the thought embedded itself pretty deeply. Never killed a bee since that day, but I swear they go right for me.




posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by Tasty Canadian
This should be a fun thread if people are honest. I have emetophobia ,but since most folks have no idea what that is, I just call it puke - o - phobia...which is fairly common. Arachnophobia as well...another common one. But secretly (and this is just between you & me) I have this innate fear that I am one day going to come strolling contentedly out of a public washroom with 3 yards of 3 ply toilet paper waving in the breeze, securely tucked in the back of my pants or stuck to the bottom of my shoe.


Yeah. I thought this would be a fun way to let down our guards a bit and relate on a more human level. Hopes and fears and the like.

It's ok to laugh at each other, and ourselves!

But...Toilet paper is a new one! lol
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posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Man I grew up in Louisiana and have handled snakes, gators, logger head snapping turtles, electric eels and spiders, with no fear. But there is one critter that just freaks me out, the cockroach, which grows to 3.5 inches down there, and they fly!

As a kid, while laying in bed to sleep, one of these things crawled up the wall and then flew right on my face! Holy shiaat did I scream and run! When they fly their heavy body hangs down making them appear freakishly large. I don't even like killing them!

These things also feed on eyebrows and facial hair at night, for real dude!

Peace,
spec
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Man, I'm with you!

I grew up in south Louisiana also, and the only thing to this day that really scares me is a cockroach in flight. On the ground, wall, or ceiling, not so bad. But when they fly, I'm prone to lose my ****.

I can remember being a kid and waking up at night to see them on the ceiling above me. Sometimes they will drop down into bed with you, like little evil paratroopers or something. Creeps me out just thinking about it...



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 03:40 AM
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My irrational fear seems pretty ridiculous to most people but I really hate when loose hair, especially wet hair, is touching any part of me, I used to get panic attacks when I was a kid when it would touch me and I've been getting over it for the most part. I only lightly freak out when wet loose hair is on me now. It's so gross.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by BunnyBeHoppy
My irrational fear seems pretty ridiculous to most people but I really hate when loose hair, especially wet hair, is touching any part of me, I used to get panic attacks when I was a kid when it would touch me and I've been getting over it for the most part. I only lightly freak out when wet loose hair is on me now. It's so gross.


I had an ex-girlfriend with almost the same phobia. But the hair had to be un-attached, like in a hairdresser salon. Couldn't be near it and if it touched her, she would run.

See? You're not alone!



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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i have a Phobia--

I am deathly afraid of woman in-- large FUZZY sweaters--

i call it Angora-phobia...



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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Like most of you, I'm deathly afraid of spiders, and it all boils down to a neighbors escaped tarantula named Midnight who found her way into my bedroom via air ducts (we lived in dorms while my mom was finishing college) Also wasps and hornets, bumble bees and honey bees I'm ok with and even think they are cute =D
As for the not so normal phobias...
I'm afraid of large pipe organs like extravagent ones found in well funded churches...
Any large machinery with most of it's moving parts on the outside, like cold water air conditioning units found in a lot of tropical open air hotels
and last but DEFINATELY not least
JUNE BUGS...I remember riding my bike when I was little and one pelted me in the face then got stuck in my long hair and proceded to beat me about the face and head in a furious attempt to get free. Then later in life one had me cornered in my livingroom and I swear it watched me turning towards me when I tried to go around it had to wait for my boyfriend (now husband) to get home and save me from it lol.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Well, if your boyfriend saved you from a potential June Bug attack, you made the right choice to marry him! lol

Strange, the Phobias we have. I find it fascinating. The Pipe Organ is a new one tho.


Terrifying for you but still interesting in my books.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by darrman
reply to post by jude11
 


i have a Phobia--

I am deathly afraid of woman in-- large FUZZY sweaters--

i call it Angora-phobia...


And yet, I find that women in angora sweaters soooo sexy!

I know it's a joke...good one tho!



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by BunnyBeHoppy
My irrational fear seems pretty ridiculous to most people but I really hate when loose hair, especially wet hair, is touching any part of me, I used to get panic attacks when I was a kid when it would touch me and I've been getting over it for the most part. I only lightly freak out when wet loose hair is on me now. It's so gross.


I had an ex-girlfriend with almost the same phobia. But the hair had to be un-attached, like in a hairdresser salon. Couldn't be near it and if it touched her, she would run.

See? You're not alone!


That's actually really nice to hear. I used to get made fun of a lot by my friends and they would chase me with loose hair. I don't really care about hair if its still connected to the head but once it's loose, ahhhhhh! Also I really hate the dentist and start to hyperventilate when his fingers are in my mouth.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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He's a great guy, we've been together for 15 years and understands all my quirks.
As for the pipe organ though, not quite sure how that even manifested itself, I was never an avid church goer, only for weddings and such, but everytime I see one I will go to the clear otherside of the room, if they are the kind where the pipes reach the ceiling, good luck getting me to go inside. It's got to have something to do with the size and/or complexity. I get the same feeling (to a lesser degree because I'm not there) when I watch documentries about the Large Hadron Collider. The feeling is hard to explain, like a shot of overwhelming reality or something.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by Felyn
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He's a great guy, we've been together for 15 years and understands all my quirks.
As for the pipe organ though, not quite sure how that even manifested itself, I was never an avid church goer, only for weddings and such, but everytime I see one I will go to the clear otherside of the room, if they are the kind where the pipes reach the ceiling, good luck getting me to go inside. It's got to have something to do with the size and/or complexity. I get the same feeling (to a lesser degree because I'm not there) when I watch documentries about the Large Hadron Collider. The feeling is hard to explain, like a shot of overwhelming reality or something.


Not playing a psychologist or anything but were you raised on a farm?

You know, around large equipment?

Curious?



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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I was born in a small town and lived on a lake until I was 10. No farms nearby, just a lot of forest, boats and water. Then we moved to the suburbs of Detroit and that's where I live today. The only experience I've had with farms is the dairy farm I visited with my Brownie troop, and they only thing I remember from that trip was the horrible smells lol. The brain works in strange ways, the way it just decides what information should stick around and which ones it can bury out back.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Got two that I have had all my life:
I get freaked out when I have to stop my car(or when my parents stopped theirs) under an overpass to get on the interstate. I will even risk running a red light just not to have to stop under one. Something about that bridge collapsing and flatting me.

My odd one is that I get weak in the knees, almost faint, if I have to pull the cotton out of a medicine bottle. I tried using hemostats but I could still 'feel' the cotton motion through them. There is just something about cotton touching my fingernails that I can never explain.

Lots of things I hate and don't like, but do not fear.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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When I was little I used to constantly badger my grandfather for stories about his time in Burma, fighting the japs. These stories inevitably had a "snake chapter" in them and I guess that's where my phobia of snakes came from.

I can't explain my lycanthropophobia though, maybe peter and the wolf, when I was very young.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by sheeplemama_awakening
Got two that I have had all my life:
I get freaked out when I have to stop my car(or when my parents stopped theirs) under an overpass to get on the interstate. I will even risk running a red light just not to have to stop under one. Something about that bridge collapsing and flatting me.

My odd one is that I get weak in the knees, almost faint, if I have to pull the cotton out of a medicine bottle. I tried using hemostats but I could still 'feel' the cotton motion through them. There is just something about cotton touching my fingernails that I can never explain.

Lots of things I hate and don't like, but do not fear.


Cotton? Wow!

Cotton clothing is ok?

Some strange, weird and wonderful phobias here. From Bowling alleys to Pipe Organs and now Cotton.

We are a funny species indeed! lol

All in fun of course.



posted on Apr, 3 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Yep, woven cotton is fine.
But cotton balls, cotton stuffing or even the natural cotton bolls - I get freaked.
Hubby even wondered if it bothered me while I was sleeping.
Yep, I woke crying as he was rubbing it on the end of my thumbnail.
Weird, huh? My own personal kryptonite



posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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I have a phobia of spiders too.

But I was crawling up a tree as a kid and reached up to grab ahold of the tree when I felt something crawling on my hand. I leaned back and looked at my hand and there were millions? of bugs crawling on it. I don't know what I touched but I jumped from the tree and threw my arm everywhere and put it in the gras to get them off. I do not like seeing so many bugs in one place. I've seen similar things in bird nests. I know that spider egg sacks when they open can explode in the same way too. It's unnerving and as long as it happens outside and away from sight and in a place I don't usually go then I'm ok with it.

I have a fear of heights. I have a lot of dreams where I'm in high places trying to get down without falling. I think ti's real common. If I ever have a GF I'm going to have to man up.
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posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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I have a fear of heights. I have a lot of dreams where I'm in high places trying to get down without falling. I think ti's real common. If I ever have a GF I'm going to have to man up.
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Funny, my other fear is heights also. But, I have no problem in a plane, bungee jumping or even rappelling down a mountain. Just if I stand on a building's edge with no fence or rail. I freeze up and my legs go to jelly.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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My scare for spiders depends on the size and if i know what it is. When I was young (5-6) there was one on the wall in my room. My father is 6'7" and it took his house shoe just to get the body and like the OP there were babies that did it for me. I am OK with little ones (unless naked cause that's just not fair) yet the bigger they get the smaller I get. I do not like any bugs I am unfamiliar with yet am not sure if that is a fear because I phot and catalog them.

Have another odd one for you; I do not like on hour time flips, when the clock changes from say 2:59 to 3:00 it freaks me out. If I know the clock is going to change I will turn away from it or go into another room. If I see it I have anxiety not sure why though. I am also the fastest bather in the world for fear of my tub falling through and I weight about a 140 so I don't know what that is about.

I am a bit of a germaphobic if any one drinks from my drink or touches my food I am done with it. I do not like public bathrooms or floors and want to spray people with Lysol or tea tree and witch hazel if they cough or sneeze...this does classify as assault so I am told. This is odd because I am going into the medical field. Bone or joint surgeries freak me out because the lack of blood is unnatural.





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