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posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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I used to ride a horse that was terrified of bubbles, so if you saw anyone washing their car in the distance you had to ride a LONG way around them.
Getting thrown from a horse into a soapy driveway isnt fun




posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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Emetophobia.

I'm terrified of catching food poisoning or a stomach bug. I never eat out at restaurants because I don't trust any food I don't prepare myself.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by Embertail
Emetophobia.

I'm terrified of catching food poisoning or a stomach bug. I never eat out at restaurants because I don't trust any food I don't prepare myself.


Catching something at a restaurant is a good phobia to have. Happens all the time. I also get a little short of breath when I see the menu prices lately.




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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I am so terrified of invasive medical procedures, surgery and especially pregnancy/birth (tocophobia). I can handle needles, tattoos and piercings the most btw. It troubles me because I want kids someday, getting up there in age (almost 28) where I'll have to face my fears if I'm going to try but surely there will need to be some therapy sessions. Lucky for me, my husband is ok with my decision either way. He understands since he can't even watch spiders on TV. If I had tons of money I'd for sure hire a surrogate though.

I'm only really scared of black widow spids. I found 3 huge ones on my patio the other day and had to call my dad over to kill them.

The bugs that have freaked me out to the extreme besides:

A deer tick that I found having a blood meal on my tummy at 3am, talk about night terrors... hyperventilated like crazy. Hadn't left the house that day, I think one of our pets must have brought it in. Those lil f*ckers look evil red and dark brown, bigger than an apple seed, latch on with their fangs burrowed in and carry lime disease.

Scabies. Used to work with young children and got them. Wouldn't wish these on anyone, literally makes your skin crawl.

Large concerts or raves where ppl get trampled to death. I've been to one where this happened and have myself been injured or fallen down in a crowd. I prefer to stay out of the mosh pit, away from the front barrier (get squeezed, crushed by crowd surfers...) and away from small exits after the show.

I knew a dude awhile back that got bit by a great white. He wrote a book called "Don't fear the shark" check amazon. However I saw his wounds in the hospital when they were fresh. I don't go in the water too far unless it's clear 'nuff said.

My parrots have phobias too, they hate anything spherical such as balloons, helmets, soccer ball. Gloves. And a broom. Scream, flap and hyperventilate just like humans do. My dog hates the vaccum cleaner he runs away.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:10 AM
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I don't know if it counts as a phobia but I've always been afraid of something being wrong with my heart, having a heart attack, or having a stroke. It's weird cause I'm not really cautious with many other medical things.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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Crossing bridges. Phobia just suddenly appeared for no apparent reason in my mid-thirties.



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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Snakes: When I was 4 or 5 I found my dog's dish on the side of the hill, went to pick it up and a huge bull snake was coiled underneath. I didn't think I could shriek that loud until I was down in TX picking up pieces of the Columbia space shuttle wreckage. We (20 of us or so) were walking in the middle of nowhere and my buddy saw a snake. We all stopped, and a couple other guys rushed over to inspect (they were the macho-men of our crew!). One guy did a superman (lunged) with a stick to catch it, and he got the stick behind the snakes head. (Amazing display of acrobatics I must add). Then like 6 feet of snake body came out of the leaves and that scared the guy. I was already backpeddling as soon as "snake" was said. He let it go, and it charged right at me. Thank god my supersonic shriek let the snake know I was not worth it, and it turned about 4 feet from me. Then another guy from Louisiana was kind enough to tell me later that day, that when it really starts getting warm, the snakes don't hide in the leaves, they like dangling. Thanks buddy!

Heights: My father was an operations guy at one of the hydroelectric dams in Montana. The dam was over 500 feet tall and he loved taking us kids to the top where he had access to show off the heights and views. Also the canyons where the reservoir was at had some cliffs that were over 1,000 feet. No rails, just loose rock and god on your side was all that was there, lol. Needless to say, I think that's where it came from. Visiting the Grand Canyon is fun, but couldn't tell you what the bottom looks like, hehe.

Used to fear insects, but I've gotten over that. See them as beneficial and that helps out quite a bit.

Trains: My friends make fun of me all the time about this one. I think it's because they have never seen the carnage a train wreck causes. When you think about it, millions of tons of metal, inertia, and two little metal tracks are recipes for disaster. I've seen train cars buried, and I mean buried. Nothing to see except for the rear end of a car underneath a huge mound of dirt. And people build houses and businesses right next to these things. How long does it take a 40 car train to stop when it's doing 30 mph, let alone a 40 car train to stop doing 60-70 mph....Ya, that's why I'm terrified of 'em.

Now for my biggest fear....Relationships! Well I don't know if I'm really terrified of them or not, but I do know that at a certain point when things start getting serious, I soon find myself single.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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My little demons:

I don't like: snails, worms etc. I don't fear them, I can touch them, I just don't like them.

I fear, I mean fear, can't control it can't relax etc.

Things with big eyes, they are creepy as hell, I can never relax around animals with large eyes, even some people.

The sound of "Children giggling" - more than 1 child and in a happy way. This sound scared the crap out of me.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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I have a few to share
1st- This one a get a lot of crap for, butterflies I run in absolute terror at the sight of them, I can't even look at them on t.v. , paintings, photos, etc. I think it stemmed from when I was a kid and one got tangled in my long hair and when I tried to get it out my fingers tore through the wings...the memory of it now still makes me cringe.

2nd- Wasps, bees, hornets anything thing with a stinger. I am severely allergic and terrified. It makes my boyfriends day though when I see one, I freeze up into an almost Frankenstein pose and slowly try to walk away lol

3rd- Needles, but more like hospital type needles, I have 4 piercings and a tattoo and surprisingly none of them hurt or bothered me. But last year I had an infected cyst in my arm and I have to take an antibiotic through an IV and I was freaking out so bad the nurse had to calm me down, and shots as well, this also stems from childhood, I had mono but turns out I was allergic to penicillin and had to be hospitalized and they had to try 5 or 6 times to get in IV in my vein and wouldn't allow my parents in the room I was 6 years old at the time.

4th- Dolls, I refuse to be in the same room as any dolls, puppets, stuffed animals, sometimes even paintings with faces..I always feel like they are watching me and trying to eat my soul..

There's a few more things that I really wouldn't say are phobia's but are more just things I don't really like, but those four are my top



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Snakes. what weird is I like lizards, but I hate snakes. Why do they have to keep the lizards and snakes near each other in the pet store? There are a couple of users here, that I had to scroll past their avatars real quick the first time I saw them. I eventually got used to them, it was just that first time shock. Any time I see a snake on anything, I am that way.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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Several things:

I've a phobia of snakes.

More than that I've a phobia of clowns.

Most of all, I've a phobia of dead things.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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When I was about 4 I was at a high school football game with my parents. I climbed to the top of the bleachers and promptly tumbled down head over heels. Split my eye open fairly well. Later in school I would get dizzy and nervous whenever I went to sit in the bleachers. I did not remember the incident where had fallen and didnt really recognize the feeling as a mild phobia. I was always just confused at the strange uncomfortableness I felt around them. It wasnt until late into my teenage years when my mom happened to mention the falling incident that I put the two together.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Shopping Malls. I am not sure what caused this phobia, but every time someone even mentions the mall, I have an anxiety attack. I do not like being in huge crowds of people, so maybe that's what it is.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Spiders and snakes. A bit justified because I've bitten by both, and in each case they were treated as posionous bites.

Horrribly phobic of traditional medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Even in my younger years before those bites. Not sure why...maybe mind over matter/alternative beliefs trump?



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Ohh, a phobia-thread. Let's see:

Interestingly, I love snakes, frogs.... reptiles and amphibians in general. They are cool. I can tolerate spiders (it's OK if one crawls on the floor, in the corners just not on me or in my bed)...

....but oh my God do I hate/fear "stingy" insects! (mosquitos big time, wasps...) Especially if they love to fly into my face! And those things that squiggle all so weirdly (all those "lovely" worms & Co.) Creatures like snails are those that I find disgusting, but they don't send me into panic like a mosquito in the night does. Those little ****ers are obsessed with flying to my ear and buzzing into it with that highly-pitched noise.... geez, I just wanna sleep, but noooo they have to attack me THERE. Even if I pull the blanket over my head, I can still hear them, they'd viciously attack me if they could, those little terrorists cause me great anxiety and anger. I'd gladly stay under the blanket, too bad that I need the precious oxygen. Compared to this, a fly doesn't sound all too bad.... (well except the "juicy" ones that splash on the window you smack them... happened several days ago and it made me feel nauseated for hours!)

Other things I dislike (not phobia, a milder thing) is that I like things to be in order. As in, I hate it when a room is messy. How am I supposed to navigate my way around there if clothes are on the ground, dirty handkerchieves are scattered across the room...? So I just put everything to its place ( happens in my big brother's room usually).
Other mania is that my place should be friggin' clean. I don't want stupid disease-causing germs to roam around! (also what if I get herpes just because I drank from a dirty glass? Aurghh)

And I hate tight groups. The size of the place doesn't matter, it can be a narrow corridor too but when it's filled up with people standing too close to me (from all directions) it can give me a panic attack. Sucky.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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I have a fear of being interrupted while using public restrooms. Not the kind with stalls, but the single occupancy ones. I know I lock the door behind me, but every time just as I'm about to take care of business or while in the process, I look at the door and second guess myself as to whether or not it is actually locked. I end up getting up with my pants around knees to check the lock. The weird thing is that I am pretty shameless and anyone that walked in on me would be way more embarrassed than I would be, but for that split second when I look at the door handle it terrifies me. I am also very very afraid of tornadoes, but with good reason as I was injured during one as a child.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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so i admitted earlier on in this thread that i fear cottonwool balls.. i also have a fear of sock puppets & hairy feet..

but recently since being electricuted earlier in the year.. i have found that i now have a major fear of changing light bulbs.. 3 have blown in my apartment in the past few months + they will stay that way until someone besides me changes them.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by Katatonik
1st- This one a get a lot of crap for, butterflies I run in absolute terror at the sight of them, I can't even look at them on t.v. , paintings, photos, etc. I think it stemmed from when I was a kid and one got tangled in my long hair and when I tried to get it out my fingers tore through the wings...the memory of it now still makes me cringe.


my son (age 10) had a horrid fear of moths.. he screams like a girl + runs in fear whenever he sees one.. his father was the same.. weirdly they have never ever met.. i try telln him that they are just ugly butterflies.. but it doesnt work.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by Embertail
Emetophobia.

I'm terrified of catching food poisoning or a stomach bug. I never eat out at restaurants because I don't trust any food I don't prepare myself.


Me too
Mine happened as a result of drinking actual rubbing alcohol at the age of 7. I saw a commercial on tv about alcohol (the actual drinking kind :lol
and i decided that i wanted to find out what it tasted like. So i grabbed a bottle of rubbing alcohol and the label was right when it said it could cause serious gastric disturbances. Ever since then, I am TERRIFIED of getting a stomach bug or anything that may cause me to get sick.





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