I Am Afraid of Mirrors In the Dark

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    I have what is called eisotrophobia.

    A fear of mirrors. I know it's odd. But I was the one who instilled it in myself. It all started as a kid when I used to watch these awesome ghost videos. Now, it decreased a bit at least. U r free to make fun of me in this case. Lol.
    Abhi007r Abhi007r
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    Scared Of Reflections!!!

    Iam 13 years old and cannot take a shower unless someone is in the bathroom with me. I am terrified of reflections in the mirror but only in the bathroom. Any one has any suggestions please? Is this some type of disorder or phobia?
    loli1271 loli1271
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    I Scare Myself

    I have no idea when my fear started, I guess it was something I always had. I could never look in a mirror in the dark. the only mirror I have in my room is on my beura is in the corner opposite my bed. It is next to my window as well. So if in the middle of the night I woke up...
    pyrosballoonicorn pyrosballoonicorn
    13-15, F
    Jan 3, 2013

    Mirrors may be my greatest fear!

    Imagine liking in a Mirror and not seeing yourself but a creepy demon think I don't know and or something behind you! It's so scary I hate mirrors when I'm alone or in the dark but I'm getting better and facing my fear
    zoekosmo zoekosmo
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    This is a story that scares me of looking into

    a mirror at night when it's dark. There was 2 girls there name was sally and hannah they were having a sleep over Sally parents were not home Hannah woke Sally up Sally asked what is it Hannah said "wake up I want some ice cream Sally: go back to bed Hannah: shakes Sally...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    Mirror magic is real.

    In the past, mirrors were covered when people died for a reason.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    I'm absolutely terrified of mirrors in the dark.

    I cannot and will not go to sleep at anyone's house if there is a mirror facing the bed. I can't walk past mirrors in the dark so I can't have a mirror anywhere before the light switch. I have this irrational fear that there will be someone stood behind me or that my face will...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    Keeping It Covered

    I've always been scared of the dark, but I wasn't terrified of an uncovered mirror till I was maybe 16 or 17 years old. I got two nice mirrors that I keep in my room so I can put on make-up or what not without taking my time in the bathroom. Then I started having these weird...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    No Spirits, No Ghosts, Just... Pure Reflection Of Myself

    So I was looking for someone with the same fear as mine. The thing is, it's kind of strange. I fear mirrors, but only in the dark and I have to cover them when I sleep or else I'll have trouble falling asleep. (stick till the end please, I'm going to explain my fear in detail) It...
    1233988877ab 1233988877ab
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2012

    Has Bloody Mary Addled My Mind?

    I am afraid of the dark. I am afraid of mirrors in the dark. I am especially afraid of mirrors in the dark after flushing a toilet.  I remember playing Bloody Mary in the school bathroom in elementary school. Several girls went into the bathroom and we turned out the lights...
    RedFoxx RedFoxx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2010

    Eyes Downcast

    At night time I never look into a mirror. I always look down, wash my hands and leave the bathroom as soon as possible. I would have to say it is from being exposed to horror shows when I was young. I haven't watched horror movies for a number of years now.
    loves2paint loves2paint
    31-35, F
    Jul 2, 2010

    Only In The Dark Or Low Light

    I am 22 and am horrified of mirrors in the dark. I don't remember when this started happening (my guess is around 15 when I stopped watching horror movies. But any way, I am not able to look in or walking past a mirror in the dark  with out panicking. I have many time...
    ginabet ginabet
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 10, 2010
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    I Liked Them When I Was Younger

    When I was 4 or 5 I would play with my reflection and right before I would leave the room I would say "now you better not follow me". Now I can't even look into a mirror without panicking. When I wash my hands in the bathroom I have to look down and get out as fast as I can. I...
    Jessicabp Jessicabp
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2012


    There are a lot of stories of people with "temporary hysteria" in our school that I don't know what to think. It usually started with a reflection in the mirror or glass pane in the dark. The minute she saw something in the reflection my friend became possessed right there in...
    amejad amejad
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island ruined mirrors in the dark for me. There was a very vainr woman, and the power went out as she came down the stairs. There was a mirror at the bottom of the stairs. When she stopped there to check her reflection, a terrifying version of her innner self looked back...
    ivyangel1971 ivyangel1971
    May 12, 2012

    Stange Feelings Reflect

    When I was little my grandma would always tell me that the mirror in her living room was Haunted with an old lady's soul. So I couldn't really play much in there. So, I was scared to even look in the mirrors in the entire house. Then as I grew up, I was still afraid to look into...
    BrattyGurl06 BrattyGurl06
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2011


    I am 25, and also afraid of mirrors in the dark. When I was a kid, I would cover the mirror in my bedroom with a sheet, as it was right across from my bed and if I sat up I would be looking straight at it. I always figured it was something that I would grow out of, but now...
    blah22222 blah22222
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2010

    Totally freaks me out.

    I try never to look into mirrors for the fear of seeing something supernatural.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    From The Mirror

    I have feared darkened mirrors for as long as I can remember. Ever since I could remember I felt something from darkened mirrors. It followed me throughout life, from house to house, year to year. When it's bright, I felt nothing wrong. Sure, I disliked hanging around mirrors...
    Xirena Xirena
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2011


    I've never really known what I'm most afraid of. I found out that I was afraid of mirrors about a year ago. I can't look in the mirror for longer than a few seconds because I start to get frightened. I cannot be in the bathroom at night,it scares me so bad. I've never cried from...
    raven1201 raven1201
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2013

    Bloody Mary Anyone?

    I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it , but all the Bloody Mary stories or whatever else people call them do make me half expect to see a ghostly face in the mirror if its dark in the room... so if I'm going into a room with a mirror I always make sure to put the light on first :P
    Heathermeow Heathermeow
    22-25, F
    Aug 24, 2012

    I'm filled with fears

    and paranoid thoughts ..I'm scared even to venture out anymore ...I just want to be locked in all the time .even when I call a taxi I feel scared of the taxi driver and think he is going to take me somewhere and hurt me I'm living with mental agony  I feel so trapped I wish...
    restlessuk restlessuk
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    It Started When I Was Lil

    I was maybe 6 and I swear I saw something in the mirror.....Its worse in the dark but even with the light on I don't like them.
    DemonKitty DemonKitty
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2011


    Yeah..very creepy..................
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    Mirrors In The Night Freak Me Out

    I was just telling a friend of mine that I was afraid of mirrors when I was younger. I don't know why, but even now when I think about the fear I had it frightens me a little. Even as an adult there have been times mirros at night scare me. I won't even walk into the bathroom...
    angelaquarius angelaquarius
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    I don't know how it started,

    but I can't look in a mirrior at night in case I see something behind me in it.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 17, 2014


    i bought a new full-length mirror recently and haven't had the chance to hang it up yet, so for now it's leaning against a wall in my room. one night i sat up in bed when the whole room was dark except for a little sliver of light shining on the mirror, which was lit up just...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2008

    I look more like the dead

    than the living ...I just feel too ashamed of how I look ....I look like a worn out decomposed dead body ....
    restlessuk restlessuk
    36-40, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    Not Just In the Dark....

    Though it's much worse then. Ever since the eighth grade I’ve had this odd fear of mirrors. It’s gotten a lot better since, but is still there & I avoid the mirror unless I have to look at myself lol. It started when the eighth grade science teacher told us that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

    Don't Play That "Game".

    Although I do not have a horrible phobia of mirrors, I do tend to look the opposite way when passing by one in the dark. This is due to the fact that one of my cousins tried to make me "play" Bloody Mary when I was younger. Then, a few years later in middle school, my friend...
    serenitysky24 serenitysky24
    22-25, F
    Jul 17, 2013

    Really Just One

    An antique passed on through several generations of family. It made me very uncomfortable even in daylight and I just could not sleep with it in the bedroom, no way, no how. It wasn't anything special really either nor were there any odd events surrounding it. It just felt...
    outercalm outercalm
    51-55, M
    Mar 30, 2009

    I Know Why...

    I blame all those horror movies... They just love to put scary stuff in mirrors :( Oh, and also in bathrooms. There've been so many scary scenes in bathrooms when the character is at their most vulnerable.
    musicspirit musicspirit
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Im scared that the grudge

    or a long back haired girl will come out from my mirror
    V1rus V1rus
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    I Am Afraid Of Mirrors (my Reflection And More)

    Hello guys im 15 years old and yes i am afraid of mirrors this started when i was 13 years old and all because of the movie Mirrors =[ i hate horror movies since that! Btw im happy because im not alone :) 2 story .. when i bath i keep my curtain wide open cause i am afraid of a...
    andreas9698 andreas9698
    1 Response Oct 5, 2011

    This one time I wroke up

    and there was a mirror infrount of me and I got scared cause I saw a face but after looking at it a little longer I released it was my face
    Awsomeperson924 Awsomeperson924
    Nov 24, 2014

    When I was 10, my cousins told me the story of

    Bloody Mary, and how if you say that three times to your reflection in a dark room, she'll appear behind you and kill you. They dared me to do it. I said it twice before I got spooked and chose their taunts over inviting doom. A few months later the same thing happened when they...
    inkx inkx
    Oct 18, 2015

    My Own Reflection

    Im not sure if im afraid or not... But once during a period when i was fixated with spirits and stuff i went in to the toilet at night and i started to watch myself in the mirror without blinking. After a while i saw my form start to get like bigger... like more muscular and my...
    NadalAdal NadalAdal
    26-30, M
    May 22, 2012

    Not Fond Of Them

    In my life I've had some really bad experiences of the supernatural sort. Mirrors in the dark sometimes enhance my fear. I'm afraid that I'll see a dark shadow move in the reflection of a mirror that isn't really there. I also once had a nightmare about seeing a twisted...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2011


    Ever since i was a little boy mirrors have given mw cause for concern. I cannot look in a mirror from any angle in the dark and in the light i still run when my back is turned to them. I do not know what im afraid of but just sitting here typing this is giving me a panic attack...
    lenwe222 lenwe222
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013

    Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Please Don't Let The Shadow Man Out.

    Since I was young I have been able to see spirits. Both strangers and loved ones who have passed on. When I was seven my family moved out of my childhood home and into an old cottage that was around one hundred to one hundred to one hundred and fifty years old. Since then I have...
    MarcoTsovy MarcoTsovy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    I Think...

    I think i just dislike mirrors period
    RulartSmith RulartSmith
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2010
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