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I Am Afraid of the Dark

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    Terrified - As a kid I slept with the lights on. My parents would yell at me for it. So then I started sleeping in the living room with the tv on. They didnt like that either. I...
    Starr11 Starr11 18-21, F Aug 24, 2012

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    I am afraid of the dark, because In the dark I sometimes see things that aren't there.
    millarixxx millarixxx 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Why - I am afraid of the dark because I hear things and see shadow people and I can't tell the difference between what is there and what is not. I am also afraid of the blue men...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F Aug 17, 2013

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    I just got out of bed to close my bedroom door because I keep hearing the staircase creaking and footsteps and whispering. I know it's stupid, but I think there are murderers or...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    It Is Something From My Childhood - I have spoken with my mother and it was something to do with a loud crashing sound in the night. She said a tre fell down in a high wind, but I...
    Triquell Triquell 22-25, F Jul 27, 2012

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    IM SCARED SOMEONE PLEASE CHAT???
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    Paranoia. - So, I'm not really afraid of anything. The only things I'm afraid of are frogs, and the dark. The dark? I know. It sounds dumb. But I am. When I'm with someone, I'm...
    RecoveringAddict RecoveringAddict 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    Scarier Things Than Monsters In Dark Rooms -        In early childhood, I wasn't afraid of darkness. It felt friendly, comforting somehow: like protective blanket. I had...
    ValentinK ValentinK 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    I See Her Everywhere.. - I'm 18, and I am terrified of the dark. Not only the dark- but her. I can't even talk about her without acting schitzo. Have you ever seen The Grudge or...
    ElliChuu ElliChuu 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    I am 15 turning 16 in a couple of months, I am afraid of the dark, I am to scared to tell my friends, so I have panic attacks when I am at a friends place if I can't see a source...
    mylife1998 mylife1998 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    I’m fifteen, almost sixteen, and still afraid of the dark. I have a nightlight next to my bed shaped like Batman and I don’t spend the night anywhere without it. Not that I...
    leale leale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Punk Scared Of The Dark. Whatever. - The dark frightens me badly. I'm 15, and I still need a night light to even close my eyes to go to bed. It's embarrassing, but I also embrace...
    AMurkyShadow AMurkyShadow 13-15, F Jun 6, 2013

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    Sometimes - It's strange, sometimes I'm so afraid of the dark that I'm on the verge of hyper-ventilating. Othertimes, I enjoy being in the dark. I suppose it all has to do with...
    Aludra Aludra 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    I Hate to Admit It But I... - I hate to admit it but I'm 35yrs old and still afraid of the dark.  When I go to bed at night I even leave the light on above the stove in...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 2 Responses May 17, 2008

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    I'm Afraid Of What I Cannot See - I can't stand the darkness, yet at the same time it thrills me. I have always been afraid of the dark since i was little. I remember my dad...
    DearShadow DearShadow 18-21, F 5 Responses May 31, 2010

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    I Am Afraid Of The Dark Because It Feels Like I'm Trapped - I may be a bit unusual because I can pinpoint why I am afraid of the dark. I am not afraid of what's lurking in the...
    jimmy01675 jimmy01675 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    I've seen too many horror movies. It doesn't help that I'm practically blind in the dark. In the darkness lurks the unknown.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F Jan 15

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    Im seriously afraid of the dark.. but i dont scream, i just either turn on any light switch near me and calm down or be next to someone in my house and ask them to turn the lights...
    UniqueBunnii UniqueBunnii 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Always Have! - I know im 21 but i am so scared of the dark! I have always been scared i dont think it of the dark itself its what could be hiding in the dark! 2 years ago my...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2007

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    It's common knowledge among my friends just how terrified I am of the dark. They tease me about a lot, especially when I start to cry or whimper, but they're generally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12

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    Unforutently... - Its so bad that I'm staying up all night with the lights on to not see the blackness... or Alice..
    MissingIdentidy MissingIdentidy 22-25, F May 14, 2013

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    I hate the dark with a passion, I have horrid night vision to start with so it's nearly impossible for me to get around in it. I was 19 the first time I walked home in the middle...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Mar 11

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    when I see a shadow at night in my room I think that it's a monster and I just hide under of my coverlet~~~it's so funny and comic....
    nilli95 nilli95 18-21, F Jan 6

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    Afraid Of The Dark - And I did not sleep whole night long....It is 5 am right now. Guess I will not get to follow the others going out today. I cannot help it. I am not used to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Fear Of The Unknown, I Suppose? - I am afraid of the dark and all that it stands for. Ghosts standing at the foot of my bed, strange movements, monsters... I'm eighteen, for crying...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Fear Of The Dark - It is not like I sleep with a night light or anything. Well, not anymore. That was when it was normal; not like now. I guess I should explain my history. I...
    ProudHeroUser ProudHeroUser 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    I've seen too many movies and I'm not gonna be the next victim. If I can't see, thats a major issue for me. So TURN ON THE ALL LIGHTS
    chergirl chergirl 13-15, F Dec 12, 2013

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    I Am Scared - I hate the fact that this world isn't that safe
    18steengabbysings 18steengabbysings 13-15, F Sep 2, 2012

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    I'm 35 and I've always been afraid of the dark. I have an 11 year old that makes fun of me. You can't see what's happening in the dark. You can't be completely certain of what is...
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F Jan 18

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    Yes I Am.. - Im always afraid of the dark not because of ghost or anything in the dark room. I know most of us are afraid of noise,moving object or in our own imagination but me Im...
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    Oh Yes.. - i sleep with the lights on.. i just don't like the dark. lol. it just scares me to death.
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 3, 2007

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    I know this sounds so silly that i'm afraid of the dark. But i'm truly afraid of the dark, when i was alone in ferality it became noticable from my foster parents point of view...
    SakuraMizushimaCutie SakuraMizushimaCutie 18-21, M Mar 15

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    No I Am Not.  the Dark... - No I am not.  The Dark should be afrade of me.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    ... - I am afraid of the dark because... It's too quiet. I miss the sound that people make.
    AmethystWings AmethystWings 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    Because monsters always come out in the dark
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I Wish... - I'm 13 years old and I've been afraid of the dark ever since I was little. Sure, then it's normal to be afraid of the dark but I've been afraid for 10 years of my life...
    CandyGirl700 CandyGirl700 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    I Used To Be Afraid Of The Dark. But Not Anymore. - I used to be afraid of the dark. But not anymore. I find solace in the dark at times. Darkness is not to be feared if it is...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    I don't sleep with a night light cause I'm afraid of the dark! I sleep with a night light cause the dark afraid of me!!!
    Wizard4 Wizard4 46-50, M Mar 5

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    I feel like I shouldn't be at this age but if I'm alone in the dark I totally lose my ****. Can someone clarify if something's wrong with me?
    palant palant 13-15, M Mar 22

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    I sleep with the nightlight because I don't like to wake up in the night and can't see my surroundings. I like to see my surroundings when I wake up at night. I have this fear that...
    kendralyn kendralyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Darkness -     Ever since i was young the night would scare me. When i was younger i would always make sure to be home before the sun went down or if it was night i...
    jeanherlv jeanherlv 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2009

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    The Man - When I was about 13 I awoke in the middle of the night to see a strange man standing at the foot of my bed. He just stood there and stared at me. I could tell he wasn't...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    No More Door Open! - I know many of you may not believe what I will tell you but it really happened. I was around 9 or 10 years old when it happened. I was sleeping in my bed, in...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2013

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    A Revelation... - I noticed this fear a little over 6 or 7 years ago. I just hate the dark. I enjoy nighttime, really I do. I love to stargaze, and watch the different phases of...
    ThatPrincessCharm ThatPrincessCharm 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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    I'm Scared Because Of Him. - I use to love the dark, just go and hid in it...but after pete i can't even have one light off. When i was dating him he would lock me in his bathroom...
    deathbyblades16 deathbyblades16 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    My Fear of the Dark Is Controlling My Life - I am VERY afraid of the dark. I can't sleep at night becuase of this. I am 19 years old and I've been afaid of the dark for as long as...
    Shonda Shonda 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    N-N-No...... - Just yesterday I was left in my worst fear from my friends using my biggest weakness. We were walking at night and even though I was acting as if I was fine I was...
    PeekoHearts PeekoHearts 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I am afraid of the dark. Although I'm not exactly sure why, I have two theories. The first is because of the things that have happened to me in the dark. Things I'd rather not say...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Just As Much As When I Was a Child - I stay up late because I'm afraid of the dark.  Part of it is fear of the unknown, of what I can't see.  Another part of it is that...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 5 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    Happily Never After - It's weird.. My whole life I needed it dark and quiet at night, I used to hate hearing your loud snoring.. Remember how I'd kick you at night? I don't know...
    TaraMI86 TaraMI86 26-30, F May 28, 2013

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