I Am Afraid of Thunderstorms

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 175 People

    Abnormal Fear...

    Being afraid of thunderstorms is no picnic. It interferes with planned activities. Whenever I see a patch of dar clouds, I usually think a storm is coming and I go hide in the basement. The weirdest part is I'm rather fascinated by thunderstorms, but I'm deathly afraid of them. I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2013

    I'm so terrified right now

    because of a thunderstorm, and I'm all alone and I don't know what to do to distract myself from it.
    rawda92 rawda92
    18-21, F
    Apr 14

    Knock Da Power Out

    It scares you when the power goes out but not nearly as much as when it goes out during a thunderstorms Its just so scary the hard rain and light flash and the loud booms I Can't stand. I can't sleep during one DX.
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2013

    I hate thunderstorms

    that happen in the middle of the night. They startle the heck out of me! I hate them.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2014


    ultimately afraid of thunderstorms .. if i had room under my bed ... id probably hide there ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2007

    I am severely traumatized by thunderstorms.

    ..my mom left me all alone to go to work and my dad was out parting with his friends. The babysitter was late because of the thunderstorm and what does she find? A little girl hidden in the closet...crying and screaming. I hugged her so tightly and I NEVER did that to ANYONE...
    SweetButPainfulRose SweetButPainfulRose
    13-15, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    Oh Yes Bad!!

    Here you can read all my stories and I am this person who faces fears and trudges forward.. but geeeez here i am in the car, we are coming home and big storms are coming in, we are heading for them, Holy cow, my hubby had to drive, we start heading into it, the leaves are blowing...
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    If My Mom Wasn't Mean

    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

    Only at night though.

    I like thunder storms during the day as long as the thunder isn't tooo loud. Hhaha my hnds are shaking. It's stormy at night right now you see.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Oct 6, 2014

    I don't know why but I just tense up

    and freak out during a thunderstorm. I guess something happened when I was smaller
    toriaaaaa toriaaaaa
    16-17, F
    Jul 3, 2014


    I crawl under the covers and stay there, praying to fall asleep until it passes by. If the winds pick up, I retreat to the bathroom and literally curl up in the bath tub in the fetal position with a pile of pillows, crying. I've lived through 3 tornadoes in 2 different cities...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2009

    I Absolutely Love Thunderstorms!!!! :-)

    The MOST beautiful weather.
    Thought1 Thought1
    1 Response Jul 14, 2009


    I am not certain I would say I am scared of them because I love the power of the thunder.   They do frighten me however when they wake me up from my beautiful dreams.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Nov 1, 2009

    Thunder and lightning honestly scare the crap

    out of me. I always try to drown it out with my earphones and television because otherwise I can't focus on anything.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    Scared of Thunderstorms Too.

    I act positively possessed during thunderstorms.Heaven forbid I`m not home when we have a bad one.Like the one 2 weeks ago I was at my dentists office and I looked at the sky and I knew we were in for a bad one.The office is all windows and as the hail and wind was slamming...
    lynnecakes lynnecakes
    56-60, F
    Jul 12, 2008

    one day walking from school,

    there's a lightning that hit a building in front of me. around 3 meters away from me. I thought lightning doesn't hit the ground until I experienced that and it made me afraid of thunderstorms since then.. just a few steps and I might be hit.
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 15

    Yes. It's kind of weird.

    But I am afraid of thunder!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    I Have To Admitt They Spook Me When The Wake Me In The Middle Of The Night

    I don't mind it is just on day break a storm is so nice but I hate them in the middle of the night loud cracks of thunder and you fear for your lifeone time I was so scared I nearly got under the bed I wanted to hide under ...I like afternoon storms with thick dark clouds and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2012


    That's what they call it.  Or astraphobia, but my fear is more extreme than that.  My heart rate gets a jumpin' when I feel the energy of a storm approaching.  I get nauseated hearing or feeling the winds pick up outside, and then blow branches against the siding...
    chrislynnwagner chrislynnwagner
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 4, 2010

    It's The Only Thing I Fear...

    I can cope with spiders, snakes, sharks etc, but thunderstorms? No. Clap of Thunder? I'm in my bed. Flash of Lightning? Head under the covers. Even in the middle of the day. It scares the sh*t out of me. And I have no idea why.
    missymag missymag
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2011

    My Father

    When I was little my father knew I was afraid of thunder. When I was 3 he started making me sleep outiside behind the house every time there was a thunderstorm. Sometimes I'd get sick because it was really cold and I got soaking wet. My mom tried to let me inside before she died...
    jack85 jack85
    18-21, M
    Sep 4, 2012

    There's a thunderstorm tonight too!

    ! I need someone to cuddle me so bad!!!! I'm trying not to cry
    jesusfan1999 jesusfan1999
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 18

    Pure Fear

    Whenever I even see a slightly dark cloud, I gulp and begin to tremble! I mean, when I was younger, there were clouds swirling like a tornadic system ABOVE our house! I was just terrified. I just hate storms so much, usually I curl up, turn my music up loud, jam headphones in my...
    iceyogurt iceyogurt
    Jul 26, 2010

    I Pooped 'em

    Being a lover of everything electrical from a young age, mostly computers of course, I've always had a huge amount of respect for what can be done with electricity. When I was young I would have fun pressing buttons and pulling things apart, so much so that my mother hide the...
    LordNothing LordNothing
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2011

    Thunder and Wind

     I didn't use to be afraid of storms. It's really just the thunder and wind that bother me. probably because I was raped in the middle of a thunderstorm. It just brings back all of those haunting memories. I feel so vulnerable and scared whenever I hear thunder. But its an...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver
    22-25, F
    Jun 6, 2009

    Tornado of 1989

    I was only four years old at the time. My dad had picked me up early from preschool. Some storms were predicted for that night. Dad began dinner and mom left work early. Suddenly the power went out...we were cooking chicken and dumplins. I stood by a kitchen door. My mom opened...
    cbwhite85 cbwhite85
    1 Response Jul 12, 2008

    My Story

    When I was 13 I had my first panic attack,but I wasnt scared of storms till a few years later.I think I was 15,we went to a outlet mall with my older sister and her kids.We were headed to Old Navy.I remember it becoming dark and cloudy.I remember seeing these styrofoam balls...
    sweetty1991 sweetty1991
    1 Response Nov 3, 2011
    cane4500 cane4500
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    It's embarrassing....

    But yep I'm still afraid of thunder and lighting ⚡️⚡️
    deleted deleted
    Jul 21, 2015

    Kid you not, but I'm

    so terrified, I just want to sink into a hole and disappear until it's over :(
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    Not Just Me

    One of our cats, Mr. Fluffernut a Maine coon, is also afraid of thunderstorms.  He was meowing and had his mouth open wide as if having a panic attack.  He seemed to feel safer in the kitchen, at least when we were in there.  Then he followed us into another room...
    Sncats Sncats
    26-30, T
    May 2, 2010


    The energy in the air, the wind, rain, lightning, and thunder rattling my windows all makes me want to crawl under my bed and whimper to myself until it stops. I don't know why, I think the amount of energy just overexcites me and forces me into a sort of "fight-or-flight" mode...
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    It is so embarrassing,

    but I am terrified of rain, thunder, and wind. They don't even have to be combined in any way! The main reason it is embarrassing is because I live in Avondale, so we don't get tornadoes. I try to convince myself nothing will happen, but my anxiety always gets the best of me...
    LyRa13 LyRa13
    13-15, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    Like War

    I've been afraid of the thunderstorm since I was 8. I don't know why. before I wasn't. It came just suddenly, and I never could identify the whys. I don't like the lightnings, the thunder. Before it comes I feel very nervous, when it gets all dark, and when it comes, it's like it...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 25, 2008
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