I Am Scared of the Dark

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    I wasn't afraid of the dark

    as a child. It's a paranoia that grew in me as I got older.
    ComicGirl97 ComicGirl97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 12

    Cannot stand the dark.

    I sleep with the hall light on every night. Every night. My husband is a very patient man, he allows this even though I can tell it bothers him. I think logically, the dark is safer. For example, in the case of a home break in, I have the advantage in the dark, having a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    I see and hear things in the dark.

    I'm scared, but I try to act mature.
    Jovanite Jovanite
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    I Am Scared Of The Dark

    Actually, it's not the dark that I am afraid of, I am afraid of what can happen in the dark.  Many horrible things can happen in the dark.  You see, I am a very dependent person upon my sight.  If I cannot see where I am going, I get nervous.  Also, in a dark...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2010

    I see shadow people and predominantly the Dark

    Man whenever there is absence or extreme lack of light. When I was very little, I saw a skeleton laying on my bedroom floor when my parents turned the lighta off. That's what started it. I know they're not real... When I don't see them.
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    I have always been scared of the dark ,

    so now I sleep with a nightlight
    LovelyTeen14 LovelyTeen14
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 1

    Even if it's really hot at night,

    I hide pounder my covers because I'm afraid I'm going to see something. I used to wet my bed a lot because I was scared to leave my room because I couldn't find the lights and it was really dark.
    Atraxiella Atraxiella
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    Her ex...she scares me.

    ..I trust my lover but I don't trust her ex...I know she hasn't gotten over her and that's what scares me...maybe it's just all in my head..
    pimpchen pimpchen
    16-17, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    I'm not scared of darkness.

    I'm afraid of what's in it. >.<
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    Can't Get Over My Fear

    i've been scared of the dark for as long as i can remember. when i was younger, the second i turned off my light i'd have to run and jump into bed even with a night light. now i am 19 years old and i am still terrified. i can't sleep with the door open because the hallway is dark...
    danceontheedge danceontheedge
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    I feel like demons are lurking in the shadows.

    And one day if I'm looking hard enough I'll see two piercing red eyes glaring back at me, or I'll see some hideous dismembered figure.
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    I'm 20 years old and I'm still scared of the

    dark! It's kinda embarrassing to admit to people. I sleep with a light on outside my room. I can't sleep in darkness if I'm on my own. I don't know what could be hiding in the dark with me. I know monsters aren't real but I mean my mind gets the better of me sometimes. And I...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    Butterfly... Please..

    . Please don't fly away. You changed my life. Gave me hope, inspiration. And now where are you? I can't see you and I'm afraid. The darkness is coming back and I'm so afraid it's beaten you, just like it is beating me. Please be okay....
    deleted deleted
    Nov 12, 2014

    I am 22 and I still sleep with the light on cuz

    I'm so scared to sleep in the dark
    cm94 cm94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    Anytime I find myself outside in the dark

    (taking out the recycling or the trash) or bringing something up from the basement I remember the mantra Chucky from the little rugrats had and I repeat it over and over until I'm in the light or feel safe again... "I'm a big brave dog. I'm a big brave dog".
    kar0245 kar0245
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    It's raining... Pretty heavy rain tho.

    . I'm scared •_• I mean.. I'm not scared but I'm pretty scared of the dark ( if I'm alone )... Like what if the electricity got off and there's not light, my battery's 42% even ._.
    HisoHime HisoHime
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    TURN the Light On! D:

    okay so i am 14 (yeh i know that i am still young) but i am deathly afaird of the dark. i dont know what it is but thedark is just flat out scary. i sleep with the hall light on, my door open and my night light pluged it. without any of those... i freak out!
    madcrunkk madcrunkk
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I like the dark, it's awsome!

    but when it gets pitch black... that's when I get scared....
    Azeazal Azeazal
    16-17, M
    Jun 8, 2015

    I've been scared of the dark

    for a while now and it doesn't help that I'm night blind which means however normal people can see at night, I'm a lot worse. I'm practically completely blund
    deleted deleted
    Feb 2

    Deep down were all afraid of the dark Why?

    Because we don't know what's hiding in it
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    I am scared of being alone in the dark.

    There are times when I'm about to sleep in my room and I just can't shrug off that weird feeling, I turn on all the lights (not just the bedside lamp) in my room until I wake up in the morning.
    irmacoll irmacoll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    My Profound Fear Of The Dark

    Well, where do I start? I've been scared of the dark for my entire life (a long story) but recently it's gotten worse. I can't find the will to even look into a dark place without the persistent thought that horrible demons and creatures would crawl out and eat my face. Nice. So...
    Majesty1804 Majesty1804
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2012

    My Lights Went Off Tonight.

    I immediately jumped into my bed and hid under my blankets and pillows. Not only did I hide like a big baby I also berried my face into the pillows and closed my eyes real tight so I wouldn't see the dark. Like you can see, its one of the many reasons I am a afraid of it. I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    i don't know what's wrong with me.

    i can't stand in the dark alone for a single minute in the mid of city but when i go back at family's house which's on a mountain near a forest. i go in the dark and walks out any time without getting scared. my cousins and friends do not go to forest at night as there are lion...
    MalikMinu MalikMinu
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    But There'S A Catch

    I don't know why but I get extremely anxious when I'm in the dark. I refuse to go outside alone at night. I always feel like I'm being watched by an animal or someone and I run like a mad man back into the house. I don't like being in my house with not lights on. I feel like some...
    LoversEnd LoversEnd
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2013

    Ever since I was a young child I've been scared

    of the dark and I guess I never grew out of it - kind of embarrassing tbh , I don't really tell any of my friends
    abby816 abby816
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    Someday after this darkness clear up

    when I feel that I am getting tried of looking me exhausted.I want to give all my dreams.I have kept hard
    nimkansiri nimkansiri
    22-25, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    always have been always will be

    but my dad is really cool about it I love him so much lol
    deleted deleted
    Jun 8, 2015

    ill admit that i am very scared of the dark,

    i will panic if the electricity goes out i run,i experienced some really scary things which is why i don't feel safe in the dark i think im more afraid of whats in the dark than anything,i wish i could get over this fear but i don't think i ever will.i feel like if i ever let my...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015
    Superfastjelly Superfastjelly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I've always slept with a night light

    after seeing a movie ((don't remember which one)) that creeped me out. When I was 9 I stopped using it because the light bulb wasn't working and my parents forgot to buy a new one. Now I'm 16 and I sleep with my desk lamp on, I can sleep in the dark but I have to be accompanied...
    carazami carazami
    Nov 3, 2015

    Night Time Terror

    I've always been this way. Ever since I was little. I absolutely refuse to sleep at night. It's not even just the dark. It's the night. I refuse to sleep at night. It doesn't matter if I turn on all the lights in my house I still know that the night is out there. When I was...
    KnaveOfClubs KnaveOfClubs
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

    I am scared of the dark.

    ..when lights are off my mind starts wondering here n there it starts remembering all horror movies I have seen or stuff I have heard...i cant sleep in total dark I need a low light lamp on:(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Thank god for the rain.

    I've decided to try just laying here without my lamp on and I was having an anxiety attack and the rain started and calmed me down ?
    Catsgetscaredtoo Catsgetscaredtoo
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I suffered terrible night time asthma attacks

    as a child, before inhalers came along and I guess that was why I had to have a light on at night, but when I was about 12, I had to walk home in the pitch dark because my Dad had fallen asleep instead of driving to get me. I had to pass through a particularly dark stretch of...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej
    56-60, M
    Apr 30, 2015

    spooooky!😱 im only scared

    when im out side! something could get me!:o
    deleted deleted
    May 30, 2015

    It's the night already.

    I guess it's time to think deeply and get depressed and **** and be restless and ****..
    pimpchen pimpchen
    16-17, F
    May 9, 2015
    Jenacide1228 Jenacide1228
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Scared of Whats In the Dark

    I wasn't afraid of the dark as a child or even as a teenager. I used to walk around the house without turning the lights on so I could move around without being seen or waking anybody up. I liked being outside at night, the peace, the air seemed fresher, I loved to watch the...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2008
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I Guess It's Scared... I Know I Don't Like It.

    I hate waking up in the middle of the night & not being able to see what's around me.  I know our eyes get used to the darkness after a little while, but I need IMMEDIATE vision!  I also can't go to bed with the closet door open.
    HeavnsGirl HeavnsGirl
    2 Responses May 15, 2008

    Okay so right now I was just laying down in my

    bed just listening to music just staring at my ceiling and I decide 'hey lets go listen to music in the restroom' since I can turn on the light there and me and my sister share a room so I wouldn't want to wake her with the light. Okay so once I get to the restroom I just sit on...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    I will be the first to openly admit

    that I am afraid of the dark. If I'm walking somewhere when it's dark, I always make sure I have shoes and/or socks, and I move as quickly as possible. Avoid mirrors in the dark at all costs. And if I have to use the bathroom at night, look in the opposite direction of the...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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