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I Am Scared of the Dark

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I see and hear things in the dark.

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

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    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

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    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 18-21 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Yes I am an adult and I am scared of the dark.

    Not inside at all. But when outside I need a bodyguard!
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    It Could Be All In My Mind

    I have always been one to over think things. I would.say I have been afraid of the dark since I.was young. I freak myself out over nothing. When the lights go out I panic I don't like the.fact that I can not see if anyone is there. When I sleep my door has to be closed as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    It's really weird. I'm only scared of the dark

    if I'm alone on it. I have a night light by my bed and before I fall asleep I always put the television on mute for extra lighting as well. However, I could be out with someone I know and we're walking through the woods at the dead of night and it's like I'm not scared at all. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    I was very scared as a child.

    I eventually got over that. The fear was still there, but at a minimal level growing up. But over the past few years the fear has gotten a little stronger. It's not terrible by any means. But it's definitely dear what I feel. I try to get whatever I turn on the light, get what...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Oct 16, 2014

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    I am scared of the dark

    because when I watch scary movies the ghost are always in the dark
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 28, 2014

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    I am 16 and I still sleep with the light on.

    I not so much scared of the dark, I am scared of what might happen in the dark. I have no control. I do not want to get over this fear as I believe it is a healthy fear...it just makes things awkward when ever I sleep round a friends house and make them leave the light on...
    KeiraRhiann KeiraRhiann 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    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...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    I am scared of the dark

    so I have to have some kind of background noise just encase a monster is in my room I will still stay asleep because I wont hear them. I have noticed that having a dog in my room helps me sleep if I wake up scared and my dog is still asleep and quiet I know that there is nothing...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 22-25, F May 11, 2014

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    Superfastjelly Superfastjelly 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    (Photo attached) DO IT!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    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 36-40 2 Responses May 15, 2008

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    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F Jan 13

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    always have been always will be

    but my dad is really cool about it I love him so much lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 8

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    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

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    I always have a light on.

    I cannot go to sleep with out one on. I am scared of what can hide in the dark since i know what i can hide in the dark side of me. I am terrified of demons. I have to have ll my doors locked and **** tight and a bunch of blankets stuffed under my bed. I have to swaddle myself...
    0neUp 0neUp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F Sep 2, 2014

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    Really Afraid Of The Dark!

    Ok so I'm really really afraid of the dark! When I go to bed I always have to have a light on and if I don't I am super scared and start freaking out! One time my dad went into my room when I was sleeping and turned out my light. Well I happened to wake up in the middle of the...
    MaddyLuvsU MaddyLuvsU 13-15 Oct 5, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    Lilbit69 Lilbit69 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I'm terrified of the dark:( nigh lights all

    over my house! Creepy. I live in the country too so going outside after dark is a nooo!
    Roxy1114 Roxy1114 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    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

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    I Don't Like Halloween, And Hope I Don't Offend Anybody That Does.

    I am frightened of the dark as it is, but when halloween comes it is worse, even though I know it is not real witches, vampires, and ghosts, I do not like the look of them, can't bare to look at it, it is not so bad looking at it in the day light, when there are people around...
    DOLPHINTRACEY DOLPHINTRACEY 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    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...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    spooooky!đŸ˜± im only scared

    when im out side! something could get me!:o
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30

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    I'm not scared of darkness.

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

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    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

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    A week after my 18th birthday I bought a night

    light. It felt like one step forward, three steps back...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    And I'm too embarrassed to tell my roommate.

    My whole life I've never slept in the dark, and never been able to sleep in the dark. Not at sleepovers or anything. My roommate, like a normal person, does sleep in the dark and can't sleep with light. So I just haven't said anything but it is making my insomnia 10x worse. I'm...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'll admit I have a fear of the dark,

    but I try to remember it's all in my head. but remember, something will get you in the dark.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3

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    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

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