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I Am Scared of the Dark

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    It's Just The Dark

    i'm not really afraid of the dark or with ghost neither! I'm just afraid when someone will do bad things to me like hurt me ,stab me with knife or etc etc .. I'm really afraid of those criminals & violent people 'coz usually they'll attack people when it's dark! Anyways ,i have...
    ascelous21XXX ascelous21XXX 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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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 3 Responses May 21

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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...
    Jenbbygirl Jenbbygirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    (Picture is of me) I'm

    so terrified of the dark because of what he did to me. Whenever I'm in it I get flashbacks of when he locked me in the cage and I seriously believe I'm there again with bugs crawling all over me. And I can't control it, I can't just say to myself it isn't real. I can't stop...
    champdetrefle champdetrefle 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Always

    I have always been scrared of the dark, the unknown, bad things take place at night, im fine in the company of another, but when im alone now im getting the FEAR the fear of the dark, more monsters and mythical creatures than that of the real threat of home intruders, armed...
    just2bl8 just2bl8 22-25, M Jul 31, 2013

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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 33 mins ago

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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'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

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    I'm Scared Of The Dark

    I still sleep with a nightlight :( It's a nightlight that's not as bright as I would like it to be. It's one of the red bulbs so it's darker than what I would normally have it as, so I had to download this app on my phone that's like a timed nightlight where it'll just be on for...
    DrMeemersworth DrMeemersworth 18-21, F Nov 7, 2013

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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 4 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Dark Is Just A Word

    I used to be terrified of the dark, now I am just scared, but not as much (if that makes sense). Of course my wardrobe must be shut to stop any shadow monsters getting into my room and murdering me but dark is just a four letter word. Achluophobia is the phobia of being scared of...
    B33z B33z 13-15, F Nov 18, 2012

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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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    Because of My Dad

    When I was a little kid (before a lot of my memories kicked in) my father used to scare me. When it ws time for me to go to bed, my mom would come in and tuck me into bed, say good night, and turn off the light and close the door. I would start dozing off or whatever and then my...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    AHHHHH!!!!!!! :o

    WELL IM SCARRED OF THE DARK AND IM 15 I THOUGHT I WOULD GROW OUT OF IT BUT I DIDN'T LOL I KNOW WEIRD RIGHT HA HA BUT ITS NOT REALLY THE DARK THAT SCARES ME BUT REALLY ITS WHATS IN THE DARK U KNOW ITS LIKE U NEVER REALLY NO WHATS THERE I MEAN A BUGLERS A ROBBER OR CUJO  LOL
    RachelEmily RachelEmily 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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    I have been scared of the dark my whole life.

    Can't stand being in darkness. Always watch any movie with the lights on.
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F Dec 25, 2013

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    Nightlight!

    I like to see everything around me, and when I can't I get scared ....more like terrified. I hate when I can hear tiny noises, and can't be perfectly sure that there is nothing coming out of the woodwork to get me. I sleep with a very bright lamp less than a foot away from my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Still Hate the Dark

    i no it sound pathetic but i'm 17 and still scared of the dark, i don't no why but if i don't leave i light on i can't get to sleep and if i do and i wake up and realize its dark and totally freak out is anyone else the same or is it just me ??!
    lm17 lm17 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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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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    Heh

    i still sleep with a lamp on :P
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    As a child I was never afraid of the dark.

    It just started recently. I have to sleep with a light night, my teddy bear (or any stuffed animal/person), all the doors and windows locked and closed, and my whole body underneath my blankets. Every night
    ayanna9067 ayanna9067 13-15, F Apr 15

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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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    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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    How Darkness Makes Me Feel...

    I hate the dark sometimes. Why? The way it makes me feel. I feel so alone. I feel like my soul has been sucked out and is being played by the shadows that lurk around. Millions of things run through my mind. Negative things of course. Not that some monster is going to jump out...
    Aonarach Aonarach 13-15, F Jul 5, 2011

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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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    This Is So Embarrassing

    But I am deathly afraid of the dark...I know that your supposed to outgrow this but i'm 19yrs old and terrified of the dark. It probably is pathetic but i still sleep with a night light and my closet door HAS to be closed and my bedroom door cracked a bit...i can't stand scary...
    Adaire89 Adaire89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    Only When I'M Alone

    When I have company in the house, I can do whatever whenever without any fears, but as soon as I'm alone, my fears crawls up to me, haunting my mind, stopping my breathing. It may be because of my imagination, it's always been great to the point that I sometimes forgot where I...
    RedHairJP RedHairJP 22-25, F Apr 16, 2013

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    My Awful Cousins

    I have a good reason though. My cousins were awful to me when I was younger. They used to lock me in dark rooms when I was younger and forced me to watch horror films. Ever since then, I've had a fear of the dark.
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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    Its A Love/hate Relationship

    I love being outside when its dark out. I love laying in bed in the dark and just relaxing. I hate not being able to see whats around me. I start to over think every little shadow or noise. I think "that must be a monster" even though I know that monsters aren't real.
    KittyPrydeFan KittyPrydeFan 18-21, F Nov 12, 2012

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    Whenever I see a dark place

    or even a poorly lit room I get scared and I hug the walls or I start to hyperventilate. If I'm out at night I have a panic attack or I faint. I can't go upstairs in my house if the lights are off and when the hall lights are on when I walk past my parents dark room and the...
    ShyLoveBlushie ShyLoveBlushie 13-15, F Dec 7, 2013

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    Weird, Guess Its Just Natural...

    At home, I am absolutely petrified to turn off the light... or to get up and turn it on.Whenever it gets dark, I'm scared of who will be there. I'm a therian, and I don't trust humans. I'm always turning around, to make sure someone hasn't somehow silently smashed the window in...
    Aeluna Aeluna 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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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 18-21, F May 11

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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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    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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    007innerchild 007innerchild 18-21, F Feb 15

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    Lilbit69 Lilbit69 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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 Hate the Dark

    I'm 16 years old and I'm so scared of the dark. I get freaked out at night especially when I'm the last to go to bed because then all the lights are off except mine. Whenever I go to another room I have to turn the lights on because I just get scared. I used to sleep with a...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    I Wonder Why...

    I'm awfully scared of the dark, to the point where I need the small light next to my bed on, along with the bathroom light which shines into my room through windows. If one or both of those is/are off, I panic. I become aware of every sound and every possible movement I can sense...
    Lindsey1309 Lindsey1309 16-17 Jul 21, 2013

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    Every time some one asks me what I am scared of,

    the dark is one the things that pop into my head. It's not exactly the dark that scares me though, it's what's in the dark. The fact that I could be in a pitch black space and something being in there with me is enough for me to breakdown. I hate the fact that I can't see...
    differrentt differrentt 13-15, F Jun 21

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    I Sleep With The TV On...

    I'm not even ashamed to admit it and the picture for this experience group, is pretty, ******* terrifying. I don't even wanna look at it! So insensitive!
    MGoods MGoods 22-25, F Oct 28, 2013

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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

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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 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 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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    My Brother

    I was about 4 and my bro was babysitting and I shouted at him so he dragged me upstairs turned of my bedroom light (I couldn't reach it). Because I thought their was a demon in the room I started screaming and crying. He left me there for about 5 minutes and then came back...
    MoonlightHowlerWolf MoonlightHowlerWolf 13-15, F Dec 30, 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

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