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I Am Scared of Thunder

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    Not so much scared as startled by.

    I can never quite prepare for it...even when I see the flash of lightning and know to expect it, a loud clap always makes me jump and yell expletives.
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    AHH!

    It still freaks me out. Whenever I see lightning flash, I still slap my palms over my ears, anticipating some loud, scary boom in the distance...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 30, 2007

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    Scine I Was Little

    when i lived in Oklahoma we had loads of aggressive storms and when i was little my house was struck by lightning and ever since then i have a horrible fear of thunder and lightning. but i have been out side during a storm and when i heard the thunder i just froze. in the end my...
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Ahhhh!

    its weird i love to watch lightning, but am absolutely terrified of thunder.
    equineflower equineflower 18-21, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Me Too.

    I love the rain, but I HATE thunder. It's not a carry-over of a childhood fear, either. Thunder didn't bother me as a child, but at some point it started really scaring me. When it's thundering I feel very small and vulnerable. The noise itself startles me and it makes things...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    Silly, I Know

    I too am afraid of thunderstorms, a childhood fear that has obviously continued. It feels so silly, because it's the sound of thunder that terrifies me. Obviously thunder can't harm you. But, whenever it starts I can feel this dread beneath my skin...and I also panic about...
    brokenxtooxoften brokenxtooxoften 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2007

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    Yikes....

    Ever since I was little, I have been afraid of thunder.  I don't know why.  But, everytime I hear thunder, my first reaction is to hide.  I know it is a beautiful sound to others, but for me it is a deep pounding of fear in my heart.  Thunder isn't bad, but it...
    hobbitt192002 hobbitt192002 26-30, F Aug 6, 2007

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    Thunder Rolls

    I recently moved to Dublin Geogia and the weather here is intense !!! The thunder rolls across the sky ,Loud and rumbbling , Cool and very scary. was only here 10 days and we had our first tonado .
    madamlupus madamlupus 46-50 Jun 30, 2008

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    Curls Up!!

    I know it's only thunder and lightning but still it scares me. When it strucks at night i curl up next to my husband of jump on him. He has to hold me tight and close my ears. It's really weird, thought I would have outgrown it by now...
    shygirlbi shygirlbi 31-35, F Jun 16, 2013

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    I'm An astraphobe. Heavy rain,

    ok I can handle that. Loud storms and if I'm at home I'll curl up under a pile of pillows and blankets.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Aug 10

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    S-S-Scary N-Night....

    Hello again!!! Well last night it was thunder and lightning out...and I'm terrified of thunder... I was on experience project talking to some people, and then I saw the flash out of my window and almost immediately after I heard the thunder. I screamed real loud, and dropped my...
    Potatoking242 Potatoking242 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Storm Trauma...

    Hello again!!! I've been thinking and I'm starting to get even more scared of thunder! It sucks so bad because then I can't stop shaking, it's like sitting naked in a blizzard in antartica!!! W-well mabe not that bad... Well I was seven and I used to love playing in the rain. I...
    Potatoking242 Potatoking242 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    I love lightning but am scared of thunder.

    when I was three my dad left me home alone in a bad storm so he could go get plastered. I woke up to thunder shaking the house violently. ever since then, thunder has not been my friend. it sucks.
    briannarenee briannarenee 18-21, F Aug 10

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    It Unsettle Me So Much...................

    if i dislike one thing in this entire universe more than anything else it has to be thunder and rain......................!!!!!! i am intrigued by the fact that i am so vulnerable to its effects and how the innocent rain which gives happiness and excitement to the mortal world...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    Thunderstorms are the best. Nothing quite like watching them from the comfort and safety of your house while the rain pelts down outside. I love to crack the window open and listen...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The first time I knew i loved thunderstorms was when i was a child. I remember one day it was storming and raining, the day was gloomy and cold and i loved it i was tucked into bed...
    sugahhuney sugahhuney 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I was traumatised when I was little. My dad always used to make me to to the backyard and open the garage even when there was thunder and it was really scary,because I have to go...
    Atraxiella Atraxiella 13-15, F Nov 16

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    So I know my other stories have been depressing and mostly me being so negative saying I'll never find love, or that happiness of a relationship.. well that's true, but it's just...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Ok it looks such fun! but I am just to scared to be on a Rollercoaster.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I will say it,am scared as hell,of getting hurt again,time will heal me.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love thunderstorms . I live in Northern California and we just do not have many thunderstorms . I just want everyone to know I love thunderstorms and miss them very much .
    832casper 832casper 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    The thunder scares me sometimes, but I love how the lightening looks. I use to sit outside with my dad in the porch and we'd watch the wind blowing the trees around and the bolts...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I hesitate just a bit to share my story here because it is really more of a fantasy of mine. Thunderstorms are powerful and include all 5 of your senses. But imagine just how...
    DandelionsJourney DandelionsJourney 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I'll be missing this for the next four or five months. The first thunderstorm of spring is always music to my ears. Did hear thunder with snow once. Must admit that was kinda cool...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Just the best feeling when u get jump scared they go out there and watch
    thepersonwhois thepersonwhois 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    that unexpected flash of lightning followed by the big crash of Thunder and then followed by the rain, and the dark clouds looming , you cant help but be mesmerized by mother...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 14

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    I love thunderstorms! Especially when we were living in the mid-west thy were so loud and crazy! We don't get intense thunderstorms in the pnw like out there :( I miss them!
    fitmama21 fitmama21 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Don't know what it is but there is something comforting about rainy nights with distant thunder.
    Lone1y Lone1y 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I don't know why, but rain and thunderstorms calm me down.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I ******* love thunderstorms
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    No matter what time,what season it is I can't remain inside w/o drenching in the rain, I've been scolded many times but I just don't keep my self away from it even at 2 am. I love...
    rainserendrops rainserendrops 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I love the rain and when there's lightening and thunder. It calms me down and I feel happy. It's like a state of zen.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Wow..! Me too. It makes me feel so relaxed and calm. I love the sound of the rain and thunder. I also love walking in the rain. Everyone I know think I'm crazy...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I consider it my own personal lullaby. No matter what day I have had, heavy rain with thunderstorms can put me to sleep.
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M Nov 12

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    I have for as long as I can remember.. I can still hear my dad yelling at me to "get inside" when I was real little.. I loved to sit on the porch and watch the lightening.. All...
    snarkybookworm snarkybookworm 22-25, F Nov 13

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    It just popped to my mind - Every time it´s raining I want to run outside into the rain and just feel it on my skin. I´d look up to see the drops fall and hit my face. It´s such...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    Move too tropical area there be more thunderstorms
    oliverstonycreek1 oliverstonycreek1 51-55, M Nov 15

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    I just like standing outside soaking up the rain, thunder and lighting
    TicciToby TicciToby 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Hasn't rained here in about 6 weeks. I've been up all night with a touch of the ol' insomnia, and got to enjoy a 3am thunderstorm
    MarxistLuciferKongJr MarxistLuciferKongJr 22-25, M Nov 17

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    Great Thor's work to improve the Earth. He watches over our planet and cares for it. His anger is felt by those who misuse the planet and abuse his humour. I stand out naked if I...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm scared of... probably hundreds of things in this world. Many of these fear came from my past, came from random moments and others were just because I had them. And most of them...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Nov 7

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    We were distant. For the past 2 weeks I barely saw her and barely messaged her. I don't want to lose her. I don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for my imperfections. If only I...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Oct 25

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    I'm scared of falling in love. I'm scared of being friends. I'm scared of talking. I'm scared if social interaction because what if they judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm very scared of balloons. Especially the ones with helium. As a kid I ran out of the house when balloons were being popped by my mom. I can't stand the loud bang from a rubber...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Yup I get scared. I get scared after watch scary movies at night and I get scared when I go on a night time walk. My biggest fear is being replaced. I hate it but I can't help it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections, but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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