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I Am Scared of Thunder

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses May 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    its pretty bad out there

    and I can't sleep........I'm shaking like a leaf....anyone here know a way to shut it out?
    TaeFox TaeFox 13-15, M Apr 13

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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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    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...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2007

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    I hate thunderstorms... it always brings back this one memory I dont want... And I hate it when it replays in my head...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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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...
    irmacoll irmacoll 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Legit woke up at 2:30 ish am this morning to the heaviest rain and thunder and lightening...ohmygod I couldn't help but watch as it lit up the sky..It was beautiful and sounded...
    YellowBanana030 YellowBanana030 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I love thunder storms. We've has one every day for the last 3 nights now and I have never slept so well in my life. There's just something about a thunderstorm that I find so...
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Just had one;-; loud thunder but sheet lighting so it wasn't that bad. It's around 3:35am now and it's still not finished.-. Had to sit under my covers for a bit and play my music...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon AskingAllTimeHorizon 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Loud roars of thunder in the distance. A white flash of lightning filling the sky. The soft pitter patter of rain drops on the roof. Tonight will be a good night.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Nothing like a good thunder storm to scare the hell out of you!
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    it's 3 am through my window I Cas see the lightening, I can hear thunderstorms soo loud. I know I should be sleeping but the electricity in the air is soo exciting. I love...
    uespy uespy 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always love falling asleep with my bedroom window open during a thunder storm. So relaxing.
    lamalaquita lamalaquita 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    There's a line of storms making their way through my area. The large rain drops create a pattern of what looks like small dimples on the street. For just only a brief moment the...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    its thundering an lighting right now and i love it :)
    CALIFORNIAN945 CALIFORNIAN945 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The heavy rain, smell of dirt and rain, and the loud crashes of thunder is great! I hate Houston weather, but Mother Nature did me a solid today!
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm sitting on the porch as nature throws a heated tantrum. Enjoying a glass of wine as the tempest blows and rain patters. Nothing like the bouquet of a thunderstorm...I love...
    southerncaviar southerncaviar 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Dancing on the dirt road as the steam rises through the raging thunder storm...its moments like these i wish would last forever.
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is finally Monsoon season. It is the only thing that makes these scorching summers worth it. A Thunderstorm rolled in tonight. I sat in the clearing in my apartment complex...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    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...
    LyRa13 LyRa13 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Ahh the energy of thunder and lightning makes my skin crawl with anticipation of change and growth. There is something healing about the rain and wind, as if all the pain within...
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    all day we have been having thunderstorms. I had no where to go, so I was home, and alone. needless to say it was very nice. simply amazing. I went from one corner of the house to...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    The first rumble of thunder... Storm moving in. Sitting back with a beer to watch the show. :-)
    missmuffett730 missmuffett730 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    i love rain & thunderstorms coz it boosts my mood & most importantly it gives me rest from my work ...haha ...But unfortunately its not raining enough over here ...:(
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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...
    SweetButPainfulRose SweetButPainfulRose 13-15, F a week ago

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    we just had thunderstorms through the night. scared a few of my kids but after comforting them, I was just enjoying the weather we were getting. I missed it.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    There's nothing more relaxing then listening to the distant sound of thunder rumbling while you try to sleep.
    SnowHawk88 SnowHawk88 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I am getting pounded by thunderstorms right now just outside of Louisville camping in a Nemo tent i love it
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Camping outside of Louisville right now amazing thunderstorms going on I love it
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M Jun 25

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    I woke last night to the sound of thunder.......How far off, I sat and wondered....
    MIDNIGHTRIDER4 MIDNIGHTRIDER4 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Wow. There was a big thunderstorm last night. Don't think it was severe. There were big flashes of lightning & big crashes of thunder. This happened @ 7:10 & 8:15 last night during...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jun 24

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    Those terrific flashes of lightening with the rain whipping around tremendous bursts of rolling thunder. When that bolt of lightening strikes very close, you see the blinding flash...
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I've always loved stormy weather. I love to hear the thunder and watch the lightning streak across the sky..Makes for the perfect atmosphere
    ridethelightning77 ridethelightning77 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 23

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    I am listening to the sound of the thunder now... a low rumble that becomes louder and more frequent... a crescendo culminating in a loud crash at the end. The night sky is...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    I love the rain , a heavy shower makes me feel alive fresh and new a thunderstorm feels like it touches every nerve in my body I love every feel, sound and smell it had to offer