I Got Stuck In An Elevator

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    I was with my 3 friends

    and elevator stopped with a sudden lurch. it was halfway between two floors. We could not open doors as they we mechanically/electronically locked. One of the guy with us got panick attack and started shouting. i was drenched with sweat. anyhow I steadied my heart and called one...
    Pushk1r Pushk1r
    70+, M
    Mar 12, 2014

    My Terrifying Experience

    Last year, I was in the elevator at work, when the power went out.  I was alone in the elevator, in dark and I freaked out.  I immediately started to cry and nearly had a panic attack.  I had no idea what I was going to do.  And I immediately started to think...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    Stay Right There

    The shrill ringing of the telephone shattered the early morning darkness of the hotel room. I was half awake expecting the call so I quickly grabbed the phone before it rang again. No way I wanted to awaken my peacefully sleeping roommate in the other bed. As I expected it was...
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2007

    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2015

    Vacation Hotel

    I got stuck for nearly 20 minutes in a hotel elevator while in Florida. It was the worst moment of my life. I was in a bikini top and I had swim pants on to take off when I got to the beach. I was on the eighth floor and going down with another guy, probably 50 and...
    UtahWife UtahWife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    SMIRCautomation SMIRCautomation
    41-45, M
    Apr 29, 2014

    Running Errands Before 5:00 Pm

    I got off work and jumped in the car to run errands.  I live in a small town and most places close at 5:00 pm.   My first stop was to the Orthodontist to drop off a payment.  I walked down the hall to the elevator and heard people laughing as if they were on a break.  I...
    clawstrawfobick clawstrawfobick
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

    today i got stuck in an elevator,

    i am extremely claustrophobic and i always hated elevators, it was an old small red colored elevator ..i was gonna face my fears and it's the first elevator i've been to in years.. well it turned out to be the worst case scenario lol, i wasn't stuck for long though. maybe 10-15...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014

    It Was 6 Below And All Sound Ceased...

    I got into the elevator at approximately 7:50am on February 9, 2011 (a Wednesday). After getting into the elevator I pushed the button for 1st floor and it began moving as normal. However, the door never opened. I pressed the #2 to see if it would open back up on the 2nd floor...
    kelliannette kelliannette
    Feb 11, 2011

    ...on Tuesday, at a building

    where I do volunteer work with people with disabilities. There was me, two other men and a woman who, besides her other problems, suffers from panic attacks. In a very small lift. It was a really hot day and it took 3/4 of an hour for the fire brigade to arrive and get us out...
    spoonman2 spoonman2
    46-50, M
    Jul 2, 2015

    Stuck On My Ella, E-ella-vator

    My First floor, stuck on the gold digger Second floor, stuck on the dime piece Third floor, stuck on the hood rat Fourth floor, freak it I don't know cuz. (This girl is)She's stuck on my ella, e-ella-vator (This girl is)She's stuck on my ella, e-ella-vator (This girl...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    Stuck In An Elevator

    I was in hospital being treated in accident and emergency for i severe throat condition. A couple of hours after i was treated i was transferred on to ward, however i got stuck in the elevator whilst on my transfer with the hospital porter. The elevator was stuck between the...
    BarryJon BarryJon
    Nov 28, 2011

    One time I had to squeeze out of the tiny gap

    between the door and the wall and I thought I was going to get crushed because the door was opening and shutting randomly. Apparently when I went back into work I was ghostly white and talking rubbish XD I always walk up the 90-ish stairs now.
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014

    Be cautious in old elevators.

    It was in San Francisco, CA at a university where I got stuck. It was boring, getting hot, and bad cell reception.
    MrCorcks MrCorcks
    36-40, M
    Apr 27, 2014

    I have never actually been stuck in an elevator

    but came close a few times. Twice I can remember getting in a lift it started to make wierd noises and I quickly got out on the next floor .There was no one in it thankgod but moved to go on to another wall one just screeched and stopped between floors the other there was a loud...
    nakednudist nakednudist
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 14

    Funny -happened At Work

    Got stuck in an elevator with 2 co-workers who were both a few years younger that myself. One, an attractive young lady, stomped her foot & said "What is this"?! The young man pointed at me and replied "If he wasn't here, I'd say a dream come true...
    Dragon56 Dragon56
    61-65, M
    Oct 10, 2009

    Please Don't Get Stuck, Please Don't Get Stuck, Please Don't Get Stuck

    One of the dorm buildings I lived in back in college had two elevators, and both of them were always breaking down.  I've gotten stuck in them lots of times...and what makes it worse is that they were pretty small elevators. I've been stuck in them when it would...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    When I Was With All Of My Friends!!!

    My best friend was having a HUGE, AWESOME birthday party at this really nice hotel.  While we where(well, They were) exiting the elavator, it closed right on my hair!!!  My friends mom was trying to push the doors open, but alas, she couldn't .  My friend...
    Running4ever Running4ever
    13-15, F
    May 1, 2010

    Stuck On A Sunday

    Sometime last year, I was in the 57 story Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis with my grandfather. It was a Sunday, so the building was empty. We had gone to the top, and went back down to a floor somewhere in the 30's. When we got in, I pressed the floor number, and we...
    devry devry
    Feb 12, 2012

    Me And My Boyfriend.

    My boyfriend and i were coming to my aparment to drop me off but, at our date i noticed he was drinking lots of his Sprite and He told me "I have to go pee really bad babe." I told him the elevator won't take that long but right on the 3rd floor the elevator got stuck! And to...
    nachos55555 nachos55555
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    A 'pleasurable' End To The Long Journey Home

    It did not cross our minds and it was the least expected thing in the most inconvenient time. We just arrived in Brisbane Airport after a long flight back from a wonderful trip in Canada and had so many thoughts running through our minds, but not one concerning becoming trapped...
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013

    And that experience triggered my claustrophobia.

    .. Thanks a lot you stupid metal box!
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist
    16-17, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Nervous Moments

    Well, I got stuck on an elevator at work. And I already wasn't keen on them. It was a Sunday night and I pushed my floor button, and just sat there. I tried the button to open the door, but it didn't work. So, I started pushing the alarm. One of my co-workers (God...
    bluegreensea bluegreensea
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    Prefer The Stairs Now :/

    I got stuck in an elevator when I was around 3years old, actually I don’t remember the incident very well, but I feel that I just remember some glimpse about me screaming crying and hitting the door of the elevator. My Sis told me that they just opened our home door, and I got...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2011

    Maybe Taking The Stairs Isn't Such A Bad Idea From Now On.

    Just one day ago in fact from when I'm writing this, someone asked me to come down and help them. And they having only a couple minutes to do this, so I had to hurry down. I decided to take the elevator down, it was technically only two floors, but at least four or five flights...
    csfan101 csfan101
    Apr 6, 2012

    Not Fun

    i got stuck in one at a bank building. there were two other girls in there and they freaked the hell out, and usually i would be freaking out too and my anxiety would've went sky high, but for some reason when other people around me are paniking more than me, i tend to be the one...
    danetty757 danetty757
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2009


    Im terrified of elevators. No idea why. I know Im not scared of small spaces because I love caving I think its the same reason Im scared of submarines... yep, thats it If you die in an elevator, be sure to press the UP button =)
    Aryashi Aryashi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    Pretty Stupid...

    I'm kind of lazy. Okay, REALLY lazy. I live on the 3rd floor. Whenever I'm going up to my apartment, I usually take the elevator because one, the elevators are closer than the stairs and two, I don't feel like walking up three flights of stairs. Well, my laziness eventually...
    Shinaka Shinaka
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2007

    Yes today I got stuck in an elevator.

    I've never been trapped in an elevator before. I always wondered what it'd be like, if I'd panic. I guess I can cross "being trapped in an elevator" off my bucket list. I didn't panic. I sat down, I lay down, I did my hair in funny hair styles. Luckily the engineer came and I...
    paliglass paliglass
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2015

    Almost as fun as the fair!

    When I was 20 years old I got a job within a law firm. I knew nothing of the law,it was one of those jobs u are only lucky enough to get by knowing someone who knows someone. So here I am, this naieve young woman..eating up the attention of being young and beautiful. Dressed in...
    smileandwave smileandwave
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Mar 5, 2012

    Not Only Once...

    Before my family moved into a house, we were living in a flat. Sometimes we would walk, sometimes we would take the elevator. And every now and then we got stuck in the elevator. It must have been at least 10 times. It never took them longer than an hour to get us out, I think...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 4, 2008

    I was stuck in a elevator

    for about a min. It just stopped and then it started again by itself. Not much of a story
    saramariani saramariani
    16-17, F
    Feb 16, 2014
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