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I Used To Be Afraid

Of Monsters and Ghosts I Saw In Movies and On Televison 66 People

    The Ghost In The Wall

    I grew up in a house that was built around 1865, out in the country. It was a beautiful house, with shining wood floors, carved doors, crystal doorknobs, sliding 'pocket doors', and a staircase stage that led up to the door to the stairs. The house was in excellent condition...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Being Alone

    I grew up on a large ranch, our nearest neighbors were about 3/4 of a mile away. Grandparents lived a mile and a half the other direction, and some other neighbors, who were elderly, lived "next door". I went to school on the bus, and one day I forgot to stay in town and wait...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    Every time I'm at my grandparents house

    if I'm in the bathroom or the spare room and it's night and everyone's asleep I keep thinking someone is awake and walking around out there and I hear like someone walking, but it's never anyone awake. I think cos it's an old house and it creaks a lot.
    Princess4aKnight Princess4aKnight 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I was afraid until my brother started to say he

    saw them. It was a demon, trying to convince him 'she' was good. After I told him to just ignore her, she went away. I'm not longer afraid, just more of annoyed when he sees one. Get a life, and move on. XD my phone also acts up, for examples it suddenly highlights things I text...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Ew

    Indiana Jones and the temple of doom was particularly distressing for me. I'm sure people can relate to the dreadful feeling watching the heart removal scene.
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    The Monster Man Behind The Door ( Every Door )

    When I was about 6, I saw this movie on television that had a huge effect on me. It was a scary movie, starring Barbara Stanwyk. I don't remember the title or the actor's name, but it was about a scientist who accidentally (on purpose) blew himself up in his laboratory at the...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F Mar 16, 2010

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    I Fear You No More!!!

    I used to be afraid of not knowing where I was, being alone here... what I was becoming...Not knowing what was happening to me....Why these changes where happening to me and no one else... fearing if I would loss myself along with those I care about along the way.... Of not being...
    jaarret23 jaarret23 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Growing up, many strange things used to happen

    around me. I'm not sure when I began to notice this.. thing that was following me around. At first it was sounds, shadows, and smaller actions. And then it became something my friends and family had seen just about once or twice. After a while, people noticed something was...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Jaws!

    I saw Jaws for the first time when I was about 6. We were sitting in our living room, eating crisps and I remember not wanting to sit on the floor beacuse it was blue and reminded me of the sea. I was a very 'special' child... It scared me senseless, however my dad found it...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    The Aliens In Superman

    I was afraid of those creepy little alien guys that came to a small boy's window to try to grab him. The were outside the window and the little boy pulled back the curtain, and *SCREAM* There was an alien peering in, holding the little boy's ball, like bait. Superman saved...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F Mar 14, 2010

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    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman 31-35, F Nov 3

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    I like to think if myself as a go getter, that I never let things hold me back, in fact looking back at all the things I have accomplished I'm truly proud of what have I been...
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    I'm 19 now and I've no boyfriend since birth. I don't know why there's no one come to talk to me :( i'm pretty sure that i'm not ugly. Sometimes I just think maybe because I was...
    imin3A07 imin3A07 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 6

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    kerencc11 kerencc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    killeyj killeyj 13-15, F Nov 15

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    I guess this could describe me. I really don't fancy being the center of attention in every day affairs. I much prefer working quietly behind the scenes day - to - day. Yet, I...
    starasong starasong 22-25, F Nov 16

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    I used to have nightmares about him fulfilling the promise he made before he went to prison all the time. he told me he would come back to find me, and hurt everyone I know. that...
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love it when people stand against for their own beliefs. In the late 90's my cousin who recently took his own life used to perm his hair just cause he thought it was cool. God I...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm used to rejection. Every person in this world reject me.
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive 16-17, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's a lot more to be afraid of, in this world filled with evil.I don't fear much,Cancer took a shot at me last year and I'm now Cancer free.If I die,I die and when I do...
    bigbustluver bigbustluver 41-45, M a week ago

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because of my trust issues. When I love. I love hard. I make you the center of my world. I am known to be the type of girl that isn't clingy, but I do...
    Solrentia Solrentia 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    im always afraid to lose someone I love , I wonder if anyones afraid to lose me ? :(
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    green555f green555f 22-25, M 12 Responses Oct 27

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    I've always been afraid of losing people i love. Sometimes i wonder, is there anyone out there afraid to lose me?
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Oct 28

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    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    im not afraid of rejection rather i expect it. it doesn't surprise me when the doors slam in my face weather i need it or want it to stay open. i am afraid more of acceptance...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F Nov 12

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    taylordevorce taylordevorce 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I'm afraid of rejection. I'm afraid that if I tell the one person I want to tell things too, that it will all just completely back fire on me and they won't even want to know me...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    being afraid of rejection is something I am no stranger to, I guess its the inner fear of trying to achieve something whether it is in love or anything else, that your trying to...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I am. I am often afraid to really speak about how things make me feel. Or just to speak my mind. I don't know. Even now. It's something I developed in or rather after high school...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So this guy is threatening and I am so afraid, even though I don't want to be. I am so afraid.
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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