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I Used To Be Afraid

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Used to be the innocent, perfect, goody-two-shoes girl. Now I'm soooo not, and I'm glad :)
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because when I think about love now...all I think of is cheating,lying,being used..I easily fall in love.. I'm afraid to fall in love.
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    On the 21 Oct it will be exactly 1-year since I moved out. I'm thinking a lot about this year. It's been the hardest year of my life! Everyone said that divorce is tough. But I...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I don't know if any of you will read this but anyways. Hi, i am Melanie, 15 years old, and i used to be a really happy girl. Probably the happiest you've ever seen. I've never...
    MelanieLeClair MelanieLeClair 13-15, F 8 Responses Oct 6

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    I used too look at life with a positive virtue and an open mind. Now I look at life through the lenses of fear. I am now so used to my life being miserable and unfulfilled that I...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Oct 14

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    I lost my father at the end of 2006, 4½ years after my mother. They had both started smoking during WWII (nobody knew about the dangers back then). Dad managed to quit but mum...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M Oct 6

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    I'm 30 years old and i'm single for 2 years now....... I am someone who has a very low self esteem and that's why i'm really really afraid that i'm going to end up alone. I'm the...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 13

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    i used to be so quiet and afraid of how i looked. but all it took was a few people to tell me i was pretty and i've come a long way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid that I'll end up alone. I'm afraid of being sad for the rest of my life. I'm afraid of bugs. I'm afraid my mother will get tired of me- that EVERYONE will get tired of...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Have you ever been hurt and disappointed so much that you just don't care anymore? Failed relationships that never even started , friends that constantly backstab you, family that...
    solzco1 solzco1 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    Course not. My friend posted this "When your tanning in a storm and the powers goes out #NakedAndFried" If you got the naked and afraid reference you rock
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I got stuck and don't know how to overcome it. I am esperiencing this problem since the beginning of highschool. Now it has been 7 years or maybe more and I'm still trying to get...
    Unkyy Unkyy 18-21, F Sep 27

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    Please someone help me I've had some pregnancy-like symptoms (constipation, sore breasts, and possible spotting) but each could also be PMS. I have not missed my period yet and we...
    BrookeBell BrookeBell 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I've had several friends throughout my life but all of them have abandoned me for reasons I don't know why. I used to have a best friend named Shacarra but I got expelled and by...
    MatthewKeller MatthewKeller 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm Jacob, 18 years old and have a pathological fear of rejection. From about the age of 9, my parents - especially my mum - would compare me to other kids in my class. She...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 4

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    I can only be myself after I've gotten used to people, that's why I didn't make friends so fast on my first couple of weeks as a high school Freshman (which I currently am). I am...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    ".... ermmmm..... hi!" I am incredibly shy especially going up to someone and start a conversation - my heart beats fast and i feel that i am going red as I am that shy! It's so...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Oct 11

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    This fuckery is new to me, everytime I meet someone new I wonder what they think of me. I never used to be the person that wanted to be friends with everbody. God...
    loralie22 loralie22 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was so used to being alone as a child and growing up but it seems like whenever your in a relationship you find someone who cares, you find a friend as well as a lover...I'm...
    Quackimaducky Quackimaducky 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not afraid but i don't love anyone. I just love myself, i spend my all time with myself cause i don't like to have any friends, i solve my problems by myself, talk to myself, i do...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 29

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    As much as I truly want to experience someone mentally physically emotionally & spiritually. I am so afraid. Afraid of not being enough, if not getting the love right back. I...
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F Oct 12

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    Don't judge, its really hard, but just think about it before you do. I got judged so much, I am afraid of being myself, everyone thinks I am a lonely introvert, but the truth is, i...
    mariahluh mariahluh 51-55, T 23 hrs ago

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't think I'm afraid of it, I think I'm afraid of what will happen whilst I'm there. I think it's just the initial fear of trying something new and not knowing exactly what it...
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I am afraid of being turned down, but I think I am more afraid of being hurt. The few times I've asked a girl out, I felt like I was standing way out on a swaying branch. I mean...
    Hellcat43 Hellcat43 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I am scared of death but mostly it scares me to think where my soul will go. I mean I believe in God and pray to him but I don't go to Church because I work on the weekends so I'm...
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    This photo I took during a not so fun time in life. I am afraid of my own darkness. I have a temper that I can't control and a sadness so great. I lose all control. And that is...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I'm not afraid of commitment, but I'm afraid of being hurt, mistreated and replaced.
    toobreezzee toobreezzee 16-17, F Oct 12

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    My anxiety could be the cause of all my worrying over this, but I am afraid of being nonexistent after I die, and I don't understand how most people are fine with it. I do believe...
    DeniseD17 DeniseD17 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Every time I find someone I really like it always ends up bad. Either I get my heart broken, I get cheated on, or they lie to me about some dumb ****. I'm afraid that I'm going to...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Lately I have been thinking about telling this girl how I really feel about her but I'm afraid what she will say when I do. If she says yes OK and if no OK but its what happens...
    Chaco1 Chaco1 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In addition they Possess a racing electronic tachometer, upgraded entrance brakes, braided stainless stell brake strains over the entrance as well as the rear, adjustable billet...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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