Seriously. An Alien Phobia. It's Ridiculous.

I've never had any indication that aliens might be interested in me.  I'm not even interested in stories about UFOs.  I think most experiences of alien sightings and abductions are simply hypnogogic hallucinations, to tell you the truth.

And yet, here I am, a grown woman who is afraid of aliens.

I'll wake up in the middle of the night because I hear a noise, and immediately check to see if there's an alien in the room.  (LOL!)

If I'm outside at night and hear an unexplainable noise, I get back inside as quickly as possible.

It's ridiculous!  But I can't help it.  *blush*

My friends all know about it, and make jokes about it. 
Bradford Bradford
26-30, F
86 Responses Nov 18, 2007

Hello im from nz

People are abducted and don't always remember. I'm not saying you're being abducted but seriously, there's so much proof that it is real & having an unexplainable fear like you are all discussing can be a sign! (Not always the case, but consider it.)

I am so happy right now to know that I'm not crazy. I can totally relate to the comments here. Honestly people will make of you but I just can't help it. I try to avoid any kind of show or post the moment they mention the word aliens. I was searching for what kind of phobia it is, it can be said xenophobia but that can also be fear of alien people or foreigners.

fear of aliens can often be signs of sexual abuse, if you have gone through any sexual abuse, this may be your reasoning for fear of aliens. This isn't always the case for everyone, but the correlation does occur frequently.

Ok, so i just stumbled across this while doing my own slightly terrifying research and i want ypu all to look up "Starseed quiz" and then re-evaluate your fears amd "irrational" ideas of abduction.. i can't say too much because i don't know who pays attention to me and who blows me off as a total loon... but i recently found out i was abducted, and so was my dad...i learmed that this isn't random. If an Extraterrestrial is what you fear, either from a specific abduction fear/memory or the idea it might have happened it probably did amd you're starting to finally remember it.

Look up Starseed and do aome searching qithin that realm... i can not say for sure that it qill ease your fears, but listen, there are people out there you can find some kind of minor comforts in who KNOW what happened or know that ypu aren't crazy. You should indeed have serious apprehension for these beings, especially if they instill Fear within you, but also know that this isn't random. And you might be waking up and evolving into the 4D vibrational world we are actually living in... starseed searches can give yoU a significantly high amount of answers to your questions...

Sorry for the bad tablet is bad with autocorrect

i have the same fear literally just hearing any mention of the word sends me into a state of panic i cannot explain it keeps me up at night and i get freaked out so bad, nothing else scares me like that

i just litterly google alien abduction fear because i can not sleep with out being tarified and im in my own house. i here peoples storys here and i am fasinated because i have the excact same experiences as every one else. like for example i study and read about aliens but then i cant sleep or am terrified to go into a dark room. its very true that it would be like if some one had araknilhobia and watched spider movies all day. i tell myself to stop watching to turn away but i cant i must know more. i think im seeking to under stand why and how humans excist but i am so scared at night that i cant sleep.

Hi, just stumbled onto this site. I have become increasingly haunted by my "alien phobia" and I am beginning to think it may be PTSD. I have always had an irrational fear of alien abduction and a fear of the dark in my bed room. I am always freaked out that I will open my eyes while laying in bed and there will be aliens standing over me with giant black eyes. In addition to this, I have a very vivid memory of paralyses/levitation/floating towards window. And I have seen a UFO hovering over my house once. Pretty creepy stuff.

Reading your post really creeped me out. I too, have had a serious phobia of abduction, as well as having the exact same vivid nightmare of paralysis and levititation. I was screaming and couldn't make any noise out loud, then abruptly awoke, shot straight upward in bed and got my voice back. And now that I am recalling that feeling, I realize I have had it more than once when I was young, but never since becoming an adult.

Oh, I am also afraid of the dark in my own house. I can't have any body part of mine hanging over the edge of the bed for someone to grab a hold of me. And I constantly see things out of my peripheral vision, like quick movements of shadows. I've also developed a sleeping disorder in the last few years where I just can't fall asleep, and am wondering now if it has something to do with all this. Maybe I'm too afraid to fall asleep. Drugs are now my best friend as they calm my mind and help me sleep.

I believe you.

I found this forum searching today after waking up screaming from dreams of frightening visitations and being afraid to sleep all night.. again. I also suffer from this phobia/fascination. For most of my life, I have spent the daylight hours fascinated by aliens and the night time terrified by them. I have an intense interest in our family from the stars, and I wish to meet them, but then I am scared that I actually will. This seems to be a common thing.

I believe that I know what is going on - I have heard channeled beings and contactee teachers allude to this - at this time in our evolution as human beings, we are on the verge of being ready to accept the more expanded view of reality that includes the widespread experience of being in normal communication with other sentient species. However, the higher frequency of some of these beings may bring up things in an individual that he or she is not quite ready to face.

Imagine you meet someone who lives in total acceptance of everything at every moment, and radiates joy all around, bringing peace to everyone they meet. You may feel jealous of them, or annoyed that they are so unfrazzled all the time, or even overly awed by them and feel bad that you can never have what they have. Basically they are reminding you that YOU are not living in full acceptance of everything, as they are.

I think that contact with star people bring this kind of experience, except even more, and we basically freak out. We fear the change in ourselves that is indicated.

So here is what happens (in my cobbled opinion): We desire and open our minds for contact with other beings. They come as "requested", because they consider us family and are excited to be in contact. We freak out, psychological overload. Continue ad naseum until we find a way to accept them, which is made even harder because others around us are saying "this doesn't even exist, and you are invalid for having such an experience".

This may be one explanation. I'm not sure how to get over this, as I still struggle, but I am trying to reframe my feelings. In the same way that I "agreed" to this contact, I can ask for it to be on my terms and done in a way that is not damaging to me, or to stop completely, if that is what I want. I believe that as beings we have this power and the right to exert it, whether it be through prayer, visualization, or what have you.

Several other things have helped me:

1) To remember and read stories about UN-frightening or even inspiring contact experiences, and pay attention to sources of extraterrestrial knowledge, channeling, teachings, etc that focus on positive and enlightening co-habitation of the universe, and a loving galactic family of species.

2) To focus on positive spiritual experiences that connect me to God or the higher self, reminding me of that piece of my that cannot be destroyed.

3) To engage in what is called "shadow work" or other therapy to help me bring up fears and repressed pieces of myself for greater acceptance of my whole being. This makes me less afraid in general - if you have seen the darkest parts of your soul and loved them, you cease to be at war with yourself.

It is a life-long process of learning I guess! I hope people who read this understand what I am talking about, and that it is helpful.


I have such a fear of greys that I sleep with a hand gun. It happend when my father turned on x-files and a grey was on the screen. A few years ago I felt something touch my hand. And I used to see shadows of small 'humoniod' creatures staring at me. One night I was so scared I heard noises and saw something move, I put 3 rounds into the wall where I saw a shadow. It was my coat. I seriously fear anything looking humanoid. But is not.

I know it sounds strange but. I sleep with a hand grenade iam that scared. One night I pulled the pin because I thought I saw a shadow. Later I looked and realised that it was nothing but a coat. I have such a fear of Aliens that I can barley sleep and Evan close my eyes.

We are here to help you,do not fear us. If our appearance startles you, you must understand, humans are very intimidating looking to us as well. All we want is to share with you our expansive knowledge to benefit you.First we must do what you do to 'lesser' species to document them and so we may implant a tiny, harmless, non-painful micro wave tracking device in a few of you . We know if we were to expose ourselves you the rest of humanity many would run, but many more would attack.

Oh wow, this is my 100% biggest fear.
I have seen several UFOs, a couple of which I have debunked myself since.
Our kitchen has one huge window facing our backyard and every time I walk passed it at night I have this mental image of glancing over and seeing a Grey standing there staring in at me. If that ever happened, theres no doubt in my mind that I'd likely simultaneously soil myself and have a heart attack.
I've always had this irrational fear of the facial features of the classic "Grey". I don't remember details but when I was young I would wake up every other night horrified of something and I would dash into my parents room and crawl in bed with them. I vaguely remember seeing some kind of shadowy figures in my room but nothing more than that. It could have been simply night terrors or sleep paralysis and I'm overthinking it all years later.
When I was 13, I had a dream that I remember better than any other that I've had. I got out of my bed and walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water in the middle of the night. As I get back to my door I turn around and theres a single Grey staring me dead in the eyes, not two feet away. I felt nothing but pure, unadulterated terror. I recall attempting to ask aloud, "What are you/Why are you here?" but nothing came out it was like my vocal chords were paralyzed, then I realized that my entire body was paralyzed. It was at this point in the dream that I abruptly woke up gasping for breath and covered in sweat.
The next night I experienced a hypnic jerk (where you abruptly wake up feeling like you're falling) and I swear to god I saw a small hand with four long skinny fingers pull away from my face..

Haven't had any other creepy dreams or creepy hypnagogic hallucinations in several years now.
Since then I've kind of desensitized myself to the image of them by googling images of Greys. Its worked but I still jump in my seat when I scroll down a page on the net and unexpectedly stumble upon a picture of one.
Its the eyes I don't know man, its like they're staring into your very soul.

I forgot to mention that I am 20 years old.

I get this same exact feeling man. Except when I accidentally see a picture of a grey, I get so scared I almost start crying. I've had a dream where I was abducted by greys and put in some sort of gas chamber. I remember exiting the chamber and looking a grey dead in the eyes, but after that I woke up. That same day I woke up with circular marks on my wrist. I don't know why I get so scared, because that could've just been any regular dream. I had this fear before that dream, so I really don't know what's wrong with me. I'm so tired of it. I can't take the fear anymore. Every time I get up at night, I get so paranoid I won't leave my room or look out the windows. I just really need help

I'm only 9 and I'm reallly really really really scared plz help me

Freaky. I know the feeling. I don't know if I am suffering from an overactive imagination or what, but I completely understand what you are feeling. There is a panic factor to this that is un-explainable. Nothing freaks me out more than the thought of waking up with grey aliens surrounding me while I am in bed.

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I am 26 years old, and for as long as I can remember I have had a very strong fear of aliens, specifically "Greys" I dream about it sometimes, some of them incredibly vivid, and to the point that I do not sleep after waking up from one. Even when I am home alone, I have this fear that I am going to look up one night and see one in front of me, I cant shower without having a mini panic attack every time I close my eyes because I am afraid that I will open my eyes and one will be there. I see them out of my peripheral vision, I hear them at night, I feel like I can "sense" that they are there and are just waiting for the right opportunity. I've never talked to anyone about it, I have told my girlfriend of 7 years about it, since we live together I figured she should know, especially if something odd should happen, she kinda understands but still kind of pokes fun at me about it. It is something that feels like it gets worse and worse as the years go on, and I have no idea what to do about it, and not to sound disrespectful or anything, but to those claiming that the "Greys" are religious in origin, I am glad that you have found something that comforts you through it, but, I highly doubt these beings are religous, there is just something about all of it that makes me doubt any of it being religious.
On another note, and to stop myself from freaking out to much before trying to sleep, I am glad to find that other people do share this fear, my whole life I always thought I was the only one, anyone I had even hinted my fear at seems to just laugh it off like no one could be that afraid of something like this.

I have exact the Same feelings! And also the shower thing, exactly the same! I'm so glad I'm not the only one, but it's so horrible. I also can't sleep well. I'm so scared that they will abduct me or something...

Me too bit I don't like to talk about it

I lie in bed unable to sleep, too. I try to close my eyes to sleep but keep opening them thinking I will see an alien standing there. I have the shower fear, too. The fear comes and goes. One week I'll be fine. The next week I will be unable to sleep. I am glad too that I'm not the only one. It gives me some solace.

I am 41 and since a young child I have had a fear of aliens. Long before I could ever watch a movie or tv about it. I moved away from my home town and the fears left me. I traveled to Madrid Spain and had dreams of ufos when I was there, three day later I was in France, no dreams, after two weeks went back to Madrid and had dreams there and was at a different hotel. I recently moved back to my home town and the other night I was dreams and felt long bony fingers touch me and woke with a startle to see a grey in my face and he was giving me a shot or something in my arm i tried to scream but i past out like getting meds for a surgery and I didn't wake till the morning. Normally if I had a disturbing dream it would wake me. I am a very light sleeper and noises bother me so I sleep with ear plugs in. All I know is I can get that Face out of my mind.

I think that there might be a reason that when we see a picture of a grey there is an undeniable fear. It strikes to the very core of us. I watched a video ( more then a couple now ) The premise of the video was that aliens are in fact demons. The very same demons in the bible. It actually makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck. In the bible its says that Satan himself posses as a angel of light. What could sway the minds of people here on earth from religion and to somewhat bow down to a so called technologically advanced race these aliens. If you ever do come in contact with one or feel that your being watched . Say (I rebuke you in Jesus name) Or (The Lord Rebuke you) and feel that energy flow through you.

What do you do after they laugh and say, "OMG! These humans still believe in all this religion ****!"?

I believe there are demons, I have seen them, nothing like greys. I have seen ghosts too. Call me sensitive. But demons are not whole. They still are not corporeal. I believe in god and have used the rebuke you in Jesus Christ name and it does work. You are right about that. I do not believe that demons would to sedate someone or project that image in their minds. I do however believe that the bible talks about falling angels, angels that come from the skys and are here, they could be talking about aliens. The Dead Sea scrolls and before that in India they have mention if beings descending from flying chariots in the sky. That they are not from here. There is mention that the mate with humans and give birth to hybrids. I do not believe demons can or have the ability to cemanate someone. They can take over someone's body and cause havoc in someone's life. Now here is something really weird. I have a scar at the base of my skull that looks like an incision mark. It's been there since my early twenties. I have no idea where it came from or how it got there. My mother saw it and asked me about it. I didn't know it was there. It's still there and sometimes it's red like its new. Its at least an inch long. Now I can't say I have been abducted. I have no memory of being in a spaceship or having experiments done on me. But I do have an extreme fear. I do not fear ghosts or demons for I know The Lord is with me. I believe I have seen ufos. But I don't know what the government has for aircrafts so one could never be sure. I did get out of bed one morning very early and got in the shower and saw a black aircraft out my bathroom window and it was done so close I could not see the house next door. I screamed and ran out and when I got the nerve to go back its was gone and all I could see was the dawn with the moon in the sky. Which was only a minute or two later. It does not correspond with the night I saw and felt a grey touching me. You may think I am crazy and perhaps it may be a little true but my fear makes me want to cry.

I have a similar fear of the 'greys' as well. Ever since I saw this movie 'Dark Skies' I haven't been able to EVER fall asleep alone since the movie came out. Im afraid if i sleep alone then I will wake up to one looming over me. I'm only 14 and this newfound phobia only began months ago, but i feel like every night is a night I'm being watched, in danger, and just overall fear. I do not have any odd experiences as you all below do. But, i cant help but be curious about the greys, i want to know more, then when i see photos about them, fear almost consumes me.

I just can't understand why there are so many of us who are having this experience of fear over the grey type of alien. I haven't even seen that many movies about them because I can't sleep properly for at least a week after seeing a grey alien movie, so I'm not sure where this phobia originated from. I'm not even really into sci-fi either.

i think that honestly we have all been abducted by grays in one point in our lives or another. sometimes we have very intense traumatic experiences that we do not remember due to how scared or painful it made us feel at that time. we still have the fear of them but we simply do not understand why because we forgot. my bf is into abductions because he strongly thinks he has been, it doesnt scare him [ makes me envious] he says its because they are trying to 1) help or 2) hurt us. it doesnt really matter since we are in meat suits. i enjoy all alien movies i think they are awesome but like others say the Grays are the most feared. to me i hate their eyes they are nothing but blackness and their rather large head; they can talk to us with out using their voice that in itself is just creepy -_-

I know exactly how you feel. I too am 14 and have also seen dark skies and meany other terrifying clips and images of aliens, I am so utterly fascinated with aliens yet i fear them so much. I can never fall asleep, I usually stay up until 4:00 in the morning just after the danger time of 3:33. Recently i'v been delving deep into the history of the human race and global contact with aliens, yet the more i look into it the more frightened i am. Alien phobia is a trap, it quite literally is a trap. once you get a gimps of aliens mam o man will you be hooked on the things. i spend at least 4 hours a day researching aliens and can barley keep my eyes closed for half a minuet without pooping my pants and going into shock and having a heart attack! well maybe its not that bad but its still bad and i have to ask you to save yourself before its too late its for your own good gust ignore aliens from now on and you should be fine. I hope this was helpful to you

It is relieving yet gives my whole body goosebumps to know that there are this many people with the same phobia. I am 18, and have had an irrational fear of the "Greys" since I watched a movie called something like 'The McPherson Abduction' when I was a kid. Ever since then, I flare up every now and then, with a fear that is so petrifying that I depry myself of sleep, trying to stay awake in case one comes. Unlike a lot of these posts, I do have a memory of what I think to be a visiting from a grey. When I was 11, I was visited, by what I believe to be one of these 'greys'. When it happened, it was so dark at the time that it just looked like a shadowy figure, crouching down to look at me from about 30 cm above my head. I was able to move and covered my heads with a blanket. Took a peek a couple of minutes later and it was still there, now standing still looking down. Once again I took a dive into the blanket. A final look and it was gone.
I was definitely not asleep, and no one will ever convince me otherwise.
As scared as I am, I'm fascinated by them and am always wanting to watch movies and documentary's and read about them. Trouble is, as soon as I do. I'm petrified for a while.

Don't worry, lyrans control what come in and out of this planets atmosphere. It's your human mind playing tricks on you.

I am afraid of aliens as well, my friends make jokes about me in face even one put an alien doll inside my car and sat it on the dash board, i about killed them.

Guys, what is going on here? Why do we all share this same fear? Its comforting to know that I'm not the only one that has the fear, but then its scary to read all these stories that sound exactly like words that have come out of my own mouth.

I too share the fear/fascination dilemma. I am absolutely terrified and sometimes lose sleep, but find myself reading about them, watching movies/tv shows with them or even drawing them. Why would someone do this? I think someone else put it well when they said it would be like an arachnophobe watching youtube videos about horrible spiders.

I don't know what it is about these things. Obviously the eyes are the worst. Dead lifeless eyes that just stare right through you. I wonder what it is about them that makes us so afraid?

I just want it to go away.

Weird. I am 30 as well and I grew up as a kid watching shows like ghostbusters, old vampire movies my dad liked, and even movies that had other types of aliens and evil looking creatures in them. My point? Even as a young boy, no creature conjured by man's most sinister efforts scared me in the same paralyzing, deep way that a picture of a grey alien's face did when i was around 10 years old, old enough to be over such fears.

I remember unsolved mysteries. the first time i saw a grey face was on that show. strangely it wasn't in a well produced movie. it was a crude drawing of the face shown on television. It was not attached to any body that was actively chasing anything. It did nothing to cause fear except show its face, which of all things looked vaguely human. And yet it was that first sight which sent the worst fears I have ever experienced in my life straight through my spine.

I think it really all culminated when I watched a movie called "Communion" and I had horrible phobias for years to come about aliens coming to get me. And thoughts of them still make my skin crawl today whenever i am in the dark. The big eyes, small mouth? Just talking about it gives me the shivers. Yet, as far as I can remember, I have never been abducted.

It is a strange coincidence that all of us seem to share the same irrational fear of the same image from a very young age. There must be something to it. I theorize that either we were abducted and just can't remember, or there is some fundamental, even instinctual fear of these creatures which may have evolved in humans long ago. And don't trust the guy that says he's an alien, or the guy who can explain it all away. Neither are correct. I am a rational person, but there is something to this alien thing. I don't think they're aliens. I think they are something else, and they have been lying to us for quite a while.

By the way, I'm 29 years old and I'm from Costa Rica.

Well, it's very difficult to explain. I've been suffering this phobia all my life. I've never seen anything, but if I have insomnia or if I heard something weird I only think about aliens. Some people say why I'm afraid of something that doesn't exist or something that I've never seen. I don't know it's strange but very uncomfortable. It's difficult for me to handle, I don't watch movies or anything related to it.

Thank goodness I am not the only one....

*URGENT* I am a Alien. There are more scientific explanations why you may see, hear or smell aliens. Lets start with media- then the gossip- then science then pure physcological factors. Really all you have left is a fear. We created man and women. So are race would live on. We only examine what we need to. Most just lie or try to get famous. We never KILL or destroy human tissue. I will not say we do not Probe becasue in the early 50's we did only to see regenaration rates on production.

Look - do you really think there is life out there able to travel the colossal distance between their origins and the Earth? Stars in the night sky may seem on our doorstep but in reality the distance between us is staggering. Any race with this technology would need be so far advanced in so many ways that it becomes impossible to believe their craft 'crash', aliens are 'captured', or 'working with the government' - let alone standing in our bedrooms.

I think the real fear here is no different to our collective terror of ghosts, monsters, dragons, spiders, gods, thunder, strangers; some of those things a real threat to our frightened ancestors in their cave dwellings at night. Now a harmless dressing gown hanging on the wall becomes a figure, a creaking pipe becomes something moving. Our peripheral vision becomes more sensitive to movement in the dark - we instinctively 'look' for trouble. Fear is meant to protect us and keep us alive, even if it means staying up all night. The cause of the fear isn't always WHAT you fear.

Look up sleep paralysis for a very simple explanation for many supposed abductions - and note how the creatures vary from culture to culture. WE create them in our imaginative minds! The same minds that may, a few hundred years from now, develop the technology to travel around the stars ourselves. If there is intelligent life out there, somewhere, then in all likelihood it too evolved from equally frightened creatures?

I would like to thank the person that created this site, I am so excited to know there are others like me. I am a 30 year old father of 2 and I have a terrible alien phobia. Maybe I shouldn't classify it as a phobia, it isn't consistent enough. I only become afraid when I watch TV programs with the ubiquitous "greys" or alien abduction stories. It first started when i was about 8 years old I watched a show called "Unsolved Mysteries" there were quite a few stories about Alien abductions, also the movie Fire in the Sky almost sent me down the path to insanity. The idea of these beings keeps me awake at night and very afraid to be alone. But why? As far as I can consciously remember I have never been abducted, neither have I any evidence of their existence. This fear in my mind is completely irrational, but for one reason or another I can never seem to think myself out of this state, especially at night. I would love know if anyone here has overcome this fear and wouldn't mind sharing their experience or some techniques.

Often times I don't know which I have more of fear or fascination. I have realized the best way for me to deal with this is to allow it to fade from my memory. But recently the History Channel created a show called "Ancient Aliens" I cant take my eyes away from this show. I have watched almost all of the episodes and I have even gone online to research some of their theories. This is almost like someone with Arachnophobia watching a special on how dangerous spiders are. I hope one day we find the answers and I can handle the truth. Good luck to everyone with this issue.

Weird. I am 30 as well and I grew up as a kid watching shows like ghostbusters, old vampire movies my dad liked, and even movies that had other types of aliens and evil looking creatures in them. My point? Even as a young boy, no creature conjured by man's most sinister efforts scared me in the same paralyzing, deep way that a picture of a grey alien's face did when i was around 10 years old, old enough to be over such fears.

I remember unsolved mysteries. the first time i saw a grey face was on that show. strangely it wasn't in a well produced movie. it was a crude drawing of the face shown on television. It was not attached to any body that was actively chasing anything. It did nothing to cause fear except show its face, which of all things looked vaguely human. And yet it was that first sight which sent the worst fears I have ever experienced in my life straight through my spine.

I think it really all culminated when I watched a movie called "Communion" and I had horrible phobias for years to come about aliens coming to get me. And thoughts of them still make my skin crawl today whenever i am in the dark. The big eyes, small mouth? Just talking about it gives me the shivers. Yet, as far as I can remember, I have never been abducted.

It is a strange coincidence that all of us seem to share the same irrational fear of the same image from a very young age. There must be something to it. I theorize that either we were abducted and just can't remember, or there is some fundamental, even instinctual fear of these creatures which may have evolved in humans long ago. And don't trust the guy that says he's an alien, or the guy who can explain it all away. Neither are correct. I am a rational person, but there is something to this alien thing. I don't think they're aliens. I think they are something else, and they have been lying to us for quite a while.

I run from my car to the house if I get home past dark. Then I'm always looking behind my back, and going through the house with a flashlight, and all the lights on to be sure there are no aliens there. I'm so freaked out by the windows. Sometimes I just want to board them up. I hate it. It also started when I was a kid. I watched a UFO show with my dad. Since then it's been out of control. The thing is, I'm so interested in UFO's and aliens, but im also so scared.

I have the same problem. And I'm a 29 year old male. Is there a reason for this??

Also because it took up so much otime and thoughts I talked about it constantly and in turn gave my poor little sister the same fear now. She is the same way. Im sorry Steph!

I also have this fear. Started while I was about seven. A small child watching Communion with christopher walken. Gave me the worst phobia of all. All through my life I was terrified that I was abducted or just of alien presence on general. I was convinced that I had been abducted and would spend nights awake scared to close an eye because I would see a greys face staring down at me. There were times I would wake in random places of my house and not remember how I git there. I do jot know whether it was sleep walking or not but I convinced myself I had been taken in the night. As I got older it subsided a little. And then I had my son. I was terrified that they would come and take him at night while I was sleeping. There were times it would get better and then I saw the fourth kind. Lost so much sleep due ti that movie. Like everyone else on here I too see the face and sleep with covers over my ears, cannot sleep with my back facing the door and always have some sort of night light in. A year ago my son (now 13) pulled what he thought was a prank. On me. He printed a picture of a grey and made a mask out of it ti wake ne in the night. I was screaming so bad followed by sobbing.even after I found out it was inly him. I think he now understands how serious my fear is.

Did not even see your mention of communion. Till after I posted my comment. The worst part for me is when the door cracks and you see him peek through.

I knew I wasn't the only one like this but a lot of these peoples stories on here remind me of my own most of them happen when I was a kid the first one I can remember was I was at my grandparents house (I grew up in the deep south middle of nowhere louisiana) well I was sleeping in my moms trailer which is right next to my grand parents house it was summer and very hot I remember wakeing up and I was floating above my bed I felt comforted but kind of weirded out at the same time it was like my whole body was suspended in the air but for some reason I just fell right back to sleep. The next morning my mom woke me up shocked because she found me sleeping on top of my book shelf which was about six foot tall there was no way I could have climbed up there by my self in my sleep. Well about two years later I was helping my grandmother do the dishes I rmember being very younge cause I had to stand on a stool to reach the sink. I was drying them while she was washing. It was pitch black out side probably around eight I would guess and all of a sudden the yard lit up like it was the middle of the day and then a huge whiteish yellow light came across the sky it looked like it was falling from the sky and on fire and then it passed over the house and got dark again then we heard a distant boom. The next day on the news we heard about a a crash over in the swamp and that there were millitary personel there and after that day we never heard anything about it again. Well id say about seven or eight years later I was again at my grandparents house and I was watching tv in there fifth wheel camper and it was about two or three in the morning and all of a sudden there greatdanes start raising hell in the back yard chasing somthing well I look through the blinds and there was this small black circle they were chasing aroun the yard it darts passed the fence and stands under the street lamp we have in the yard in goes from being about six inches tall to about seven seven and a half foot tall all black like a shadow no ears no face I couldn't make anything out except the boday and arms and legs well it looks back at the dogs and let's out this hellashis scream that I can still hear now it plays in my head everytime I think about it and then looks dead at me in the camper looks away and jumps dead jumpfrom where its standing thirty to fourty feet into the woods. I'm sorry for the long *** story but I haven't told anyone these in years and I though people should know

I am so scared i dont sleep anymore ive been interested in these kind of thing since i can remember i would always watch documentarys as a child even though the last thing i wanna know is that my greatest fear is REAL. just recently about 3 days ago i came across a mans alien abductee videos and let me tel you i have been scared shitless since then...the most i sleep is 4 hours a day and atnight when i close my eyes because they start to feel heay and i feel tierd, keeep in mind THE TV IS ON i close my eyes then i get the image of an alien in my head and quickly open my eyes and in my imagination i see a grey alien standing on front of my closet and force my self that i am no longer tierd. I guess the thing about aliens that scares me out of my mind is those big eyes i cant stand it ...hopefully ill get some sleep tonight.

This is important and i hope you all read this.. my fear started when I was young and watched fire in the sky. I've been obsessed with alien existence all my life. No one should fear them.. we come from them, at least some of us do.. They care about us. Our planet is an amazing place with an astounding history. government and media push these fears of them into our heads with movies and false abductions. Aliens aren't the ones that abduct people and do terrible things to them. Just think about all of this logically.. If they wanted to know what we were made of, why would they return people? If they have the technology to travel through space and time, why wouldn't they have already done sinister deeds to us or this planet already? It's all an illusion to keep the people in power there.. Research star children and open your minds :) also, the documentary "the Phoenix lights" if amazing

That was supposed to say, is amazing and will help you feel more positive and excited about our friends:) if it helps, I'm in school for physics so i promise I'm not a moron

Hello, i'm a brazilian guy, a 24 years old political science student. I'm glad i'm not the only one to have this phobia, since all the reports show a sort of pattern. But in my case, i think there is a first phobia before the one about being abducted by aliens. When i was a kid, i remember being sitted with my parents outside my house, talking under the starry sky. I remember that, when i saw a ''star'' moving, i'd freak out or ask my father what was that. The common answer was ''oh, it is a satellite''. Since i was a kid, i have terrible nightmares about being lifted to the sky, as if some invisible force was transporting you. It was always the night sky, or something coming from it, that made me wake up sweating cold. My parent's house is near an old and little airport, located in the coastal town i was born - actually a field for little planes of some bussinessmen land. It happened there, in march 2004 ,that i was playing kites with my cousin. It was about twilight, when i saw a little strange cloud in the horizon, just above us. The sky was clean, except for this cloud. Then, all of sudden, a little yellow luminous ball made an arch, a curve, appearing from behind this cloud. At first i thought it was a star or firework, but then i saw that the ob<x>ject stopped in the air. About five minutes, me and my cousing were staring and pointing at the thing, and i even said to him, ''is that thing what i'm thinking it is ?'' and then, in the strangeness of the situation, the ball made the same movement, a curve, but backwards. Then it disappeared behind the strange little cloud. I was waiting till the night staring the cloud, but it gradually disappeared in the dark horizon and i never saw the ob<x>ject again. There was a second ocasion, that i got concerned that my fear of the sky has reason to be. It happened in december 2006, it was summer, a hot afternoon and i went to the beach with my father and my brother - who was 10 years old. The beach was crowded with people, but we sat not far from the sea. Then, while i was swimming, i went to the sands when i saw my father worried, as if he had lost something. He said my brother had disappeared. I said to my father to calm down, not to worry, while i went looking my brother east of the beach and my dad west. I was asking everybody if they saw somebody with my brother desc<x>ription, but no one saw him. My father was desperate. He started to cry. Called the police and the lifeguards. Then, about 15 minutes later, a policeman called my father on the phone and said that they found Victor, my brother. The man told that my bro was found about 5 km far from our beach. When asked what happened, Victor told he looked for my father among the crowd, but got lost and, somehow, didn't remember to walk entire kilometers. It would be all a normal and unlucky situation, if Victor hadn't said to me that, in his words, he saw '' a metallic bubble'' coming from the sky and, all of sudden, his last memory was feeling lost and asking the help of a young couple, who called the cops.I always had a irrational fear of aliens and abductions, since i was a kid, even to the point of staying an entire night awaken because of this fear. Now i live alone and study in other city, the capital of my state. But i still can't look to the picture of a gray alien, or even see a movie like Fire in the Sky, Communion or X files without having nightmares. I also researched and found that, in the story of my family, there is very strange cases about mysterious strangers and sightings. My mother told me, that when i was a kid, i used to play with a imaginary friend who, acordding to myself, ''floated in the corner of the wall and the ceilling''. But the most bizarre thing in my past is that my [deceased] grandfather had a big tree in his yard, and when i pointed to the tree's crown screaming and crying about some horrible thing hidden behind the leaves.My grandfather even took a wood and shake the tree, but there was nothing there. It was not enough. He had to cut the tree, for me to calm down once and for all. I wonder if there is something sinister, hidden going on , and i'm worried about my family's safety. As the going says, '' where there is smoke, there is fire''

I feel the same way, ever since i was really little and my dad was watching a program on TV about aliens and i saw a picture of one ,i nearly fainted. i always have nightmares and i cant sleep with my back to my room or ill freak out. everyone in my family makes fun of me abut it but they don't understand what its like to be scared. one time the was allot of red dots in the sky above my house and everyone was standing on the porch like "whoa! look at that its a UFO!" i was inside holding a teddy bear crying and shaking. i cant walk outside in the dark without freaking out and looking at the sky! its much worse than that though cause i didnt even go into detail!

I never thought I was the only one...but never thought many people would have the same phobia to aliens. When I was a kid I was really interested in UFO and alien stuff, loved X-Files, and went to a couple of UFO congresses in my country. But... now, I really have an actual fear about aliens I didn't have, when I watched The Four Kind I couldn't sleep like for a week, and once I read a book about aliens and "real" stories about it... another week without sleeping. I avoid watching videos from youtube my friends send me.. I just can't stand watching one of them in movies. I know it's irrational...but, I can't help it.

Wow! I am glad I am not the only one out there with this phobia !! I thought it was jsut me, friends tease me constantly about this!! It is nice to know I am not alone. I cannot watch certain things... the show Unsolved Mysterys when they do their alien stories about sends me over the edge for sure !

This is one of the cutest stories! Haha it reflex my own sense of humor against my irrational fear at the time. I see you have a lot of support, though, so I won't bother you with more comments. Just wanted to pass by and remark on how endearing your story is. x)

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one experiencing this irrational fear. I've been having trouble sleeping for the past 2 years or so. It's starting to get progressively worse it seems. When I was a kid I used to like the idea of UFOs and often used to watch various shows and read books about them. There is one thing though that often sticks out in my mind and I often think about it from time to time. When I was 9 or 10 years old I remember falling asleep with the light on. All of sudden I felt like I was being pulled out of bed and floating upwards toward the ceiling, like I was flying. I then tried to grab onto something...anything. It felt like I was being pulled out my bedroom door but I grabbed the door handle and wouldn't let go. It was a really terrifying experience for me and since then I've had this huge fear of being abducted. I'm like many of you who sleep with the TV on at night. There has to be some type of light on in my room to where I can see into every corner of my room. I sleep underneathe the blankets with my face covered. I refuse to sleep on the edge of my bed and often sleep in the corner next to wall with pillows all around me. I often wake up in the middle of the night with my heart racing and just this overwhelming fear...a fear that I'm being watched. It's starting to affect my daily life. A person can only go so long with 3-4 hours of sleep a night. I just wish there was someone in my area that I could talk to. I feel like this has gone on long enough. A person is supposed to feel safe in their own home, I however do not.

The movie Signs sent chills down my spine, I literally froze in my seat, I couldn't move, I thought I was paralyzed, like an alien froze me in that position (I swear, I thought one was behind me..) It was that scene when the thing walked by that alley way, and someone caught it on camera..... ooooh, goosebumps O_O. No other movie has ever freaked me out so badly.

I literally thought I was the only one! Oh my gosh, this makes me feel SOOO much better. I have had my friend and her parents laugh at me because I ran out of the TV room at their house crying because I was so terrified of the "voices." Her dad then proceeded to tell me when they were building their house, aliens came into the room I was currently staying in! I couldn't sleep on the bottom level for the next few days I was so scared. But this just makes me feel better that I'm not alone in my fear. I know it's irrational but I honestly can't help but nearly die when aliens are mentioned. But the weird thing is that I'm not scared of, for example, Star Wars aliens. I'm only scared of the stereotypical aliens (little green men) and UFOs. Can't stand them. *shivers*

I have never found anyone with thesame irrational fears, and to now find a whole host of people with varying degrees of the same fear really does help. What did not help was watching "The Fourth Kind"! When I was younger, about 13, I watched a documentary on alien abduction. I too developed a strange fascination about aliens and would constantly be reading about them and even drawing the same alien face over and over again - only in the day time though! Come night time, and I was petrified! I couldn't move for fear! For a couple of years after that documentary, I would creep into my parents' room to make a little nest at the foot of the bed so that the aliens couldn't get me! When "Independence Day" came out, I couldn't even bring myself to watch it! A few more years down the line, and the fear had muted somewhat. I eventually brought myself to watch "Independence Day" and it wasn't all that bad - aliens that look like robots aren't as scary as the thin ones with huge black eyes! Then "Signs" came along...rekindled the fear that was still buried deep in my brain. I was able to get over it though, and up until now I haven't really experienced that crippling, insomnia-inducing fear, until effing "The Fourth Kind"! I am so angry at myself for watching that movie! When Milla Jovovich introduced the flim and spoke about the "real" footage and evidence, I should have shut it down right then and there! But I didn't...Bad move! That was a week ago, and if I don't drink enough alcohol to pass out before bedtime, I have the worst kind of sleep - peppered with hallucinations and dreams about alien abduction! Last night the moon shone so brightly into my bedroom window I could have sworn it was an alien tracker beam! My husband has been so stressed at work that I feel super guilty if I switch the light on or disrupt his sleep, but even with him next to me, I am consumed with fear. It's never been this bad, usually it helps when there's someone else in the room, but, in "The Fourth Kind", because people were abducted without their spouse's knowledge, it makes me think that this could happen to me without my husband even knowing about it let alone protect me! Today I just had to go out and get myself some rescue tablets because I've even been experiencing the fear during the day! I feel anxious, nervous, edgy and physically 'weird'. I've never had any alien contact, and I hope to God that they don't actually exist - if I were to ever see one, I think my body would actually just shrivel up with the shock! But like others have said, in a universe as mind-bogglingly huge, can we really be the only evolved species?? I'd been doing so well since I watched that stupid movie! If anyone has this phobia and has not seen the movie, I would suggest you keep it that way! I hope that time will help me to overcome this fear! I thought about hypnosis to help me overcome this irrational phobia, but then remembered the scenes in the movie and actually started crying...What should I do?! I'm about to turn 26, I'm a grown woman, how can I still be scared ****less like this?!

I've always had a fear of aliens when they are depicted with those thin bodies and black almond shaped eyes. Ever since I was a kid and watched the movie "communion". Don't ever watch that one by the way! also avoid "fire in the sky" my fear never really lessened as I grew to maturity but I was able to file it away somewhere in the back of my mind until recently when I watched "the fourth kind" I decided at that point that no adult should feel this way and confronted it by reading the novel on which communion is based, it helps to confront, you have to or you will always feel this way, initially you suffer the worse nightmares and sensations of dread ever but they pass but it's really for the best. Avoid hypnosis, its a common misconception that when under we address the route of our fear and find ways to overcome, instead what most commonly happens is our fears manifest into false memories, this is why all those people who are so scared of aliens undergo hypnosis and discover they were actually abducted, they end up more scared, in reality they weren't but the fear was so powerful that the only place left for it to take us is the horrific realisation of such an incident. If it's any comfort "the fourth kind" unlike the other two films I mention is not even based on an alleged true story, its a total scam, fake characters, fake archive footage, the studio that produced it had to pay out damages for claiming that it was.

BTW I still like to watch the same shows about aliens and such but now I can shake it off.

See a doctor. I had severe depression and found out the hard way. I was obsessed with aliens and ufos since I was a kid. I was so afraid of them but could not stop thinking about it. Got to the point I was afraid to go outside. Every plane I saw was a UFO I was teetering on the edge of losing touch with reality. I finally had my husband take be to my doctor where I told her of my irrational fears. I was sent to a psychiatrist ASAP. He told me I have anxiety and Mild OCD and that stress triggers it. I was put on zoloft and felt fine within a day.

This is amazing because i think i just found a key factor in my depression, my fear rockets my stress level beyond that of anything else I've ever experienced. I think i might have the worst case on this site because i literally cant even say it, or anything about it out loud. I am going to go wake my brother up cause I'm starting to tremble. What sould i do? see a Doc?

This is amazing because i think i just found a key factor in my depression, my fear rockets my stress level beyond that of anything else I've ever experienced. I think i might have the worst case on this site because i literally cant even say it, or anything about it out loud. I am going to go wake my brother up cause I'm starting to tremble. What sould i do? see a Doc?

This is amazing because i think i just found a key factor in my depression, my fear rockets my stress level beyond that of anything else I've ever experienced. I think i might have the worst case on this site because i literally cant even say it, or anything about it out loud. I am going to go wake my brother up cause I'm starting to tremble. What sould i do? see a Doc?

I'm scared too. I am strongly attracted to watching documentaries about aliens but the moment they show a gray (and they usually do it in some flash-moment with scary music) I am gripped with fear that I can't let go of for hours or days. And then I want to watch another show. I hate being scared. I hate typing these words. It's not the thought of torture or death that scares me...maybe it is about powerlessness. I don't know. Just don't want to be scared anymore.

Please comment or reply, I would find it comforting and I really need precisely that at the moment.<br />
My fear seems more focused, I am terrified of that iconic and most popular portrayal of the alien. The guy with the thin body, large oval face and solid black almond shaped eyes. The word terrified hardly does it justice. While I believe that the universe is too vast and complex to rule out life elsewhere I do not believe in alien abduction. To put this in context, I am the type of guy who can watch the most intense horror movies, as a fan of film, I have stuff in my collection that a lotta people could not even bring themselves to watch as it would just upset them. I am not afraid of any other type of alien portrayed in countless films and tv shows, just this type so why?<br />
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When I was about twelve, I made the fatal error of watching a movie that starred Christopher Walken, it was called Communion, a film about a man abducted by this type of alien, the physical appearance of them combined with the concept that we are crippled and helpless to prevent their physical and psychological intrusions has left A psychological scar that I am still living with at the age of 31. In this movie they were portrayed as truly malignant. I could not sleep for two weeks but I moved on, to this very day It pops into my head now an then and I laugh at myself for being silly then sharply move on as I know what will happen if I dwell on the images too long, however nothing could have prepared me for what happened yesterday evening. I happened to stumble upon a film on tv entitled "the fourth kind". After it finished I felt as helpless as I did all those years ago, lying in bed with the lights on, crippled with fear, my heart feeling as though it might explode with every shadow of a branch outside the window or creek of furniture within the room. aliens need not use their paralysis beam on me should they ever actually visit. Whenever I was ready to drift off I would force my eyes open to assess my surroundings even though sleep would be a release from what I was experiencing. Sure enough I started seeing things I would rather not talk about as it sends a chill down my spine, the power of suggestion manifested my worst nightmare before me during those brief instances that I would open my eyes. Can anyone explain why I have such a strong reaction to this? before posting here I tried to read a little article on wikipedia which I thought might help, as I slowly scrolled sown the page I caught a glimpse of a corner of a pic, it had one of those big black almond shaped eyes in it, i jumped out of my chair in terror, then promptly collapsed the window. This will pass and things will go back to normal, but there will be another time.

YES! I am not alone! I'm glad I found this too! It's embarrassing to say "I'm TERRIFIED of ALIENS." So thanks for sharing your pain. <br />
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Ok, so I saw an Unsolved Mysteries episode when I was severn that showed these big burly loggers being terrified and unable to explain what had happened to their friend, who they claimed was abducted by aliens. This story eventually became known as the movie "Fire in the Sky." For me, a little girl at the time, to see a bunch of men who looked as old and wise as my daddy be powerless was just too much, I think I developed a phobia right then and there. That night my stepdad tried to calm me down, but nothing he could say could make my fear go away, The documentary had "evidence."<br />
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Come to think of it, I guess that's why so many people claim that these peole are liars who seek attention and are conspiring in a hoax. They probably would be just as afraid if they considered the possibility that UFO "abductee's" stories might be true. <br />
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In seriousness though, IF there were aliens, maybe they didn;t do anything to the burly logger guy. Maybe they just tried to say "hi" and the logger freaked out because aliens were just incomprehensible. And then the Hollywood sc<x>ript writers sensationlized it. "Come on man, you can have a NICE alien movie where nothing happens!" <br />
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I think my fear regarding aliens may have something to do with guilt. For example, humans experiment on lab mice, very unempathetically, with no regard for the mouse's life (human lives are better) and maybe I'm afraid that aliens will look at me similarly. <br />
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I find that being around people helps. I would rath rbe around the world' most ugliest, hardened criminal than on a ship full of aliens. I'm sorry,. <br />
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Maybe we should all have a desensitizing ssession where a friend dresses up in an alien costume and talks friendly with us until our fear disapears, <br />
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Anyway, to everyone who's truly cared, you are not alone. (In the same fear suffering I mean, not in an alien way, ha ha.) Maybe there are nice aliens out there and they protect us from bad aliens? Who knows, maybe they are angels?

I cannot believe im not the only person with this problem! its messing up my life completely! Has anybody been able to get rid of it? Ive had this problem ever since i watched the movie "Fire in the sky" when i was younger... im 22 yrs old now , not scared of anything.. i could honestly see a ghost and try to talk to it... but if i saw an alien i would seriously just die... its weird...

I am afraid of the dark. I have been trying to overcome this fear recently, now that I am 35 years old. I am no coward, I suppose, since I have served in the Army ten years and have medals, was a Sergeant. But I have not been able to get over this fear. The problem is, it is not in my hands. If I awake from my dreams and there is no light, I seem to see things, and head straight for the light. <br />
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If my wife is around, I am fine without the light. But it has not always been like this. Overseas with the Army I used to wake up raving about being trapped underground, or left alone and abandoned. I wake up and am not myself, am not in control of reality. How can this be cured?<br />
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I don't really see the point of curing this phobia. I am fine walking alone in pitch dark because I feel I can defend myself or reason with a threat. But you cannot fight a dream. <br />
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I would advise the boys who are afraid of wasting electricity not to worry about this. Keeping the light on all night costs about 6 pence per night. <br />
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But something to consider is this: there are academic psychiatric professionals who have interviewed and treated thousands of people in the US who they believe in all faith have been abducted by aliens. An irrational fear of the dark is one of the signs that you have been abducted. The treatment for the fear, and for the abduction itself, is a hypnosis with a professional who can easily reveal if you have been abducted. <br />
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The point is, there are good grounds for thinking that around 1 in every 100 people has been abducted by aliens of the little grey man sort. If you cannot remember it, then this is common, but hypnosis will bring the memory back. Remembering the experience is actually therapeutic: not knowing about something like this is worse than being clear about what has really been happening to you. <br />
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The academics in question include John E. Mack, and David Jacobs, professors of psychiatry. They have published their research in book form. <br />
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I cannot say that my fear of the dark, and my own sleep patterns are due to having been abducted.

I am also terrified of aliens. I don't know why or where the fear came from. At night I see them everywhere, in shadows, out my window etc... I learned a semi-easy way to temporarily overcome the fear. I simply imagine a skinny gray alien as scary as possible, than I add highheels oversized pink dress a straw hay and lipstick on it. I'm serious by the way. Imaging your fear gives it power, so giving it funny articles seemed to take that power away from it. The hard part is to remember is to imagine it over panicking. Try it out, tell me how it works or your ways of getting rid of your fears' power over you. Like I said it sounds silly but it works for me

I cannot call my fear of aliens a phobia, since its rational, either that or i am f*cked in the head... Well, here is my story(my english aint perfect):<br />
It was September 2009 (dont remember the exact date), i was 16 at the time, i lived with my family in a small house, pretty much cut off from civilisation on edge of a forest, the house had only one floor and i had my own small room. <br />
Well, it was late evening (about 21:something) and i was surfing the net when i heard a terrifying screech from outside, it definitively sounded like a cat, we owned two cats at the time and

I cannot call my fear of aliens a phobia, since its rational, either that or i am f*cked in the head... Well, here is my story(my english aint perfect):<br />
It was September 2009 (dont remember the exact date), i was 16 at the time, i lived with my family in a small house, pretty much cut off from civilisation on edge of a forest, the house had only one floor and i had my own small room. <br />
Well, it was late evening (about 21:something) and i was surfing the net when i heard a terrifying screech from outside, it definitively sounded like a cat, we owned two cats at the time and

You are definitely not alone on this one. I have endured this phobia since I was a young child (7 or 8 years old), before even being aware of the hype and explosion of interest that emerged in the media shortly after that blasted "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Movie. My irrational fear was as shameful cross to bear much to the amusement and shagrin of my family and school chums. Interestingly enough, it co-exists with my phobia of needles. Now I know aliens don't exist except in Hollywood, or at least I hope and pray they don't because I would have an outright heart attack... But it does make me wonder if this is a subconscious underlying invention in our genetic make up as a species, just like every race and country has their own version of the dragon myth. My compassionate husband dragged me to go see "Paul" to get over my phobia and let me tell you, laughing about it and seeing an alien portrayed as a harmless rebel did help. --Good Luck to Everyone sharing this "silly fear" and to everyone else out there, try to be sensitive...It really can be scary, like heart jumping out of your chest scary. Just a picture of an alien startles me!

You are definitely not alone on this one. I have endured this phobia since I was a young child (7 or 8 years old), before even being aware of the hype and explosion of interest that emerged in the media shortly after that blasted "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Movie. My irrational fear was as shameful cross to bear much to the amusement and shagrin of my family and school chums. Interestingly enough, it co-exists with my phobia of needles. Now I know aliens don't exist except in Hollywood, or at least I hope and pray they don't because I would have an outright heart attack... But it does make me wonder if this is a subconscious underlying invention in our genetic make up as a species, just like every race and country has their own version of the dragon myth. My compassionate husband dragged me to go see "Paul" to get over my phobia and let me tell you, laughing about it and seeing an alien portrayed as a harmless rebel did help. --Good Luck to Everyone sharing this "silly fear" and to everyone else out there, try to be sensitive...It really can be scary, like heart jumping out of your chest scary. Just a picture of an alien startles me!

I have an alien phobia too. It's not as bad as some people discribe, but it affects me. If I'm away from people and hear a noise, my first thought is usually 'alien!', unless I'm going through a stage where I'm not botherd by it. Whats weird about mine is it comes and goes. Sometimes I'm constantly looking over my shoulder, sometimes im totally relaxed and not even thinking about it. It started when I was pretty young...because I don't remember ever not being scared of aliens. I'd see a silly toy one and my blood would freeze. tiday, If I see a picture/movie/drawing of one, that image sticks in my mind and flashes into my conciousness randomly. Sometimes its gets bad and walking I barely make it to my car in the dark. I cant watch alien movies without being super anxious for days. I also have dreams...

Ok, everyone is talking about their fears, (which I completely share to the point where I don't know how to make sense of it), but how do we get our lives back and stop freaking ourselves out unnecessarily?

Yes I to have a fear of Aliens. But not to aliens in general, but a specific part which you often hear about, abduction. <br />
I know its irrational, but i cant help it. Aliens are so mysterious, that your imagination can create all sorts of scary situations. We dont know if they can teleport into your room or something like that, but in a worst case scenario, they can. And we picture that into our heads, and before you know it even the slighest sound gives a panic attack. We somehow have the feeling that those aliens out there are after us, after you, just you, not the other 7 billion people on this planet.<br />
But what are the odds of that actually happening? If you look at it rationally, its close to 0. We simply have a phobia, and the best way to get over a phobia is to face it. I told myself to get online and find 'ob<x>jective' sites about UFO's. About 95% of the stuff you find online are fake picture/movies/stories, dont let that scare you. Try to find NASA reports, FBI files which are open to public, or documentaries made by legite studios with appearances of actual specialists in the field. "Ancient Aliens 2012" is nice one to start with, it about the theory that all religions on earth are actually ba<x>sed on UFO encounters in the past, with some pretty good evidence.<br />
So in short, face the phobia, learn about aliens and try to fix that irrational fear. Theres no need for hypnoses or other expansive theraphy.<br />
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Ps, english is not my native language.

I honestly thought I was alone. Ever since I was about 8, or so I've had a terrible fear. I told mum and she laughed about it. All I did was read an alien book and that caused this painful fear I've had for the last 6 years, as I'm 14 now. Even though I was so petrified I constantly search for proof that they exist, it's stupid and I don't know why I do it. I can't sleep at night and whenever I think of yum I get chills and cry. I have the light on now cos just thinking about it scares me, and every noise I hear gives me more chills. I want to get over this fear because it's causing health problems mentally and physically, as well as high electricity bills for my parents.

I agree with every one off you, I'm not scared of 'ufo' nor am I worried about an alien coming to take me, but actual aliens, I think it's there look mostly, that dies scare me. <br />
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My friends joke about it, but for me it's a real fear. <br />
I first discovered my alien fear when I watch am alien prank on YouTube at a friends house and cried. <br />
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I know it's silly bit this is how I feel. thanks.

I agree with every one off you, I'm not scared of 'ufo' nor am I worried about an alien coming to take me, but actual aliens, I think it's there look mostly, that dies scare me. <br />
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My friends joke about it, but for me it's a real fear. <br />
I first discovered my alien fear when I watch am alien prank on YouTube at a friends house and cried. <br />
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I know it's silly bit this is how I feel. thanks.

I've had this fear ever since I can remember. I remember as a kid being scared of ET, and Independence Day. Also when I was younger my dad would watch X-files late at night while I was in bed trying to sleep, it was always just loud enough for me to hear the theme and even now the theme for that show creeps me out. I think I developed my fascination for aliens and UFO's to cope with my fear. It's like if I watch those shows and I learn enough I'll be able to combat my fear but it only makes it worse. <br />
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I also have OCD which I think makes it worse. Usually nights when I see alien shows of read about them I have to sleep right next to the wall and keep pillows around me. I even sleep with my head and my whole body under the covers with only a little hole for my face but I'm always afraid that I'll wake up and see a hand reaching for the covers or an alien looking at me through the hole. I have trouble turning off the lights in my apartment at night because even though I live on the second floor I'm always afraid that I'll see an alien looking at me through the window.<br />
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I'll admit that my fear isn't as bad as it could be, I've gotten better at controlling it, but it is still very annoying and kind of embarrassing when I can't walk in the outskirts of town at night with a friend because I'm afraid we'll get abducted or when I look up into the sky and see a weird light and panic a bit, even if I know it's probably just a satellite or a star. It's the 'what if' that's the scariest part, I think.

Im glad I found you guys. I cry uncontrollably when the topic of aliens arise. Im scared of them too. I dont know where it stems from. Sometimes I have dreams that they are coming to my house to get me. I be so frightened in my dreams, its like an unbearable terror.

oh, and one more thing... when i was a kid the only time i would sleep well was when it was raining... i would tell my parents that the "spaceships couldn't land" when it was raining. to this day the rain is especially soothing, and i prefer it the stormier it can get.

i've always had a fear of aliens. i'm not sure, but i think it's the fear of being taken in the middle of the night in somewhere that's supposed to be safe, and aliens seem to fit that bill.<br />
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i was completely obsessed with them as a kid. i read everything and watching everything i could get my hands on having to do with aliens. it scared me so much to where i couldn't sleep at night, but i couldn't help but cram my head with anything about aliens, UFOs, and abductions.<br />
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later on in my life i had bouts of sleep paralysis, where your mind is still dreaming but your body is trying to come awake at the same time. it's absolutely terrifying. imagine being "awake" but completely immobile, staring at some dark shadowy figure in your room but unable to scream. i wonder if that happened when i was a kid - it would make sense where the fear comes from.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I've had this fear most of my adult life. I don't remember having this fear as a child. I'm fine if my husband is with me but if I am sleeping alone I always have to have a light on and a television going. I made the mistake of watching The Fourth Kind last week and it sort of stirred up this old fear again. I don't necessarily believe in aliens, really. I guess I can't really discount that they exist or not. I've never seen a UFO or have any reason to believe aliens exist. So I really don't know what this fear is all about. It's totally irrational. My thought is that it must be related to something else. Like maybe something happened to me as a child, something that I'm repressing, and it is manifesting itself as fear of alien abduction? I don't know. I'm not a psychiatrist. It would be nice to be able to figure out what this is all about. I would like to live life without this weird, irrational fear. I also have an irrational fear of getting possessed by demons which I think is related.

It is nice to know that so many people share my fear. I have been afraid of aliens since I was a child. Ironically, as a child I was fascinated with space and astronomy. I am not certain if this has just added more fuel to my logic induced fire or just coincidental. I am not afraid of ET and I absolutely love Invader Zim. However as a child instead of a monster under the bed or in the closet, I feared aliens. I can remember seeing the movie "Fire in the Sky" as a teenager and being terrified for months. When the movie "Independence Day" was being marketed, they aired the news report from the movie on Fox. My girlfriend at the time called me in a panic and it made me nearly catatonic, I can remember being stunned completely silent. Over the years I have tried to expose myself to extra-terrestrials and the related theories and have been generally successful with pushing them to the back of my mind, with the hope that our advances with space travel and technology reflected those of any other intelligent life that existed in the same universe as us. To think that we are alone in the expanse of infinity is ridiculous and arrogant. However, recently my friends and I watched "The Fourth Kind" and the entire terror of my childhood has made itself very well known once more. I sleep so erratically now and have done so for several months. I have become completely irrational about it, there is no convincing me otherwise. During the day I am fine and functional with very few thoughts of our possible neighbors. But once night falls, I wake up at all times of the night, with the early hours being especially frightening. I find myself looking for mystery scratches and other possible signs of abduction. I am 29 years old, I feel like I shouldn't be acting like this.

I can just say that I have the same fear... I always shut my windows and my blinds, usually sleep with my head under the bed cover. <br />
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Dont know if it's related, but since I was a kid I've had a re-occuring dream. About me standing in a window looking down at an old tree outside with a lamp post next to it. It's raining alot. And the next thing I know, I'm standing under the tree, looking up at my window, wich is empty, and the rain have stoped but it's still wet on the ground. And I walk in and get to bed again... then I wake up in panic all sweaty. Been haveing this exact deam through out my whole life Im currently 25.<br />
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It's that damn Signs movie! The bit that scares me the most it when the girl says about the monster on the roof! I always have to have my back to the wall and I have a thing about my ears I have to have them covered but I always have to listen

well I have't seen that movie, but yea I curl up and breath through a small hole in the bed cover when I get scared and paranoid about this...

I am soo glad to have found this. I always figured I was alone.<br />
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At the age on 4 or 5, my mom and I sat down to watch "Signs". I can even remember the exact day, March 16th. It scared me that much. I couldn't sit through the whole movie. Once it got to the part where the aliens invaded the little Mexican kid's party, I about peed myself, and I threw myself into a crying fit. I hid under the blankets while my mom laughed her butt off, and I sat there, crying while it played, until she turned it off. I'm pretty sure that's when this all started. <br />
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My mom knew exactly how scared I was, so she'd tease me about it. She'd also make me watch programs about UFO's and what-not on TV. And from there, my fear grew.<br />
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I find aliens pretty neat now, and I try to watch programs on TV, but I can't when I'm alone, otherwise I get scared stiff. I always sleep in the very far corner of my bed that's pressed against the wall, because I'm afriad alien hands will touch me. Occaisionly, I'll wake up and without moving, check my room for aliens, and strain to hear them moving around. <br />
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I finally watched the movie "Signs" and I cried at the Mexican kids part. All my friends sat and stared, and I guess they assumed I was playing so they started laughing.

OMG ... there are others like me! I have been terrified by aliens since I was like 5 years old. I really don't have a great reason... I just am. My husband I am pretty sure thinks I am crazy... but tried to be understanding when I need to sleep with the TV on or the hall light on. When he is gone, I have to have my bedroom light on too. I just get too freaked out. I have very realistic nightmares where there is one standing at the foot of my bed often. I find I just don't sleep well at night. I always keep all the windows locked and curtains shut at night for an irrational fear that they are watching me. In reality, I should be more afraid of other humans, but instead it's aliens. It's misserable living with this fear. I have to make sure I don't watch anything on TV or in the theater about aliens else I won't sleep for weeks. I often have dreams so bad that I wake up screaming and clawing for help (poor hubby is often the victim... not easy!) I wish more than anything that it would go away and let me just be normal sometimes.<br />
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I also don't think my parents did me any favors by watching the show "Sightings", and talking about UFOs they'd seen when I was a kid. I remember when I was about 9 I was sitting in our van while we were moving and my parents were inside... and I freaked out because I swore that there was one just outside my window... I refused to even move - i was just frozen with fear - until my parents finally came out. Turned out it was a reflection of my knee! lol It's just so hard sometimes with this phobia sometimes. It's not even something you can face head on like one could with a fear of snakes or something.<br />
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I am at least glad I am not alone.

Stepan12. Fear of the unkown is simple logic - you could as well say "If I saw a big hairy figure lurking in a corner, I'd run". The big hairy figure in question doesn't have to be alive, or even threatening, it just has to be there. On closer inspection, in the light, this hairy figure was nothing but a rag of cloth or a coat blowing in the wind. This is the case 99% of the time, I say 99% as a figure as nothing is 100%.<br />
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Saying that, I too have a completely irrational fear of aliens. I once saw a UFO myself up close (about 5 houses away) it was a big trianlgular thing with glowing lights and strange symbols on and it was doing strange things - including shooting a greenish light into our park!!!!! But regardless, my fear doesn't stem from the thought that I'll be hurt, my real fear comes from the thought of their sense of empathy, or lack thereof. I can think of nothing worse than being abducted by an organism that doesn't relate in any way to our pain or our ability to suffer horribly under certain circumstances. That's not to say they're hostile, I have never once thought that, ever! I think what scares most people is the 'first encounter' that we all envision. I'm pretty sure if we all actually saw an alien and it turned out to be very coy and shy, or even dominant yet respectful, our fears would vanish instantly. Then again, this does not help to remove the fear, I know. I have woken up tonight too in a cold sweat thinking about it again, though I have actual experience to draw from with what I saw, it still makes no sense to fear it, but you simply can't help it. So now I use this coping mechanism which I learned from Alan Watts, he said "what's the worst it can all come to, well the worst it can come to is nothing"... What a thought!<br />
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Sleeping with a gun under your pillow isn't the best idea either, we're not in full control of our faculties when we're tired and that could cause mayhem! Plus what good is pulling a gun on an alien going to do anyway, other than to **** it off! I'm pretty sure you'd then BECOME a victim if you're going to act like a predator. And as for 2012, again what's the point in worrying if it's a whole planetary shift, at least you wont be isolated in your fear as eveyone will be forced to empathise with you! Maybe us alien fearers are a bunch alike ^_^ hell I can relate to everyone on this page.

So I have never told this to anyone. But a lot of the above posts relate to what is happening in my life right now. I dont know exactly when it started but I have a serious fear of aliens. I know it's probably from all the movies I have seen, but it is so bad i Can't sleep unless i have a gun under the pillow. I have to have the light on and the tv. I keep waking up in the middle of the night and the first thought that enters my head is a vivid pic of an alien. I just imagine them staring at me through my window. I am 24 years old, served two tours in Iraq. Saw combat wasn't afraid then but now I am losing sleep and apparently losing my mind. I really need help but I haven't the first clue on how to go about it. ANYONE?

I am very terrified by aliens and would say I am definitely neilasparophobia (I think is what he said). You see, here is my story. I've never seen anything. I'm not a skeptic but when I was 6 or 7 I watched Signs. It was the first alien movie I ever saw and It scared me senseless. But the problem was that I was watching it with my brother and sister and they fell asleep halfway through it. Also it was at my grandparents house. I sat there in front of the TV terrified and guess what happens. It was a VHS and it automatically re-winded itself and played again. I was so scared after watching it and I couldn't turn it off. I was literally scared stiff. I think it played through about 3 times before I fell asleep. I was so scared I couldn't turn my head either. For the past 3 years after that I've lived with that intense fear of aliens. I think I was emotionally scared as a child (I am 16 now). Every night for about 3 years I didn't sleep well and mostly had to sleep with the lights on. I could down that fear as I got older but if I see pics or videos I feel like vomiting when I go to bed at night. I think aliens are a really cool idea and I want them to be here... but what scares me is that they are anonymous (if they are here that it). If they showed themselves to us I wouldn't be half as scared I think. If I hear a noise in the night than I can't sleep. If I see a weird shadow than I can't sleep. I'm hoping someone else knows my pain. If I see or even think about aliens than I can't sleep for at least a few days, if not more. I am a big, testosterone-filled teenage boy and play football and I'm supposed to not be afraid of anything but I just can't get over this fear of aliens. Most of the time its not a problem. I can go for months without having trouble sleeping but if I think about them (like I am doing now), than I can't sleep. Good luck to me tonight. Sometimes I can swear I hear something creeping around my house but I know that it is just my imagination. (Trust me I've checked the house late at night and found the ice-machine kicked on or something normal like that.) I just don't know how my distorts what I hear and what I fear. Its crazy how much control our minds have over our lives. Maybe thats why the aliens want to study us. Ahhhhhh I'm doing it again. Rationalizing it. I won't be able to sleep for a few days I'm sure. I don't want to see a doctor but I don't know if there is anything that you've done to help you go to sleep. I'm 16 so I can't call over my girlfriend. And I'm too much of a man (sarcasm) to sleep with the lights on. My word of wisdom is this... Don't let your children watch scary movies until they are at least 10. They can seriously get a pathological fear like I have.

I only just found found this but omg your story is pretty much the same as mine.I watched signs when I was 6-7 and it pretty much scarred me for life I'm not even kidding, I couldn't go anywhere on my own for like 2 weeks I just HAD to have someone with me. Even now at 16 I'm having problems sleeping because I can't help but think about it. I can watch films like Alien and not have a problem but it's the ones from Signs and similar that just terrify me. I've even watched signs again being older and seen how rubbish the alien looks now but the fear has never left!

Though it doesn't affect my every day life that I know of, I have had the same fear of aliens all my life. I can remember as a child going along with my friends saying I thought ET was so cute and secretly being terrified of him. I've had alien nightmares throughout my life though they happen rarely, but when they do, I get so scared that I cry and I am 34 years old.<br />
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I have no idea where this comes from. It made me want to research the whole alien phenomenon on my own for a while. One of the things I did was ask family and friends if they had ever had any experiences with UFOs. <br />
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It ends up my mom remembered driving once from Denver to Pueblo at night and seeing "a cigar shaped ob<x>ject paralleling her". She said when she got to Pueblo, she was missing some time she couldn't account for. <br />
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She also recalled her mother, my grandma, telling her a story. All she remembered is it involved my grandma (when she was a child), her mother, and her sisters getting out of the car in the middle of the road to "look at the spaceship". <br />
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The stories were interesting whether true or imagined. I'm not sure if hearing them helped or just freaked me out more. It's weird that I am the one who's afraid and I have never had any UFO or alien experience that I am aware of. <br />
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I still have the fear and I still have no clue where it came from. I have thought of trying hypnosis just to see if there was anything in my past, but on the off chance that something did happen, I'm not sure I want to remember it.

Aliens might very well not be real, yes. But the fear of them is.<br />
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It's called "neilasparophobia" according to the few google entries i found. Xenophobia is more about "Aliens" as in "Immigrants" and a bit of a racial thing.<br />
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I've got the same problem as you might have figured. I can't even go to bed alone sometimes. The fear crawls up only at night and if I'm alone. It sometimes causes me to panic and I believe it's the reason for my sleep terror.<br />
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If i watch a "documentation" or film about aliens, or even see some pictures I know i won't be sleep this day...or the next 2. But even if i avoid seeing ANYTHING related to extraterrestrials, the fear just won't stop coming up.<br />
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I talked with my wife about it once. She didn't seem to understand and is probably to this day thinking i was messing with her. Now, if i wake up screaming (like i often do, usually 2-3 times a week) i just say i had an nightmare.<br />
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I was thinking about seeing a doctor, since this stuff affects my daily life badly. But I hesitate because it's just so freaking crazy.

I could give the same speech, jjfranz63.<br />
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But it doesn't seem to make a difference to the phobia.

So many people seem to feel that aliens are by their very nature hostile, war-mongering conquerors, i.e. "War of the Worlds". But to me the opposite makes more sense. These are beings whose technology has advanced to the point where they can travel light-years across space as easily as we cross the street. Wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that they have also evolved beyond the need for violence and domination? The majority of the people who submit reports of abduction speak of scientific experiments certainly, but not of being irreparably harmed. It would seem that they are simply trying to learn more about us by whatever means they have at their disposal. I for one would love to learn more about them, so they're welcome to drop by anytime--and I'll give all of you a full report when I return.

exactly. you know what, i figure most of these people are religious and apply this crap to people to make them religious. <br />
if aliens do come, maybe they are nice and they have a cure for aids and cancer. <br />
the world will keep turning, it has too, because its just not fair, and i know its a stupid thing to say, but its not!

I know, right! Things are going so well for me right now and it just figures that Dec 21ist 2012 is 4 years away. I was thinking about purchasing an old nuke bunker and getting a crap load of MREs, but it almost doesn't matter. Do I want to be one of last people on earth? Is it even sustainable? <br />
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Well, people have been predicting BS for centuries. Hopefully they are wrong again. I didn't even bug over 2000. The thing about 2012 that worries me is that so many sources that never came into contact with each other came up with the same exact freaking date.

i did some research on 2012. i hope this doesnt happen seriously, im at uni i have a my wonderful fiance, and it just seems pointless making plans for my future if its going to happen. <br />
i think im going to ask for couselling for this. its ruining my life. <br />
2012 is not going to happen, its going to be a normal year and aliens arent harmful... im going to keep telling myself this!.

This used to scare me when I was younger. As I got older my imagination would take less control of me. I'm a very very logical and analytical person, but my visualization ability is soo vivid at times it over powers me. <br />
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I started doing some research on 2012, much of which points to Aliens. I do not recommend researching this, even though you might be very curious as I am. My sleep sucks now. I'm sleeping with a 9mm handgun. Like that will do **** anyway. If it even did help, they could easily blow up my house or something. On one hand I feel like a head case, on the other hand I know I've done my research and that this isn't an irrational response. I only hope that my imagination calms down or I get a new gf. Both of which should add a false sense of security or take my mind off of things. Ignorance is bliss : (

Hello. Im so glad to have found somebody like me!<br />
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Thinking about aliens makes me feel so frightened, I actually feel like Im going to be physically sick. <br />
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I think it stemed from childhood when I saw a film about a family being killed and abducted by aliens and they filmed it using a video camera and one member peed them selves, and I cant for the life of me remember what it's called.<br />
Then there's ET *shivvvvvvvverrrrs* I cant watch that film for any amount of money-seriously, one night i woke up in the middle of the night because dogs were barking and i looked around my room, and you know those computer chairs with the oval back rests? Well i thought it was ET's head and I started screaming!<br />
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One night i decided to watch signs at the cinema not realising it was about aliens, and when i saw the alien i had to run out to vomit.<br />
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Now, we have that story about the wind energy thing being torn down and damaged somewhere north in the UK and for weeks there have been a craze of UFO sightings around the UK and it chills me to the bone. <br />
I cant sleep, and i keep looking out the window to make sure there is nothing in the sky, i sleep with the light and TV on, Im even going to ask my mate to come round tonight to sleep with me so i dont feel scared, i mean im a 20 year old woman, and i feel like such a freak!<br />
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All my friends, even my fiance thinks im redic! they think im absolutely crazy!<br />
Only my mum understands, she keeps reminding me that if they do visit us, its only to observe and if they were hostile, they would have done something by now! <br />
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But i cant help it, the thought of walking into a room and seeing one or waking up to one or the thought of them just visiting us, honestly i cant comprehend how frightened i feel, i get sweaty, i shake, my heart beats fast and i feel like crying.<br />
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If we are planning for an alien invasion, then im first to finish myself off quickly.<br />
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I hope now that you dont feel so alone with this. Its an honest phobia. Although there isnt much help out there for it!