Who is afraid of thunder?

July 3, 2007 12:57am CST
I'm terrifed of thunderstorms. Not the thunder but the lightening. As a kid our house was hit and we had blue sparks coming out of the TV antena. Also when I visited Miami, I was racing from the parking lot to the store when lightening hit the ground behind me. I don't know how close it was but my back, back of my neck, legs and arms were burnt!! Since then any signs of thunder make me shudder, but I try not to show because of my kids. Anybody else terrified? Please share your stories and also how you cope. dreamjapan
3 responses
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
I'm terrified too, i once experienced when lightning hit the ground beside me. iwas really shocked but wasn't hurt. The sounds are really scary specially when it is accompanied by lightning. I just go inside my house and try not to hear the storms.
• Japan
3 Jul 07
I wanted to respond before but we had an awful thunderstorm roll in!! Actually the sound doesn't bother me it really is the lightening. Once it starts flashing I head for a place as far away from windows as possible. Last summer I was outside on our balcony which gives a wonderful view of the mountains here. I was watching the storm over the mountains, black sky and incredible lightening, but it was far away so I was okay. The sky overhead was blue and clear but within a minuete it changed and there was a large flash of lightening in the field next door. Boy did I move it, the kids thought it very funny, until they saw how white and scared I was. I can hear thunder again so am going to shut down the computer. dreamjapan
• India
22 Jul 07
generelly kids will afraid of thunders because they dont know any thing .it is quite natural in that age .but still some elders also afraid of thunders . in my kid age i also afraid of thunders but now i am not like that.because i know and i will expect about thunders.
@larskie23 (867)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
i think most kids are afraid of thunder. my nieces are afraid too. when i was young, i am too. maybe because of its sound that is so strong and specially when it comes with lightning that it become more frightening.