Are you Afraid of the Dark......?

Philippines
April 12, 2010 4:03am CST
I am afraid of the dark..Yes it sound so silly but I am. I'm scared that there is something in there,Ghosts,Spooky beings,Monsters..I don't know why,i can't explain it but i'm a real coward when it comes to dark....I am not exaggerating nor overeacting...my family is aware of it & they always tells me,it's all in my mind...they said i shouldn't be like this since i'm in the medical field,i have touched dead bodies in hospitals,dissected it in laboratories (it didn't bother me at all)as long as it's not in the dark.Anyone who also share this same thing with me??? Are you also afraid of the dark?
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@bestylish (923)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I am not really afraid of it. back then when i was still a small kid, I am scared but now... I'm not really scared.
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@wll521998 (109)
12 Apr 10
me as well. i will keep a small light on in the night.the whole dark surrounding will scare me and make me think more , like the cloth's shape looks a person, and some places will see the ghosts or other things.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
oh yeah! i do keep a lamp open or worst sometimes if i really get scared ,i just open the light ....
• Hong Kong
13 Apr 10
Same here. I did it when I went to a new place to me. Like in a hotel when I travel other countries.
• China
12 Apr 10
Oh,yes .I am really afraid of dark.Everytime I sleep in my room and turn down the light,I just can't help to look out of the window.But I am so scared when I see the dark.I always feel that there some ghost near me.When I wake up in the midnight sometime,I never dare to open my eyes,I fear to see awful things.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
hello langjipingzong, so nice to know there is someone i can relate too...i feel the same way too...happy mylotting!!!
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@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
13 Apr 10
Me too...especially after I have seen some horror film.I know there is nothing I should be afraid of as I am home with all the people I love around me but yet I cannot forse myself to stop feeling this way.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
19 Apr 10
I also have a fear of the dark. I don't think there are ghosts, or monsters or anything like that. I just don't like being able to see anything around me. It creeps me out, not being able to see. I can't sleep at night if the power goes out, because it gets really quiet in the dark. Thanks to my husband, I can't sleep without my tv being on. The light and noise of it, just helps me sleep better.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
31 Oct 11
I do believe in ghosts. That's not the reason I don't like the dark. Weird, when I was a kid I slept with no light on in my room. Got to love being married to someone that does.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
12 Apr 10
...Hi there shenlynn, Welcome to the ranch, enjoy yourself. It's not the dark that is the problem, I don't believe. We would be the problem. If we come to grips with the fact that if we believe that everything is alright, then it probably will be, on the other hand, if we believe that things are going to go "bump" in the night, then there may well be a large sounding bump in the night. We make our own fears, if we take control and look for positive outcomes, we then will no doubt find positive outcomes. Think about it, if you seriously think something bad will happen to you, anywhere, your sub-concious will take over and you will possibly cause the bad thing to happen. The dark cannot hurt us, but we can hurt ourselves. Sit in the dark and become friends with it little by little, you will get over your fear. The dark is defenseless, we are in control, not the dark. Try to believe this. This is my thought. Good luck to you. Take care.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Hello artistry Thanks a lot.I know it's all in my mind..I've tried to conquer it but with no positive result....I know that I'm really scared with Ghosts & monster & I always associate it with the dark..anyway,I still doing what I can do.....trying to get over it & hopefully will be able to...thanks a lot!
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
18 Sep 12
I also afraid from darkness but if I am alone if husband is with me then no problem. But now inverter in our house so no worry about light. I have habit to carry the torch whenever go on travel.
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
me too.. when darkness comes i immediately grab my flashlight for me to see my way or bed... however i loved darkness when i'm in a bar or party.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I've never been afraid of the dark. I can't explain why it is that I've never been afraid of the dark, but it has always been something that really doesn't bother me at all. What is really strange though is that I now have two children of my own and both of them are afraid of the dark. My daughter sleeps with her bedroom light on and my son has a nightlight right beside his bed that he uses at night. Both of them would have an anxiety attack if they were to have to go to bed without a light on in their rooms.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
24 Apr 10
In my childhood I heard that ghosts and werewolves wander in the darkness. This has gone deep into my roots. Hence I always get scared for darkness and it is the biggest fear that I still have. If I have to be in darkness at the time of power cuts or on road, if the power goes, I go on singing or listen to music,so as to distract myself from the fear and I walk fast to reach my home. This gives me a moral support. Apart from it I am really scared of cockroaches and spiders.
• Germany
15 Apr 10
I am more afraid of the daylight then of the dark. the darkness makes me feel save and calms me down. sometimes I do not turn on any lights at my place except my PC. but I do not like the daylight. sure I have to deal with it day by day. but I feel very uncomfortably walking in the sun I enjoy a walk in the moonlight and for the fact of "things" live in the dark, sure they do even we cannot see them. but they live somewhere during the day aswell-don´t they. it´s normal that all people are afraid of the dark( i was, too as a kid) parents and/or grandparents "teach" us to be. I hope you will find one day a way to accept the dark and no longer be afraid. difficulty is you must find your own way. it´s a different way for anybody.
@bendod (13)
• Indonesia
13 Apr 10
since i'm not a kid, i'm not affraid to the dark now, but I am very affraid the darkness of my soul
@pandaeyes (2068)
13 Apr 10
It is the unknown that is frightening, you cant see what is going on and that is scary. I'm not afraid of the dark but I do worry about what might be in unlit alleys or whether I will fall into a hole if we are out on a path with no lighting.
• India
13 Apr 10
I have seen many of the paranormal phenomenon happening around when it is dark... and i was d part of it to many a times...but i dont care... i really dont feel scared!!!
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
I am afraid too like walking alone in the street in the middle of the night alone but it is very opposite when i am sleeping in my bedroom i like the lights off since I could not sleep with the light on as I feel very warm and the light irritate my eyes so it is a disturbance for me. Eventually, i like to be outdoors with friends during the night when have to look on the moonlight shining or just counting the star till my eyes get tired and sometimes it sounds so funny looking for a UFO to pass by.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
13 Apr 10
Only when I am in a new place and I don't familiar with the environment. People love to laugh at me when they know I am afraid of the dark. Quite embarrassing, however, I won't mind, I just need to feel safe.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Not really.. I love when it's dark I can sleep well!!! My eyes will close automatically..
@youless (93196)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Apr 10
I am not afraid of the dark at all. As I don't believe something like ghost or monster. In the past when I was single, I lived a lone. I could still watch the horror movies alone and it was not a problem for me. If the ghosts do exist, I don't think they will hurt me because I have not done something harmful to them. And I am not a bad person. So I don't have to afraid of something like that. I love China
@eysiojo23 (141)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
No, I am not afraid of the dark. To tell it, I love to dark corners. lol. When I was a kid, even now, every time I want to think of something or want to relax my mind. I always go to my parents room because it is cold in there and so dark because there is no window and it can be closed and no single light can past. You might think your blind when your inside it. Dark places are cute to me and very peaceful. Don't be afraid. God is with you. Take care and God bless.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
No, I'm not. I do not want to entertain crazy thoughts especially in moments like that. I try to entertain myself, divert my mind of eerie thoughts. I see to it I get some light like flashlight or candles. This happens during brown-outs in our country.
12 Apr 10
I am not afraid of the dark I'll feel comfortable even when I'm in the dark especially when sleeping, I can sleep well if my room was dark. Also when in the dark, I like to observe the situation around me, on the other hand other people can not see me. That's my excuse, but the darkness had to change the light because that's the wheel of life.