Do adults still get to be scared with lightning and thunder?

@bonz289 (107)
Philippines
August 3, 2010 2:06am CST
Well, I do... as of this writing weather forecasts said that a low pressure area is hitting southern part of our region, with rainshowers and light to moderate wind. But as we are experiencing it right now... this is not a rainshower, this is a heavy downpour... and not light nor moderate wind, but heavy! And not to mention there are lightning and thunder on the side too! Yeah, I am a certified adult but I'm still scared of thunderstorms at times. ;) Happy Mylotting!
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14 responses
@T_Diamond (965)
• New Zealand
4 Aug 10
Definitely, when I was younger I remember myself standing in front of the balcony watching the thunder from up close...I invited mum over - she said she'd watch the thunder from the couch.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
there some people who likes to watch thunderstorms too. happy mylotting!
• New Zealand
5 Aug 10
Same to you.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
6 Aug 10
thank you!
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I don't get scared of lightning and thunder that much anymore. I do get surprised when there's a sudden thunder. What I'm more scared of is strong winds and heavy rain. I get so scared I couldn't sleep. I'm afraid my roof will get blown off and we will get flooded.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I experienced that one, too, before... but it was my neighbor's roof. ;)
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
LOL! Well, I've thought about that too. What if my neighbor's roof get blown off and it slams into my window. That would be very bad. =)
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
whoa... we are thinking of the same thing!!! haha!
@Theresaaiza (10485)
• Australia
4 Aug 10
I don't really freak out at the slightest roar of thunder or flash of lightning like some people. I mean, yes, they can be scary. In fact, I think they are supposed to be, right? I have a friend who is very afraid of it. Whenever there's a thunderstorm, she and the rest of her family would hide in the basement.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
maybe your friend had a bad experience with thunderstorm that's why... thanks for sharing!
• Australia
4 Aug 10
I don't know about anyone else out there but I like sitting outside during a thunder and lightening storm, it is cool to watch. Of course if it is raining as well I stay inside and have a hot coffee and watch a movie instead. I don't like being rained on.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
6 Aug 10
thanks for sharing, laurelle11!
3 Aug 10
Well if you consider an 18 year old as an adult then yes adults do get scared sometimes especially if it's out of the blue and really loud I just hate it because I feel as if something is going to happen and the house will burn down or something lol but I haven't experienced a thunderstorm in ages we get a lot of rain but not much thunder here in England. I know they can be pretty bad in some places but because we're not used to it I may get scared/worried...
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
i agree with you if you're not used to having thunderstorm, you'll really get worried if one day you'll get to experience it. thanks for sharing, parrot2010
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
3 Aug 10
Hi bonz! Absolutely yes! Anything with the power to destroy and does it devastatingly with the speed of lightning, unpredictable and has elements of surprise would. Lightning, thunder, storm, they just fit the bill.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
that is so true. thanks for sharing, tomitomi!
• India
3 Aug 10
its very interesting to hear and see the sounds of thunder and the beautiful lightning. it lasts only for few micro seconds but makes us scare until the weather becomes normal.... i love to see those and i'm not scared of it.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
good for you... at least i found some here that not scared of thunderstorms. thanks for sharing!
@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I am an adult and I am still scared of thunderstorms. Unfortunately, my son is also, and I try very hard not to show him my fear, but it is hard to do. The worse thing for me is when there are tornado warnings that come with a bad thunderstorms, those warnings really make me want to hide in my basement.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
we don't experience tornado here, but i know that it's very scary to be in one of those... thanks for sharing!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Aug 10
It is okay to be scared of them from time to time, especially if they are very loud and and boisterous. I myself get afraid of them from time to time. When they are calmer storms though, I enjoy them and they help lull me to sleep.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
same here, somecowgirl, i like those calmer storms too, i am not worrying about some strong wind blowing somebody's roof... :)
• India
3 Aug 10
Yes,I think adult still get scared with lighting and thunder.I too get scared of lightning and thunder.I usually shout very loud when I hear thunder and try to close my ears and eyes.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
i just close my eyes and cover my ears... :) and my little daughter does it too! happy mylotting!
@med889 (5958)
3 Aug 10
I think it depends on people because I can be an adult but sometimes I get frightened by the heavy thunder and lightings as I have seen what are the effects of the lightings at my place, once a tree got burn to its root on a rainy day with lightings.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
i haven't seen a tree struck by a lighting... and i don't want to see it happening here... thanks for sharing, med889!
@swn_chik (266)
• India
3 Aug 10
As for me its a YES because I still get scared when the lightning and thunder strike in the sky.I can't sleep if there is loud sounds of thunder.I still get goosebumps everytime thunder strikes in the sky.Gosh..
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Same here, swn_chick... I also can not sleep even though you know you're safe in the house.
@Sadie1675 (114)
• United States
3 Aug 10
They only scare me when they get serious and/or dangerous. There is the occasional clap of loud thunder that makes me jump because it surprises me.
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I agree, especially when they caught you off-guarded... :)
@oldchem1 (8144)
3 Aug 10
Well I am certainly an adult, and have been for a long time!! I still am rather scared of thunderstorms the difference is I have learnt not to show my fear in front of children so I appear calm on the outside and a mess inside!!
@bonz289 (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I make funny faces or anything that help divert my little girl's attention from the storm. Good thing she's still sleeping, never minding the storm around her... zzzz Thanks for commenting!