11. do you get scared in the dark?

@Kaeli72 (1230)
United States
April 24, 2008 12:28am CST
11/101 It's ok to admit that you're afraid that the Boogie man or a big fat furry hair roach will crawl out of darkened room and jump to attack you...I do
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• United States
24 Apr 08
Sci-Fi Survival Tip #47(or whatever)- Not everything in the dark will hurt you- sometimes it waits until you turn on the light. I have always said that the dark won't hurt you, it's what's in the dark you got to be afraid of. I have been watching scary movies since I was 3, seriously. I watched Jaws on HBO(or whatever movie channel) when I was 3 years old. I fell in love with the suspense, the blood, the fear. I also can't go in the water if I can't see the bottom. I am a great swimmer and I'm not afraid of the water, it's what's in the water that is scary. The 'Friday the 13th' series is my favorite scary movie set, Jason Vorhees is my absolute favorite serial killer, he's been in my life since I was 10. I don't go camping much. I guess Jaws could be a serial killer, but then again, Darth Vader could be a huge cult leader. Childhood heroes are childhood heroes. Vader wasn't my hero in that series, that honor goes to Chewbacca. As far as serious fears- sure, I have them. When I walk to get my boyfriend from work, it's 11pm. I live in a small town in the woods with plenty of wildlife, so rustling in the bushes is commonplace. I take one of my dogs with me more for an 'early warning system' than protection. Mostly because of how my dog, Maxx, let me know there was something behind us in the dark, was to run past me watching over his shoulder, acting really nervous. It freaked me out and made me nervous. We have big cats such as mountain lions, things that would drag my dorky dog off. It turned out to be a cat actually. About 6 months old female, who was in heat and overly friendly with my 2 year old fixed male dog. He had never been that close to a cat that didn't hiss or try to claw his overactive nose.
• United States
24 Apr 08
One more thing- Louie Anderson did a skit about this in one of his routines. He basically said that when you're home alone and you hear a noise, you're a bit panicked, but if you're with someone and you hear a noise, you're a completely different person. You get up and start shouting, "All right! Who in the H*ll's out there!!!" It's amazing how comforting having another potential victim is. Just remember- you're safe as long as you can run faster than your friends!!
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
hi kaelie, though i am old enough, i keep myself away from the dark, for safety purposes especially on streets. but in my room, it is ok with me to sleep in my room with lights off. dark means out of spark, digerati
• United States
24 Apr 08
I'm only scared when I'm home alone. I'm afraid of being attacked. I dont know why Nothing has ever happened to me to provoke that. I just cant stand being alone at night. If I have to be I'm such a big baby that I will put the 7 month old daughter in bed with me . And the phone by the bed
@gcrew931 (230)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Ok you got me there! I'm secretly scared of the dark and what could be out there in the unknown. I do have a night light with me to help me fight my fear. I also play music while sleeping it helps me think that I am not alone and it is ok to sleep in the dark!
@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Oh yeah...It all depends on where it is though. If I'am at home,I'm really not scared.In fact,I'm really not afraid of being in dark areas just as long as I'am familiar with the surroundings. I'am more afraid of bigger and much meaner things.
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
I'm not scared of the dark nside, but outside, with no lights, and pitch dark, yeah, I'll admit it, I'm scared.