It Scared Me

@akalinus (37358)
United States
August 25, 2020 2:08pm CST
Last night, it was almost dark. The kitchen window caught my eye. There was a glow from outside and something hanging from the top of the window. It looked like a snake, a very large snake with a triangular head. A big snake? Wow! I fussed and fumed wondering what to do. I decided to get closer to see what I was dealing with. It turned out to be an oven mitt that I washed and hung on a hook to dry. It stretched some and was longer than usual and the darkness inside and the light outside made it look even bigger. I was so glad it was not a snake. Have you ever been scared by an ordinary household object? Please share your story.
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@thelme55 (75007)
• Germany
25 Aug 20
OMG! I am glad it was not a snake. I can't think of any story right now that I was scared of.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
25 Aug 20
It not only looked like a snake but it looked like a huge snake. I thought I saw it move.
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@JWMILLER (3374)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
26 Aug 20
We have snakes here, but none poisonous that I have seen
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@thelme55 (75007)
• Germany
26 Aug 20
@JWMILLER but it is still scary to look at a snake.
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@snowy22315 (135671)
• United States
25 Aug 20
Yeah, sometimes I see weird glowing lights and I realize it is from a clock inside, or something electronic that is on in here.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
25 Aug 20
You got me there for just a second. I perked up when I saw weird glowing lights. I'm glad it was only your clock.
@JWMILLER (3374)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
26 Aug 20
Me too But I used to live near a place with glowing lights in the night, but I never went to see if I could see them.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
@JWMILLER My son used to work in a factory. He did not have a driver's license so he hitched rides to town. Often he had to walk and saw a variety of strange glows and mysterious lights doing strange maneuvers. That was in NY state.
@CarolDM (182247)
• United States
25 Aug 20
Many things have gone bump in the night but nothing lately.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
25 Aug 20
Sometimes, bump in the night can be scary. What is something that bumped in the night for you?
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@CarolDM (182247)
• United States
25 Aug 20
@akalinus Can't remember exactly, I think it was the wind or rain.
@JWMILLER (3374)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
26 Aug 20
I still hear the bumps sometimes, with deer, racoons and others around
@Blondie2222 (28578)
• United States
26 Aug 20
Yes we have 2 big windows in the living room and we keep the shade open at night. I see things out there sometimes but now we have 2 big lights that shine in the driveway so makes it easier to see out there.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
Nighttime can be scary if you don't know what you are dealing with. I have seen videos of strange people and shapes captured on doorbell cams. It is a strange world out there.
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@Blondie2222 (28578)
• United States
28 Aug 20
@akalinus yes it sure is.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
28 Aug 20
@Blondie2222 2020 is the strangest year yet.
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@Wowtalk (580)
• Jamaica
25 Aug 20
A lot of times My reflection gets me sometimes too. Glad it wasn't a snake though, that would be terrifying.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
25 Aug 20
What did you think that your reflection was? An intruder? Something worse?
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@Wowtalk (580)
• Jamaica
25 Aug 20
@akalinus When I am home alone the paranoia begins, lol, The thoughts of some one getting in my house is definitely one of the fears I have.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
25 Aug 20
@Wowtalk Did you ever think of getting a dog to warn you if anyone is lurking around?
@rakski (103069)
• Philippines
25 Aug 20
oh my, good thing it is not a snake. I would have gone nuts. lol
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@rakski (103069)
• Philippines
27 Aug 20
@akalinus oh my.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
1 Sep 20
@rakski They are a lot of creepy crawly creatures in Florida. There are beady little eyes staring at you if you shine a light at night.
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@rakski (103069)
• Philippines
2 Sep 20
@akalinus scary
• Santiago, Chile
26 Aug 20
I almost thought it was a dream that you dreamed! Lol
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
This was real and I'm glad it was not the snake I thought I saw.
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• Santiago, Chile
27 Aug 20
@akalinus thank God haah
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
31 Aug 20
@jvicentevalera It was a great relief to know I was only dealing with an oven mitt. I think I can handle that.
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@annavi23 (6527)
• Philippines
1 Sep 20
There are really incidents like that where you felt scared for nothing haha. It would be good to calm yourself first down and make sure if it's really scary or not. If it is, face it or leave it then.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
1 Sep 20
I was afraid to go into the kitchen. Then, I thought I better see what that is. I'm glad it was not some snake to deal with.
@JudyEv (275078)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Aug 20
I can understand how this would have been very scary. I've seen bits of garden hose that looks like a snake but that's about it.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
I have mistaken inanimate objects for snakes. Once one of my kids bought a rubber snake at a dollar store. They scared the heck out of me with that darn thing.
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@JWMILLER (3374)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
26 Aug 20
I don't think so. Glad that it was not a snake
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
Me too. I was not in the mood to deal with a large snake.
@Juliaacv (65622)
• Canada
25 Aug 20
I am terrified of snakes, but I still had to read your post. I am glad that it was not a snake but an oven mitt hanging out to dry.
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@akalinus (37358)
• United States
26 Aug 20
Yes, I was never so glad to see an oven mitt in my life.
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