Top Ten Things That Scare People Most


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What is after death, there is nothing? What would it feel like, eternal nothingness? I mean, does anyone know what nothing feels like?
One of the worlds biggest mystery, even with trillions of people witnessing it. What is it like after death? Darkness? Spending the rest of your life as a ghost? Maybe being reborn in a different world? You can only find out when you die. But you won't be able to tell anyone what it is after death.
I think death does scare allot of people because they don't really for sure know where there going and that is scary
[Newest]A thing which not even Einstein could discover. Death.


2Not Going to Heaven
Not getting to go to heaven would be terrible.
Think like this:
Essentially, you, say, do things like drugs, getting drunk, abusing people, being really evil.
What do you get for it? A trial, where EVERYBODY who you insulted, abused or harmed would go against you.
Think of it like a normal trial, but about fifty to one hundred prosecutors, no defense, and a judge who had informed you, all throughout your life, about the inevitable trial he would judge you in.

And at the end?
When all is said and done?
"Lucifer, we have another one for you."

Out of the depths of hell comes satan himself.
Picking you up, he carries you back down to hell, where you will forever suffer.
As you are being taken away, you scream "YOUR HONOUR! How could you be so merciless? "
"What are you on about? I gave you ALL my mercy, yet you threw it aside.
You laughed in my face, saying death would never come, that you would not be sent to hell.
Good bye..."
I agree the but the last words from What to bye who is saying that Lucifer or God or an angel just tell me who is saying it
The afterlife might not be as scary as most people think. In my opinion, people are not sentenced to heaven or hell. I think people just end up in either heaven or hell based on how close they are to God, how sorry they are for their sins, and whether they accept God's love. If they let sin overpower them so much that it tears them away from God, then they may end up in hell. If they accept the fact that they are sinners and try hard to move closer to God and away from sin, then they may end up in heaven. Besides, I think hell is more of a state people go into as a result of rejecting God than an actual place. If God is a merciful, loving father-figure who never stops forgiving humanity for its sins, why would he willfully send someone to hell?
What if it was your wish to go to heaven? What if you died with your friend and you saw him go up the staircase to heaven before you being dropped to hell? Chest about the opposite? You would never see him again. So sad.
[Newest]Agnostic or not, hell sounds horrible

3The Dark
I really do get scared in the dark but I guess it is because of some nasty people I could bump into? Too many crimes reported on the media... What a world is turning into...
The dark is scary because most people are afraid of what is lurking around and what can happen like a creepy guy tries to kill you, you bump your head or any body part, you get bitten by creepy bugs that can give you viruses, or etc. so not many people are afraid of the dark itself it is what lurks around so always bring a flash light or a device that can illuminate the path so you know what is happenning and where you are going
Well, being generally scared of the dark is only reasonable if you're three years old, but in a dark forest, or a dark cave, you don't know what could happen next.


[Newest]Not the dark specifically... What could be IN the dark.

4Being Embarrassing In Front of a Huge Amount of People
Ah yes, this reminds me of an interesting story. there are many days in my life, and there are few that are more memorable than this. so I was at a rather large hotel, but the T.V. 's had only one channel. So I was watching a film about some rugby players being stranded in Antarctica after there plane crashed, and so I thought to my self "hey, rugby players are awfull at survival! They're all just a bunch of cowards! " unfortunately, I realised this was not a thought, but a shout, and not only that, but my door was open. I was also afraid by the fact that the loud music from downstairs had Stopped, and that they were celebrating there most recent win in, you guest it, rugby. so since I was terrified by the shouting from them, trying to find out who said it, I hid under my bed and I was under there for so long I fell asleep. I never stayed at a premier inn again, and probably never will.
This has to be number, my cousins and my friends siblings are still making fun of us over something that happened years ago and even have pictures, they'll never let us forget
Come on. Death? First? Nono, being embarrassed in front of a large group is much worse than death, believe me. You actually have to deal with it and live with it after (ironic, isn't it? )
[Newest]That's not fun when... I don't... Want... To... Talk... About... It...

5Being Hurt by the Person You Love
Of course it will be hurt if the person that we loved with all our heart and trusted to care us for the rest of our life played with our love. They played our love just like card 'touch ^^ go'. If I face this man in my life, I think I will kill him if I can do like that
IT really hurts when we love a person very very much and when they leave us it really hurts and the person who is hurted find him away from the world and things that he have lost every thing and then he tries to commit suicide because for him his love was his life.
This happens to me a lot :-(


[Newest]It's like water and fire loving

6Being Sexually Assaulted
I for one, have this as my biggest fear, simply because it has already happened to me, I am a 16 year old girl, and at the age of 15 I was molested by a 42 year old man that happened to be my dad's so called "best friend" nobody should have to go through this, at all, no kids, teenagers, adults, nobody.
I feel bad for you. That man needs to know better. Wish you luck on your recovery. The National Sexual Assault hotline is 1.800.656. HOPE


That happened to me at school. I was trying to do my work when the kid next to me began to ask questions involving you know what and I kept saying no and I would not give in.
The government should shoot their privates off with an executioner pistol. That'll teach them.

Although death may be the end of our lives and that most of us don't want that to happen already, we all know that it will happen in the future. We all dislike failure. We feel annoyed and frightened when you didn't achieve your goal. Whether the failure was losing your team and feeling hated, working hard/ spending money for nothing, or losing a partner/failing him or her, we fear it more than death. We know we can stop it or not make it happen (unlike death), but we feel so horrible in making that mistake that changed your life/ or won't ever forget for all your life. This is the #1 fear human has.
Just imagining me repeating a grade/class in school...oh my gosh..makes me freak out!
I don't know about anyone but no scary movie can compare to what my dad will do if I fail... It's like digging my own grave.
[Newest]This is very true

8Slithering Snakes
Not that I think so, but some people get so freaked out (I actually love snakes and animals and I simply can't understand why people get so scared)
Some are poisonous and cause a painful death... Avoiding them is just natural instinct!


I want to keep away from snakes...


9Other People
They created SCARY MOVIES that will get you to hope you make it to daylight.


Its terrifying I wont even watch a trailer for one! I made that one mistake of watching a trailer for one...i had lots of nightmares...
Sometimes this is not true

10Slender Man
Not scary but is when your alone... That's all I think about when I sleep
Has a white face and kills you.

The Contenders

11Harrowing Heights
I faint when I see heights... Literally.

12Scary Spaces
Haunted houses can be scary but actually in some country"s they banned haunted houses woo hoo good for them but if your wondering why they got banned well I'll tell you because it is startling and it can give old people heart attacks. In 2011 in those country's people protested for haunted houses to open back up.

13Demons Watching You
"Whom shall I fear? I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind. The God of angel armies is always by my side. The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine. The God of angel armies is always by my side." -Whom Shall Fear, Chris Tomlin

A song that always gets me through thoughts like these


Just looking at their face gave me chills.
Demons you cannot see but remember just say a prayer (if you are Christian, Jewish, or Muslim if you are not say any prayer that people with the same faith pray)
I love demons on the game doom you get to have machine gun and tear them down

14Evil Cartoon Network
What does this mean

15Creepy Crawlies
Spiders terrify me. Maybe it's the eyes or the legs but if I see a spider I will scream my head off.
I'm really afraid of these things. Even worse, when people are talking about them! That causes my ANXIETY. So yea, creepy crawlers just bug me.


snakes and other people I can deal with but these things ehhh there so creepy

16Being a Virgin
This is honestly the dumbest thing people fear.
God has his plans
Nobody stays a virgin forever.

17Chucky the Doll
Not real! But still super scary

I'm fine with the fun goofy ones but the deadly ones scares the cheap out of me
They wear too much make up
I love clowns but all my friends hate them

Spiders are the scariest things ever! Last year (In fourth grade) I went on a field trip with my P.A.C. (Program for academic challenge) friends, and we were going on a nature walk. We were picking things off the trail, and putting them in little containers so we could look at them through microscopes. So, my friend Emma (Who like isn't afraid of anything) picks up this spider, and wants me to hold the container open so she could put it in. I thought she might just leave it because I was obviously like 'no way! ' but she didn't. She found someone else, and got the spider in the container. Then, when we got back from our 'nature walk' we got microscopes. Emma put the spider under the microscope, and for some reason, I was brave enough to look at it. IT TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT. There were huge eyes, so many legs, and it was hairy! The spider even blinked! It was the scariest thing I've ever seen. (Sorry my story was kind of long)
I had a dream last night. Scary as hell. I mean, the spiders' asses were the size of an ashtray or like, a plate! I was scared to death. But, nonetheless, I woke up and saw online that this meant I am a dominant female figure, or motherly. Something like that. But, I still get scared if I see a giant spider in my room...
Oh god... I scream and cry like a newborn when I see these terrifying excuses for animals... Anyways, They're so creepy! They have eight eyes, eight legs, and they're even scarier when they're REALLY hairy. I HATE SPIDERS!

20Public Speaking
I've always been a really awkward. Public speaker, I'm even awkward just talking to one person I don't know well. I am good at English, but put me in front of a group of people and I suddenly become illiterate.
This isn't even scary because in all my life I never got shy, bashful, nervous, or etc. so I basically never get nervous or bashful or any of those feelings so it is easy to speak in public
One vote and it suddenly jumped from last (31) to current position (22).
Laugh out loud!
[Newest]I can talk all day long! I have no problem with public speaking whatsoever!


21Freddy Krueger

22Noises In the Woods
There's a woods quite near to my house. In the Summer, me and my friends take our bikes up to the woods and eat our picnic in this little clearing. It doesn't seem to bother my friends, but all the noises in there really creep me out and I often end up leaving before them!
My house in in the woods and this is only scary in the dark
Why would you be in the woods Anyway

23Jason Voorhees

24Justin Bieber's Music
I don't personally like Justin Bieber, but everybody has to admit he has talent. His music may not be your kind of thing, but to be SCARED of it is kinda stupid.
Not his music just him don't get me wrong I also hate his music
It makes me want to puke!
[Newest]That was kind of dumb to put that on this list who ever did that

Snake are cool I remember when I was five years old I got to hold a milk snake that was six years ago

26Michael Myers

27Hearing Voices
I guess what I'm truly scared of is losing a grip on reality. It's a scary prospect for me, but it may be why I'm so fascinated by the mind.


The feeling when you are home alone, but you hear somebody calling your name.
So creepy for me. I hear that some times

28Thunder and Lightning
I'm so afraid of this lightning. It kill someone who talks with hand phone and people who stay at areas of open space.


29Ghost Face

30Pooping Your Pants
Could happen after your 40

31The Dentist
I hate the dentist I am scared and maybe I could be approaching to cry. They put a light and then the dentist were's gloves and for the light thing or somethin. ( Don't know what it is called. ) they take pictures of your teeth to see if you do not have cavities. They put a black thing with plastic and put it in your mouth and can't open my mouth for that LONGER. MY GOD. They also put you in a chair with all those sharp tools in that tray after they are done with my teeth. They send me to the last scariest part. The tooth brushing and tool station! They make me lay down in A chair I lay down like if I am in a bed they even putted a blanket on me. They brushed and the horrible taste of the yucky toothpaste and all the sharp tools they put in your mouth. They put another of those black things in your mouth and when you are out of the dentist you can't eat or even drink your mouth even can feel fat. The kid's dental care mascot the boy with the rocking horse is creepy inside the kid's dental care all the animals in the wall are creepy.
I am SUPER scared of the dentist. I suppose I shouldn't be as all he is doing is trying to help. But it's not a completely irrational fear. After all, the sharp tools and stuff he pokes in your mouth could be seriously dangerous if he makes just one tiny mistake...
1 Dentist - A planetary collision. He removed 4 PERMANENT TEETH FROM ME. I cried and cried and cried. When The last tooth was about to be taken, I started crying. After it was taken, No sound came from me. Only tears.


32Skull Kid

When ever I vomit I'm all like OH GOD I don't WANT TO DIE! Unless I'm at school at school thank you god I want to go home
Oh my God vomiting should be at number one. I'm so scared of it because of how simply disgusting it is!

34Tails Doll

35Frightful Flight

I'm absolutely scared of blackouts
Blackouts at night are extremely scary because one second you're watching T. V at night then the next second, everything does black! Creepy!


Because it can be painful
It can also be quite unnatural if you treat it like a toy.

Sometimes that move things around and they make you want to feark out so scary

Let me tell all of you. Two times I am being chased by dog when I am riding my bicycle. When I try to find Chinese house, dogs welcome me first...that was pathetic!


They act like deadly animals, especially to little kids!


Not all dogs are scary, I've met some who are quite nice.


40Not Hitting Puberty
Justin Bieber knows a lot about that

41Uncanny Valley
You know. That feeling you get when you see something and realize it isn't human? It's pretty creepy. But no one knows what it's called.

42The Unknown
This should be in the top ten. Mostly people are only scared of the dark because what might come out is unknown. It's simply a terrifying thing, as you have no control or power over what happens. Therefore, people tend to be scared of things like the dark or their future because it is all unknown.
When something is unknown to us we see it as sinister and horrifying: What lies hidden in the dark, what others may think of us, when we don't know how what we do will turn out for example. People are always afraid of what they do not understand.
Oh, yes! The future and the unknown terrifies the life out of me! I am a girl with big ambitions, and the thought of failing to achieve those ambitions just makes me shudder.

I hate those because you can get stuck on one and it stops working that is why I hate elevators because I do
I'm not exactly scared of elevators but they do make me dizzy.


44Nicki Minaj's Music
Stupid hoe is the scariest song I ever heard.
If you thought that was bad enough wait till you hear anaconda


46Blue Man Group

They say they're not going to bite, but if it's 3 times the size of ANY arachnid, I'm not going to take any chances with that thing.

They sting with venom that can kill a fully growen man

Google "george carlin fear of germs" and watch the whole video, so true.
There gross and they could spread

I hate it when people call me all the time. They always need something!

51Never Getting Married
I just want to say one thing - getting married doesn't matter. At the end of the day, it is just making a big, scary commitment. Like making a massive promise that you can never break, unless you're going to pay money for a divorce. You might meet the right person, but don't be afraid or upset if they don't propose (or if you don't feel ready to. ) Loving someone should make your bond strong enough for you not to need a legal binding.

52Bipolar Lows
I wrote a story called The Crying Mirror (by Ryan Murphy if you want to look it up) that is basically an allegory for my fear that one day I will go into a depression and it will never end. Being depressed I have gotten used to, the idea that it will never stop terrifies me.
When you are feeling so very happy and content with the world and the you can feel that hollowness before you go on a downward spiral.

53Sleep Paralysis
This is absolutely terrifying... I usually get it waking up from a nightmare, so I'm lying there half still in my nightmare and trying to get out, but I can't move and see shadows next to me...

Yeah, it's scary.

54Cryptic Notes

It can scare you a lot sometimes

56Bubsy 3D

57End of the World
People are more scared of other stuff than the world ending

I guess it would end due to human pollution.


It would be more scary of the world stops and evey one dies

58Shapes in the Dark
Is that... Oh. No. That's just my jacket on a chair... But what's THAT!?
This happens to me all the time... if you have a dog or cat sleep with it and if not.. good luck surviving


60Portable Toilets


62Small Spaces

63Putting a Needle Inside of You
Not really. I broke my arm and I had to have surgery to put a pin in my arm to make a bone straight.


Like what if the doctors aren't paying any attention and the needle is rusty
It's a tiny needle stop being so scared.

64Dislocation of Bones
Eww they look disgusting and completely shock me and make me feel sick when I see one! Also, they must hurt super bad and make you feel sick!

Let me grab some newspaper for the restroom. What the flip? Where the fudge this blood come from?
Because it comes for you

66Punk Rock

67Your Closet
Some one can kill you in there

Somebody could Kill you in there
I do not want to die.

It can hurt people
I almost lost all my freinds... It is a really terrible feeling but all you van do is... SMILE MORE


71Having to Wear a Bra






77Rotting Flesh

78Creepy Guys
That frightening moment when you think a scary man is following you...
Do not kill the man!

Now that's just racist.
I'm not Australian, but that's racist.


80Chinese Bootleg Games


82Gas Station Bathrooms
The smell is horrifying to your nose.

83Dolls With No Owner


85Jeff the Killer
That should be right next to slender man
Call 911! Also the U.S. army!
Call the SWAT team!


86"Weird" People

Creepy pasta is scary this is funny stuff

You don't know what's out there...


90Chuck Norris
People SHOULD be afraid!


92God Being a Dumbass
This is so offensive. This mustn't exist in this list.


Just scary place at all. Even if you don't need to do anything thre

94Horror Movie Characters

Although lava is really dangerous and can easily kill someone, its only found deep underground (more than 10 miles down) where it is called magma, or in a volcano. Just exercise common sense when visiting a volcanically active zone, like staying farther away when there's eruption warnings, running up a hill when lava is running, and no touching it.



97Not Being Rich

98Global Flu Pandemic
Obviously no one will survive that


They just suicide bomb into people!


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