Top 10 Childhood Fears
The Top Ten
I'm still afraid of the dark, but not as much as last year. - Luckys
I used to hate the dark as a little kid, now the effect flopped, one shining light in my room I tend to stay away from.
To me, it’s not about being scared of the dark itself, but thinking about what could be in it. This is why I hate the dark
The Dark always scared the crap outta me - TwilightKitsune
Fortunately this never happened and I didn't have a fear of these either The Boogyman, Clowns, Vampires (Twilight was after my childhood it was non existent in the 90s), Zombies, Frankenstein's Monster, Dolls, Spiders (I watched a cartoon called Spider: I'm only scary because I'm hairy), Teletubbies, Cartman and Barney The Dinosaur.
To get over this fear, just saw the legs off the bed - TwilightKitsune
I'm sure everyone had this fear once - bobbythebrony
I watched Monsters Inc. and felt better - PeeledBanana
"If you don't sleep the boogyman will get you! "
A monster that stalks children sleeping in their beds waiting to eat them for snacks. - Daviddv0601
I AM THE BOOGEYMAN AND I AM COMING TO GET YA!
Sharks are one of the reasons why I don't like oceans. Have you seen the goblin shark? No thank you. - Pegasister12
Clowns were the SCARIEST things ever when I was younger
When I was very young, I never used to be scared of clowns. In fact, I would always want to run up to one whenever I saw one. However, then I watched It. While it didn't scare me enough, it made me think twice before encountering a clown. Then I heard on the news that a psychotic killer was on the loose disguised as a clown, I became paranoid of clowns around me, in fear he was going to be the killer and kill me, my friends and family. To this day, I still think twice before encountering a clown. - Daviddv0601
Clowns never scared me for some reason. Sure there were creepy clowns like IT but it never scared me.
I watched It when I was 5. I have never felt the same way about clowns again... - Haumea
Same here bob
I sometimes wish I was a vampire - bobbythebrony
I come from a country that's believed vampired are from,and I never feared them,I actually wanted to be one lol
I've had enough nightmares about zombies. - Daviddv0601
I did have a fear for awhile after I was drowning once in a outdoor pool - trains45
My brother almost drowned - Luckys
I always thought I heard screaming in there, to the point of my imagination picturing a dead girl ready to pull me under and drown me as she stares into my soul. - Daviddv0601
I love deep water!
But why? Oh I Know because they (my old Barbie dolls that I locked away! ) almost tried/attempted to kill me!
They are the reason why I keep stuffed animals instead of dolls. - Pegasister12
That word is scary!
I feak out so badly with there fixed stares
When I was 2 my aunt had a dog that tried to bite me. When I was 23 I visited my aunt again and she got another dog who also tried to bite me AGAIN...TWICE!
I now no longer trust any dogs that she owns because of my experiences.
I've been bitten in the face by dogs, and one of them completely split my bottom lip open which resulted in me getting stitches. I've also had bad times whenever I own one, and now my dad hates dogs
This is my childhood fear, now I don't walk past dogs if they bark at me. They have already attacked me twice, so I stay away from ones that bark at people - Martinglez
Yes. Big dogs used to terrify me a lot. - Daviddv0601
THIS IS CHILD ABUSE! But still common, especially in black and even some Asian households.
When I was 7 I saw a SUPER MEGA HAIRY spiderweb in my bathroom. I still have visions of it to this day.
Just the thought of lying casually in your bed and suddenly a spider crawls up to your neck is enough to prove you're scared of spiders. - Daviddv0601
I’m still scared of those to this very day!
I still have the fear to this day. - Pegasister12
I only watched it because I thought Teletubbies where cute.
I hate them slippery bastards - bobbythebrony
I'm still afraid of him to this day Just Kidding - Seventies-Music-Fan
Once when I was younger a blackout occurred while I was in the bathroom during the middle of a storm and I screamed.
I always feel like a tornado will start.
Since I was 5 years I am still afraid of puppets and they're like a lot of scary movies about puppets including child's play,Annabelle etc every time I used to see a puppet and my mom would want to buy it I would cry for my mom not to buy it
I blame Slappy from Goosebumps... - Daviddv0601
Daviddv0601 don’t blame Slappy he will kill you.
I love my daddy! He is awesome and he would NEVER hit me with a belt instead I got timeouts and my mom did spankings but very rarely
Especially when he's mad
As an Asian, I grew up watching TVB programs with my family. When I was a toddler till about early elementary school-aged, the music from the TVBI logo (especially the rumbling sound at the end) would frighten me. I had to run and hide whenever the logo came on.
When I was little I thought that the claw in those machines would randomly try to grab me.
That cold hard discipline
THEY TASTED SO GROSS! (Especially the grape-flavored Triaminic)
One of the ways to conquer this fear is to start small (kiddie coaster) and start working up to the bigger coasters (unless if you are a little kid and are not tall enough for huge coasters).
Well, actually, I wasn’t scared of any rides when I was little, so I went on a roller coaster with a lot of loops and almost fell off. Now, i’m scared of going upside down on rides!
I’ve absolutely HATED Barney since I was a kid. - railfan99
Mine tied em down and puled out my baby teeth extremely hard...*shudders* :(
When my relatives were mad I would get threatened with a spanking!
Bad for anyone allergic to them I suppose.
Common punishment torture method
The loud sounds would jumpscare me when I was younger.
When I was 2 I went to the doctor's for earwax removal and I freaked out and screamed my head off.
I was scared of lightning as a kid would really scare me if it was at night - trains45