Top 10 Childhood Fears


The Top Ten

1 The Dark

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.

The Dark always scared the crap outta me - TwilightKitsune

I am 13 and I am still afraid of the dark.

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

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2 The Monster In the Closet/Under the Bed

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

3 The Boogyman

A monster that stalks children sleeping in their beds waiting to eat them for snacks. - Daviddv0601


4 Sharks Sharks Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

Sharks are one of the reasons why I don't like oceans. Have you seen the goblin shark? No thank you. - Pegasister12

5 Vampires

I sometimes wish I was a vampire - bobbythebrony

Same here bob

I come from a country that's believed vampired are from,and I never feared them,I actually wanted to be one lol

6 Clowns

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

I still hate clowns, they’re scary LOL

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7 Spiders

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

When I was 7 I saw a SUPER MEGA HAIRY spiderweb in my bathroom. I still have visions of it to this day.

I still have the fear to this day. - Pegasister12

I’m still scared of those to this very day!

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8 Zombies

I've had enough nightmares about zombies. - Daviddv0601

9 Big Dogs

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

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10 The Deep End in the Swimming Pool

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!

The Newcomers

? Doctor

When I was 2 I went to the doctor's for earwax removal and I freaked out and screamed my head off.

The Contenders

11 Snakes

I hate them slippery bastards - bobbythebrony

12 Dolls

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

13 Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein's Monster
14 Toothpaste


15 Daddy's Belt

THIS IS CHILD ABUSE! But still common, especially in black and even some Asian households.

16 The Original Night Stalker

I'm still afraid of him to this day Just Kidding - Seventies-Music-Fan

What’s that?

17 Thunderstorms

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.

18 Puppets

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.

19 Dad

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

20 Scary Logos

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.

21 Claw Machine

When I was little I thought that the claw in those machines would randomly try to grab me.

22 Big Roller Coasters

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!

23 Barney the Dinosaur Barney the Dinosaur Barney The Dinosaur is a purple dinosaur from the TV series "Barney and Friends", as well as the VHS series before that known as "Barney and the Backyard Gang". He was created by Sheryl Leach in 1987, to entertain her 2 year old son. He is infamously known for his "I Love You" song, and his TV series more.

I’ve absolutely HATED Barney since I was a kid. - railfan99

24 Dentist

Mine tied em down and puled out my baby teeth extremely hard...*shudders* :(

25 Your own family

When my relatives were mad I would get threatened with a spanking!

26 Teacher
27 Insects
28 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .
29 School
30 Bullies
31 Slipper

Asian kids can relate to this

32 Coat Hangers

Asian kids can relate to this

33 Backscratcher

Asian kids can relate to this

34 Flyswatter

Asian kids can relate to this

35 Feather Duster

Asian kids can relate to this

36 Piece of Wood

Asian kids can relate to this

37 Chopsticks

Asian kids can relate to this

38 Your Mom's Hand


39 Animatronics
40 Bedbugs
41 Hot Sauce Hot Sauce

Common punishment torture method

42 Cough Medicine

THEY TASTED SO GROSS! (Especially the grape-flavored Triaminic)

43 Automatic Flushing Toilets

The loud sounds would jumpscare me when I was younger.

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1. The Dark
2. Dolls
3. Daddy's Belt
1. Spiders
2. Sharks
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1. The Dark
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