Top 10 Childhood Fears


The Top Ten

1 The Dark

I conquered my fear of the dark when I was 11. I would cry if I have to sleep in the dark so I would always sleep with my mom or my older sister, so my grandma bought me a T.V. for Christmas in 2007 and I would always sleep with it on and I still do. - PrincessKiana

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.

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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

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 like circus clowns but creepy clowns HECK NO

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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

Damn things - bobbythebrony

8 Zombies

I've had enough nightmares about zombies. - Daviddv0601

9 Big Dogs

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

The reason why I dislike dogs is because once a dog attacked me and bit me really hard on my hand when I was 4, and I had to go and get stitches. - Catacorn

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

The Contenders

11 Dolls

They are the reason why I keep stuffed animals instead of dolls. - Pegasister12

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12 Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein's Monster
13 Snakes

I hate them slippery bastards - bobbythebrony

14 Toothpaste
15 Daddy's Belt
16 The Original Night Stalker

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

17 Thunderstorms
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

19 Dad
20 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).

21 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

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