Top 10 Scariest Things Ever

The Top Ten
1 Being Buried Alive

Now, even people without a fear of closed spaces would be scared as hell to find themselves buried alive in a coffin. Like, that would straight up suck. Could you imagine it? Nowhere to move, you're running out of oxygen, dehydrating, and starving while being very uncomfortable all at once. It's just an absolute nightmare. My second fear would be the ocean, but at least you could have a quick death, but it would still be horrifying!

You're heavily restricted from movement, there is only a little oxygen reserved with you, your screams will not be heard from six feet under, and worst of all, you will eventually die in the slowest and most painful ways. Either from pure starvation or being eaten alive by the vermin and insects that make their way into your vicinity. This is by far the scariest thing ever and deserves every right to be at number 1.

2 Hell

Should be top one, at least being buried alive you could rest and then die in your sleep. In hell you are already dead and then burning with the devil looking at you laughing!

I don't believe in Hell, but the idea of a place in which one is tortured for all of eternity is pretty terrifying. If I do say so myself, it's definitely a scary concept.

How is this not number one? Picture this. You open your eyes. You're in a wet but hot, scorchingly humid room. Except it isn't a room. Jagged rocks and fiery burning wood surround you. Sweat is running down your face like a waterfall. You hear a voice. It's whispering something to you, but you can't quite hear it. Suddenly, it screams at you unsettlingly before laughing. The devil is among you. "Welcome, Sinner," he says manically.

Would that not be terrifying? Also, in hell, you have to experience your greatest fear, every day. That beats out everything else because even if you're not afraid of hell, you'd be experiencing your actual greatest fear every day for all of eternity. That's FOREVER. Hell is the scariest, no question. Whoever voted Slender Man over Hell is an idiot.

3 Fear

Fear is the reason why so many people have anxiety and so many kids have night lights. It can be helpful, but most of the time, it's just a curse.

Professor Lupin has a point. If fear is just an idea, then shouldn't we be scared of it? We can try to, maybe, just forget that fear even exists. But we can't because we're scared of what will happen or of failure.

It is fear, what else do I have to say? I am not exactly afraid of being afraid of something because I know why I am afraid of what I'm afraid of.

4 The Unknown

Ever seen a pic of one of those "bottomless pits" where you just can't reach the bottom, no matter how hard you try? Reminds me of this.

The mind wants to know everything possible. We are naturally curious. That is why the unknown scares us. We don't have a surefire way of killing a new creature if it attacks, or surviving in a completely alien environment. We are simply powerless when it comes to facing the unknown, and yet, we must face it.

I remember the first time I saw Hellraiser, and they had this Lemarchand's box. I mean, the overall movie isn't that scary, but if I was solving a puzzle or being in a strange, spooky forest, not knowing what to expect that may or may not pop out... Man, that's seriously spooky.

5 Burning Alive

I agree... Not only are you in a total state of "fight or flight," but you cannot flee nor fight when being burned alive. It's not a quick death either. You're in full sheer panic, in fight or flight mode, inhaling burning fire, experiencing searing pain, with body parts being charred by the flames. It's horrifically painful and scary. You're filled with fear, in a state of fight or flight but cannot do either. You are breathing in flames, in absolute agony until you die. It is not a fast death either.

Depending on how fast it happens, this could be the worst thing to happen to anyone. I was tempted to put this above space, other than knowing how you will die being burnt alive.

6 Being Lost in Space

What are you supposed to do? How are you going to get back to your family and continue your life? There's no oxygen in space, nor is there water, food, or other people to talk to. There are many other dangers of space. For example, the sun's radiation, burning up due to friction, extreme cold, and space debris. This is one of the most frightening thoughts.

Why is this not higher? This is my all-time biggest fear. Right before the movie Gravity came out, I was telling someone my biggest fear was to be floating in outer space knowing no one can help you. Then BAM, the movie came, which I had no desire to see. Whew, it gives me goosebumps thinking about it.

7 Being Stranded in the Open Ocean

There's nothing to eat or drink other than salt water, nothing to lie on other than whatever vessel you're in, and you know fully well that the water around you has sharks, jellyfish, and stuff, and there are hundreds of miles until shore.

Imagine this: You're on a raft, you look around, and you see nothing but water... no land in sight. You have no idea what could be under it. There could just be nothing, or you could be in shark-infested waters, but either way, unless you're lucky enough to have some clean water and food on board, your only source is the ocean. However, the ocean water is too salty to drink. Even if you have a school of fish surrounding you, how would you catch some to eat unless you have a spear or some fishing tackle?

Scary, right?

8 Death

If we didn't die, or at least didn't know we could die, nothing would be scary. What's scarier than not knowing what happens when your body disables? Nothing, and probably nothing happens. You can't control your body and everything goes black. Will you be able to see the black? Can you see? It's like being blind, deaf, unable to feel, smell, or anything.

This should be at the top. You wouldn't be scared of anything if you're not scared of death. And also, I'm not scared of death, I'm just scared of what will happen AFTER it. You won't be able to see, feel, hear, know, smell, or anything. You'd just be nothing in the world.

9 Drowning

I almost drowned twice when I was only 7 years old! I was swimming at Isabella Lake (yes, it's a real place) with my friends. My mom was watching us all. I accidentally slipped and fell into the water, couldn't breathe, and started drowning. My mom quickly came into the water and lifted me up as I was gasping for air.

The second time, still at the lake, I accidentally went to the deep end where I was too little to stand. The water only showed half of my face, and I kept jumping up trying to get out. I couldn't move because I was too scared, and water was filling my mouth. Thankfully, my friends got help from a lifeguard who saved me.

10 Clowns

I hate clowns. They are some of the creepiest things that ever exist. They perform at circuses, do things that are "funny," and have scarier (but cooler) versions of themselves killing people in horror movies. I used to like them, but now, although I'm not scared of them, I find them stupid and creepy.

At a soccer game, there was a long line for a clown painting faces, and this one little girl was crying, possibly because she was scared of the clown. I decided to go there to get a rainbow tiger face. Here's one thing: seeing a clown's face up close won't be a pleasant experience.

The Contenders
11 Nuclear Warfare/Fallout

Nuclear war is hard to think about without cringing. Death by nuclear annihilation is a frightening thing to picture, but my choice gets far deeper. You cannot do anything about this. If it became clear that two nuclear states are not on good terms, the only thing you can do is hope that they won't truly go after each other. As soon as the first missile is launched, it's over. Everything will be gone within a short timespan.

And those "fallout shelters"? They'd only delay the inevitable by a couple of days at most. None of it is your (or any other civilian's) fault. And that's what makes it the scariest thing ever.

12 Slenderman The Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen

This will scare you, I guarantee it, especially if you are a young child without torches and no adult to look after you. Imagine waking up outside, lost because you were sleepwalking at night. Slender could have got you... dun dun dun.

I am not kidding, once I was in the woods alone at night, and it is more terrifying than being in an abandoned hospital! Seriously, being alone in woods at night, whether you know about Slendy or not, is one of the scariest places to be.

The worst thing is that the title didn't say Camping Out In The Woods With Your Friends After Hearing About Slenderman, so it means you're camping alone. Even scarier.

13 Zombies

Actually, the Zombie apocalypse could happen. Just mix rabies with some kind of other horrible disease and, bam, you have a zombie. The rabies would represent the behavioral and muscle deficiency in your body. Then, add that other disease for the rest. However, considering the world we live in now, the zombie apocalypse wouldn't be the thing to end the world. The only problem would probably be actually getting the vaccine to everyone who needs it.

This should be #1. Just the feeling of being ripped open piece by piece, bit by bit, would be a very slow but painful death. You might as well just shoot yourself in the head. I would if I got bit, or even before that! That's why I think this should be number one on this list!

14 Plane Crashes

I have a huge fear of planes, because of plane crashes. There's also a conspiracy theory that if there is a crash, the airlines want you to die. This is because if people survive, they can file something, and the airline will usually have to give them money. Since most airlines have you sit in a position with your head down, that's not safe. Your head would go right into the chair and break your neck. That's not very good.

Imagine seeing all of the people dead if you had a chance of surviving. The blood would be scattered everywhere, and you would have nobody to help you.

15 Nightmares

I actually enjoy nightmares. It's kind of like a horror movie that you're the star of, but then again, it depends on the nightmare. For instance, if you had a dream about a loved one dying, that would really be terrible. Or if you have one of those waking dreams where you are awake but can't move your body while a bunch of weird things happen around you, which I am so happy I haven't experienced.

My dream was that I was in my living room, watching TV, and I heard a doorbell. When I opened the door, there was a salesman. I closed the door on him. After that, I heard a scream of anger. A few hours passed, and I was getting ready to go to bed. Then I heard groans from the front door. Whoever groaned broke the front door and was heading up to get me! I grabbed a picture of Krishna, but then it was too late! I then woke up and realized it was just a dream...

16 Disease

Diseases are probably the scariest things in the world. Some can't be cured, even with today's modern medicine. Plus, you'd be getting killed by something you can't see, and it's a very slow and painful death. I am afraid of death, but death from a deadly virus is even worse.

Indeed, the deadliest outbreak/pandemic of any disease was the Black Death (caused by the plague), which killed 42% of the entire human population, 60% of Europe, 50% of Asia, 30% of Africa, 75% of France, 60% of England, and 75% of Italy. Plague takes three forms: septicemic, pneumonic, and bubonic. With bubonic plague, you have a 70% chance of dying. If you get treatment within the first 24 hours, the death rate lowers to 15%. Pneumonic and septicemic both have a 100% death rate, and 40% if you get treatment within the first 24 hours. The pneumonic plague is airborne.

17 Creepypasta

Oh my, these things scare the crap out of me! I'm too scared to even go on the website! There are these horrifying pictures, such as Jeff the Killer, and some of them can give you some pretty bad insomnia or even make you pee yourself. Some Creepypastas have scarier stories than pictures, like Slenderman, or their pictures are way more scary than the stories. Sometimes a Creepypasta might be scary with both the picture and the story, like Jeff the Killer. Anyways, I recommend that you stay away from the website unless you have guts...

18 War

I put this below nuclear warfare because it's still war, and no one wants to kill someone unless they saw their parents (if they were good parents) or siblings get killed in front of them.

It's just sad that there doesn't seem to ever be an end to war. So much suffering is horrible, and it's scary in a whole different way as well. It's totally out of our control, and we are not able to stop it.

Nothing like being shot the moment you turn around. Or watching your own friend be shot to death. CREEPY!

19 Snakes Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

I love Australia. It is the best country in the world. The most thing I hate is these things! Snakes are disgusting.

I fear snakes to death. They look like a worm! I guess a reptile mated with a worm or something!

If you came face to face with the deadliest known...

20 Tornadoes

I've been through two tornadoes, as well as the 2016 "thousand year flood" in Louisiana, the fires in Oregon, and landslides and rock slides in California. They all traumatized me pretty badly.

Tornadoes are TERRIFYING! They are giant and huge, their nighttime assassins, and they're loud and scary. I'm afraid of tornadoes, so you should be too.

My grandma's vacation home was demolished by one of these things back in 2003. She learned to never rent a vacation home in the middle of Tornado Alley.

21 Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer is a creepypasta usually accompanied by a picture of a white face looking in to the camera smiling in an unsettling manner. The creepypasta is also usually accompanied by the term "Go to sleep".

I am still scared of him. I know he is not real, but that demonic face looks like every single millimeter was perfectly designed to strike fear into one's heart. I first saw the picture when I was a kid. I saw it for a split second and had trouble sleeping for almost a year. Not even joking.

Jeff the Killer is funny-looking, but creepy-looking at the same time. The reason I can't see his nose is the makeup, right?

I searched him up really quick, and I immediately got scared. I am never searching him up EVER AGAIN!

22 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. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

I have no idea why, but I think Teletubbies are psychotic. Mainly because, for some reason, when I was little, I watched that show all the time. But when I try to remember what it was about, I can't remember anything. I do kind of remember that I didn't exactly like it. More than that, I was mesmerized...

Then one day, my baby cousin (around 3 years old at the time) came over, and she was watching Teletubbies while I had to watch her. I noticed that, unlike when she watched shows like Dora, she wasn't giggling or even smiling. Throughout the whole thing, she just stared at the screen. Also, for some reason, when they show the Teletubbies looking at you, I almost feel like that's what the purple one was doing, looking at me. It was creepy, man.

23 Being Attacked

I would at least try to defend myself... maybe use some of my Jiu Jitsu skills? But this is what most of my nightmares are made up of.

As a new young adult, I fear getting hurt by someone mean.

24 Pop-Ups

One of the scariest things since darkness. Most people get scared senseless from these loud, sudden blasts of fear.

These things need to die and be forgotten about forever. Besides, people are getting sick of them anyway.

A cheap way to scare people, and annoying as hell. Some people are easily scared and therefore really fear these (some even get heart attacks). But the worst, WORST part are the commenters who say how wimpy and pathetic we are for being scared of these. Douches.

25 Insects

Wow, I had a nightmare once about this! They may be harmless (some of them) but they look so creepy and disgusting! I'm afraid to even walk into the shower, and it's because of these things! Some insects are very annoying and bite for no reason too.

I actually have insectophobia induced by trauma. Every time I see a butterfly (going to the zoo is a nightmare!), my mom says "Big Baby!" and slaps me. Wait! This reminds me of something.

Eustace: Stupid dog! *puts on mask* OOGABOOGABOOGA!

Courage: *eats camera*

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