Top 10 Things that are Beautiful and Scary

In life, there are many beautiful things us humans are able to witness or feel, but many of these things are also scary.
The Top Ten
1 Space

The first time any astronaut goes into space, it must be so scary. If anything goes wrong, you're a goner. Seeing the Earth from up there must be beautiful though.

While outer space is fascinating to learn about, being out there all by yourself can be pretty terrifying.

Space is fascinating and incredible in so many beautiful ways. It's also extremely terrifying.

2 Volcanoes

Seeing pictures or videos of an erupting volcano, let's say in a documentary, seeing all the fire and lava come out of a volcano looks beautiful. But at the same time, it's scary when you think of all the damage eruptions can cause.

The city I live in (well, sort of) was pretty much built on land from erupting volcanoes. They are dormant for now, but that could change.

3 The Ocean

Should you ever go exploring underwater, you'll see some amazing animals. But if you're worried about meeting any dangerous ones, the ones you'll most likely want to avoid are sharks, barracudas, and eels.

Looking at the ocean can feel calming, but when there's a storm, it's the complete opposite. If you've seen shark movies like Jaws, just being on a boat can feel scary knowing all the creatures living right underneath you.

4 Wild Animals

The wildlife on Earth is one of nature's most beautiful sights. While animals are beautiful creatures, they also kill each other. Of course, this is not a horrible thing, as predators have to eat their prey to survive - it's how life works. However, many predators are scary. If your favorite animal is a bear, I guarantee you wouldn't want to come across one while taking a walk in the woods.

5 Love

Love is a beautiful thing, but at the same time, it's very scary as you never know what will happen. You do get a lot of memories from it, hopefully good ones. It's not just scary in romantic relationships. It can be scary with family members. Maybe someone in your family has lost their way or has issues in their lives, and it can feel scary.

6 Dreams

In my opinion, one of the most terrifying yet incredible things in the world. Every night, the knowledge that whether I dream of magical, happy lands or terrifying, bloody deaths is completely out of my control sends shivers down my spine. A nightmare is a horrible, horrible thing.

True. I've had dreams where I just explore beautiful and odd places, funny dreams with talking inanimate objects and fictional characters coming out of nowhere, and a few dreams where I was in a near-death situation (crushed by a garage door, falling into a lava pit, in a building under attack by aliens, etc.).

7 Lightning

Seeing lightning bolts in the sky is very pretty. If you've ever seen some of the pictures photographers have taken of lightning storms, you'll know. While they do look pretty, believe me, hearing that thunder hit can feel very scary.

8 Fire

Fire can be a destructive force, but it can also look beautiful. For example, sitting next to a campfire is relaxing, and you often can't help but stare at the flames.

9 Sex

The first time is terrifying.

10 Forests

There's nothing quite as beautiful as Mother Nature. While forests look beautiful, they are filled with dangerous animals and poisonous plants, depending on which part of the world you live in.

The Contenders
11 Humans Humans (Homo sapiens) are the most abundant and widespread species of primate, characterized by bipedalism and large, complex brains. This has enabled the development of advanced tools, culture, and language. Humans are highly social and tend to live in complex social structures composed of many cooperating... read more
12 Women
13 Tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of the scariest and most dangerous natural disasters on Earth, but many photographers have been able to capture beautiful pictures of tornadoes.

14 Mountains

From afar, mountains look very beautiful with their many rock formations and snowy peaks. However, if you ever have to climb one, you'll likely find them less beautiful and more terrifying. Let's not forget that in certain parts of the world, many people have died in avalanches, killed by tons of snow that came right off those mountains.

15 Flying
16 Darkness
17 Fiction
18 Life
19 Rivers

The scariest thing about them is that some of them can lead you to the top of a waterfall.

20 Storm Clouds

Seeing a storm coming in can look beautiful, but hearing thunder and seeing how sinister storm clouds often look is not a reassuring sight.

21 History

History is an interesting subject, and many people love to read and learn about the past. Unfortunately, there are parts of history, or certain historical figures, who are downright scary. Past wars are a great example.

22 Dogs The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated,... read more
23 Death

Switching between wanting to die and being scared of death every day.

24 The Sun
25 Music

Music is amazing, but sometimes it can have scary lyrics and be really loud. Sometimes your friend can catch you red-handed when you listen to an inappropriate song.

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