Something I've always been curious of. There are those usual fears, like of heights and spiders. (Never had the slightest fear at a spider. I've always been fascinated by them)
Then there are more unusual fears. I was wondering if anyone here had any of those.
Okay, I suffer a bit from acrophobia, fear of heights, where if I'm on like a cliff or something, I choke up and can only crawl to the edge. Some nice views though.
But, I imagine my more interesting great fear would not be something so common as fear of heights. No, ironically, I am scared of deep water.
Like, really deep water. Like the ocean or lakes or something.
Pools are fine, as long as they're lighted.
I don't know exactly what it stems from, but I've had it for a long time.
I suppose it may come from early educational CD's my parents got me when I was like 5 on the computer, and there was something about deep sea creatures, and all those weird things creeped me out.
Then, later, I went fishing in Alaska, and we caught all sorts of things, but once I caught a skate, and a couple of times I caught yellow eyes, and ling cod, whom are all very freaky fish, and the sight of them just coming slowly up from the deep terrified me.
For example, twice before I have been in relatively dark hotel pools, which bottoms that have large dark rocks in them, against a light background. I'll be like alone, just swimming across the pool, and all of a sudden it's not a dark rock at the bottom of the pool, it's a manta ray or something!
Then I look, and it's not.
But when I'm in dark pools, or lakes, or the ocean, sometimes I'm really scared of drowning. I'll be fine, then all of a sudden I'll look down into the deep water and I'll just start having a panic attack, and sometimes I have great difficulty getting into shore, despite my high swimming ability.
I'll start to hallucinate things, where I'll be looking across at weeds at the bottom, then just for an instant, they'll be tentacles of something terrible reaching up into our world of light,
Then they'll switch back, but I'll swear I remember tentacles, and I flip out.
There'll be times I'm in a mad, adrenaline fueled rush back to shore, seeing evil creatures all the way and trying not to imagine what could be living way down there in the dark...
This fear is one of the more dangerous fears, I think, as it strikes only in the water, and if I'm doing something where I can't immediatley get to shore, I might panic and drown.
Although that is significantly lessened now that I have the ability to tread water for hours.
But enough of me, what are you scared of?