ANSWERS: 32
  • 9 / 11 in Manhattan! enough said I believe!
  • I have a fear of large crowds, but it is getting better. I just went to a huge flea market yesterday, and i only panicked for a couple seconds and was fine the rest of the way.
  • In Iraq, as my APC rolled over, and you could hear gunfire.
  • When I got divorced and not having anyplace to go and realizing that I was now alone again.
  • We were coming home from Italy in April and our plane hit a lot of heavy turbulence. It was a scary experience.
  • Many yrs. ago when my mom had a stroke & was at the hospital. It was a day when I was called saying she wasn't going to make it much longer. I had to drive to the hospital myself....in extremely bad weather....& when I was very upset about my mother. I ended up going off the road that day because I was so upset & had trouble seeing the road! I found out later that the windshield wipers had needed replacing, that they weren't very good at the time. But, it was a very scary thing going off the road like that! I thought I was going to be the next one in my family to die. I was also stuck in mud for awhile with my car. I finally got it out of the mud though.
  • When I first started ice fishing. I was pretty young and the ice started settling pretty loudly on the lake. I was sure we were going to die. My brothers pretty much had a good chuckle with that.
  • I once had a nightmares where my ex-wife was coming back. I woke up screaming each time that happened.
  • lol! A lion terrified? Never happened!
  • When I was doing basic training in the Navy we had to do abandon ship drills jumping into water from a high platform. The platform had a small area - just enough for one person - and it was WOBBLY! Being young, "green" and new to that type of thing it was TERRIFYING waiting in line for your turn. We only had to do the jump once. Once I hit the water the fear was gone but I asked to go a second time just to make sure I had overcome my fear.
  • Being pregnant and I was terrified thinking about how labor/delivery was going to work. Fear of the unknown. But it was ALL GOOD! +5
  • had to be the last time i took a vaction to puget sound off washington state, 6 of us in this little 2 engine propeller airplane ,well the pilot overshot the runway and had to make a second pass ,he went back up and took a left turn to hard and we were actually upside down ,then he had to land in the water..
  • Being married to my ex-wife!
  • being charges by a herd a of elephants while on safari in Botswana
  • Several times at work, when your outnumbered 100 to 1
  • When I was a kid and my mothers then exboyfriend had a psychotic episode, all I remember is she told me to run and hide and not come out till she was there. I ran to nearby bushland and sat as still as I could for several hours, even though I could hear police sirens. I was frozen with fear, later she came nearby with the police and they kept calling my name, it was then when I knew it to be safe to come out. {The boyfriend had chased her with a carving knife into a nearby yard but was deterred from using it when the neighbour came out to see what was going on). Scary sh*t.
  • I was deployed to Iraq but I wasn't really afraid of what could happen to me at the time. I was resigned to accepting what would happen to me there but as we were initially deployed I had one very strong fear. I was so afraid that if we were to come under fire I would freeze and cower, leaving my truck and my team exposed to enemy fire with no defensive capacity. I was absolutely terrified I would fail my brothers-in-arms and my friends. As it turned out though I was very determined to fight it and I was told by a driver I was the most prepared and proactive soldiers he had seen in Iraq for the six months he had been there and he felt extremely safe with me near him. When I was In Iraq my men were everything for me and I didn't want to fail them. That was my greatest fear.
  • While serving in the USMC, I helped fight a forest fire in N. Carolina. While digging a firebreak and watching the fire approach, it became obvious that we wouldn't get the break dug in time. The warrant officer in charge of the operation ordered us to abandon the project and retreat. When we grabbed our tools and turned to run, we realized that the fire had gotten behind us and we were surrounded. Obviously, I got out alive, but the realization that I was minutes away from burning to death was very terrifying.
  • too many to mention ailsa!
  • Watching Forensic Files, and being alone in a dark cold house in the middle of the outer suburbs.
  • Stuck for four hours, trapped half-way up a 300-foot cliff while climbing my way back to camp from fishing the Trinity River in NoCal in ~'87. Finally rescued by a pal, I had a kinda 'panic attack' afterward, vomiting the two beers I'd drank all over! Scary! ;-)
  • I can't recall of ever being terrified of anything but close to it. The time I remember is when I was eight years old and I was witness to an F5 tornado about three quarters of a mile away. The sky was a sick greenish yellow color and the sound was horrible. It was the stuff that nightmares are made of.
  • well i was recently in a situation that wasn't the most fun thing ever. I was by no means terrified, but I was incredibly lonely and pretty sad/pissed off. Went to see an ex in vegas, and she left me at my hotel after she picked me up from the airport. It was the longest 2 days I think i've ever been through. I was scheduled for 5 days but I went home early. vegas was still fun, but when u dont know anybody there and u went just to see someone and they ditched u, it tends to bring u down a little.
  • A dentist's chair. After years of calmly accepting serious dental work I was struck by a case of accumulated willies.
  • Two times. When my dad was in the hospital. I spent a Christmas night under the window of his ward, scared like hell. Next time when they took my 1 day old daughter for a needle. I didn't trust anybody with her at that time... when they gave her back, she looked terrified from all that too.
  • I was followed for 12 miles by a guy who looked like a Larry the Cable guy wannabee. I was also attacked by a coyote which tried to kill two of my friends and I until I shot it to death.
  • People almost finding out a deep dark secret about me.
  • A big blue pick up truck stopped across the road in front of me.I was coming down a hill in the rain! No time to stop,nowhere to go! I thought I was going to die!...But didn`t.It just hurt Alot!
  • There was this one time last November when I thought that McCain might actually win the election, but luckily it never happened. I still get chills down my spine when I think about that. <shudder>
  • When the thugh had a gun pointed in my friend's chest and I stepped between them ...
  • last month i was trapped in the garage with a humongous spider and i even cried a little b/c it was so big and blocking one exit! i was so terrified!
  • When i was around 7 or 8yrs old. Some stranger asked me to go somewhere with him, somewhere far. He'l buy me candies and stuff and even play games. I ignored him and went inside our house. My parents taught me not to talk to strangers. I was afraid to go out because i knew he was watching me like crazy. When i came back out yes he was stil there, he was giving me signs to go to him. I went back in the house. My dad noticed there was something wrong when he asked me to go get sumting outsyd but i refused to go. Tears suddenly fell and i told my dad what happened. He went out, he asked me to pinp0int the stranger and he punched him in the face. We found out, that guy had been in and out of jail before.

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