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My weirdest irrational fear is having something important like a phone fly out of a barely open window while in a moving vehicle - I sometimes have cartoon logic.

mickie
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The most horrible creature on earth… Flying cockroach

Dessalines
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👀 thanks I hate it

mickie
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59 mesi

🪳

lol

I feel cockroaches are eww though

@jazzfes
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28 mesi

Whatever you do then, do not move to Sydney… cockroaches the size of puppies and yes some fly but none of them is happy to chip in for rent

mickie
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🇦🇺 😱

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I have a fear of heights. That itself is not weird but the way it manifests. Step ladders, escalators, parking structures are nightmares for me. Ironically I’m fine flying. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

@ksynwa
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Seems like a fear of disbalance too

@unnecessarily
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Stationary heights are the death of me. I’ve been skydiving and ride rollercoasters regularly, but catch me freaking out on the roof of a building or waiting in line for a water slide.

Sr Estegosaurio
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Me too, I’m fine flying too. But the weirdest thing is that I’m also scared when I see someone near me in such situations.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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i

The letter “i”.

I see that shitty letter somewhere on an object or a board on a building or something in the dark, and I get scared as fuck. The bigger the physical size of that letter, the more scared I am.

Yeah, weirdest thing. Give me that award. Now. Because I typed this at midnight.

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Pickles. Everything about them is absolutely disgusting and just thinking about them gives me chills.

This is where we disagree. Nothing tastes like well made Indian pickles besides the main course meals.

I have an irrational fear of flying. Despite knowing that planes are much safer than cars or many other daily activities, the idea of being stuck on a complex machine that will just fall out of the sky if anything goes wrong freaks me out. I think part of it is total lack of perceived control over the situation. The thought that I’m going to have time to contemplate my inevitable demise as the plane falls out of the sky is incredibly unnerving.

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If you’re not used to it, being on a ocean-crossing-flight can really get to you… you’re in an inescapable tin can that can drop like a rock as soon as anything goes wrong.

Yup, had that experience once and haven’t worked myself up to it since.

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I think that I have thalassophobia to some degree, but at the same time I think that this has to be something that most people have.

I have had nightmares in which I am in the middle of the ocean. The water is dark blue but I can see clearly that I am surrounded by massive creatures (whales, sharks, giant squids) swimming around me. They don’t notice me, but the mere experience of being such a tiny awkward swimmer in between these giants makes me feel very vulnerable.

When I go swimming in the ocean and I get to the point where I can no longer step on the sand I become uncomfortable, especially if I feel something touching my leg and the water is too cloudy to see what it is.

Also, once I went snorkeling and a large moray eel popped out from between the rocks to say hello. If I am on land I am almost fearless when it comes to animals, but this inoffensive friendly eel made me freak out and swim away as fast as I could.

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Maybe its because most ocean critters are faster than any person. On land you can kinda just walk away from most things, or defend yourself with something. How you gonna defend yourself from an eel or jellyfish.

Salamander
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49 mesi

That’s a good point. I am a useless piece of floating meat when in deep water, waiting to be eaten.

@a_Ha
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Hey, this is a rational fear 😋 !

SudoDnfDashY
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Tomatoes. I hate tomatoes with a burning passion. I audibly gasped in fear when I got a tomato on my burger the other day. This includes red sauce and ketchup, if I even see anything with a Tomato I instantly die.

prepares to use that tomato emoji

@m532
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Planes and helicopters. Especially if I hear the sounds but don’t know where they are.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Yellow Jackets. Got stung twice by them, in different countries. STOP CIRCLING ME YOU JERK IM NOT DOING ANYTHING!!!

@seahorse
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Underwater structures that are generally made of metal. Buoys, oil rigs in the ocean, reactor pools. I shudder thinking about swimming near anything like that.

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Oh, that’s called submechanophobia! I love the name :P

Here’s a video I saw one time of someone with it reacting to stuff under water: https://invidious.kavin.rocks/watch?v=8QxgI8rpO98

So cool!

@a_Ha
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On votal.net, someone (you?) made a post about this, with a photograph that was a metal beam emerging out of the sea, if I recall, he had insomnia.
I wish you peace.

@seahorse
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28 mesi

Not me, but that would freak me out too.

@unnecessarily
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Something touching the tip of my nose. Just the idea of someone slowing bringing their fingertip closer to the tip of my nose is enough to trigger my fight or flight.

CHEF-KOCH
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That they make another spider-man, ghostbusters, Star Wars remake + reboot movies.

@greensand
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Escalators & elevators

genocide

@a_Ha
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Rightfully so, yet, this is rational, at least in US theses days

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