KLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
What do you fear the most, or most scared of. Me, mine is really silly, Thunder and Lightning. Everytime it happens I get a panic attack and get all nervous and scared. I have always been like this, I have always wondered why. Does anyone else have anything that they are most afraid of? Waiting to see what you put.
Usa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1141 times:
I'm with you KLMBlue....I get very nervous when severe T-Storms are in my area. I think it is because of when lightning came EXTREMELY close to me when I was really young. Or it may be because I read up of weather too much. Heights aren't my thing either.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4082 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
When I was nine, I was shooting some hoops in my driveway, and the ball went into some bushes. I reached in to get it, and when I brought my hand out, it was covered with fireants. I still have bite scars on my arm/wrist/hand from the incident.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6463 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
1) House fire when I'm not home. My dog can't get out by herself.
2) People. Never been hurt as much as people can.
3) Heights. If I cross a bridge, it will fall. If i'm on top a a large building it will fall.
Not much else though
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
Well, KLMBlue, you are not alone. If it's lightning outside, you won't see me taking a nice easy stroll through the neighborhood, as if nothing's going on!
I myself too, have had a few close calls.....In 1991, I was out on the "main pier" in Daytona Beach, checking out what the fishermen were catching, when suddenly a lightning strike hit the pier between me and the beach. As I was running for cover inside a little restaurant on the pier [along with 30 other people], another strike hit the beach about 50 feet to my right! I actually saw smoke rising up from the sand.
A lightning strike can KILL you "Instantly!" You don't even get a chance to say goodbye to anyone or anything, like Life itself.
I would rather DIE because my parachute failed to open, or because for some strange reason, my small aircraft's tail decided to come off!
At least then I would know that I was going down for good, and would have a few moments to say GOODBYE!
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
What you wrote is very interesting. I would prefer dying instantly, rather than knowing I'm going down. Can you imagine the sheer terror in going down in a plane, or with a parachute that won't open!! If these events were to occur (although I am not wishing any harm on you, because God will take care of you), you may very well be alone and still wouldn't be able to say good-bye.
Again, I would rather my death be quick and fast, or perhaps die in my sleep.
Getting back to the topic:
One of my fears is getting caught under a freeway over pass during a traffic jam, when an earthquake hits.
25 Mr Spaceman
: Hi Climbout. Well, if you ever find yourself in that position [under a freeway overpass during an Earthquake], you should just get out of your car and
: I hope to die in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming like the passengers in his car.
: I'm afraid of not being able to have kids and not being married by the time I'm 28.