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What is your greatest fear?

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In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012, 23:11:54 BST
M says:
Agreed, very scary.

Posted on 14 May 2012, 22:21:02 BST
Kodanshi says:
I've had a love-hate relationship with werewolves ever since I scared myself silly as a young boy by sneakily watching my parents' copy of An American Werewolf in London. Amusingly, I am mad about Haiku and like to go for midnight, moonlit strolls to appreciate the beauty of nature. Were I to run into an unnaturally hirsute person running towards me, I may die on the spot...

Posted on 21 May 2012, 22:35:48 BST

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012, 23:06:32 BST
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2012, 23:07:38 BST
I think one of our greatest fears is that any of our children are born with anything not "quite right", but surely being aware after some time a bit later on must be equally as bad.
I wonder how long it takes for a parent to discover a child is deaf or blind?
Most of us with healthy children can never understand what those parents must go through.
Some of those pictures of kids with a cleft palate are dreadful, along with so many things a child can have. My heart goes out to all those who have children who are not the "norm". It really does

Posted on 31 May 2012, 23:16:05 BST
Neill says:
Probably deep down people fear going insane the most and being plunged in to a world of fear that they can't make sense of. Losing your mind has to be near the top for most.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:21:55 BST
Depends what kind of losing your mind it is - if you're not aware that you've lost it, then there wouldn't be a great deal of fear there I imagine.

My biggest fear is the dark - absolutely terrified (and embarrassed).
On a scale it would work like this: no fear - slight - reasonable - great - irrational - my fear

Don't close curtains so that light will come through from the street, leave a light on somewhere, maybe even a candle or two or small led candles that give off a bit of light, won't go out to smoke at night. Don't like not being able to see what 'might' be there - even reassuring myself that there's nothing there doesn't help, even checking cupboards and under bed doesn't help, and if I'm sleeping with someone then they get put on the side nearest the door so that anything bad will get them first hahaha

Posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:21:24 BST
Neill says:
If you've lost your mind, you wouldn't be aware of it. The psychotic state causes the problems it does because people can't rationalise it. Otherwise you wouldn't have lost your mind.

Dark fears are actually instinctive. If you get the chance, go camping with friends you trust in the middle of nowhere, preferably at the first quarter of the moon phase but not on new moon. Go somewhere safe though. At night your senses other than vision come alive. You may experience some paranoia but have a torch etc. If you pick a clear night, the sky looks incredible and you will understand that your fear is just instinctive awareness. But make sure you trust your friends and arrive at the place before dark. It's an interesting journey in to your own mind.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012, 14:25:26 BST
I don't think anyone feels completely safe in the dark. When walking alone along an unlit street can be a worry for a lot of people, but I think you might need to see a specialist to find out why you are so scared of the dark. Perhaps something happened way back in your childhood that you don't even remember, and they might be able to cure you.
I was terrified of the dark as a child, but luckily I grew out of it, like most children do.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012, 15:03:41 BST
Mr. J. Ryden says:
Kodokushi, i'm with you on that one. Even if my family are asleep upstairs, going to bed after having my last ciggie is bloody awful sometimes. That moment when you turn off the last light before plodding slowly up the stairs; that godawful feeling of something just 'there' behind you. Try to remain calm, breath normally and rationalise. Walk too fast? It'll know you're aware of it. Try to style it out and walk nonchalantly? Just prolong the agony.

Rationality counts for naught when you ancestral brain is screaming at you to leg it.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:29:29 BST
M says:
Living in the middle of nowhere one of the great pleasures is walking in the middle of the night - with no torch. The landscape becomes yours and you know there is nothing other than nature to see you. It is particularly amazing on a full moon when visibility is almost as clear as day but in such a surreal way and when it has been snowing the hushed sounds that cradle everything. Wow! However, put me in a place with street lamps and I am immediately vulnerable, defensive and afraid - not of ghosts or ghouls, but the wrong person. There is nothing in the dark, only your imagination and perhaps a person with little or no conscience.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:42:47 BST
Neill says:
Ahhh welll that thing about there's nothing in the dark....let's not be too hasty.

I've done night shifts in a lot of dark spooky places, alone etc. and I've encountered a few ghosts.

When you're in the military, the dark can produce truly phenomenal paranoia and hallucinations, your mind projects your fears in to the dark canvas. But we fear it because predators can lay in hiding for us, either animal or human.

I like playing with that dark fear which can be intense if you prime your mind although the worst ghost scares I've had were at night but in lit locations. There was one incident that made me run for my life. lol...and I don't scare easily.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012, 21:54:44 BST
M says:
Do tell Neal.

Posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:24:38 BST
Indeed do tell !! Got a film to make out of this after all ;)

My downfall is when I'm trying to sleep - fear and my brain make me freak out, seeing things that aren't there because of the shadows and simply cos my brain feels like throwing up random images. Worst night I was having a nightmare where I was in my room and something came at me out the shadows; I woke up and said thing came at me out the shadows and then I ACTUALLY woke up - the first waking up was just a trick !! Scared the life out of me. Stupid brain !! haha I swear a night doesn't go by where I don't have at least one nightmare - my mind is mentaaaal !!! =D

However ridiculous this will make me sound - I believe there are spirits about. I was trying to sleep and felt like someone had thrown a football at my face, made me sit bolt upright. Of course no-one was there, but the feeling was real, a proper smack in the kisser lol

I don't think there's any repressed reasoning for my fear - more self inflicted. I love horror films and stories but there are a few which stay with me for long after viewing. I saw something (this was years ago, I'm not this bad anymore) and didn't sleep for three days; sat up and watched cartoons all night lol How I thought a horde of monsters would be able to make it into the house I don't know ...

Posted on 15 Jun 2012, 14:04:27 BST
Neill says:
I've seen a lot of ghosts throughout my life. I always had a fascination with the spooky stuff. I've been an occultist for a long time now but despite my experiences, I'm a rationalist. I don't like fraud spiritualists. But I can find no rational explanation for an accurate tarot reading that doesn't require the acceptance of a spirit world as fact. But the cards are often wrong and even worse they can be right but the "customer" is being deceptive.

Are you sure you want to hear this? I've already tried to rationalise my experiences but you have to really stretch the boundaries of reality to come up with a "rational" explanation.

Which bits did you want to know about?

Some events were fairly unspectacular. Some things I just avoided....you learn to do this.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2012, 02:15:00 BST
M says:
You are writing to a lot of horror fans, I'm afraid you have to tell it all.

Posted on 16 Jun 2012, 15:00:32 BST
Neill says:
This will take a while to write but you won't get the whole lot, it'd take forever and I'll leave out small sightings as they're not very thrilling...just ghost walks out of corridor and walks off fades out etc. They're often not that luminous or eerie unless they're close up. Sometimes you just feel the presence or just see it, sometimes both.

I've never been in firing range of a poltergeist but have been quite close but I'm not stupid enough to bait them like they do on Most Haunted. And if I feel I'm in a place where I shouldn't be or I feel unwanted, I get out.

If you have the 2 disk of 6th sense, watch the vid extra called between 2 worlds.

Posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:52:32 BST
pixie says:
Nosferatu [DVD] [1922]!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012, 11:09:24 BST
M says:
To Neal: write, write like the wind........

Posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:33:02 BST
Neill says:
What I tell you is my copyright because it's my life. But you can draw your own conclusions about it and easily construct a similar story for a book or film.

OK, my earliest memories of spirits were from when I was about 3 or 4 years old, I could see them and talk to them but when other people came in to the room, they went quiet and the other people couldn't see them. most memorable was when my mum came in to the room and the spirit I was talking to went quiet. I could only see it out of the corner of my eye but it was a grey brown colour and sort of looked like a cross between a tree, a wolf and a man. It wasn't creepy or devious, never told me stuff or told me to do stuff. It used to ask me questions. Regularly there was a presence in our hallway/landing but I never saw it, I'd call it a sad spirit because it just had that feeling.

I'd seen a lot of spirits at my primary school but they were illusive. We had a cloakroom which was dark but had a window at the end and often I'd see a man out of the corner of my eye, who disappeared when I looked at him. I'd been really scared at that time, my parents were getting divorced and before my father was imprisoned I was living with grandparents. For a few years after that I tried to not live in the real world, tried to not see those things.

Around the time I was 15 or so I started seeing them again clearly...but I'd seen them or felt them most of the time between. What I worked out is that they are there when you are quiet and alone. For a while I was seeing them so much I thought I was going to end up in a mental hospital.

So I had to shut them all out again but I was on holiday in Scotland with my parents and the house they'd rented had a ghost which scared the life out of me appearing in broad daylight in the doorway a girl of 15 who remains the only one I've really seen which was the classic white apparition. I was listening to music on my cheap but loud walkman copy. I was sitting on the bed facing the doorway looking at the threshhold when she walked in to the doorway. She was semi transparent. My skin felt like it shrunk 2 sizes, all the hairs stood up on my arms and when I looked up I looked straight in to her eyes and I sort of freaked out for a second. She'd vanished as soon as I met eyes with her.

Posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:35:05 BST
Neill says:
Got to do some cooking so, to be continued....

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 00:41:30 BST
M says:
Thank you.

Please don't think me doubtful, I remain as ever open minded to most things, but out of pure curiousity how did or do you know these visions are not in your mind only? What makes them what we assume them to be, the souls of the dead and why do you think they make themselves visible to you? Also, what is your theory to why they disappear when you make eye contact?

I am particularly curious about the one when you were very little. Do you remember the questions it asked and did your parents know something was happening?

I do not wish to trespass your copyright and that goes for anyone else on here who does not want me to use what they write, I am simply interested.

Posted on 26 Jun 2012, 20:11:32 BST
K. Jenkins says:
If I had to pick an idea for a horror film i'd probally go with something like this. Well there's a normal family living in any country and to the parents suprise, when they wake up one morning they find their child has been kidnapped by Satanic worshipper's who are using the children in a evil ritual.
Just a quick idea.Not a very good idea but I hope it gives you some inspiration.

Good luck with the film!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2012, 21:14:51 BST
M says:
It does and you are close to the worst fear.

Posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:42:51 BST
spider not matter what the size but like spiderman weird huh?

Posted on 22 Jul 2012, 16:49:38 BST
J. McAuley says:
Being alone at night in a large isolated haunted house, with a blizzard outside, and no transport or electricity! Oh, and Daddy Long Legs!!!
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