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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Nemphael » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:09 pm UTC

To this day, I'm still dreadfully frightened by of ants. A friend of MacGyver was eaten alive by them. Then our house got infected. >:
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Ati » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:28 pm UTC

When I was younger, I used to have a peculiar neurosis about my heart. This would ordinarily not have been a problem, except that I have some pretty serious arrhythmias. When you've already got an irrational paranoia of your heart stopping while you sleep, and your heart stops for a couple of seconds several times a day, it doesn't make for fun sleeping.

Also, radiation poisoning always has, and continues to scare the shit out of me.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Chuff » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:58 pm UTC

I watched the movie Jumanji when I was little and forever after had nightmares about being sucked into things.
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Having been drowned twice, and lived to tell the tale... I found drowning quite peaceful, once you stop struggling in the belief that its hopeless the pain starts to die down and your vision fades.

Being brought to the surface and recucitated is as horrid as it is welcome though... once they get some rescue breaths into you, the analgesic effects of your endocrines suddenly aren't enough to stop the intense pain that such a high concentration of CO2 in your lungs brings about, you breath so heavily that you feel like there's ice on the back of your throat, and wonder at what could have been.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Internetmeme » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:00 pm UTC

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In one summer when I was 5, I nearly drowned. TWICE!

The first time, we had a pool cover, hanging over the pool, but a little in there just enough to have a tunnel. I went through it. My goggles came off about half way and I couldn't go any further, so I turned around, and then I started needing to breath. I struggled to get out and gasped for air. Then I played some more in the pool.

The second time, same summer, I swam under the pool cover, which was sitting at the bottom of the pool (which was about 3 foot deep). I went under there because I thought: Hey! Maybe it will trap air under it that I can breath! I went under it, stood up, and Then my goggles went over my mouth. I couldn't open it to breath, and I couldn't breath through my nose. My mom looked out the window, saw me, and pulled me out. Saved my life.

Needless to say, I was an extremely stupid five year old.

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I thought I was going to die for about a year. A small orange spider went in the pool cover as we were setting it up the next year, and I thought it bit me. So I felt like I was having chest pains the rest of the day, and that I was going to die from the venom.

Well, when I was like 8 or 8.5 or so I was kinda freaked out for ages because I couldn't imagine that other people actually had a consciousness and then I sort of got a bit solipsistic...

Edit: To put it the way I remember saying it; "I can't imagine other people looking with their eyes and hearing with their ears and thinking with their head. How do I know that everyone else is up in their own head?". So for a fair while I thought everyone was either exceedingly complex robots or machines or that they were imagination and maybe everything was imagination and that means I'm immortal.

Well I said that too my mum, she didn't help much to calm how disturbed I was at the realisation that people might not really be people, or that they might not exist.


Wow. You really need to be a phsycology or theology (does that subject still exist, or was it just a midieval thing?)

Really reminds me or Socrates.

Also, I actually find myself sometimes thinking this, that everything is my imagination and that I am in some sort of coma. This isn't good, is it?
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby RetSpline » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:32 pm UTC

I learned how to swim when I fell into the deep end of a pool when I was around 6 or so. I had been taught some stuff, like how to float and doggypaddle (not that I was very good at either) but when I was at the bottom of the pool flailing wildly, I figured out how to move myself around. Now I swim fairly well, if only once or twice a year.

For a long time as a kid I never wanted to reach into the trunks of cars, fearing that the door part would fall down and cut me in half.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby mrbaggins » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:58 pm UTC

Ah, Jumanji. My first movie inspired nightmares.

I fell asleep the first time I watched it. (Was only young, about 10 I think). Was at a mums friends house watching it on a (then) huge screen tv. I was on the floor about 4 feet in front of it, and dozed off.

I awoke to gigantic two foot across spiders coming at me. I don't think I screamed, but I backed up on to the couch like nobodies business.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Chuff » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:59 pm UTC

mrbaggins wrote:Ah, Jumanji. My first movie inspired nightmares.

I fell asleep the first time I watched it. (Was only young, about 10 I think). Was at a mums friends house watching it on a (then) huge screen tv. I was on the floor about 4 feet in front of it, and dozed off.

I awoke to gigantic two foot across spiders coming at me. I don't think I screamed, but I backed up on to the couch like nobodies business.

I couldn't watch past the initial part where Alan got sucked into the game. That scared me soooooo much.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby -KF- » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:19 am UTC

BVD wrote:I was taught that particular prayer as "Now I lay me down to sleep / I pray the Lord my soul to keep / Guide me safely through the night / and wake me with the morning light"
It wasn't until later that I heard the last two lines as "If I die before I wake / I pray the Lord my soul to take" at which point I combined the whole thing to be "Now I lay me down to sleep / I pray the Lord my soul to keep / Guide me safely through the night / and wake me with the morning light / But if I die before I wake / I pray the Lord my soul to take"

Nah, I'm pretty sure it's only four lines long. Someone must have changed the original lines about dieing in one's sleep to the stuff about m,orning light when they finally realized that child mortality was not a problem that much anymore, and that it was scaring the crap out of their kids.

When I was six, I thought that if you got a head injury and bled from it, that you would die. This terrified me until about a year later, when I whacked my head on the corner of a cupboard while jumping up and down and pushing on the countertop to get some more altitude. That injury bled quite a bit, and after about a week, I was perfectly fine. The thought of bleeding to death from a head injury never scared me after that.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:05 am UTC

Well, when I was like 8 or 8.5 or so I was kinda freaked out for ages because I couldn't imagine that other people actually had a consciousness and then I sort of got a bit solipsistic...

Edit: To put it the way I remember saying it; "I can't imagine other people looking with their eyes and hearing with their ears and thinking with their head. How do I know that everyone else is up in their own head?". So for a fair while I thought everyone was either exceedingly complex robots or machines or that they were imagination and maybe everything was imagination and that means I'm immortal.

Well I said that too my mum, she didn't help much to calm how disturbed I was at the realisation that people might not really be people, or that they might not exist.


I am always wondering about this. I think that maybe those "people" only *think* they're people, and they're not "thinking", they're firing neurons. They're not "seeing", they're reacting to light waves hitting their retinas. There's no way to trust them, since they might think they're real.

Yep, I'm always suspicious of this.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby LuNatic » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:10 am UTC

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This worried me to, until I realised you'd probably bounce of the walls until all the bruises and cuts saw you bleed to death. This brings a creepy thought to mind. I wonder what the terminal velocity of blood is? Would it fall faster than? Would you race ahead? Or would it float down next to you, formed starnge patterns like some kind of macabre lava lamp?
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby AngrySquirrel » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:43 am UTC

I was convinced that if my neck wasn't covered a vampire or some other nefarious creature would come and eat me while I was sleeping. Which is why I kept sleeping with my blanket above my head, because clearly the blanket is far more superior than any scary supernatural creature.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby eternal luna » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:09 am UTC

My mother made me sleep in the same bed as her until I was almost ten, and I would remain awake long after I could hear her snoring because I was petrified that she'd strangle/garrotte/stab me in my sleep. Either her, or my soft rabbit toy. I still get flashes of this panic when I'm jolted awake only to find her sitting on the end of my bed, looking at me.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Red Hal » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:32 am UTC

Two ways: One, the monsters under the bed would get you, or someone would turn gravity off and we would all fall into space and die of asphyxiation.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Indon » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:20 pm UTC

I was afraid that if I covered up my head with my blanket when I went to sleep, that I would suffocate and die.

...of course, I was also afraid of the dark, so I really wanted to cover up my head with a blanket.

I devised some pretty creative ways to wrap myself up in blankets.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Munzapoppa » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:32 am UTC

When I was young, I used to think that someone whould break into my house and kill me while I was sleeping. I'm still kind of paranoid about that, but it doesn't keep me up at night like it did a few times when I was younger.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Asmodieus » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:42 am UTC

I watched the movie "The Haunting" when I was like 5 after that, I was afraid of statues materializing at the base of my stairs and mutilating me. I would never, climb or go down the stairs lest there was someone acocmpanying me, or every single light in the house was turned on.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby tina-mat » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:25 am UTC

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Belial wrote:Through most of my childhood, I harbored a deep suspicion that death was something that only applied to other people.

So I was mostly just afraid of pain.


I still have this. Quantum death, everyone I know and love will keep dieing until I'm all alone. :(

Unless manbearpig rips me to shreds.


Yeah, when I read about quantum immortality, I realized that was kindof just how I *assumed* the universe worked, when I was a kid.
What, there really is such a theory? Some time ago, I realized that I should have broken my neck on one occassion when I was little. Actually, I came to the conclusion that I was living out my life within my head, the moment before I actually died, but this sounds more reasonable.

Wow.

On topic, I was afraid I would die of suicide or having an accident that looked like I had killed myself.

EDIT: Slightly off topic, I used to have this recurring dream about some gigantic machinery, and seeing myself next to it, like a small dot that vanished as my view zoomed out. It freaked me out, because that's what I imagined death was like.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:45 pm UTC

I thought of quantum immortality years before I found out it had a name, around about the time I heard of multiple universes. I couldn't imagine my own consciousness ceasing to exist, so I reckoned there must exist a timeline where I never die; where an infinite series of unlikely fluke events would temporarily stall the deterioration of my body long enough for the next fluke to occur. And since I could never observe a timeline in which I'm dead, I reasoned that my consciousness can only follow one of these rare I-am-immortal timelines.

Imagine how depressing it was to discover somebody had already thought of this and given a name to it.
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Postby Catch22 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:15 pm UTC

I have always had a bit of a fear about being pulled into some machinery and slowly crushed to death. Or woodchipped to death. I think part of that came from Temple of Doom when the guy gets pulled into that rock crusher. Also, I tend to feel like those kinds of machines that could potentially pull you in have some kind of unlimited power, and wouldn't have any trouble pulling your entire body through them.

Before i even knew there was a such thing as a woodchipper, I saw a movie where a guy got pulled into one while he was still alive. He was a jerk, but still.

For a while I had a huge fear that one night a volcano would simply form right outside my bedroom window and i would be lava'd to death. I was actually pretty sure that would happen because I heard about a volcano just suddenly forming out of the blue at some farm in South America or something like that.
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Postby SaraBara92 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:00 pm UTC

When I was younger, I had quite the imagination. When I laid down for bed each night, I saw these colorful little dots. They would come out from behind the pictures on the wall, or the mirror, and they would kinda...float towards me. These bright pretty dots were evil, the most evil things ever, because if the touched you, they would suck the life out of you. I often ran into my mom and dads room, and slept with them, and the dots would just keep coming, and I tried to swat them away from my parents sleeping bodies, so the dots wouldn't kill them.

I also believed that if I didn't tuck the sheets and bed covers under my feet, that little creatures would reach up under my blankets, grab my feet, and pull me under my bed to certain death, or torture.

I have always been very fond of my books. I had nightmares that goblins would come and steal my books, and that I would have to follow them to get my books back. If I did follow them I would never be able to escape their world. So every night I gathered all my books on my bed slept on top of them.

Probably my greatest fear, ever since i was little, was that I hated that isolated feel that buildings have. I don't like the closed windows and doors. I always worried over a fire happening and I wouldn't be able to get out.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Goatboy » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:10 pm UTC

For some reason when I was 8 or so I thought being crushed wouldn't be such a bad way to go. I don't know why I thought this, really, because I'd get sat on and it'd be unpleasant, but later I'd still think I could handle it.

Around the time I was twelve my view of the afterlife included the notion that if you lived a good, moral life this time around, when you died you got to do it again with a free pass on sinning it up. So I just had to wait until I died, then I could have all kinds of middle school sex. As a middles schooler, of course. I just realized how creepy that sounded at first.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby fersrs » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:45 am UTC

When I was little I would hear my pulse in my pillow and I thought the sound was Power Rangers coming to kill me in my sleep.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Namaps » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:13 pm UTC

I used to have this recurring nightmare where I was killed by a little foot-tall monster (it sort of looked like a mini version of the imp from the original Doom) that hid in the drawer I kept my toothpaste in. Occasionally I'd tell my mom I didn't want to brush my teeth because I was scared, and she'd brush it off as a dumb story to avoid brushing them, but I really was deathly afraid. In my dreams he had a whole variety of ways to kill me, but the one I remember most is him just shooting my toothpaste at me...
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:44 pm UTC

Namaps wrote:I used to have this recurring nightmare where I was killed by a little foot-tall monster (it sort of looked like a mini version of the imp from the original Doom) that hid in the drawer I kept my toothpaste in. Occasionally I'd tell my mom I didn't want to brush my teeth because I was scared, and she'd brush it off as a dumb story to avoid brushing them, but I really was deathly afraid. In my dreams he had a whole variety of ways to kill me, but the one I remember most is him just shooting my toothpaste at me...

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Jadestone » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:39 am UTC

When I was in pre-school to I think 3rd grade (I went to this same after-school day care for a long time so I don't really remember my ages at events in my life), there was a period where I was convinced that everyone besides me wasn't actually human. They were goblins, the kind with green toad-skin and big eyes and teeth, and they had on human skin. Whenever I wasn't around they could take off their masks and show their real faces. This applied to my parents, my teachers, my same-aged friends--everyone. I almost confronted my best friend about it. I was going to tell her "It's okay, I know you're all goblins. You can stop pretending now." But then it was time for recess and then snack time, and I never did. But man, I was really worried about it for a long time.

I also had trouble falling asleep then, and still do. There were also things living under the bed (but only when it's dark, in the day I'd crawl under there and play...), but my bed was safe. They could get you if you hung your feet/hands/arms over it or if you stood to close to it, but not on the actual bed. As I was trying to fall asleep I'd sometimes get that feeling where you're falling (not the one where you jump and wake up, a gentler version where you just tilted more and more, endlessly), and imagine that they had somehow rigged my bed to ropes and pulled it off the ground (in some cavern thing?) and were trying to make it tilt enough to make me fall off. I think there were also things that just showed up to hunt me down? Not so sure I remember that part. There wasn't every anythign in my closet, even though it was a walk-in. I would sleep in there sometimes.

Then, when I was maybe 11 I decided if they were there, then there really damn well were dragons and such, and I 'called up/created' this dragon who'd sleep curled up around me on my bed and protect me. And kill the little creepers. Then when he was around to menace them I informed the goblins under the bed that I was now their Queen and they had better well obey me. So that fear kind of dissipated.

What else...

The anxiousness you sometimes get when you're carrying a knife about falling and hurting yourself is still with me. The image of accidentally stabbing myself still replays in my mind over and over in some situations. Or my pencil suddenly flying whatever way it's pointed at an extreme velocity, and ripping through my flesh. I like having them not point at me...

Did someone mention colored dots floating around earlier? I had those too. Except mine weren't really evil, they were just... there. Except very, very small and all over. I saw them whenever it was dark, though I only ever tried articulating this to my parents when I was sick. They thought I was having hallucinations because I compared them to "tiny moving bugs, everywhere." I think it was because I was nearsighted maybe?

I know there's more but I don't really recall it at the moment. I was a very imaginative child... I never told my parents any of my fears though (excluding the dots, and only then when I was sick and because I wanted to know if they were part of how vision worked, kind of like pixels, but they didn't seem to realize that -_- ).
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby ella mental » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:56 am UTC

I thought everyone had one body full of blood which never regenerated and the only way to die was for it to all run out. Everytime I got a cut I wept that I was another few drops closer to death.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Jos » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:46 am UTC

At an age of about five I got a lot of injections and blood samples taken (against my 5-year old will). Up to this day I know of nothing that scares me more than a needle or a sharp edge... Last time I was to be sedated (spelling?) for an operation I spent half an hour struggling (with one hand broken) the nurse with the needle.
I don't really know if this is a fear of death, but nonetheless it scares me shitless so I thought it applicable
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Nexan » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:15 pm UTC

I was always afraid of being near ledges. Even if it was just a one-story drop, even if there was a rail or window or something. I was afraid I'd get pushed off, or get dizzy and fall, or just spontaneously jump off against my will. I still get this if there's no rail of any sort.

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Postby Jos » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:27 pm UTC

Nexan wrote:I was always afraid of being near ledges. Even if it was just a one-story drop, even if there was a rail or window or something. I was afraid I'd get pushed off, or get dizzy and fall, or just spontaneously jump off against my will. I still get this if there's no rail of any sort.

Like some kind of compulsive behaviour?
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Postby Nexan » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:38 pm UTC

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Nexan wrote:I was always afraid of being near ledges. Even if it was just a one-story drop, even if there was a rail or window or something. I was afraid I'd get pushed off, or get dizzy and fall, or just spontaneously jump off against my will. I still get this if there's no rail of any sort.

Like some kind of compulsive behaviour?

Yeah, pretty much. I mean, what if I momentarily forgot it was reality and decided to find out what it would be like? Gravity is a cruel mistress!

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Jos » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:09 pm UTC

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby el_loco_avs » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:16 pm UTC

Katastrophy wrote:A friend managed to convince me that if I chewed on my pencils, I'd get lead poisoning and die. I was fairly certain it wasn't true, but pencil lead always made me a little nervous thereafter. Ironically, she was much worse about chewing her pencils than I was, I only did it to see what the appeal was.


Heh. In dutch (and german iirc) the word "lead" is still in the word for pencil. I remember thinking it exceedingly lame when I learned they were made out of graphite.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby hideki101 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:02 pm UTC

When I was younger, I was really scared of sharks. I watched a program on the Discovery channel (during shark week) about shark attacks. There was a series of pictures showing several shark attack injuries (chunks out of arms and legs) with the last picture being what looked like something chewed off a guy's face.

Also, I seemed to be scared of large round things. I used to have nightmares of large round balls chasing me around, where I would physically get up and run around the house. (I ran over my brother's bed without waking him up) and even when awake, I felt a cringe of fear from those concrete pillars that hold up overpasses. I thought at the time they were malicious entities that wanted nothing more than to follow me around and crush me.

So What I thought was the worst way to die was either shark attack or crushed by giant things.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Shivahn » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:34 pm UTC

Jadestone wrote:There were also things living under the bed (but only when it's dark, in the day I'd crawl under there and play...), but my bed was safe. They could get you if you hung your feet/hands/arms over it or if you stood to close to it, but not on the actual bed.


I had this exact thing (well, I didn't play under the bed, but my room was completely safe when it was light). When it got dark and I turned out the lights, I was always terrified that something like the Grim Reaper would touch me and kill me. He was basically a skeleton that materialized as soon as it got dark and would just have to touch me to kill me. He couldn't move past the barrier that went straight up from the edges of my bed though. I had to keep my arms and legs over the bed or he'd touch them. I eventually started thinking he'd get fast enough to touch me, and I had to actively imagine myself with a barrier around me the would repulse him if he touched it to be safe. I had a bed that was elevated over a desk, so climbing the ladder in either direction meant I was basically stationary and had to imagine protection. And running to get the light turned on from the bed was always stressful.

The anxiousness you sometimes get when you're carrying a knife about falling and hurting yourself is still with me. The image of accidentally stabbing myself still replays in my mind over and over in some situations.


I'm paranoid I'm going to stab myself. If I have a knife, I'm terrified of stabbing myself, if I have a gun I'm terrified of shooting myself, if I'm on a roof, I'm terrified of jumping off, if I'm in a car, I'm terrified of throwing my phone/glasses/ipod/nintendo DS/whatever I have that's expensive out the window. I think it's an OCD thing in my case. I still hate heights because of them.

Oh, also, when I was a kid I'd cover my head with my blankets. I got headaches upon waking, and my mom said I probably was breathing in too much CO2 and not enough O2 and that was causing them. I immediately interpreted this as "your brain cells die when you do that" and became terrified of covering my head in a blanket and becoming retarded. I'm still a little paranoid about losing my intelligence, though now this fear is far more general than leaving your head under a blanket.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Gears » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:32 am UTC

Big bodies of water scare the crap out of me still. Blankets always defeat the screamer-monsters that haunted my childhood. I also had weird ass dreams (ass-dreams?ew) of random crap killing me, kites, ice cream trucks you name it.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Indon » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:38 am UTC

Nexan wrote:I was always afraid of being near ledges. Even if it was just a one-story drop, even if there was a rail or window or something. I was afraid I'd get pushed off, or get dizzy and fall, or just spontaneously jump off against my will. I still get this if there's no rail of any sort.


I get this too - specifically, I get the very real compulsion to just hit the floor and grab the ground when I'm next to a ledge like that.

I suspect it's a manifestation of mild acrophobia.
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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby masher » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:45 am UTC

Nexan wrote:I was always afraid of being near ledges. Even if it was just a one-story drop, even if there was a rail or window or something. I was afraid I'd get pushed off, or get dizzy and fall, or just spontaneously jump off against my will. I still get this if there's no rail of any sort.


Me too.

But I also like to skydive. Go figure...

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby Kabbage Kat » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:50 am UTC

Now that this thread has got me thinking about it, I thought about ways to die a lot when I was a child.
Actually, I still do.

When I was younger and still watched TV (nothin' good on there anymore, I tell ya), I often saw those History Channel specials on supernatural stuff, like the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, aliens, et cetera. None of them bothered me except the aliens, which proceeded to haunt my pre-sleep thoughts for... well, sometimes I still think about them.
I think it was mostly because of "recreations" they did - y'know, with the fluorescent green lights filtering through the curtains while a completely oblivious house dweller went to see what was the matter.
And then they would get abducted and... probed, or something. It varied. Mostly, though, they were probed.
So I was convinced that aliens would come and probe me, then kill me.

Slightly more recently, I've developed an irrational fear of bridges. One day whilst going over one of the deathtraps I realized that it could snap in half and then the car would fall in the river and it would get filled up and then I wouldn't be able to get out and-and-and...
Ugh. Horrible thoughts.

Also, whenever I go somewhere I end up thinking about all the ways I could die in that particular place.

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Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:23 am UTC

I remember when I was young watching my parents install very large fluorescent lights in the kitchen. It was a large room, and the bulbs must have been a few metres long. For whatever reason, my dad decided to plug one end into an extension cord, with the other end stuck in the socket, to test the bulb before actually putting it in. That worked, but then my mom dropped her end, and the bulb, still lit, fell to the floor and smashed.

For months afterward, I would not walk under that light, because I was convinced the bulb would fall on me. And since it's glass, it would cut me up badly. And since it's electric, it would electrocute me. And that powder inside was poisonous, or so I'd heard. It never did fall out, once it had been installed properly.
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