So for the 3rd day challenge, I need to say something about my fears.
I fear a lot of things to the point where I am no longer sure which one of them is the worst.
The Unknown, Space and Darkness
As I have mentioned, I dislike the thought of being thrown into the middle of the ocean. Just thinking about floating aimlessly without any idea what is down below, with a large expanse of space. Does it mean I abhor the thought of the unknown? Maybe. Or it could just be that I am not fond of too much space and isolation, Yeah, I think that’s it.
I do believe most of us feel some anxiety about darkness. There is beauty in just seeing black however, there’s also the element of ‘unknown’, not knowing what’s beyond the shadows. What I would usually think about is something sinister could be there.
To help out explore my fears, I researched some questions related to fears and phobias.
- Are you afraid of flying, or riding an airplane?
- Not really. But I might get bored to death sitting next to a stranger. What worries me more is if I get seated next to a ‘chatty’ stranger. Please, God, no!
- Are you afraid of ghosts? Do they exist?
- That is the questions. Some say they do,, but I haven’t seen or felt them yet and I’d rather stay that way. They say we have our own office ghost, whom we call ‘Jun-jun’. So far, I haven’t felt anything out of place in our office.
- Are you afraid of giving a speech in public?
- Hell yeah. This is torture. My mind will short circuit. POOF! Overload…
- Are you afraid of scary movies?
- Kind of. Yes. If I watch it alone, there’s a higher chance I’ll get scared so I never watch scary movies alone. I am not a masochist.
- Are you afraid to die? Why?
- I am not afraid of death but rather going through a painful death. Who’d want that? Like I said, not an M. I want a swift death.
- Are you afraid of getting old? Why?
- No, just getting old ALONE. What would you rather have, to die before your love ones, or die after them? Or would you like to die together, if that’s possible.
- Do you fear certain insects or animals? Why?
- I don’t fear insects, I just don’t like them that much. Flying cockroaches are not my idea of pets. They are disgusting, creepy but fun to squash. Butterflies and beetles are cute though.
- Do you know anyone with a phobia?
- I do know some people who are afraid of clowns, tight spaces, mannequins, dogs…
- How do you react when you see something frightening?
- My brain won’t function but my heart will run for it’s life. I usually jump, give a loud shout then curse or just plainly cuss.
- Is there any person you are afraid of?
- My imaginary/envisioned mother-in-law.
- What animal do you think is the most scary?
- Crazy dogs. They’re there, blending with the normal dogs but you never know when they’ll pounce on you.
- What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
- That would be Evil Dead (2013). Just because of a particular scene, where the possessed protagonist, peaks through the floor boards with such sinister eyes. That gave me the chills. Scenes which scare the shit out of me is when lights suddenly flickers and you suddenly see a figure SLOW~LY…. getting…. clo–ser. Boo! You don’t even dare to close your eyes for fear of getting a close-up but apparently these are narcissistic entities who enjoy flashes.
- Just so you know, I’m writing this 12 am in the morning. To just show you the scary floor scene, I bravely went to YouTube to get a copy of the scene, closing my eyes while copying the url. Dang! Even still image is scary enough. I might never look at this post again. Poop… even the sound effects scared me.
- What was the scariest horror story you’ve hard?
- I call it the ‘twinkle twinkle star’. I heard this from one of my friends in high school during my junior year.
The story goes like this:
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There was a young couple who was celebrating their ‘monthsary’. (What’s monthsary? Unique only to Filipinos, it is an ‘important’ day, very much like an anniversary, but it is celebrated in terms of months. Yahoo.com)
So, they went out on a date. On their way home, their car ran out of gas leaving them stranded in a deserted road. (Doesn’t really matter where though… just imagine a road, with no people or cars passing by… not even a bird… weeds and sinister trees and whatnots).
Left with no choice, the guy decided to look for help and said to his girlfriend,
“Lock the doors. I’ll bring the keys with me.”
The girl patiently waits for her boyfriend. A few minutes later, a crazy beggar approached the car. Strangely, it was singing the nursery song ‘twinkle, twinkle star’ while walking around the car holding something. It was dark so she couldn’t tell what it was.
After completing a turn, he looked at her holding up the thing on his right hand, and asked,
“Do you see what I have?”
To her utter horror, it was the decapitated head of hr boyfriend dripping with blood with a gruesome expression.
The crazy beggar continued to walk around the car, singing the same song,
“Twinkle, twinkle little… star…”
Stopping once again, he showed something in his hand,
“Do you see what I have?”
Dangling from his left hand were the keys to the car.
Damn! Never have I been scared of a nursery song until a friend retold this freaking not-so-child-friendly story. Whenever, I’m in a car, riding through a dark road, without a person on sight, this story never fails to squeeze itself in my mind.
So, that’s about it. Do you get easily get scared or do you love the thrill of scaring the bejeezus out of your friends?
How about we watch some of Ellen Degenere’s funniest moments of scaring?