People Describe Childhood Fears That Have Followed Them Into Adulthood

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Vote up the childhood fears that still send a chill up your spine.

It's not uncommon for a child to have a bunch of irrational fears. Monsters under the bed or sharks in the deep end of the swimming pool make perfect sense to a child's mind, but typically by adulthood, we've outgrown most of these fears - most of them.

On Reddit, people are sharing the childhood fears they developed that they didn't end up growing out of as adults.

  • 1
    24 VOTES

    Looking Into A Mirror In The Dark

    From Redditor u/Upsy-Daisies:

    Mirrors in the dark... I have to have a night light in my bathroom in case I get up at night.

    24 votes
  • 2
    32 VOTES

    Having To Reach Into The Garbage Disposal

    From Redditor u/munchkickin:

    The garbage disposal. If I drop something in there, I have to make my husband come get it because I’m convinced it will magically turn on and eat my hand.

    32 votes
  • 3
    32 VOTES

    Bolting Up The Stairs After Flipping Off The Lights

    From Redditor u/Horowitzd:

    I'm 27 and I still smack the light off and run up the stairs like a dog ASAP.

    32 votes
  • 4
    33 VOTES

    Thinking There's Something Lurking Under The Bed

    From Redditor u/kstorma:

    I hate standing next to a bed with my feet under the bed skirt or bedspread... I know there is something uninvited living under the bed.

    33 votes
  • 5
    25 VOTES

    Getting Sucked Into An Escalator

    From Redditor u/a12yoStudent:

    When I was like 11, I watched a video of someone falling under an escalator and he just got sucked right in. It was like at the place between the stairs and the floor where there’s metal planks.

    Anyways, after watching that, I would always jump over the metal floor and everyone would look at me like I’m a creep. I WAS JUST TRYNA STAY ALIVE OK.

    25 votes
  • 6
    24 VOTES

    Remembering A Spooky Story From Childhood

    From Redditor u/LoonyToonzs:

    "Humans Lick Too," a horror story about a man who killed a family's dog and pretended to be the dog at night under the child's bed, and when the child got scared, they put their hand under the bed for the human (they thought it was a dog) to lick...

    24 votes