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I'm afraid of the dark (phobia)

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Some token for a Ghoulish Horror fan, eh?
It's true.
I go to bed and set the tv/dvd player to shut off after a certain time (I take meds), and I play movies that I'm familiar with and trust...if that makes sense. I love quiet but am petrified of the dark.
I have " nightlights" everywhere. :redface:
 
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I sleep with my bedroom lamp on too...i also afraid of the dark...i think its quite a common thing to be afraid of.x
 
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Apotheosis

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Have to sleep with hall light on as well; as get bad nightmares; & it's far worse waking up if it's dark.
 
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So scared of the dark I fear a power cut a lot.
I have torch candle lighter by my bed and if ever sleep any where else have to take these things with me.
 
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i used to be afraid of the dark too up till i was about 13 years old,then my bro died & then i started sitting up at the graveyard all by myself for hours on end in the pitch black dark.

now i am no longer :scared: of the dark,i can walk though woods so dark i can not even see my hands in front of my face & i do not care.
 
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Asdir

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I am afraid of the dark, but only inside a building, outside it can be as dark as anything and I'm ok. I can be in a dark cave and ok, but in a building I freak out in the dark. Torches everywhere in my house!
 
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I was very afraid of the dark until I was about 17. I suppose it's because the darkness conceals things within it that you cannot see. It's nothing to be ashamed of, I don't know anyone who hasn't been afraid of the dark in some point of their lives.
 
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the darkness terrifies me. i have to sleep with my bedroom light on. my room need to be full of light!!! :( i too get nightmares
 
missymoo

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I'm afraid of the dark as well :unsure:
ALL my life!
I remembe putting on videos just to have the light and voices from the TV. it made me feel like I wasnt alone in the room and I had the light from the TV. I would only play happy or positive tapes cause if I even think about scarey ones I have more nitemares. I cannot watch any creepy movies after dark or even just before dark. I must have lights on. my roomie/flatmate hates it. she makes me turn off the main light in the house sometimes cause it keeps her awake (its a very small house). I hate it when I cant have a light on. I immediately start being scared and edgy and start seeing and hearing things that arent there. I swear someone evil is watching me in the dark and waiting to get me when I turn my back on them. :cry: how pitiful is that?
 
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missymoo your exactly like me!! i have to have light in my room. i cant even watch a scary cartoon at night,but i have the tv on so im not by myself. i get really paranoid and thing that theres a ghost or something horrible watching me in the corner of my room! then i start to hear things and see things move. even though theres other people in the house, at night i feel like im the only one in the house. :(
 
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I don't know its reason why i am afraid of dark but when I am alone in the dark, I start thinking about the horror movies I watched, strange events I read or heard and always feel as if something or somebody unusual is standing behind me. All these make me scared a bit
 
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I don't mind it when it's pitch black, it's when it's only half dark that i start to freak out. More so now than I used to. I hate seeing things like glass and mirrors where you have reflections when it's half dark, keep thinking i see things in them, or things are watching me for some reason.
 
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DELATEXT

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I cannot abide the dark, severe childhood trauma, must have light on other wise freak out big time !!!!
 
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bobkerry

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phobia!!!!

well friends...i am also afraid of darkness....I also keep my lights on even when i am sleeping.....But somehow i think that this is not a good thing we should face the darkness......inorder to extract the fear of dark.....
 
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