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Vanya

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This does not cause me any significant trouble at all in life, but as a phobia this is top. At night I close an eye when walking past a mirror at home, and the other eye when I pass by going the other way. And of course would never have a mirror in the front room or hall or something like this.

It's not the mirror, it's me. I fear that I will see something *extra* in the mirror, even though I know it is only in my mind.
 
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Twylight

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I remember seeing a programme about the manufacture of mirrors as a small child ( in the Sixties ) during the programme it mentioned that the substance that was painted on the back of the glass was a ' Trade Secret ' !
It was twenty years later when I broke down for the first that I blew this
' secret' out of proportion.
But there is something almost magical about mirrors.
 
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Vanya

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But there is something almost magical about mirrors.
I could not agree more. Something is a little similar with some portraits. As though the image could see. Oh dear, as a kid I had once scared a cousin like this, telling him that a stuffed fish (a sail fish to be exact) could watch us. That was a while ago now. Funny in retrospect.
 
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northern

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I think the horror movies have alot to answer for!:scared: They always portray that something from another time, space, or evil lurks within.

The worst thing that happened to me regarding a mirror was now something I can laugh about but then I nearly had a heart attack.

Maybe it's one of the reason I have a phobia about public loos (another story) Walked into a loo middle of the night. Cold & wet with thunder & lightening.

Was abit panic'd about who might be lurking within. Hurried and got my daks up as fast as I could, had been holding my breathe too, so I could hear if anyone else was breathing (horror movies at a young age not good!) and started to make a bolt for it, when right in front of me another person was coming straight for me.:scared:

Back pedalling and screaming my lungs out, crying, I somehow realised that the person was now also on the ground getting dimmer, as there was no light on in the loos. Only light was mother nature. Just as I heard my friends coming to see what all the fuss was, lightening flashed and I saw myself, white as a sheet, cowering in the corner having a breakdown :drool:

There had been a mirror behind the door that I did not see entering building.

To this day I will always check to see where the mirror are and I do hesitate about going into public loos.
 
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Vanya

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Back pedalling and screaming my lungs out, crying, I somehow realised that the person was now also on the ground getting dimmer, as there was no light on in the loos. Only light was mother nature. Just as I heard my friends coming to see what all the fuss was, lightening flashed and I saw myself, white as a sheet, cowering in the corner having a breakdown :drool:
That's funny. I don't care for public washrooms either, but not to the point of terror, or ghostly terror...
 
erika17

erika17

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I'm the same way. And its not only mirrors but anything reflective. I don't watch horror movies because of their use of mirrors. During the day I'm fine but if its dark I won't even be one. Have you found any way to help your fear? I'd love to know some ways to make life easier...
 
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