I'm not goin' in there!!  

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Well I had read a post by Ian about phobias and I mentioned that I would indeed have to make a post on them. So here goes

I'm deathly afraid of the ocean. Not of being in a boat in the ocean. Not of looking at or being near it, just of being IN it. I love the coast and enjoy going to Santa Cruz and walking the beach. I just cannot fathom going in the ocean even to my ankles. I know that it's unrealistic to fear something like that since there is no way that ankle deep water could pull me in (I'm a pretty big fellow and tend to stay rooted). I can't help it. I have the same issue when it comes to the lake. I don't like swimming if I can't see in the water. Maybe it's too many times seeing Jaws or The Abyss or one of those types of things, but whatebver the case I just can't bring myself to do it.

I don't mind going deep sea fishing and I was in the Marine Corps and even spent time on a carrier. Just don't make me go in the dang water ok....I love to swim in the pool. I can see the bottom and I'm quite sure where everything is and that makes it absolutely ok with me.

So how about it everybody. What exactly are you scared of? What is that brings out that uncontrollable fear in you and makes you freeze up like a deer in headlights?


Here's your chance to state it and get it off your chest.

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7 comments

I am totally neurotic. I am currently afraid of:
a tornado- bc one nearly wiped out my old neighborhood
airplanes_ it's a control issue combined with the fear of plummeting to my death, I mean did you see "Alive"?
elevators- mostly a claustrophobia thing, I have serious claustrophobia which makes me faint.
airports- I don't like security touching me, my stuff, my kid... it's so hectic and crazy and it makes me nuts.
I also have vertigo that I get on bridges and extreme heights.
I will stop there... those are the main ones

December 8, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Movies with torture in them. Can't watch 'em. Freaks me out.

So can you stand in an ocean if the water is clear enough to see the bottom?

December 8, 2009 at 5:24 PM

i have yet to find an ocean that clear kristy. I tried lake tahoe which has the clearest water i've ever seen, but when it got so deep that i couldn't see I FREAKED OUT!! I guess i'm just a nutcase...lol..

December 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM

balloons...been well documented on my blog lol

December 9, 2009 at 5:29 AM

changing the mast light during a storm was and always will be my biggest fear.
The mast is almost forty feet high in the air, the boat is going up, down and sideways in the seas, the sea mist is spraying you the whole time. You only have a small penlight to see with and it is darker than hell, you can not drop the light or you have to retrieve another and do the same procedure over,
That is my biggest fear.

December 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Heights, definitely. Talked about it lengthily on my blog, so won't put you through it again ;)

December 9, 2009 at 1:18 PM

bob you got me a little nervous just thinking about it.....

December 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

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