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Adults Are Sharing The Harmless Things That Terrified Them As Kids

The “Sky Spiders.”

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“Helicopters. I remember freaking out and crying if I saw one. They were like sky spiders.” –Anonymous3642

Navel-gazing can turn frightening.

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“That the knot in my bellybutton would come undone and all my insides would leak out. I wish I was making this up. (I also realize now that your naval is not an actual knot)” –lucy_lu_2

Are you listening? One word. Just…one word…

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“Quicksand.” –dmbcanddp

It shouldn’t be that scary. You just saw what was down there.

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“Turn off the lights to the basement and then running up the stairs.” –bbob89

The very concept.

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“The concept of eternity. I was raised Christian and was terrified of the idea of spending forever in either heaven or hell. Forever sounded scary.” –GreyishSunshine

Open doors at night.

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“Could not sleep with my closet door open. I saw way too many movies with scary things in the closet, so I figured a shut door guaranteed my safety. I was a weird kid.” –secretagentsquirrel1

Oh yeah? Oh no!!

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“The Kool-Aid Man. I was terrified he would burst through my bedroom wall in the middle of the night.” –daphneroxy39

h/t Reddit: r/AskReddit


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