Flashback: 16 Things We Were Irrationally Afraid Of When We Were Kids

I don’t know about you guys, but growing up, I was a huge wimpy baby. I was afraid of everything and anything and I crept around the world waiting for bad things to happen to me. I mean, let’s be real, I’m still like that. The other day I was home alone and wouldn’t let my dog leave my side.

Anyway, I was worse when I was a kid. I was afraid of the dark, I was afraid of falling asleep, I was terrified of cartoon characters, I couldn’t even think about a dog without crying (I obviously am not afraid of dogs anymore)… I was even afraid of that scene from the movie Beethoven, when the dog comes in and shakes all the water off of him and it gets everywhere. It made me cry and I HAVE NO IDEA WHY BECAUSE IT IS NOT SCARY.

My point is, there are plenty of legitimate things to be scared of in this world, like natural disasters, rapists, serial killers and death. Then there are the irrational things that kids are scared of that make no sense. We’ve all been a kid with a weird fear before, so let’s talk about it. Here are 16 things we were irrationally afraid of when we were kids… and please don’t tell me it wasn’t just me.

What were you afraid of when you were a kid? Which of these things do you agree or disagree with? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments.


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  • bon7bon2000

    I’m an Australian and when I was a kid, there used to be this how called Lift Off. I don’t remember much about it, but all I can remember is the doll. The DOLL! It was literally a faceless ragdoll that could move by itself. If I had to describe it in any other way, it was pretty much a child version of slenderman! Since then, I’ve had an irrational fear of faceless dolls, mannequins, puppets etc.

  • Kori

    YES, I remember I would cry and close my eyes when he would come on the screen. Totally was scared of the quicksand scene too.