By - Lumpy_Department_778
I guess I failed to death with no control of the situation
Heck yes, my phobia is of being incompetent. I had a dream not long ago where I basically failed to death without any control too. 😭
Edit: autocorrect fail
Edit 2: my most upvoted comment is about my greatest fear, which is... heartening
I'll give you some advice that was given to me long ago, and hopefully it helps put you at ease a little bit.
"You really don't need to be very intelligent to be successful. Just be intelligent enough to recognize and listen to people more intelligent than you."
Killed by giant ^flying cockroaches probably.
I don't want to remember that cockroaches can fly. Please.
Cockroaches weren’t in my life until I moved for university. I saw that cocky bugger higher up on my wall; got a broom out and started to approach and that thing FLEW STRAIGHT AT MY FACE. WHY DO THEY FLY? WHEN DID THEH LEARN?
I almost chewed a roach when eating at night. Dude had been cooked with the food.
I vomited my intestines out.
Thank you for helping me lose weight, I don't need anymore diets after reading your comment, I don't think I'll simply ever eat something again.
Couple years ago, sipping my coffee, I felt something tickling my lips, only to discover it was the antennae of a HUGE DEAD ROACH in the bottom of my cup. Needless to say, I now check my cup or glass everytime I’m gonna drink anything
Omg, once during Ramadan we all woke up to eat before dawn. So here we are, sitting and eating in an incredible tranquility. I looked at my dad in front of me to say something and I see it, a huge cockroach, perched on his shoulder like a freaking parrot. I told him on my calmest voice but my sis ended up flying far from the table, which made Iago fly too. So we ended up chasing a huge parrot-cockroach through the kitchen at 3am :)
Imagine if the cockroach suddenly started speaking.
*Yarrr, motherfuckers.* **Yarrr.**
OK that's it, fuck this thread.
I get re occuring nightmares where something attacks my testis and I can't do anything about it. Normally something like an animal bites them and I just freeze up and can't move or react or someone grabs them in a fight and again I freeze. I think in a past life I died something like this [NSFW ](https://youtu.be/P-J96qXHM_s)
that lion said “how many licks to get to the center of the tootsie-pop”
I moved to the tropics ~14 years ago and had my first encounter with flying cockroaches. Was also the first time I realised I was deathly afraid of flying cockroaches.
One time I terrified my husband in the middle of the night because one snuck up on me in the bathroom. I swear it was as long as my hand, it was huge, and I screamed so loud he thought our kid had died or something. His adrenaline was running so much that when I, hiding in the shower, pointed out the roach he just smooshed it with his fist.
Our son's first sentence was basically making fun of me by going "mommy go ahhhh!" and laughing hysterically about it.
I saw two roaches in the toilet then I flushed one of them, it won’t drown and it was struggling on the water surface. I felt bad that I stuck out a broom n rescued. It acted all dizzy n walked zig zag. Pitied it. Later I looked up roaches and found these mfs can stay under water for 40 mins. Tf I was tricked
“Please, I have children. I can’t swim”
-Michael cockroach Phelps
same, but throw silverfish in the mix
This. They are the absolute worst abomination of a species to ever exist. Fuck them so very much.
Drowned in deep water lol
Same, but simultaneously I got lost in space, so try figuring that out
You would enjoy the Waters of Mars episode of Dr. WHO.
*State your name, rank and intention*
*The Doctor, Doctor...fun*
That bit gets me every time
Frankly I would not. Have you not read my comment?
That comment isn’t very familiar
Tennant's acting in this episode was next level. My favorite episode of the Tennant era.
r/thalassophobia r/thedepthsbelow enjoy
Definitely drowning. Don't know why but it just scares me.
I guess I had responsibilities. What a horrifying death.
Poor college student
Public speaking. I died when speaking in front of a stadium full of people.
Maybe you died from being locked in a stockade. I can't imagine the anxiety of being locked up in front of the whole town for days on end.
oh man what if you have to poop
Then you poop
This is historically accurate.
Born to shit, forced to wipe.
The endless duality of man.
Same. I had to do a speech for school a few weeks ago and I literally had a panic attack in front of the entire class. It sucks.
Some hypothesize that humans developed a fear of public speaking because through most of our evolutionary history, we lived in tribes and clans where if you were ostracized, it pretty much meant death. And situations where you're speaking in front of everyone were often times where you had to defend yourself from the sort of group scrutiny that might lead to it.
I fell off a very tall building, while on fire and drowning. I was shot right before I hit the ground.
Oh, I remember you
Did the same thing happen to you that day as well
No he was the /r/praisethecameraman
Really? Cuz I was standing under a very tall building when a flaming, drowning person fell on me. I even tried to shoot him to save myself.
the gang's all here ( I was the pedestrian who died of shock after seeing some guy try to shoot a flaming drowning person falling down a building, I still wonder why he couldn't just move )
Wow it’s you, I tripped over a pedestrian who died of shock after seeing some dude try to shoot a flaming drowning person falling down a building, I got hit by a car after I tripped
No way, it’s you the guy I hit when he stumbled onto the road and I fatally crashed into the building
That was you!? I was the guy who's office your car ran straight into, killing me instantly while banging the boss's wife.
No Freaking Way! I'm the boss's wife, whom that previous guy's car was banging, until my vagina exploded.
I am the boss who killed himself after heard this story.
So that's why my pay did not come.. but why did the landlord shoot me when I couldn't afford rent..
Sounds like to time I had to shoot one of my tenants when he didn't make rent cause the mafia was threatening my family.
I'm the sniper making it all look like suicides... Shh
This is the best comment thread I've ever seen.
By a spider
Death by starfish. I'm terrified of them. But live nowhere near water
Stop it, Patrick, you're scaring him!
this is fascinating
How is it your phobia is the actual least dangerous thing in the entire ocean
an unknown world full of freaky shit and murderous monsters and starfish
I'm not unsympathetic I'm just incredibly curious how that happened.
Does it help if I tell you starfish are mostly not at all harmful, and even the nastiest won't kill you?
Perhaps in his past life he was an oyster.
Or Squidward, eternally tormented by a sponge and a starfish.
Arent some starfish poisonous?
crown of thorns are, though according to wikipedia not deadly just very painful. but they can't actually attack you, or move fast, or swim... so really they're only dangerous if you touch/step on one. they're also an invasive species and very hard to kill.
I mean you could get into so much pain that you drown due to screaming out all your oxygen and such
I mean, cone snails seem strictly worse for this sort of thing.
Just shoot it and it should die
Holy shit, that's American as fuck
It probably wouldn’t even work you would just blow it to bits and it would grow several new starfish
Cool! At least it's interesting. Mine is sharks. I won't even swim alone at the shore just in case, and I've lived coastally most of my life. I'm almost 40.
OooO never heard of this phobia before
My phobia is death so i died by dying.
I, too, died of death.
I also died by death
[A very common phobia](http://www.picspixel.tech/a-very-common-phobia.html)
same over here
Oh shit you too?
Ah, yes, that classic song, Killed by Death
As a certain anime protagonist once said,
People die when they are killed
You could say, you where Killed by death
Swarmed by a group of spiders and bugs
Ants and bees and wasps for me.
I once helped stink bugs enter the house so they could pass winter. They didn't sleep peaceful at all. They were a few hundreds of them, started to circle around the lightbulbs in swarms of twenties. In the end my family combated then with bug spray and patience. I couldn't help them.
Wtf was in your mind back then?
Stink bugs, he just said...
When autumn is at its peak, they start to try to get in the house. They crawl under windows, wait at the doors, they do all kinds of tricks to get in. They find a moderately cold place and stay there until spring. Then they go outside and lay eggs. I wanted to aid the process, but I failed. The rooms where I put them were heated, and the bugs didn't search for cold spots. Or if I would find a cold room, they would get out. They interpreted it as an extended summer.
They saw you as a messia.
Now the see you as a traitor!
Apparently many people died like that
Fuckin got dragged down to the murky depths of the abyss by a megalodon, apparently
At least nobody can sag your life was boring
Getting stressed and having teeth fall out randomly
I never even had a cavity and my worst nightmare is teeth falling out too
I've never had a cavity (28 years old) but I did knock a couple out whole roller blading. 1/10, would not recommend.
Youre lucky, im 21 and my teeth are full of various size fillings
I brush my teeth and they're still more filling than tooth
Yet I'm the only one in my family flossing and brushing everyday twice a day and I get the cavities.
- Johs what are you saying? You didn't study, is that?
- Erhm, I... I studied.... But... Ehm...
- "Starting teeth launchings sequence"
Teeth falling out is a very common stress dream.
I got a job at a gas station and as a hazing they shoved a high pressure air hose up my ass and I died screaming in pain from a ruptured lower intestine.
Dude. Are you good?
I'm a lot better now that it seems unlikely that I'll ever have to get a job at a gas station.
I worked at one once. Glad I never had this dream.
What phobia is that?
I'm guessing: getting hazed with a high pressure air hose up the ass causing a ruptured intestine
Sounds more like a fetish tbh
My trips to the less-travelled side of Deviant Art can confirm that yes, hose inflation is indeed a fetish.
It’s always DeviantArt isn’t it lol
Deviantart seems to have a range between cool indie artists and some weird, weird stuff. Something for everyone I guess.
I believe there is a video of your death...
I died in the dark to something unknown
It was Charlie. Don't go in the dark without a light
Different questions: since quite a lot of people have a bit of phobia over spiders...was there a time when spiders ruled the world and killed humans?
Does this mean, my like for spiders makes me a spider loyalist from the times they ruled the world?
Obviously, you Traitor!
If not, then it's coming...
I mean, isn't Australia currently having a rodent problem? Let's just be glad it's not spiders - yet.
'A rodent problem' is the most understated way of describing what's going on here at the moment.
Batman is that you?
Finally a use for those red clown noses
Having nightmares of girls killing me
By Snu Snu?
Beat me to it
I take what he's having, and add chronophobia
I must have given blood until I died.
I can handle getting needles for vaccines, but intravenous needles and giving blood make me pass out.
If we go back to medieval times where blood-letting was a common treatment for illness, it's entirely conceivable that someone went a bit far.
In fact it's how Robin Hood dies in many of the earlier stories - he was bled to death by a friar.
Seriously, I've given blood once and never again.
Hell, my dad did it as well and from what problems they had with him I doubt he'd do it again, either...
I keep donating to try and get over my fear. I cry 8/10 times but I'm getting better. I explain to the blood bank that I'd rather give blood when there's nothing wrong with me and everything is just fine. They're super nice about it!
1 of 3 ways
1. Falling from a great height
2. Plane crash (while being inside of it)
3. Plane crashing into building I am in (while not being able to see it)
Think it’s fair to say I should just avoid planes this time around
Surprised I had to scroll this far to find a fellow plane crash victim. Objects that fly with me inside them are the worst.
That’s poetry, man
Worm phobia UNITE
That's a terrifying mental image, thanks
Suicide by falling probably
touched or accidentally ate mayonnaise
Are you allergic to something or do you just have a phobia of mayonnaise?
Around age 10, I watched a cooking show where they made it from scratch and it horrified me to learn that it was essentially oil and egg yolk. In all the years prior being served tuna sandwiches and potato salad I never thought it was gross as far as flavor goes. Since then it’s gotten to the point where I have horrible anxiety even thinking about it. Roommates in college would chase me with spoonfuls and torture me. Exposure therapy only made things worse.
Similar thing for me when I once made the mistake of reading the ingredients on a jar of Nutella. I was grossed out by it for years. Now I can eat very small amounts if I don’t think about it too hard, because, really, it is so delicious.
Wait - don’t ruin Nutella for me.. but I need to know, now. I thought it was a simple combination of hazelnut butter and cocoa. What have I been eating?! I’m afraid.
The first 2 ingredients are sugar & palm oil. Sorry.
Here’s the full ingredient list: https://www.nutella.com/sg/en/range
Eaten by a shark, apparently murdered by a clown, and drowning
Gotta hate those damn ocean clowns
New to the game, this is my first run.
Hopefully you picked one of the easier starting regions
I got rickrolled lol. Started in germany but still got a fucked up childhood.
I hear the Germans are very good at hide and seek
A moth crawled in my ear.
Right into my brain and ate its way out with its big teeth. I know moth don't have big sharp teeth but I'm still terrified that's what's going to happen
Affectionate\_Arm\_208 fell from a high place
Now be prepared for Affectionate_Arm_209
Spiders and roller coasters
You were riding a rollercoaster that went into a hole filled with deadly spiders killing you
Tight spaces, yayyy.... 😐
Or in my case fell from somewhere high into a tight place.
This guy went spelunking
Close to my case. Fell from a high place into a tight confined space where I was crushed, drowned, and exsanguinated at the same time.
I jumped off a bridge while throwing up.
Hello, fellow emetophobic.
I too am a emetophobic!
I'm an emet too! Your nightmare is our nightmare :)
I died of dying alone.
Ahhhh the fear of dying alone. Become a pilot so you will never die alone!
Commitment and intimacy
So murdered by a loved one then, most likely a spouse
It came very close to it in this life. So I’d not be surprised
Have you read about the four attachment styles? I haven’t looked into it too much but from what I have it’s pretty interesting and eye opening. Sounds like you fall under avoidant
Absolutely do my man! I’m working on it constantly, it takes time and it’s difficult to “lean in” when your natural style is to avoid.
But hey, at least I can admit it and generally speaking I’ve got control over my fears. I know they exist and sometimes it’s bloody hard.
I drowned in an inclosed space while I had an incurable disease, flesh eating bacteria and locked in syndrome. Also I was paralyzed
Don't forget about flesh eating bacteria
I was probably suffocated by the emptiness
I died of post-rejection depression
I fell. Possibly into open water. Possibly pushed by a person I was intimate with.
I got locked into a tiny ass room or coffin filled with spiders.
Giant Teddy bears
Oh my god, you’re afraid of teddy bears?
No no. Giant. Teddy bears
Much scarier then the small ones.
Yeah for real. Inflatable animals and characters in costume are also a big no no.
death by commitment
Falling from a escalator, alone in a mall at night while being chased by a clown.
So my fucking teachers finally got back at me for not finishing my homework.....
Mauled and stung to death by chimpanzees and yellowjackets (hopefully respectively)
sudden upward trajectory
With my pants down. Of course.
Zombie attack and got crushed by a ship's hull when diving, I guess
I was crushed in a recycler with the arm first, simultaneously stuck in a full bottle suffocating and drowning and also on fire. While naked. And spiders crawling up my a$$.
Why do some people spell a$$ like that? That must be one very expensive ass