12 Common Things That Scare the Living Daylights Out of People

Be honest: plenty of ordinary, everyday things frighten you. The good news is that you're not alone. 

A recent online discussion lists some of the most common things that scare the living daylights out of us. 


“Having the feeling that they are gonna leave, honestly, the scariest thing ever,” one person confessed. 

Sleep Paralysis

“The worst ones are the multilayered ones. You're aware it's a dream in one layer only to wake into the next one,” one user admitted. “I've experienced this a couple of times and can say it's scary at the time.” 

Getting Touched By Something in the Water

“Ewww, when you're treading water, let your leg drop down a little, and it scrapes the seaweed. I'm shivering just thinking about it.” Many people agreed to add the depths of the ocean to this answer. 

Something Happening to Their Kids

One person shared, “Something possibly happening to my kids. It terrifies me to my soul.” Another agreed, “I can't think of anything more terrifying.”  


“Let's go around the room and introduce ourselves,” one person shared. “It's worse when they want a fun or surprising fact in addition to your name,” another added. Many people agreed with this sentiment. Me too. 

We Need To Talk

“My mother, when she texts me, ‘call me' – without any context. It has never been important, but she still does it and freaks me out,” added a commenter. Another replied, “My mother does this too with the ominous are you available to talk right now?” 

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