10 Common Things That Scare the Living Daylights Out of People

If you're being completely honest with yourself, there is something you are frightened by, right? We all have a little fear in our lives.

Recently, someone asked, “What scares the living daylights out of you?” Here are the top-voted responses.

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

One user expressed, “Getting my feet or legs touched by something while I'm in a murky body of water.” Another replied, “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.”

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?”

The Emergency Alert System Sound

Another replied, “As a Canadian, I physically cannot bear to hear ours. I've never heard a sound that insights so much fear within me, and whenever it comes on, I jump so fast and run to turn it off. It takes me a solid minute to calm down.”

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