Your Fears As A Kid, Alongside Your Fears Now

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Everyone is afraid of something, no matter how old they are. What changes over time is what scares them. And oddly enough, it's often the exact same thing, but for different reasons. We didn't want to feel like gigantic scaredycat babies, so we asked our readers to show us the things that scared them as a kid, and the things that scare them now.

Our thanks to Tomkat53, who is the exception to the rule and fears nothing, for suggesting this contest.

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Entry by Busteq

19 THE DOCTOR AS A CHILD ASANADULT I don't want I DON'T WANT TO to go to the Go TO THE DOCTOR. doctor, I am I'M AFRAID OF afraid of needles. THE BILL.

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Entry by Sonny Time

What was that strange noise? AS A KID AS AN ADULT something Please don't be the is hiding refrigerator in here. breaking down. CracKED.com

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Entry by PollyDarton

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Entry by scandata

DEATH AS A KID: AS AN ADULT: Losing Losing My Everyone Life EIse CRACKEDC

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Entry by Busteq

ISOLATION AS A CHLD ASANADULT WHAT IF THIS WHAT IF I STRANGER ON THE BUs CAN'T EVER DECIDES TO START MAKE FRIENDS? A CONVERSATION NOREASON?

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As a kid: As an adult: There's There's monsters monsters in under my powerful bed! leadership positions!

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Entry by Busteq

THE DARKNESS AS AACHLD ASANADULT IF THERE'S What if there's WHAT a A LEGO PIECE IN monster in the THE DARKNESS darkness waiting for FOR ME me get up?

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Entry by ReiBlogs

HEARING AN OPEN WATER FAUCET AS A KRD AS AN ADULIT A HIDEUS THE BILLS ENTITY WILL RISE ON THAT OPEINED WASTED IT UP! WATER!

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

CRACKED COM As a kid: As an adult: Death. Alzheimer's. Losing myself Losing myself in bit bit until one sudden by moment. nothing remains.

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Entry by Busteq

HELL AS A CHILD ASANADULT What if I die WHAT IF DIED and go to Hell LONG AGO AND because I'm bad? NOWI'MINHELL?

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Entry by ReiBlogs

SEEING A FAULTY LIGHT AS A KID AS AN ADULT A GHO5T FIXING THE 15 CALISING DAMNED BULB THE LIGHT MIGHT GETME TO FLICKER! BLECTROCUTED CRACKED COM

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Entry by Manx MacReady

KID: SHARKS COULD BE ANYWHERE! ADULT: SHARKS COULD BE NOWHERE. CRACKED

Losing Sleep AS A KID AS AN ADULT There's Trimming monster that damned tapping tree is on my gonna cost Window! a fortune. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Eraser

BEING WATCHED AS A CHILD AS AN ADULT He's They're watching watching me me

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Entry by PollyDarton

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