Irrational fears

We all have irrational fears, not to mention rational ones. Me? I don’t do well with snakes, but they pretty much fall into the rational variety. Anything that can sneak up on you and deliver a lethal bite is worthy of my terror.

Of the irrational sort, I am afraid of clowns. In a big way. I’m a classic Bozo-phobe. I can even trace it back to an incident when I was about two years old and was taken to see a movie in a theater for the very first time. It was a matinee, back in the day when parents would drop kids off for the afternoon, unsupervised.  Basically, it was anarchy. In between the Huey, Dewey and Louie cartoon and The Shaggy Dog, a special live appearance was made by Clarabell the clown. For those who don’t know, Clarabell was Howdy Doody’s sidekick. He didn’t speak (a particularly strange affectation embraced by some clowns) and only communicated through the honking of various horns. So this creep comes charging down the aisle, the kids go ballistic, and my brain exploded.

So it may be an irrational fear, but at least I have an excuse.

What irrational fears do you have?

RSS Feed Bookmark and Share

375 Comments on “Irrational fears”

  1. Comet says:

    That wasn’t me who said that.
    BTW im not afraid of balloons in general. i just hate it when they pop.
    More specific im afraid of daddy-longlegs. I know they’re not harmful they’re just creepy.

  2. i will be a Traveler says:

    i’m afriad of a lot of things. i’m just really paranoid. i always think someone’s watching me. even when i sleep. 🙁

  3. i will be a Traveler says:

    wow. how did a yellow smily face get on here!?!? i typed 🙁 not a yellow one. and i meant for the eyes to be big, like scared. i don’t know how to do that one.

  4. i will be a Traveler says:

    aggh!!!!!!!!!!! it did it again!!!!!!!!!!!! i meant to type, colon, paranthesis!!!!!!!!

  5. i will be a Traveler says:

    how do you do a scared smily face?

  6. Comet says:

    no idea

  7. britt says:

    ok every time i have a nightmare it has everything to do with bugs/insects whtevr there called

  8. I SEE THE CHEESE!!!!!!!!! says:

    what was that?

  9. I SEE THE CHEESE!!!!!!!!! says:

    i have chocolate on my shirt. in a corner where i can see it.

  10. I SEE THE CHEESE!!!!!!!!! says:

    i think it’s goin’ to stain. maybe.

  11. I SEE THE CHEESE!!!!!!!!! says:

    my mom and sister watched “The Green Mile” yesterday and creeped them out, while me and dad did stamps.

  12. Megan says:

    I’m scared of clowns too. Every time I see one I get goosebumps And quite a few of my nightmares have to do with cackling clowns chasing me down dark hallways.

  13. Mozartghost says:


  14. Lead Traveler says:

    we watched Are you Smarter than a 5th grader because we were bored and they had a clown from Ringley Bros. Circus and she creeped me out.

  15. britt says:

    chocolate onyour shirt that was random.

  16. Comet says:

    there’s this girl at my school who knows EVERYTHING. she tells everyone that they have their mother’s eyes and father’s hair and stuff. And she’s RIGHT!

  17. Lead Traveler says:

    well, maybe they told her before hand. or maybe she is a stalker and goes online and finds a picture of their family. some people know how to do that you know.

  18. i will be a Traveler says:

    YO! what up everybody?

  19. Naymeer says:

    Yo, my Names Naymeer but you can call me brownie! ( And if anyone thinks of making a food name for themselves, hoo, I’m gonna…)

  20. i will be a Traveler says:

    ok. wierd.

  21. Naymeer says:


  22. Lead Traveler says:

    not you. what you said.

  23. britt says:

    i will be a travler and lead travler are u the same people or what cuase im confused

  24. Lead Traveler says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NOT THAT PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY’RE DISPICALBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. i will be a Traveler says:

    YO!!!!!!!!!! NOT COOL, BRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE LEADER IN THE STUPID CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. britt says:


  27. i will be a Traveler says:

    how are we the same person. cause that’s just wrong to assume that.

  28. Edward Worton N.J. says:

    I’ve been away from the site for a while. Apparently i missed a lot……

  29. HELLO says:

    hi. welcome back.

  30. Lanquid Leprechaun says:

    haha my moms fears worms, one brother roaches, the other brother rats and thunder, and me… CLOWNS NO ONE SHOULD BE THAT HAPPY lol

  31. HELLO says:

    they’re supposed to be happy.

  32. HELLO says:

    and it IS creepy.

  33. Luke says:

    i fear that the girl im in love with does not love me

  34. Lead Traveler says:

    ok. now i do not believe your last post LUke. so either you are a lesbian or you were lying. i sure hope its the latter.

  35. Mrs.Caroline Mac says:

    Spiders. *shudders* Before I got to the seventh book I knew there was going to be spider quigs of some sort and I was right. I know they’re really tiny and stuff, but they’re CREEPY!!

  36. i will be a Traveler says:

    i hate spiders. they are horrible.

  37. i will be a Traveler says:

    THEY’RE HORRIBLE I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Spader says:

    Spiders are cute! I’ve gotta HUGE tarantula the size of my FACE named Article. He is SO not scary AT ALL!!!

  39. HELLO says:

    i don’t like spiders. nothing should have eight legs and eyes. that’s just wierd.

  40. britt says:

    spiders are creeepy!! i hate them no matter what kind they are.

  41. Comet says:

    spiders just plain creep me out. especialy daddy-long legs. i know they’re not poinsonous and can’t bite, but they’re just freaky

  42. Comet says:


  43. Lead Traveler says:

    i agree.

  44. MissBookworm says:

    I hate clowns. I really do. They scared the crap out of me when I was little, and I find them creepy now. In the famous words of Bobby Pendragon, ‘There are only two types of people in this world. Those who hate or fear clowns…and clowns’.
    Hobey ho!

  45. eelong rulz says:

    my fear is clowns… i don’t know why… i think because DJ wrote things that scared me about clowns…

  46. Morpheus road boy says:

    I am EXTREMLEY afraid of spiders basicly if youve read the percy jackson series and my post on are you more like marsh or coop blog I match a child of athena

  47. Morpheus road boy says:

    i really fear spiders because they can make strings stronger than steel from their BUTTS! :O

  48. was up men says:


Leave a Comment

Back to Top