Most kids growing up have quite a few fears. Some kids and grown-ups are afraid of clowns, some fear roller coasters, and some fear snakes. When I was a child I was afraid of a lot. I was afraid of spiders, being home alone (of course this is when I was a bit older), the shower, the dark, my closet, going upstairs alone, looking into anything reflective at night, looking out a window at night, the song "Tainted Love", and there are probably more things I am forgetting. I was definitely the textbook scaredy cat.

We asked you to tell us your weird childhood fears. As someone who was terrified of a lot of things as a child, the fears sent into us didn't seem all that weird. Here are some of South Jersey's biggest childhood fears.

  • 1

    I think everyone was afraid of the shower at one point because of this...

  • 2

    Never let any limb over the side of the bed while you sleep...

  • 3

    They are kind of creepy looking...

  • 4

    Bridges seem to be a common fear...

  • 5

    Everyone's favorite alien scared some...

  • 6

    This is oddly specific...

  • 7

    Spiders are the worst...