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sureshs
12-07-2009, 06:19 AM
It happened Sunday morning. I was at a new place (a condo complex) for a tennis meetup. 3 of us showed up early, and we were hitting around. I decided to use the restroom before the others showed up and play started in earnest. I borrowed the organizer's pool key (he lives there) and located the men's room, unlocked it, and walked inside. The door shut by itself, and there was no light turned on inside. I made the huge mistake of assuming I could use the bathroom with the memory of what I had seen in the brief time the door was open. Sure enough, I was able to do what I wanted to do. Then, I started trying to trace back my steps to locate the door, and got disoriented. It was pitch dark, and panic set in. There was nobody in the pool area, the tennis courts were a little distance away, and there were no windows. I started banging on the walls and shouting. I imagined myself trapped there for hours or days. Maybe the organizer would come looking for me? I started feeling my way around but just reached one dead end after another.

Finally, my eyes adjusted, and I was able to see a sliver of light through the side of the door. I got there and opened it. I realized there was a timer-based lighting system, and you should twist the knob as soon as you can see it (with the door still open), or you are trapped in darkness.

What an experience!

borg number one
12-07-2009, 06:41 AM
Wow, that is scary Sureshs. That's a good thing you regained your composure and that your eyes adjusted. Seriously though, if you had been there for a while, I'm sure your friends would have come looking for you and found you. I'm glad you got through it and after getting out, I'm sure you had a whole appreciation for the outdoors and playing tennis.

El Diablo
12-07-2009, 06:42 AM
Has to be a lawsuit here -- this is America!! Think of the guy who got into an elevator Friday evening in a Manhattan building, got stuck in it, spent the entire weekend there.

sureshs
12-07-2009, 06:47 AM
I forgot to mention that my cell phone was in my bag at the courts.

The guy caught in an elevator would have been found eventually. But in some of these apartment/condo complexes, areas like pool restrooms sometimes go unused for days together.

My hope would have been on the organizer. Mind you, this was the second time I was meeting them, so they are not my friends. Hopefully, they would have noticed that I had not returned and my bag was still there, and come looking for me.

sureshs
12-07-2009, 06:50 AM
Wow, that is scary Sureshs. That's a good thing you regained your composure and that your eyes adjusted. Seriously though, if you had been there for a while, I'm sure your friends would have come looking for you and found you. I'm glad you got through it and after getting out, I'm sure you had a whole appreciation for the outdoors and playing tennis.

Initially, I had a rush of appreciation for blind people. I felt that I had finally understood how they lived. Then I realized that they get used to it - but to me it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it is scarier for me.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 06:53 AM
It happened Sunday morning. I was at a new place (a condo complex) for a tennis meetup. 3 of us showed up early, and we were hitting around. I decided to use the restroom before the others showed up and play started in earnest. I borrowed the organizer's pool key (he lives there) and located the men's room, unlocked it, and walked inside. The door shut by itself, and there was no light turned on inside. I made the huge mistake of assuming I could use the bathroom with the memory of what I had seen in the brief time the door was open. Sure enough, I was able to do what I wanted to do. Then, I started trying to trace back my steps to locate the door, and got disoriented. It was pitch dark, and panic set in. There was nobody in the pool area, the tennis courts were a little distance away, and there were no windows. I started banging on the walls and shouting. I imagined myself trapped there for hours or days. Maybe the organizer would come looking for me? I started feeling my way around but just reached one dead end after another.

Finally, my eyes adjusted, and I was able to see a sliver of light through the side of the door. I got there and opened it. I realized there was a timer-based lighting system, and you should twist the knob as soon as you can see it (with the door still open), or you are trapped in darkness.

What an experience!

Horrible experience- I would have paniced like crazy, I am scared of the dark AND a little bit claustrophobic.
Did you play good after that?

sureshs
12-07-2009, 07:03 AM
Horrible experience- I would have paniced like crazy, I am scared of the dark AND a little bit claustrophobic.
Did you play good after that?

I am somewhat claustrophobic too. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and had what was probably my scariest experience, now that I think of it. I was in a very very crowded and hot school bus and trapped near the windows all the way across from the door by layers of students. I felt suffocated and thought I would die. Since then, I sometimes have nightmares about it. I am also scared of heights (looking down).

I actually played very good after that and won 4 out of 5 sets I played against different people.

atatu
12-07-2009, 07:06 AM
It would have been worse if you had started to hear banjo music faintly playing (Deliverance reference)...

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 07:09 AM
I am somewhat claustrophobic too. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and had what was probably my scariest experience, now that I think of it. I was in a very very crowded and hot school bus and trapped near the windows all the way across from the door by layers of students. I felt suffocated and thought I would die. Since then, I sometimes have nightmares about it. I am also scared of heights (looking down).

I actually played very good after that and won 4 out of 5 sets I played against different people.

20 years ago me and my friends played hide and seek and i hid in a very narrow room where the door locked from the OUTSIDE-not the inside, so kids will be kids...I sat there screamed at the top of my lungs for 15 minutes then one of the kids mom opened the door, the room was hot since there was some pipes that lead to the washing-machine and there was almost no oxygen.

I feel for you.

I guess you were so releaved being out on the court that you just played out of your mind good :)

sureshs
12-07-2009, 07:18 AM
In many countries, the idea of not allowing rooms to be locked from the outside, except in special circumstances, has not yet caught on. Quite a few horror stories about kids locking people inside their rooms.

In my case, I agree with a previous poster that a lawsuit is justified. I won't file one, but I think anyone who files it is doing a great service. That was another of my insights yesterday. It is just bad and dangerous design to build a bathroom with no windows and no automatic lighting with a door that closes by itself. Even automatic lighting is not good enough in case of malfunction or a power outage. To top it all, I was groping the walls looking for a flick switch, and instead it turned out to be a timer dial. How many people would be expecting a rotary timer in the bathroom? So I do believe a lawsuit would have helped in preventing this kind of thing from happening again, maybe to sick or older people or children.

JackB1
12-07-2009, 07:33 AM
It happened Sunday morning. I was at a new place (a condo complex) for a tennis meetup. 3 of us showed up early, and we were hitting around. I decided to use the restroom before the others showed up and play started in earnest. I borrowed the organizer's pool key (he lives there) and located the men's room, unlocked it, and walked inside. The door shut by itself, and there was no light turned on inside. I made the huge mistake of assuming I could use the bathroom with the memory of what I had seen in the brief time the door was open. Sure enough, I was able to do what I wanted to do. Then, I started trying to trace back my steps to locate the door, and got disoriented. It was pitch dark, and panic set in. There was nobody in the pool area, the tennis courts were a little distance away, and there were no windows. I started banging on the walls and shouting. I imagined myself trapped there for hours or days. Maybe the organizer would come looking for me? I started feeling my way around but just reached one dead end after another.

Finally, my eyes adjusted, and I was able to see a sliver of light through the side of the door. I got there and opened it. I realized there was a timer-based lighting system, and you should twist the knob as soon as you can see it (with the door still open), or you are trapped in darkness.

What an experience!

That is scary, but why did you panic if you knew the door wasn't locked? It was just a matter of time before you found it. I mane, how big can a men's room be? I do hope you washed up good after touching all the walls in there!! :)

sureshs
12-07-2009, 07:43 AM
That is scary, but why did you panic if you knew the door wasn't locked? It was just a matter of time before you found it. I mane, how big can a men's room be? I do hope you washed up good after touching all the walls in there!! :)

That is where logic failed. I was completely disoriented. See, I walked to the urinal from the door in pitch darkness, using memory. Then I used the sink to wash my hands, from memory. Then I turned around. Now I could not visualize where the door was. Had I remained put, I could have retraced my steps. But in my panic I started moving around and then lost my bearings. Then I found a door and grabbed the handle - but it was the stall. That broke me. Now I was hopelessly lost with respect to the door. I think the systematic way would have been to go hit a wall, and then proceed clockwise or anticlockwise in a systematic way feeling the wall and testing by sound what felt like a closed door. But remember there were the sinks where you would not feel a wall. What if I had walked into the stall, and then got lost there?

The more I write about this, the more my stomach turns. But I think it is good to get it out of the system and to warn others.

Always have a charged cell phone with you guys. And if you are older, get that LifeAlert or whatever it is called. And follow up on where your kids are if you are a parent.

albino smurf
12-07-2009, 07:47 AM
You must live a sheltered *** life. Glad you survived your time in a dark room. You might want to avoid military service.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 07:49 AM
You must live a sheltered *** life. Glad you survived your time in a dark room. You might want to avoid military service.

This is just very disrespectful- Not everyone wanna play warrior-d1cks with their lifes.

borg number one
12-07-2009, 07:56 AM
FYI, a lawsuit filed by anyone would have no real potential, in that the first thing the Defendant is going to say, ok, so we MAY be negligent here, but what are your real DAMAGES?

Unless you prove that the incident has led to great mental anguish (e.g. real psychological damage) which is a HUGE STRECTH, you can't recover. I've seen cases involving horrific facts, say a parent watch his/her child die from a car accident that barely received anything in the way of mental anguish damages. Courts typically hate to award much in such cases.

A "Wrongful Imprisonment" suit is also not an option since no one intended to confine you in an area in any way.

The best thing to do is file a complaint or complaints with the complex and possibly also any state agencies/organizations that oversee/regulate apartment complexes.

Also, the actual tenants need to speak up and unite as they complain about that bathroom. That would be the best approach in my opinion.

sureshs
12-07-2009, 07:57 AM
You must live a sheltered *** life. Glad you survived your time in a dark room. You might want to avoid military service.

I have avoided military service and now I am well past that age. With age, comes some other thoughts like what if I die here after a few days? What will happen to my family? To add to my panic, I have hypertension due to very strong hereditary tendency gotten from my father (identical symptoms/history/medication). I am told that a couple of days of not taking my pills can lead to a dangerous surge in blood pressure causing a stroke. That was panicking me as well.

If I had more experience in these things, I would not have panicked. But how does one prepare for situations like this? A blackout at home is totally different - you know the place well and light streaks in from here or there. But a new place, new room, total darkness - what experience in life would have prepared me for this?

MAX PLY
12-07-2009, 07:58 AM
Saw where that happened to Lucy and Ethel once. Terrifying! Fortunately, Fred and Ricky let them out. Wow, I hope you recover. Oh, and thanks for warning us about this hidden threat.

El Diablo
12-07-2009, 07:59 AM
This "previous poster" was JOKING about a lawsuit. I'm with smurf here -- doesn't sound like such a terrible experience. I've had much scarier moments in public restrooms -- like the handful of times I sat there and noticed there wasn't a single piece of toilet paper or paper towel in the room.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 08:07 AM
This "previous poster" was JOKING about a lawsuit. I'm with smurf here -- doesn't sound like such a terrible experience. I've had much scarier moments in public restrooms -- like the handful of times I sat there and noticed there wasn't a single piece of toilet paper or paper towel in the room.

You should always check that there is enough paper before you sit down and do your buseiness :)

dlk
12-07-2009, 08:19 AM
You must live a sheltered *** life. Glad you survived your time in a dark room. You might want to avoid military service.

I'm inclined to agree with you. Worst of numerous combat engagements, 30 DEC 2006, small village north of Fallujah. Convoy commander radioed IED, w/i seconds everything went black (we all survived with moderate injuries). No time for fear at time, but restrospection was a ***** on sleep, to this day. Or maybe it was I went to school & left my 150pt. report at home.

dlk
12-07-2009, 08:21 AM
This is just very disrespectful- Not everyone wanna play warrior-d1cks with their lifes.

You're calling albino smurf disrespectful? Oh, okay:confused:

borg number one
12-07-2009, 08:22 AM
TheMagicianofPrecision, I was responding to Sureshs, post #10 as to a possible lawsuit. Also, on "doing your business", other than for #1, just stick with your own home, if AT ALL possible, lol..

sureshs
12-07-2009, 08:26 AM
OK, now that I have said everything I wanted to, why don't we convert this thread to:

Post the scariest experience in your life.

dlk
12-07-2009, 08:31 AM
OK, now that I have said everything I wanted to, why don't we convert this thread to:

Post the scariest experience in your life.

Nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone's experience is relative. The less of these experiences the better.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 08:33 AM
You're calling albino smurf disrespectful? Oh, okay:confused:

No, I didnt.
What he wrote- I called disrespectful.

If someone wants to go to war-Thats fine, either way, peoples phobics should always be respected.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 08:38 AM
TheMagicianofPrecision, I was responding to Sureshs, post #10 as to a possible lawsuit. Also, on "doing your business", other than for #1, just stick with your own home, if AT ALL possible, lol..

Oh I see, sorry then

Thats a good advice :)

dlk
12-07-2009, 08:43 AM
No, I didnt.
What he wrote- I called disrespectful.

If someone wants to go to war-Thats fine, either way, peoples phobics should always be respected.

Your abusing semantics. He/she wrote what he/she felt, therefore it matters not where your direction of disrespect lies. I would not have been so harsh as Albino, but that's beside my current point. Also, individuals don't want to go to war, unless a terrorist, political policy decides that.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 08:46 AM
Your abusing semantics. He/she wrote what he/she felt, therefore it matters not where your direction of disrespect lies. I would not have been so harsh as Albino, but that's beside my current point. Also, individuals don't want to go to war, unless a terrorist, political policy decides that.

...and I wrote what I felt.
Im sure they dont, so who decides which individuals will go and who will stay home?

dlk
12-07-2009, 08:50 AM
...and I wrote what I felt.
Im sure they dont, so who decides which individuals will go and who will stay home?

You did not write what you felt, "No, I didn't. What he wrote-I called disrespectful." You qualified your opinion.:)

jmverdugo
12-07-2009, 08:55 AM
Once when I was a kid me and my friends used to sneak in into the local tennis club. We used these water channels designed to take the water out of the club on the rain season, they are square and are open on the top with a fixed metalic grid. These channels are very small, our technique was to lay on the floor, face up, arms on the side of the body and move ourselves using our shoulders and the tip of our feet. The distance was something like 10ft. One time I was in the middle of the way when started to rain, the water level started to raise very VERY fast, way faster than I could move myself to the exit, when I was 2 or 3 ft away from the exit I was completed cover by the water and couldn't move, my friends gave my a plastic strow so I can breath, finally a gardener showed up and they took me by my hair and clothes and pulled me out. That was the scariest moment of my life.

Other time when I was very little I jumped on a pool without my mom knowing and I basically drowned, and was floating and not breathing when my mom found me. I do not remember this so I guess it is not my scariest experience but I am pretty sure it is one of the top scariest of my mom.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-07-2009, 08:58 AM
You did not write what you felt, "No, I didn't. What he wrote-I called disrespectful." You qualified your opinion.:)

Uhrm...Ok, whatever makes you happy .
English is not my 1st language

sureshs
12-07-2009, 08:59 AM
^^^ At least your friends were watching you all the way. That is a great comfort.

albino smurf
12-07-2009, 09:25 AM
Wasn't trying to dog anyone, but being stuck in a dark room, the fear is coming from you, not from any where else. I've never served, I'm assuming that is what the warrior dicks thing was about, but when you look at your scariest experience in your life and it is being locked in a dark strange room temporarily and you post it on a message board, I think you better expect a bit of snideness. Glad you made it out OK and honestly I'm jealous that that is the scariest experience you've had.

sureshs
12-07-2009, 09:39 AM
Wasn't trying to dog anyone, but being stuck in a dark room, the fear is coming from you, not from any where else. I've never served, I'm assuming that is what the warrior dicks thing was about, but when you look at your scariest experience in your life and it is being locked in a dark strange room temporarily and you post it on a message board, I think you better expect a bit of snideness. Glad you made it out OK and honestly I'm jealous that that is the scariest experience you've had.

OK, but this is not a contest

albino smurf
12-07-2009, 09:52 AM
Not sure what that is supposed to mean. No it is not a contest, but I did have someone do that to me as a prank once. They set a bunch of trash cans on top of each other so when I did finally find the door it knocked over the cans and made a ton of racket. So you are lucky at least that my friends were not there to 'help'.

borg number one
12-07-2009, 09:56 AM
LOL Albino Smurf, that sounds like some of my high school tennis buddies, or a frat house. Yeah, that is not cool for sure.

albino smurf
12-07-2009, 10:24 AM
There was a packed restaurant in the next room. It was an awesome prank, painful to be the victim of, but a laugh nonetheless.

mtommer
12-07-2009, 10:34 AM
No offense sureshs but there would be no cause for a lawsuit or complaint. You knowingly and willingly placed yourself in that situation. You could have refused to go farther until you found a light switch or you could have gone out and come back with something to prop open the door.

sureshs
12-07-2009, 11:11 AM
No offense sureshs but there would be no cause for a lawsuit or complaint. You knowingly and willingly placed yourself in that situation. You could have refused to go farther until you found a light switch or you could have gone out and come back with something to prop open the door.

I know that. The lawsuit would have been more appropriate for a child or a senior citizen who just walked in there and had the door shut on him before he realized what was going on. I dared myself to get in and out in the darkness and paid for it. But the bathroom design is flawed, nevertheless.

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-07-2009, 12:11 PM
You must live a sheltered *** life. Glad you survived your time in a dark room. You might want to avoid military service.

Too freaking funny.

r2473
12-07-2009, 12:24 PM
I once spent an entire night in a dark room...........come to think of it, I spend every night in a dark room.

fed_the_savior
12-07-2009, 06:02 PM
am i missing something, cause if you just go in a circle you'll always find the door?

russell
12-07-2009, 07:03 PM
am i missing something, cause if you just go in a circle you'll always find the door?

candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman

fed_the_savior
12-07-2009, 07:11 PM
candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman

thankfully, i don't watch horror movies. maybe that's why it doesn't seem like a big deal.

MegacedU
12-07-2009, 09:18 PM
This story, which I agree, would be terrifying, is actually pretty funny. I would have been screaming!

sureshs
12-08-2009, 04:14 AM
This story, which I agree, would be terrifying, is actually pretty funny. I would have been screaming!

I wouldn't have minded it if you had come and rescued me.

sureshs
12-08-2009, 04:27 AM
am i missing something, cause if you just go in a circle you'll always find the door?

I already mentioned that, and why it might be difficult.

I started trying it. Problem was it was chilly and all surfaces felt equally cold to the touch, so it wasn't easy to tell from the texture.

dropshot winner
12-08-2009, 08:00 AM
My scariest experiences were both in water.

About 10 years ago, I was 14 or 15, we dived in Lake Zurich and found some old piece of machinery at a depth of 3m (9-10 feet), we were fooling around under water and then my shorts got stuck on a metal edge.
Usually that would've been no problem, but we were taking headers from trees before and to not lose my shorts I tied the shorts very tightly. So I couldn't take them off, and I couldn't get to the surface either, fortunately I somehow managed to calm down after being underwater for almost a minute and managed to detach the piece shorts from the metal.

I'll never forget the moment I could finally inhale and saw the sun.

The 2nd most scary experience was 2 or 3 years later. We were camping in france near the river "Doubs", there was some current but it didn't really look scary on the surface. We used the inflatable mattress to ride down the dam, after the 10th time or so I got caught in a swirl, it sucked the mattress under water and me with it. The worst part was the underwater current, it was like a bench vise, there was no way you could swim through it to get to the surface, I actually had to dive deeper to get up which I did.

I was definately lucky both those times.

sureshs
12-08-2009, 08:08 AM
^^^ It is a reminder to never take water for granted. Even just getting entangled in weed or kelp can be fatal.

dropshot winner
12-08-2009, 08:20 AM
^^^ It is a reminder to never take water for granted. Even just getting entangled in weed or kelp can be fatal.
Yeah, in the end those events thought me some good lessons.

Water in all forms (lake, river, sea, snow, ice) can be very dangerous, but it's definately the most fun element and I would not want to miss it.

A friend of mine almost drowned a few years back and since then she isn't setting foot near any large body of water, I could never do that.

Power Player
12-08-2009, 08:37 AM
If that is the scariest thing you have ever dealt with, you are a lucky guy.

Rhino
12-08-2009, 10:07 AM
My scariest moment happened on Dec 26th last year. I was in Portugal on a Christmas skydiving holiday (skydiving is my fave sport, even preferable to tennis). I had what is called an 'off landing', it's when I got out of the plane too far away from the drop zone and couldn't make it back. I was faced with landing on either a busy road or a tiny back yard with tall fences and trees, or hitting buildings. I had to turn my parachute 180 degrees while just above the ground (low turns usually kill) and my chute snagged onto a tree which swung me like a pendulum a few inches above the ground at about 50 miles an hour, narrowly missing a 9 ft high barbed wire fence to my right. I was completely unharmed. All my colleagues thought I had died. They called an ambulance but I just walked away in disbelief. My parachute was shredded, I was born again that day.

Camilio Pascual
12-08-2009, 10:13 AM
It was a very dark night and I was doing some astronomy observing with a group. Somebody offered me a can of pop, I figured it was a Coke or Pepsi.
IT WAS A TAB!!!
After the convulsions and heaving, somebody advised me to swill kerosene to get rid of the bad taste. Problem solved.

flyinghippos101
12-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Beware the evil public bathrooms

topsltennis
12-08-2009, 11:19 AM
How big could this bathroom have been that you feared you'd never find your way out?

sureshs
12-08-2009, 11:32 AM
How big could this bathroom have been that you feared you'd never find your way out?

Not very big. However, it was not a single-user bathroom, but a pool-side restroom.

MegacedU
12-08-2009, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't have minded it if you had come and rescued me.

I try to stay away from public bathrooms. I here pitch black bathrooms are a breeding ground for the herp. :)

maddogz32
12-09-2009, 03:04 PM
I had an experince just like this one time when i was like 9. i was frisbeeing with my dad in a field right next to a rec center. i then around 6 oclock had to go to the bathroom. we knew that the center would be closing soon. i went into the bathroom and started to do my thing. halfway through some guy come in, i assume the guy worked there because he checked all of the stalls and as he was tryin to open mine i told him that there was someone in there. i guess he didnt hear me because on his way out he turned off the lights. i immediately started to panic. i was yelling a lot. i then had to do my best to finish my business in the pitch black. then had to try to maneuver my way out of the bathroom. luckily for me the door was still unlocked. if it was locked i would have been skrewed. i was nine years old at the time, and you can imagine what it must feel like to be 9 years old and stuck in a pitch black bathroom.
it was a very scary experience. but luckily i made it out ok

sureshs
12-10-2009, 08:13 AM
I had an experince just like this one time when i was like 9. i was frisbeeing with my dad in a field right next to a rec center. i then around 6 oclock had to go to the bathroom. we knew that the center would be closing soon. i went into the bathroom and started to do my thing. halfway through some guy come in, i assume the guy worked there because he checked all of the stalls and as he was tryin to open mine i told him that there was someone in there. i guess he didnt hear me because on his way out he turned off the lights. i immediately started to panic. i was yelling a lot. i then had to do my best to finish my business in the pitch black. then had to try to maneuver my way out of the bathroom. luckily for me the door was still unlocked. if it was locked i would have been skrewed. i was nine years old at the time, and you can imagine what it must feel like to be 9 years old and stuck in a pitch black bathroom.
it was a very scary experience. but luckily i made it out ok

But you have never been quite OK in the head after that, have you? :-)

nCode747
12-10-2009, 06:16 PM
Has to be a lawsuit here -- this is America!! Think of the guy who got into an elevator Friday evening in a Manhattan building, got stuck in it, spent the entire weekend there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_bMhNI_TY8&feature=fvst

That would be horrible!

malakas
12-10-2009, 06:52 PM
A lot of terrible stories here.

Last January I had my scariest experience in life when I felt..I was sure I would die and it would be the end.After that you never are quite the same person.:/

It may not sound very much scary compared to skydiving and drowning but to each their own I guess.It was around midnight and I had just returned from a 4 hours bus ride to my home,and I felt a little sick.I went straight to bed,but around 3 am I felt really thirsty and got up to get some water-which really never happens with me to be thirsty in sleep.But I had absolutely no idea how sick I was-I had around 41C temperature and by the time II reached the kitchen sink to get the glass I fainted-I have also normally a little hypotension- and then came back and couldn't breath and got dizzy-with the glasses kept breaking on the floor as I was reaching for them unable to hold..all home was dark and there was noone there to listen to me-not that I had any strength to shout anyway.All I could manage to do was to reach for the glasses and throw them down and I couldn't even get a breath-I was desperately panting bec of the low bloodpressure. and couldn't even think properly what to do in the high fever madness.I fainted a couple of times on the sink and finally I hit the floor when I came back to my senses.I was sure in the end I would die right there on the floor in the dark with noone to help me.Funny thing....I never really panicked I even accepted that was it-the end-through all my diziness and illusions from the fever.It gave me peacefullness to accept it. . .

I really don't share much of my real life in this forum..but I just wanted to say not to make fun of sureshs because you can't really know how a near death experience is like if you haven't felt it yourself.The description may sound ridiculous and funny but for the person who lives it in reality it is hell.

jswinf
12-10-2009, 07:39 PM
^^^^That's a scary one, all right. Glad it wasn't really your time. I've read this thread with interest and tried to think of my own scariest experience and couldn't come up with a thing. I'm a lucky duck.

BlaackSheeep
12-10-2009, 08:37 PM
When I was about twenty-two I heard something in the woods that I still can't explain away today. I got the feeling though I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. To this day I still can't forget that sound.

sureshs
12-10-2009, 09:03 PM
A lot of terrible stories here.

Last January I had my scariest experience in life when I felt..I was sure I would die and it would be the end.After that you never are quite the same person.:/

It may not sound very much scary compared to skydiving and drowning but to each their own I guess.It was around midnight and I had just returned from a 4 hours bus ride to my home,and I felt a little sick.I went straight to bed,but around 3 am I felt really thirsty and got up to get some water-which really never happens with me to be thirsty in sleep.But I had absolutely no idea how sick I was-I had around 41C temperature and by the time II reached the kitchen sink to get the glass I fainted-I have also normally a little hypotension- and then came back and couldn't breath and got dizzy-with the glasses kept breaking on the floor as I was reaching for them unable to hold..all home was dark and there was noone there to listen to me-not that I had any strength to shout anyway.All I could manage to do was to reach for the glasses and throw them down and I couldn't even get a breath-I was desperately panting bec of the low bloodpressure. and couldn't even think properly what to do in the high fever madness.I fainted a couple of times on the sink and finally I hit the floor when I came back to my senses.I was sure in the end I would die right there on the floor in the dark with noone to help me.Funny thing....I never really panicked I even accepted that was it-the end-through all my diziness and illusions from the fever.It gave me peacefullness to accept it. . .

I really don't share much of my real life in this forum..but I just wanted to say not to make fun of sureshs because you can't really know how a near death experience is like if you haven't felt it yourself.The description may sound ridiculous and funny but for the person who lives it in reality it is hell.

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fed_the_savior
12-10-2009, 09:04 PM
I overdosed on energy drinks once. My heart felt like it was failing, I was twitching uncontrollably, got the cold sweats, sleep apnea (very scary—you stop breathing when you sleep), tremors, and hot flashes, for about 18 hours.

fed_the_savior
12-10-2009, 09:04 PM
When I was about twenty-two I heard something in the woods that I still can't explain away today. I got the feeling though I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. To this day I still can't forget that sound.

What did it sound like? :shock:

Leelord337
12-11-2009, 12:45 AM
A lot of terrible stories here.

Last January I had my scariest experience in life when I felt..I was sure I would die and it would be the end.After that you never are quite the same person.:/

It may not sound very much scary compared to skydiving and drowning but to each their own I guess.It was around midnight and I had just returned from a 4 hours bus ride to my home,and I felt a little sick.I went straight to bed,but around 3 am I felt really thirsty and got up to get some water-which really never happens with me to be thirsty in sleep.But I had absolutely no idea how sick I was-I had around 41C temperature and by the time II reached the kitchen sink to get the glass I fainted-I have also normally a little hypotension- and then came back and couldn't breath and got dizzy-with the glasses kept breaking on the floor as I was reaching for them unable to hold..all home was dark and there was noone there to listen to me-not that I had any strength to shout anyway.All I could manage to do was to reach for the glasses and throw them down and I couldn't even get a breath-I was desperately panting bec of the low bloodpressure. and couldn't even think properly what to do in the high fever madness.I fainted a couple of times on the sink and finally I hit the floor when I came back to my senses.I was sure in the end I would die right there on the floor in the dark with noone to help me.Funny thing....I never really panicked I even accepted that was it-the end-through all my diziness and illusions from the fever.It gave me peacefullness to accept it. . .

I really don't share much of my real life in this forum..but I just wanted to say not to make fun of sureshs because you can't really know how a near death experience is like if you haven't felt it yourself.The description may sound ridiculous and funny but for the person who lives it in reality it is hell.

yikes thats completely scary...i felt like the morning after i had a few too many drinks at my friends bachelor party once

but yeah i had a very scary experience in february of this year. It was about 8pm and i had just played tennis 'n was coming home, I actually stopped to get gas after because i really didn't want to stop in the morning on my way to the campus. well i made it to the gas station and started pumping gas...i noticed two guys in hoodies walking to the store *i was the only one there pumping gas* and i kinda kept my eye on them but not making eye contact, just watching them, then both of them ran towards me and they block me in by my car door, *I couldn't believe what was happening, it felt like a movie* I wasn't scared, i didn't know what i was feeling...but one of them lifted up his shirt and pulled a huge silver gun out and pointed it at my stomach and said give me your money and your keys...i gave the other guy who had also blocked me in but w/no gun, everything I had on me which was about 60 cash and my cell phone, and then the guy w/the gun said now run down hat street there, *I ran like the wind fast* and made it to this person's house and knocked on the door and they came to the door but wouldn't open it, i was panicking and told them i was just robbed, i need you to call 911, They wouldn't help me and i ended up walking back to the store *i was scared they were going to shoot me as they drove off in my car next to me, i hid behind some hedges*...well I ran to the store and told the clerk what happened, i couldn't even dial the number on the phone because i was so shaky and i told him to call my house...he did, 'n i just went to the corner and sat on the floor, they brought me a crate to sit on, i was sweaty 'n had just played tennis, 'n in my tennis clothes...my mom came about 10min later to get me, it was just a crazy experience explaining what happened to police and everyone telling me how lucky i was etc... Well the next day we found the car which had been towed, they of course took everything except my tennis racquets which was odd because i had about 1000$ worth of racquets, they took everything else, even my old clothes, ha, and my burned cds..i guess if it wasn't shiny silver or gold they didn't want it...well that was my story and I never get gas anymore unless the place is very well lit and there are other people around.

Anaconda
12-11-2009, 02:03 AM
I had a dream, that i was over my friends house, and i went to the kitchen and slashed his headwide open, then i walked out of the house in a clam manner.

3o'clock at night i wake up and actually believe that i killed my friend.........needless to say that i didn't kill him.

sureshs
12-11-2009, 05:41 AM
yikes thats completely scary...i felt like the morning after i had a few too many drinks at my friends bachelor party once

but yeah i had a very scary experience in february of this year. It was about 8pm and i had just played tennis 'n was coming home, I actually stopped to get gas after because i really didn't want to stop in the morning on my way to the campus. well i made it to the gas station and started pumping gas...i noticed two guys in hoodies walking to the store *i was the only one there pumping gas* and i kinda kept my eye on them but not making eye contact, just watching them, then both of them ran towards me and they block me in by my car door, *I couldn't believe what was happening, it felt like a movie* I wasn't scared, i didn't know what i was feeling...but one of them lifted up his shirt and pulled a huge silver gun out and pointed it at my stomach and said give me your money and your keys...i gave the other guy who had also blocked me in but w/no gun, everything I had on me which was about 60 cash and my cell phone, and then the guy w/the gun said now run down hat street there, *I ran like the wind fast* and made it to this person's house and knocked on the door and they came to the door but wouldn't open it, i was panicking and told them i was just robbed, i need you to call 911, They wouldn't help me and i ended up walking back to the store *i was scared they were going to shoot me as they drove off in my car next to me, i hid behind some hedges*...well I ran to the store and told the clerk what happened, i couldn't even dial the number on the phone because i was so shaky and i told him to call my house...he did, 'n i just went to the corner and sat on the floor, they brought me a crate to sit on, i was sweaty 'n had just played tennis, 'n in my tennis clothes...my mom came about 10min later to get me, it was just a crazy experience explaining what happened to police and everyone telling me how lucky i was etc... Well the next day we found the car which had been towed, they of course took everything except my tennis racquets which was odd because i had about 1000$ worth of racquets, they took everything else, even my old clothes, ha, and my burned cds..i guess if it wasn't shiny silver or gold they didn't want it...well that was my story and I never get gas anymore unless the place is very well lit and there are other people around.

Good to know that "gun control laws" are working.

albino smurf
12-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Nothing worse than the adrenaline rush you get when you think you are going to die. Some people get hooked on that feeling. I've had it about six times in my life and every time it just made me want to puke afterwards. I'd rather stick to challenging my morality than my mortality!

sureshs
12-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Nothing worse than the adrenaline rush you get when you think you are going to die. Some people get hooked on that feeling. I've had it about six times in my life and every time it just made me want to puke afterwards. I'd rather stick to challenging my morality than my mortality!

It makes you realize how much you value your life. Till that happens, it is easy to be philosophical and go around saying "death is a part of life and I am not afraid."

BlaackSheeep
12-14-2009, 04:32 PM
What did it sound like? :shock:

Somewhere between a deep guttural growl and a harsh grunting noise. The really scary thing was that it what ever it was was walking up behind me and the sound came from a couple of feet higher than my head and I'm 6'3".

agassi fan
12-14-2009, 08:56 PM
the scariest pexperience of my life was losing the flexpoint prestige. i went back to the courts but it wasn't there. another time was when i lost py aero pro (same place)

leeroy85
12-14-2009, 08:59 PM
It happened Sunday morning. I was at a new place (a condo complex) for a tennis meetup. 3 of us showed up early, and we were hitting around. I decided to use the restroom before the others showed up and play started in earnest. I borrowed the organizer's pool key (he lives there) and located the men's room, unlocked it, and walked inside. The door shut by itself, and there was no light turned on inside. I made the huge mistake of assuming I could use the bathroom with the memory of what I had seen in the brief time the door was open. Sure enough, I was able to do what I wanted to do. Then, I started trying to trace back my steps to locate the door, and got disoriented. It was pitch dark, and panic set in. There was nobody in the pool area, the tennis courts were a little distance away, and there were no windows. I started banging on the walls and shouting. I imagined myself trapped there for hours or days. Maybe the organizer would come looking for me? I started feeling my way around but just reached one dead end after another.

Finally, my eyes adjusted, and I was able to see a sliver of light through the side of the door. I got there and opened it. I realized there was a timer-based lighting system, and you should twist the knob as soon as you can see it (with the door still open), or you are trapped in darkness.

What an experience!

Great scary description. You had me in suspense. Public bathroom,no light - that is scary.

Gemini
12-29-2009, 08:13 AM
I would thought your teammates/opponents would've come looking for you at some point knowing that you'd gone to the restroom when it was match time.

My scariest experience -- drive by shooting when I was a kid in the 80's. It was a the height of the Crypts/Bloods rivalry in So. California. I was both visiting my uncle who used to live in Inglewood.

We were eating at a Burger King when it happened. I'd never seen so much chaos. In the end, I took one bullet in my left arm. No permanent damage other than a scar where the bullet went in and out. Obviously, it could've been much worse.

Gemini
12-29-2009, 08:15 AM
Somewhere between a deep guttural growl and a harsh grunting noise. The really scary thing was that it what ever it was was walking up behind me and the sound came from a couple of feet higher than my head and I'm 6'3".

You ever see the movie "The Howling"?

David_Is_Right
12-29-2009, 08:30 AM
In my case, I agree with a previous poster that a lawsuit is justified. I won't file one, but I think anyone who files it is doing a great service.

So let me get this straight... you decided to go hunting round in a pitch black room when the exit was locked and you think you have grounds to sue someone? Seriously?!! OH MY GOD

Cindysphinx
12-29-2009, 08:42 AM
OK, I will tell you the scariest experience of my life.

I had two daughters, maybe 6 and 3 years old at the time. Oldest daughter took swimming lessons at the local Y. Younger daughter desperately wanted to take lessons too, but she was too young and couldn't swim a stroke.

We had just finished older daughter's lesson, and I took both girls to the ladies locker room to get back into street clothes. I was focusing on the older one. When I turned back around, the little one was gone. Hmmmm. I called her name. I checked the stalls. The shower area. Nothing.

I told the older one to stay put and went out into the lobby. Nothing.

Then I panicked, realizing that maybe the little one had decided to go for a swim. I went flying back through the restroom and out to the pool, scanning the bottom looking for my daughter in the six lanes of churning water. Nothing. I then realized there was a second pool; maybe she was there. I ran over to it and scanned the bottom. Still no sign of her.

I ran back to the lobby and told the clerk what had happened and asked him to send someone to search the men's restroom in case she was being molested. Meanwhile, I ran out to the parking lot to see if she was being abducted. Nothing.

Out of ideas, I went back to the ladies locker room and collected my older daughter so I could return to the lobby and call the police. Just then, I heard giggling. Youngest daughter was in a nearby tall locker, hiding.

She almost killed me that day.

Leelord337
12-29-2009, 09:03 AM
^^yikes, now that is a very nerve testing story

vbranis
12-29-2009, 10:27 AM
OK, here's mine:

It was several years ago, I was only 12. I was at the beach with my family and decided to grab an air mattress and try to float on the ocean. My parents were around, but didn't notice; otherwise, they surely would have stopped me since I was a pretty bad swimmer. So I head out through the waves, place the mattress on the ocean and lie on it. Pretty cool, I thought. There were quite a few people in the water around me anyway, it seemed safe. However, I noticed I began slowly drifting away along the shore. I was probably about 50 feet down the coast now from my parents. OK, no problem, I'll just row my way back. But...

There apparently was a current (it was the Atlantic Ocean, after all) that kept pulling me out. And now not only was I heading down the coast, I was heading OUT into the ocean!!! I noticed the people in the water getting further and further away! I began to yell for help, but no one seemed to pay any attention, I was probably too far away at that point and the waves of the ocean drowned out my sounds. I was panicking big time, and I had completely lost my bearings and couldn't remember where my parents were. Were there sharks? Should I swim? Are there any boats around? I thought that the next decision I make will impact whether I live or die. Just then, I see my dad swimming out from the side and grabbing the mattress. Whew... He told me the first thing he noticed was the mattress and me gone. He said he was worried but couldn't spot me for a while, but as soon as he did, he began to swim to save me.

That truly was scary, I still think about what could've happened...

Leelord337
12-29-2009, 02:03 PM
OK, here's mine:

It was several years ago, I was only 12. I was at the beach with my family and decided to grab an air mattress and try to float on the ocean. My parents were around, but didn't notice; otherwise, they surely would have stopped me since I was a pretty bad swimmer. So I head out through the waves, place the mattress on the ocean and lie on it. Pretty cool, I thought. There were quite a few people in the water around me anyway, it seemed safe. However, I noticed I began slowly drifting away along the shore. I was probably about 50 feet down the coast now from my parents. OK, no problem, I'll just row my way back. But...

There apparently was a current (it was the Atlantic Ocean, after all) that kept pulling me out. And now not only was I heading down the coast, I was heading OUT into the ocean!!! I noticed the people in the water getting further and further away! I began to yell for help, but no one seemed to pay any attention, I was probably too far away at that point and the waves of the ocean drowned out my sounds. I was panicking big time, and I had completely lost my bearings and couldn't remember where my parents were. Were there sharks? Should I swim? Are there any boats around? I thought that the next decision I make will impact whether I live or die. Just then, I see my dad swimming out from the side and grabbing the mattress. Whew... He told me the first thing he noticed was the mattress and me gone. He said he was worried but couldn't spot me for a while, but as soon as he did, he began to swim to save me.

That truly was scary, I still think about what could've happened...

OMG, i've done the air mattress thing before actually at crystal beach this year, was rly fun, but yeah thats rly scary being a little kid when that happened.

I have another scary water story that happened to me.. actually was about 12 or 13 I was tubing the frio river not far from san antonio at garner state park and there was this waterfall that many people would ride their tubes down (not a far drop like 2 or 3 feet but was very a very powerful current and was actually part concrete) Well i rode down it and flipped over and was being pushed under water and could not get up, luckily a man pulled me out, i twas fine, hadn't inhaled too much water, but I still owe a good thanks to that man who saved my life back then...

Marshredder
12-29-2009, 02:17 PM
I was once stabbed in the head 3 times in a huge case of wrong place wrong time...

Wine bottle smashed over my head and the neck was stabbed into my temple, temporal artery was broken, I lost 2 pints of blood in a few minutes, 3 ambulance crews, 9 stitches and a night in hospital, funtimes.

It was the only time i've really thought, "Well, this is it..." Putting your hand on your head and having blood literally pour down your arm isn't a nice experience.

r2473
12-29-2009, 02:21 PM
I was once stabbed in the head 3 times in a huge case of wrong place wrong time...

Wine bottle smashed over my head and the neck was stabbed into my temple, temporal artery was broken, I lost 2 pints of blood in a few minutes, 3 ambulance crews, 9 stitches and a night in hospital, funtimes.

It was the only time i've really thought, "Well, this is it..." Putting your hand on your head and having blood literally pour down your arm isn't a nice experience.

You think that competes with being in a dark room for a few minutes?





(Did I mention the room was dark?)

Cindysphinx
12-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Remember that daughter who hid in the locker?

Fast forward about six years. So she's nine.

We are all at Bethany Beach, DE. There had been a bad storm the night before, so the lifeguards were flying the "Dangerous surf" warning flags. We stayed on the beach all day, as it looked rough and the few people who ventured in were quickly spanked back to shore.

Around 3 pm, the waves calmed down. People started skipping out into the water. My husband took daughter out into the water (she could swim, having been on swim team for 2-3 years by then). All of a sudden, Monster Tsunami Wave rises up and cracks both of them, separating them. My husband was rolled to shore, and we couldn't find daughter.

The lifeguards sprang into action. There was a lot of whistling, and all of the lifeguards left their chairs to move closer to the scene. Two of them swam out toward daughter, who was swirling around in the water. They gave her a red bouy to hold, and they swam in with her, getting popped hard by a few waves on the way. She was pretty shaken up and wouldn't return to the water on that trip -- no surprise.

I cannot wait to teach her to drive next year. I'm sure nothing remarkable will happen . . .

Cindy -- who likes to spread the blanket near the lifeguard because she likes to watch the rescues, and there are a lot of rescues if you are paying attention

flyinghippos101
12-29-2009, 04:57 PM
I was once stabbed in the head 3 times in a huge case of wrong place wrong time...

Wine bottle smashed over my head and the neck was stabbed into my temple, temporal artery was broken, I lost 2 pints of blood in a few minutes, 3 ambulance crews, 9 stitches and a night in hospital, funtimes.

It was the only time i've really thought, "Well, this is it..." Putting your hand on your head and having blood literally pour down your arm isn't a nice experience.

lol @r2473.

Wow dude,so this was just some random freak accident? Did you know these guys?

vbranis
12-29-2009, 05:23 PM
Remember that daughter who hid in the locker?

Fast forward about six years. So she's nine.

We are all at Bethany Beach, DE. There had been a bad storm the night before, so the lifeguards were flying the "Dangerous surf" warning flags. We stayed on the beach all day, as it looked rough and the few people who ventured in were quickly spanked back to shore.

Around 3 pm, the waves calmed down. People started skipping out into the water. My husband took daughter out into the water (she could swim, having been on swim team for 2-3 years by then). All of a sudden, Monster Tsunami Wave rises up and cracks both of them, separating them. My husband was rolled to shore, and we couldn't find daughter.

The lifeguards sprang into action. There was a lot of whistling, and all of the lifeguards left their chairs to move closer to the scene. Two of them swam out toward daughter, who was swirling around in the water. They gave her a red bouy to hold, and they swam in with her, getting popped hard by a few waves on the way. She was pretty shaken up and wouldn't return to the water on that trip -- no surprise.

I cannot wait to teach her to drive next year. I'm sure nothing remarkable will happen . . .

Cindy -- who likes to spread the blanket near the lifeguard because she likes to watch the rescues, and there are a lot of rescues if you are paying attention

Wow, Bethany Beach? My 'scariest moment' happened at Lewes Beach, just a few miles up.

Mansewerz
12-29-2009, 06:15 PM
I had a dream, that i was over my friends house, and i went to the kitchen and slashed his headwide open, then i walked out of the house in a clam manner.

3o'clock at night i wake up and actually believe that i killed my friend.........needless to say that i didn't kill him.

Our dreams are very scary at times and make us question ourselves. Sometimes my dreams make me feel like a horrible person.

SuperDuy
12-30-2009, 11:12 PM
Did you know that if you are in Complete darkness for a few hours without anylight and you constantly search for light, then you can go blind because your eyes are trying to ajust but they jsut can't.

jswinf
12-31-2009, 01:16 PM
Did you know that if you are in Complete darkness for a few hours without anylight and you constantly search for light, then you can go blind because your eyes are trying to ajust but they jsut can't.

Sorry, sounds like a tale from an old wife.

Leelord337
12-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Did you know that if you are in Complete darkness for a few hours without anylight and you constantly search for light, then you can go blind because your eyes are trying to ajust but they jsut can't.

sooo what happens when people go to sleep :confused::)

BlaackSheeep
12-31-2009, 04:40 PM
You ever see the movie "The Howling"?

No I never did, I've never been a great fan of scary movies. But there are some things that make even the most frightening horror movie seen tame.

SuperDuy
01-28-2010, 12:37 PM
sooo what happens when people go to sleep :confused::)

Close your eyes and look into the darkness and search around for light. When you open your eyes again they will be blurry. Atleast when I do it I can barely see the tw logo at the top lol.

sureshs
01-28-2010, 01:02 PM
Remember that daughter who hid in the locker?

Fast forward about six years. So she's nine.

We are all at Bethany Beach, DE. There had been a bad storm the night before, so the lifeguards were flying the "Dangerous surf" warning flags. We stayed on the beach all day, as it looked rough and the few people who ventured in were quickly spanked back to shore.

Around 3 pm, the waves calmed down. People started skipping out into the water. My husband took daughter out into the water (she could swim, having been on swim team for 2-3 years by then). All of a sudden, Monster Tsunami Wave rises up and cracks both of them, separating them. My husband was rolled to shore, and we couldn't find daughter.

The lifeguards sprang into action. There was a lot of whistling, and all of the lifeguards left their chairs to move closer to the scene. Two of them swam out toward daughter, who was swirling around in the water. They gave her a red bouy to hold, and they swam in with her, getting popped hard by a few waves on the way. She was pretty shaken up and wouldn't return to the water on that trip -- no surprise.

I cannot wait to teach her to drive next year. I'm sure nothing remarkable will happen . . .

Cindy -- who likes to spread the blanket near the lifeguard because she likes to watch the rescues, and there are a lot of rescues if you are paying attention

Was the wave really due to a tsunami?

sureshs
01-28-2010, 01:05 PM
You think that competes with being in a dark room for a few minutes?





(Did I mention the room was dark?)

Very funny. Being hit in the head is like an auto accident. I have been in one, when I was rear-ended by a girl who had just gotten her licence. It is quite different from the slow torture of progressively growing desperate in a dark room. It is like an auto accident or a bar fight is not considered as a horror scene in movies, but someone walking slowly in darkness is.

atatu
01-28-2010, 01:06 PM
OK, I will tell you the scariest experience of my life.

I had two daughters, maybe 6 and 3 years old at the time. Oldest daughter took swimming lessons at the local Y. Younger daughter desperately wanted to take lessons too, but she was too young and couldn't swim a stroke.

We had just finished older daughter's lesson, and I took both girls to the ladies locker room to get back into street clothes. I was focusing on the older one. When I turned back around, the little one was gone. Hmmmm. I called her name. I checked the stalls. The shower area. Nothing.

I told the older one to stay put and went out into the lobby. Nothing.

Then I panicked, realizing that maybe the little one had decided to go for a swim. I went flying back through the restroom and out to the pool, scanning the bottom looking for my daughter in the six lanes of churning water. Nothing. I then realized there was a second pool; maybe she was there. I ran over to it and scanned the bottom. Still no sign of her.

I ran back to the lobby and told the clerk what had happened and asked him to send someone to search the men's restroom in case she was being molested. Meanwhile, I ran out to the parking lot to see if she was being abducted. Nothing.

Out of ideas, I went back to the ladies locker room and collected my older daughter so I could return to the lobby and call the police. Just then, I heard giggling. Youngest daughter was in a nearby tall locker, hiding.

She almost killed me that day.

That's the scariest one yet. About two years ago I was swimming with my kids in a river that has underwater rock formations. Threre is one that is a very small cave that you swim in one side and out the other. Pretty easy for the kids to fit in and out of, but the currrent was strong, my son, who was eight at the time, swam in and got his foot wednged in between two rocks. The current was too strong for him to swim back out, so he was stuck. Luckily I was right there and I dislodged his foot immediately, but I have had nightmares about that ever since.

tennis_ally2009
01-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Wooh, some people have scary experiences.
Mine? This year. This April, I was bouncing on the trampoline with my friends, and one of them bounced really high in the air, and went back down knee first Into my eye. I screamed out, and fell off the trampoline. I immediately stood up and ran inside, with one of my eyes still closed. I was given ice for my eye, and i felt sick, so was given a bowl. I then threw up, but it was blood . My mum rushed me straight to hospital, where I am still throughinf up blood. I try to open my eye, but it's all dizzy blobs. Thedoctors don't know what to do, so they gave me a ct scan to see if I had any brain damage. I didn't , but I had a medial wall blowout fracture and had to have surgery . They told me some fancy words and I couldn't care less. I had surgery, and was fine. Later, my mum tells me that they had to take my eye out of the socket! yikes. But I'm fine now, but was off tennis for 2 months :(

FlamEnemY
01-28-2010, 04:29 PM
Not sure if this is the scariest... but nevertheless.
I was seven, just started school...
So here I was, in first class, and everything goes by the daily schedule. However, almost at the end of our shift, someone alarms the principle that there's a bomb in the school. This of course means no more lessons for today. Our teacher rushes us outside and we stay there, waiting. My grandma came to pick me up and asked me where my belongings are. Shoot, I forgot them in the locker. So she goes inside.
Now, these bomb things were never real, and probably never will be. But imagine this happening to you for the first time ever and your teacher saying casually "Well kids, let's see who goes home alone today!"

Yeh. Way to cheer me up.

halalula1234
01-28-2010, 06:21 PM
im very scared

rommil
01-28-2010, 09:58 PM
Suresh, one would think the darkness wouldn't bother you considering you're one of the biggest trolls around here.

topher.juan
01-29-2010, 02:27 AM
I'm going to lock myself in a bathroom (and turn the lights off) so I have such bragging rights. That is hardcore.

origmarm
01-29-2010, 02:33 AM
I am just absolutely speechless at this thread....just astounded....

r2473
01-29-2010, 02:03 PM
Did you know that if you are in Complete darkness for a few hours without anylight and you constantly search for light, then you can go blind because your eyes are trying to ajust but they jsut can't.

Sorry, sounds like a tale from an old wife.

My Mom told me that something else would make me go blind.

I really should have listened to her :oops: