Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by sureshs, Dec 7, 2009.
If that is the scariest thing you have ever dealt with, you are a lucky guy.
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.
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.
Beware the evil public bathrooms
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.
I try to stay away from public bathrooms. I here pitch black bathrooms are a breeding ground for the herp.
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?
That would be horrible!
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.
^^^^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.
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.
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.
What did it sound like? :shock:
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.
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.
Good to know that "gun control laws" are working.
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."
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".
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)
Great scary description. You had me in suspense. Public bathroom,no light - that is scary.
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.
You ever see the movie "The Howling"?
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
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.
^^yikes, now that is a very nerve testing story
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...
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?)
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 dude,so this was just some random freak accident? Did you know these guys?
Wow, Bethany Beach? My 'scariest moment' happened at Lewes Beach, just a few miles up.
Our dreams are very scary at times and make us question ourselves. Sometimes my dreams make me feel like a horrible person.
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.
sooo what happens when people go to sleep
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.
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.
Was the wave really due to a tsunami?
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.
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.
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
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.
im very scared
Suresh, one would think the darkness wouldn't bother you considering you're one of the biggest trolls around here.
I'm going to lock myself in a bathroom (and turn the lights off) so I have such bragging rights. That is hardcore.
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