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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby lennonluvr9 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:38 pm

Seeing this topic again made me think of another one, that still freaks me out to this day. Its name is Laughing Sal, and its basically a robot that was placed in front of the Fun House at a local amusement park, Euclid Beach Park. Euclid Beach Park closed in 1969, but parts of it were salvaged and sold off.

Laughing Sal is a slightly larger than life size robotic woman that did nothing but laugh maniacally. I guess back in the day this was considered 'fun'. She freaked me out mainly because they intentionally made her look hideous. Couple that with the jerky robotic movements and her loud, obnoxious, non-stop maniacal laughing and for me that was a recipe for nightmares. Plus she always popped up when I least expected it. Once my parents and I were at some kind of show that had older vintage stuff on display and she was there. Another time I was in a local museum, turned a corner, and there she was. Scared the living daylights out of me when I was a kid, and even now I cant stand to look at her.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:22 pm

ellie-jessie-eve: how can you be so afraid of butterflies? They are so beautiful! My favorite is the monarch, and I've got 2 Eastern tiger swallowtails frequently visiting my butterfly bush right now! One of them is lighter than the other, so I assume that would be a male and a female trying to mate.

EDIT: I just looked up the name of your phobia.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:08 am

Ever had a sneak attack while using a toilet that flushes itself?
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby thedriveintheatre » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:48 pm

Off the top of my head, this scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. That and the one where Doom gets flattened by a steamroller.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby Badger » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:08 pm

What freaked me out as a kid was the little lid thingy used to pull a matress of my parents' bed. I have no idea, I thought it looked weird or something!
And the Chain Chomps from the old Super Nintendo game Yoshi's Island for some reason. Might have mentioned that before.

Now I'm freaked out over calling other people over the telephone, and writing down people's names. Sounds weird? I know. I don't think things got better for me at all...
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:06 am

evspixarfan2012 wrote:ellie-jessie-eve: how can you be so afraid of butterflies? They are so beautiful! My favorite is the monarch, and I've got 2 Eastern tiger swallowtails frequently visiting my butterfly bush right now! One of them is lighter than the other, so I assume that would be a male and a female trying to mate.


They just do! They're really just big gross insects, the wings are deceitful.

thedriveintheatre wrote:Off the top of my head, this scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. That and the one where Doom gets flattened by a steamroller.


Yes, Yes, Yes. That still gives me nightmares.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:08 pm

ellie-jessie-eve: I am wondering how your other fear (which you posted before butterflies) originated...

Let me guess: The guy in Terminator also being the "Governator" (I've been talking about that Arnold guy lately--I do have a Christmas special with him in it and it's called Jingle All the Way.) Anyway, that was his famous role for being an actor; however, I would not want to see it.

Now for another thing that freak me out:
Years ago, I got stung in the foot by a bee. And I had to hop on one foot all the way to the creek (which is next to my yard) and into a tiny pond (created by erosion) to get it off. Then Mom had to remove the stinger and apply a special kind of ointment.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:33 am

I have no idea of the origination of the fear! I'm sure it's some sub-conscience mumbo jumbo.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:43 pm

What's a sub-conscience mumbo-jumbo? (A delusion of some sort...?)
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby Ballboi » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:44 pm

The scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit when Judge Doom dips that shoe. Still feels very unsettling to watch to this day.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:18 am

evspixarfan2012 wrote:What's a sub-conscience mumbo-jumbo? (A delusion of some sort...?)


No, like an event in the past that I've forgotten about, which subconsciencly causes fear to this day.

Ballboi wrote:The scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit when Judge Doom dips that shoe. Still feels very unsettling to watch to this day.


Yeah, that's nightmare inducing for sure.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:17 am

ellie-jessie-eve wrote:
evspixarfan2012 wrote:What's a sub-conscience mumbo-jumbo? (A delusion of some sort...?)


No, like an event in the past that I've forgotten about, which subconsciencly causes fear to this day.


I'm just saying, as indicated by your posts on here, it all seems strange but true in your case. That is why I've gotten curious over what happened to you...and apparently, you don't appear to have a specific reason for how it originated. Why?!
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:49 am

The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Nightmare Before Christmas. When I was little they both made me feel so uncomfortable and I didn't know why! Now they're some of my favorites.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:05 am

Mom keeps telling me she's been freaked out by crows because of that "Birds" movie.
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Re: things that freaked you out as a kid

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:31 am

evspixarfan2012 wrote:Mom keeps telling me she's been freaked out by crows because of that "Birds" movie.


She has every right to be scared. That movie is terrifying. I was raised in Sonoma County. Birds takes place in a coastal town in Sonoma County. So it's for me during that movie. There's a scene where they say, "The Birds have taken over Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, all is destroyed we've lost contact." And I'm like, "Oh Dear God!!!! I went to college in Santa Rosa! My town's next!"

Your mother is right to fear crows. They're actually INCREDIBLY intelligent creatures. They can recognize and remember human faces. This is unique, and frightening. Crows are regardless amongst my favorite birds.

IncredigirlVirginia wrote:The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Nightmare Before Christmas. When I was little they both made me feel so uncomfortable and I didn't know why! Now they're some of my favorites.


Oh man those movies are creepy. All the best Disney movies are though! (Like my personal favorite, Pinocchio)
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