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So happy knowing I'm not the only one!!
by: Anonymous

I share many of the same fears and feelings you mentioned such as ships and large metal structures including some buildings (especially plants). The thought of finding a sunken ship... I think I'd lose it! The most terrifying to me though are the solar powered wind mills! The way the move 😖 During a family road trip we were driving through the mountains in PA (so lots of hills) and just as we got to the top of one particularly high hill I was literally faced with a large field full of these things! I was completely frozen with fear and I felt so disgusted by their presence I thought I was going to vomit. It makes no sends to me and I can't explain where this fear comes from. Oddly though that both of my children share the same fear.
Thankfully it's nothing debilitating for me and doesn't keep me from doing what I want to do.

Giant hollow metal structures, I guess.
by: Ekin

I kind of share your phobia, Rachel. I'm quite afraid of giant metal structures myself, but not exactly as you are. Planes and ships don't frighten me. I've been to the Eiffel Tower and I was perfectly fine with it.
However, there's this museum in my school (The campus of my college used to be the country's first thermal power plant) and it has huge, HUGE metal objects in it, machines and pipes and all that. They scare the life out of me. There's this "room" inside one such metal structure, and it's completely dark. I can't see if there is anything inside, or how big the room is. I feel like fainting when I pass by the opening to the room. Same case with this giant metal pipe (Not anything thing, mind you. It's around 10 cm thick) that sort of stops around two meters from the ground and you can see inside, but of course, it's completely dark inside.
I'm also terrified of sunken ships and submarines.
I think mine is more like a fear of giant metal objects combined with darkness? I dont know.
Anyways, just wanted to let you know that you're not crazy, I kind of share your fear.

Fear of metal objects
by: Tina

You have my sympathy; I suffer the same, especially re. cranes over water but construction cranes upset me too!

I've been told my condition is 'derrickophobia'.

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