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Echinoderm Fear
by: Raphael

its so wierd I don't mind Jellyfish but I fear starfish the ones I most fear is the Blue ones My mates when we went out I got to my hotel it was close to the beach so they got a starfish and put it next to me so the next morning I rolled over and I felt something hard and I saw it there I ran out the door and nearly fractured my leg because I stood and fall of the bed that's how bad I hate starfish it might sound weard but i would rather die than see or touch one

How I conquered my fear
by: Peter

my fear started when l was 3yrs I went to the aquarium and there was a starfish pool where you get to pick them up The most embarising thing is that on the pebble shores me and my brother were playing football on the beach and the ball landed in the tidal pool so I picked the ball up and under a starfish I screamed and my heart was beating so fast I conquered my fear once my dad brought a sand sifting star and now I have a pet Blue linkia Starfish called Patrick my son named it if you want to conquer your fear then go to beach and try and touch it I hope this might help you

Starfish. I don't know what it is!
by: Anonymous

i think they are soooooooo disgusting. And they confuse me. Like are the slimy, or rough, stiff or squishy? Are they mean? Do they bite? Their tentacle arm thingys, bend sometimes? Like I've seen picture of the really huge ones. Oh god. Their appendages can grow back?!? Only real or realistic ones scare me. Like Patrick star is fine. Totally fine. But once I accidentally got the box of coco puffs with stars and at first it was fine, but thenthey got wet... I almost throw up couldn't finish them. I don't know man.

i understand how you feel
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem. my mom gave me one as a gift and I nearly fainted. I hid the thing in my desk and was afraid to touch it. People laugh when I explain this fear. I though that I was the only one.

starfish phobia
by: Anonymous

I am also afraid of starfish and i dont know why i have this kind of started when i was in my elementary, when my couzin and i went swimming..i saw some people playing a starfish,so i got curious and approached them. They let me touched the starfish but to my very shocking surprise the starfish moved..never in my entire life that i thought that starfish could moved like that..i got horrified and ever since then i dont want to see starfish again..

omg im not alone
by: Anonymous

I basically love the beach, coming to the beach makes me feel alive but Id only swim in deep waters in the fear that my foot would make contact with a starfish idk they've got lots of arms and most starfishes in here have thorns, although they're blunt its still damn scary. But it kind of makes sense because I'm also afraid of spiders. They've got lots of arms. Ugh.

Phobia of Starfish
by: Anonymous

Omg. I thought i was alone and the only person with a phobia of starfish. I havent really had a bad experience with them before. In my early years of primary school, there was a gake one that my class used to traumatise me with. But for the rest of my primary school years it went without even a mention. Then in year 7, a pic of it came up and a boy from my primary told everyone. Now in year 8, its started again after a long break. When everyone started to make them with play doh.
I cant even touch a drawing of one or a picture of a real one. Its horrible. Even the word 'starfish' sends a shiver down my spine. As im writing this, i can feel my arms and the back of my head getting itchy because of the thought of haveing one there.

I know how you feel!
by: Valerie H.

I know how you feel! my friends always laugh at me because im afraid of them and they put fake ones on my desks and things and they really scare me. My mom tried to help me once by hacving me pick one up and stuff but that just made it worse. whenever i see a starfish i always like freak out! its funny because im not afraid of spiders and snakes and things..... starfish.

by: Anonymous

Here I was thinking I was the only one terrified of starfish. I get sick to my stomach even thinking about them!

I made the mistake of watching a time lapse of a brine pool. There was all this movement at the bottom of the screen, which I thought was a bunch of crabs scuttling about.

It wasn't. It was starfish. Thousands of them.

I started crying hysterically. XD Well, at least there's a name for it!

starfish make me cringe :S
by: Anonymous

I feel the exact same way I am absolutely terrified of starfish!! The thought of seeing one even if its just an image makes me cringe, my friends think its funny and always take the mick and try scaring me by drawing them or sending me images of them :( but starfish in general freak me out :S

Will this help?
by: Anonymous

Look, I get it. I used to be scared of starfish too. But believe me, it's not that bad now. One day at the beach, my mum told me to toss a few stranded starfish into the sea. I freaked out at first, but when i actually had to PICK THEM UP by the tentacle, it wasnt all that bad. just a tip: Try not to look at those white suction pads underneath the starfish. Those were kinda creepy. As for your fear of spiders, I would either hire a proffesional to poison the little creeps or squash em all dead. Hope this helps :)

I know how you feel!!
by: HannahElizabeth

When I came into the house tonight I was bringing in the laundry. I was so scared because as soon as I got in the door I noticed something in the basket. I say 1 large spider larger than 2 quarters laid next to each other. It was big and yellow I threw the basket and screamed on the top of my lungs and looked down and saw that 2 of the same kind but smaller were on my arm. I shook my are and they came off and then three more came out of the baset and they all kind of went by the first one. I HATE, and I'm PARANOID of spiders. I have been since I was younger. It's been since I was born pretty much and I'm 13. It sucks. Starfish also scare me. My friend got me one and I hung it on my wall when she was over to make her feel better. As soon as she left I threw it in my moms room.

by: Anonymous

I'm so glad that I'm not alone with this fear of starfish. When I was young I picked up a starfish and all those tentacles started flailing and latching on to me, so I threw it. Next thing I know, my cousin is chasing me down the beach with it. To this day, I can be about 5 feet from a starfish in a tank and feel uncomfortable, but there's no way in HELL I will ever touch one again. They've caused my worst nightmares, hundreds of starfish in the ocean dragging me under the water, tentacles getting into my ears and mouth.. just horrible.

by: Anonymous

i am sooo scared of starfish. i thought id be like the only one. i cant even look @ the fans in our beach house because..starfish shaped!!!!
does anyone know how to get over this?

phobia of starfish
by: Anonymous

Hoestly ive never found any1 else with this problem other than myself. it happened a few yrs ago i think like 5. well i was chased around the house by a dead one after i told my friends i was seriously scared. they didnt care and put it in my face. i cant look at pictures, sculptures anything that has to do with them. 2 yrs ago i cried when my bio teacher purposley drew one on the board. everytime i see a picture of them i have a ritual i close my eyes curl up and try to relax after ive gone into hysterics. then i have to check around me like under the table my chair and anywhere else i feel they can be. its so bad i dont like going to the beach b/c of them i wish i culd get rid of this phobia :/

by: Anonymous

Echinodermophobia thats what its called!

by: Anonymous

I am scared of starfish because today some one threw a huge starfish at my face....... and then they told me that they can swim and was soooo scared!

by: Anonymous

I am also scared of starfish. I didn't think anyone else would be too.

by: Anonymous

Oh my god!! I have the SAME problem and EVERYONE thinks I'm lying when I tell them that I am legitimately deathly afraid of starfish. What makes it worse is that because they think I'm lying, they like to test me and do stupid, stupid things to see how true it is. When they see how I react they don't even know what to do because they had no idea how bad it actually really is.

Anyway, point of this is that I've been trying to find the name for this phobia too. I really thought I was the only person on the face of the planet afraid of starfish. Ughh, I'm getting antsy just even writing this. If I find the name of it though I will definitely be sure to pass it along.

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