Hi Pandas! I was wondering if any of you in the BP community have any interesting stories to share with all of us. Tell us, what is the scariest thing you have ever witnessed? Whether it is something you have heard of or something you have seen for yourself, it doesn’t matter as long as it's a good story.

So please feel free to dig deep and share the scariest stories you know with all of us here in this thread!

#1

Quite a few years ago, my Dad slipped and fell through one of those rubber covered rope ladders while he was playing with me and my two younger sisters on a playground. He broke his already crooked nose, broke his shoulder, sliced his shoulder open, and cut his leg super badly as well. He was bleeding a lot. Me and my sisters tried to get him out, but we couldn't. We saw a mother and her two sons pull into the playground parking lot and walk towards it, so we yelled and cried, "Please, you need to help our dad, he's really hurt..!"
She took one look at him, ushered her children back to the car, and didn't say a word. All she did was glare at us and our dad as he was bleeding.
There was a road with a lot of cars nearby, so we went near there instead, waving our arms and yelling that our dad needed help. No one pulled over.
Finally, my Dad mustered up the strength to tell me that his keys were in his back pocket. We grabbed them, unlocked the car, and called a family friend who could pick Dad up. I wanted to call 911, but my dad insisted he didn't need that.
The family friend drove him to the ER immediately after performing some first aid. I was crying for days. I thought my Dad would've died that day.
His shoulder still can't move right anymore. He can't do anything like he used to.
That's the scariest thing I've ever seen. My Dad almost dying, trapped on the playground, no one helping for no reason, and he never even shed a tear. I'll never understand how he kept himself together for so long.

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Shelp
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1 month ago

The worst thing is clearly the other people doing nothing

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#2

Brain aneurysms. It's scary how fast you die, and how you can have one at any time. My great uncle died of one. We were at a family gathering and it just seemed like he dropped dead.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

now im not going to be able to sleep at night.... 🙅

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#3

Being asked to give three fun and interesting facts about yourself.

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TrashPanda
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1 month ago

those are personal and do not need to be shared especially if you have social anxiety

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#4

Climate change, and the fact that nobody is willing to take even small actions to address it when only immediately drastic action can save us.

The American healthcare system, and how any individual is just one surprise away from bankruptcy/homelessness and most of them can't even see it because it's too difficult to admit to themselves that they're not in control.

How ridiculously fragile humans are and we can be alive one day and dead the next with no warning.

How common decency and science have become political issues, causing an increase in disease, hate crimes, poverty, etc and it seems like every one of the big powers is moving further in that direction every day.

I could keep going, but I think I need to get away from all of this for a while.

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Bird Mom
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1 month ago

Why would you downvote this? I stay awake at night worrying.

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#5

An over loaded truck overtook a cyclist as a sheet of metal fell off the back of the truck and sliced the cyclist's hand off! I was sick for days after seeing that.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

THATS SO SCCARRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY 😱

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#6

At 16, seeing my 13 year old brother unconscious and lying in a puddle of blood. Blood had splattered onto the walls in the next room. He had been fighting with our dad, and our dad was crazy. We never knew if he fell and hit his head, or if dad hit him with something. My brother was okay, but we thought he was dead. I can still see it like it was yesterday. My sense of humor helps me cope with those kind of memories.

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TrashPanda
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1 month ago

i'm sorry you had to go through that.

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#7

Learning that Yellowstone could explode any moment and the world would die, and we couldn't do anything about it.

And spinach. Spinach is terrifying to me for some reason.

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Via
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1 month ago

*Walk into grocery store, Sees Spinach, Points and screams, "RUN!"*

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#8

Pop quizzes

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

why the down votes? that IS scary.

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#9

Learning that my grandmother, the one who is always there and supportive or me, has cancer for the 2nd time.

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pandamonium.
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1 month ago

I hope she's doing well

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#10

Probably Anaesthesia Awareness. I hope that never happens to me.

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Ayra
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1 month ago

Read about it today (here on bp), I'm having an operation tomorrow... with anesthesia...

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#11

Getting the unexpected news of the death of a loved one. My world perception then shifts in a 90 degrees angle, that I did not know was possible. The first time this happened was the scariest time of my life and it took years to get used to the new world order, without that person but with the knowledge that people can just fall away and the world continues.

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BusLady
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1 month ago

You watch people going about their lives, like everything is normal. The shock leaves you feeling like the whole world is off. Your world is. 😢

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#12

I feel that the scariest thing is that some murderers and serial killers are still not caught.
That's probably just me though

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BusLady
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1 month ago

It's not just you.

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#13

My friend with his shaved off eyebrows. it was both funny and creepy.

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Emilingo
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1 month ago

My brother did that when I was in second grade and he was in third. I ignored him until they grew back.

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#14

That our over use of antibiotics has lead to bacteria becoming more resistant to them, and that we are on the brink of having many strains of bacterial infections becoming almost uncurbable. Such as the recent cases of a super strain of staph infections in some parts of the world. Also that because of the anti vaxxer movement many diseases like polio, rubella, scarlet fever, mumps, and others have a chance of not only returning but becoming stronger as well.

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Astrid Nineor
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1 month ago

Yup. The disaster movies didnt predict that

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#15

Somebody at my school walked past the classroom door during recess and aimed a soft gun inside. Tok me a moment to realize it was a soft gun.

This was before we startef hearing about school shootings every month. I dont know if anyone reported it.

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BusLady
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1 month ago

When I sold roses in the nightclubs, I was twice in (too close for comfort) range of gunfire. Both times the guy survived. That was pretty scary.

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#16

One time when I was walking to the store with my mom, and and someone was having a mental health crisis. They were hitting the other person in the head with the handle side of an ax. It was really scary.

Also, the person was fine. They lived down the street from us, and I saw them a few times after that.

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Billy the kid
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3 weeks ago

must of been really scary for any one to witness

#17

Saw a goat run out in front of the bus I was on; it was like a meat explosion with blood, fur and broken glass. And I was on the top deck when it happened and saw the afore mentioned blood, fur and glass up pas the window

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Opal4eva
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3 weeks ago

Poor goaty

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#18

I think the scariest thing I have ever seen is the movie Chernobyl Diaries. When I saw this post, I immediately shivered thinking about it.

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#19

When i was 12ish i came home from school and neither my mum nor my older brother were there.
i looked everywhere. Then i saw A LOT of blood on the floor of my brothers bathroom. I was so fricking scared. and nobody to ask, what happend (none of us had a mobile phone at that time)
my mum came home later that evening and explained it. my brother had cut his arms open (not the veins, but all the skinn on his forearms) and was in the hospital.
i learnt that day that he was depressive and borderline and couldn't cope with the recent separation of our parents.
i still sometimes remember the blood on the floor.. almost 20years later

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BusLady
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4 weeks ago

😢 Good to hear that your brother survived. I hope he got the help that he needed. I wish your mom had left a note,thoughh so you would know what was going on.

#20

I got into a car accident and i flew through the window. I thought i was going to die but woke up in the hospital. I was able to go home after a week, however. I was 5 and that still is in my mind.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That is traumatic for anyone, let alone a 5 year old. I hope that you have moved past it.

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#21

vCJD and how indestructible prions are. Prion diseases in general are the the stuff of nightmares for me.

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#22

Dreaming of being eaten by marshmallows.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

wut....(no judgement but...okay..)

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#23

*inhale* one of my friends...*single tear* broke my toaster *le sob* AND MEH COFFE MACHINE!

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TheHolyFatherOfToast
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1 month ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT THE COFFEE MACHINE!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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#24

My neighbor's house exploded last week. As frightening as that was, another 4 years of Trump is more terrifying.

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Krazy Kat
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1 month ago

My scariest moment was when the 2016 election results were announced and Trump won. I got 6 emails that night from friends in foreign lands offering me a place to stay if I wanted to leave the country. Only illness prevented me from taking up an offer. Now my scariest moment is every day is that he might win again !

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#25

I was awakened by a call one morning that my 16 year-old son's car was on fire. I didn't know if he was okay or what, only that some woman from a McDonald's he passes on the way to work had called my husband to tell him and my husband had called me. Most frightening 15 minute drive of my life to get to where his car was.

I saw the charred remains of the car still in the road surrounded by fire trucks before I saw him and I cannot tell you how intense that moment felt. I was terrified and disoriented and just wanted to find my kid.

Somebody had managed to get him out before the fire engulfed the car and I found my son broken-hearted and scared, but not hurt. The car was a 1969 VW Beetle and the engine just lit up at an intersection. Since the engine is in the back, he hadn't noticed it was on fire until another driver came to get him - he said just in time, too. It went up fast. The lady who had called from the McDonald's was a manager there and she had brought him into the restaurant and made sure he was okay, which was a huge relief to me and I'm glad she had been there when he needed somebody. I don't even want to consider what might have happened had that other driver not been there.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That incident was certainly frightening, and what a relief that your son was unharmed. Kudos to the other driver and the McDonald's manager for helping out.

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#26

My biggest fear is being raped, I never go out after dark by myself. Not even in my own neighborhood, which is pretty safe. If I am going for a walk, I make my older brother come with me.

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BusLady
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3 weeks ago

That is just sad. We should not have to worry about things like that, but it is real. Stay safe.

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#27

Cave spiders. Specifically, Acanthophrynus Coronatus. Just thinking about them makes me shudder.

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Julia King
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1 month ago

They look so cool

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#28

1) 2020
2) I used to have a sleeping disorder. One night I couldn't fall asleep. I looked at the clock; it was 1:00 AM and I had been trying to sleep for 3 hours. I had that uncomfortable feeling, like someone was watching me. Then I thought I heard footsteps in the hallway- and my bedroom doorknob twisting. I dived under the covers and stayed like that for a long time, and when I finally came out, I saw the shadow that looked like a little girl with a dress and long hair on my wall that I had been trying to ignore for years. It scared the hell out of me.
PERHAPS MY WORST ONE: When I was 7, my dad had seen a wasp nest hanging right over our driveway and he decided to go fix it himself. My mom and I were chilling in the family room doing stickers together, when- you saw it coming- my dad came running in the house, flailing his arms and screaming, with a wild expression on his face, ripping his shirt off as he ran to the bathroom. I got up and sprinted towards the stairs- not fast enough to miss seeing my dad slapping his chest and my mom's horrified face. I locked my bedroom door and didn't come out for hours. Hence my fear of bees.

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pansexualandproud
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1 week ago

o.o" this is terrifying

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#29

Whether anyone believes me or not, I heard the Irish Banshee, and it was 48 hours after my own mother passed, and seven days later my favorite aunt passed.

Not only is it real but it’s a sound you never forget and it goes right through you.

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Opal4eva
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3 weeks ago

Sorry for your loss

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#30

A woman left her stroller and baby in my store, and then just calmly walked away and didn't come back. Worse, an effort was made to return them to her- were they going back to a safe home? I stayed next to that stroller. My boss told me to go elsewhere and I refused. I still wonder what happened to the baby.

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Billy the kid
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3 weeks ago (edited)

responsible on your behalf. irresponsible on the mothers behalf if it was the mother. Boss - asshole

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#31

-Knowing that everything in life will come to an end. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad.

-You never know what will happen and you just have to embrace what's to come.

-The fact that some people will hate you and you can't do anything about that

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BusLady
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3 weeks ago

If someone hates you, it's likely that they hate themselves as well.

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#32

my identical twin sister come within inches of death due to anorexia. She faded so slowly.

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clever username
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4 weeks ago

I hope she is okay now

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#33

Death. Ik it’s obvious but I’m a teenager and I’ve never experienced a family, friend, or pet death ever. It scares me because I don’t know how it feels. I don’t know how to cope with it, and I’m afraid that I never will. How do people get over their grandparents dying?? How do people adopt pets again when they had one that died? When I’m not in the right headspace, I think about when and what my last time with a loved one will be. Things that I don’t know scare me.

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Katrina Hunt
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3 weeks ago (edited)

I made an account just to let you know my experience with the death of my brother. I was 15 and the news shook me like nothing has ever shaken me before, I was a wreck for two straight years. I couldn't really function, it was like being constantly in the middle of a panic attack. I lost my mind and all of my friends but I focused on not wanting to follow in his footsteps (suicide) for fear of leaving someone else feeling the way I felt. Everyday it gets a little teeny tiny bit easier...I eventually found a man who helped me come back to earth, and function in the "new normal" it's been ten years and I'm okay now. There are still hard times but I get through them. Nothing can prepare you for the way it feels--that's just the awful truth, but you find a strength you never knew you had inside. I really hope this gives you a little perspective on what its like. Should you ever go through this just know that there's someone else out there feeling exactly the way you do and it makes a big difference to reach out to them.

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#34

For me, it is Kawaii Ichigo-Chan’s videos. They do mostly horror GLMMs (Gacha Life Mini Movies). I am a large scaredy-cat.

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TrashPanda
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1 month ago

hooray people still watch glmm/gcmm!

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#35

getting a paper cut in between two of your fingers

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London Panda
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4 weeks ago

Preach

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#36

So a bit of background first;
I have insomnia, i'm terrified to be alone in the dark, and I have had sleep paralysis.

When I was little I would have frequent nightmares. In these nightmares I was always running away from this monster( think beauty and the beast but 10x scarier and he has a sword). I could never let the beast get to me or he would do horrible things to me. When I first had sleep paralysis I saw the beast walk into my room. He walk around my bed and stood over me. The he disaperd.
If you have ever had sleep paralysis you know how terrifying it is, especially if you were always afraid of it as a child.

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1 month ago

feel free to ask any questions about sleep paralysis or insomnia etc.

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#37

My dream of my dad and his girlfriend trying to kill me, as my dad took my mom and cut her leg and arm open. They looked like Slender Man but way scarier and taller. (This is not real but i did have this dream)

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#38

the fact that we don't have anybody else to run for president besides idiot Trump and Biden with Alzheimer's

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Ray Martin
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1 month ago

Trump is such an idiot that he's made you believe Biden has Alzheimer's. Stop accepting the deluge of lies that Trump and the neo-fascists tell you all the time.

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#39

Mr. Nightmare YouTube videos! Now I always have to check under my bed! Not for monsters, but the creepy psychos from his videos! Check him out, but be warned they are scary lol!

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1 month ago

Here's a link to one of his videos (Don't hate on me if it scares you...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMyVNZ77gWw

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#40

Sam and Colby YouTube videos (and sometimes eltons channel)
Don’t know why I watch them but there freaking addicting!!! Go watch the shadowman series if you want to sleep with the light on for the rest of your life

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#41

There is this fast-acting flesh eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Those who get it often describe "flu-like" symptoms and if its not caught quickly your soft tissues are literally devoured by the disease until the toxin forces you into sepsis and you die. The only treatment is aggressive debridement and/or amputation in addition to IV meds. People have checked into the hospital and have woken up to find limbs amputated in an attempt to check the spread.

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#42

The ocean.

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Mauve Mouse
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1 month ago

Same

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#43

Me and my friends were playing in the field near my house and a car was driving in the wrong lane and a car swerved to avoid it and it hit a pole and flipped. It sounded like gunshots. Also a lady fell off the back of a motorcycle and was bleeding like f***.

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