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Shipwreck In Australia

Shipwreck In Australia

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A Chucky Doll, Discovered At The Bottom Of A Lake By A Police Diving Team

A Chucky Doll, Discovered At The Bottom Of A Lake By A Police Diving Team

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"Phobias can develop due to various [reasons], and their formation is often a complex interplay of biological, psychological, and environmental factors," Dr. Padraic Gibson, who is a consultant clinical psychotherapist and the clinical director of The OCD Clinic as well as the director of training and organization consultation at The Coaching Clinic, told Bored Panda.

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A Ladder In A Flooded Quarry

A Ladder In A Flooded Quarry

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Jet Star Roller Coaster Once Sat On Casino Pier In Seaside Hights, Nj. Until It Was Swept Out Into The Atlantic In 2012 By Hurricane Sandy

Jet Star Roller Coaster Once Sat On Casino Pier In Seaside Hights, Nj. Until It Was Swept Out Into The Atlantic In 2012 By Hurricane Sandy

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I Thought This Belonged Here. The First Ever Underwater Photo, Taken In 1899 By Louis Boutan:

I Thought This Belonged Here. The First Ever Underwater Photo, Taken In 1899 By Louis Boutan:

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Gibson said one common reason why humans develop phobias is traumatic experiences.

"Phobias can often stem from a traumatic experience related to a specific object, situation, or event. The fear becomes ingrained in the person's mind, leading to a phobic response whenever they encounter the trigger," he explained.

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A Cabin On Board The Aachen, A 19th-Century Steamship Hit By A Torpedo In July 1915. Now Located At The Bottom Of The Baltic Sea

A Cabin On Board The Aachen, A 19th-Century Steamship Hit By A Torpedo In July 1915. Now Located At The Bottom Of The Baltic Sea

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Museum Of Underwater Art In Australia

Museum Of Underwater Art In Australia

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Eric Vansy
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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are you sure this isn't the Isle of Women or Isla Mujeres just off Cancun Mexico? It has an incredible underwater museum.

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Another possible cause can be vicarious learning.

"Observing someone else's fearful or phobic response to a certain object or situation can also lead to the development of a phobia in some individuals," Gibson said.

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Here Lies Submerged A Whole Village. Visible Remains Only The Tower's Roof Of The Submerged Church

Here Lies Submerged A Whole Village. Visible Remains Only The Tower's Roof Of The Submerged Church

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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Located in Italy, Southern Tirol - the submerged villages are Reschen and Graun. -> I stand corrected, it's Geamana, Romania, thx Isabella

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Submerged Park Bench

Submerged Park Bench

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LokisLilButterknife
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually think this is really fascinating! I remember seeing this gorgeous video of an entire park that occasionally gets submerged and people shallow water dive or snorkel in it. I believe that it was in Austria.

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Then there's an overly protective or anxious upbringing

"An upbringing that constantly warns about potential dangers and discourages facing them may contribute to the development of excessive fears," the psychotherapist added.

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Old Submerged Small Town In Brazil

Old Submerged Small Town In Brazil

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Remnants Of A Mine That Shut Down 136 Years Ago. Silver Islet, Ontario

Remnants Of A Mine That Shut Down 136 Years Ago. Silver Islet, Ontario

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Katja Katze
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have too much imagination to just find these photos interesting. I can see very spooky things in the underwater shafts

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Dr. Padraic Gibson, who has contributed to the TV and film industries as a specialist consultant, and writes regularly for Psychology Today, said that phobias can be triggered by various factors and affect people from all walks of life.

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"From fear of heights to public speaking, these anxieties can be crippling and hinder everyday activities."

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Staircase In Hell

Staircase In Hell

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Katja Katze
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the wreck of the MV Karwela. Sunk on purpose in Malta as an artificial reef in 2006. You can book official diving trips there

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Titanic. So Scary And Beautiful At The Same Time

Titanic. So Scary And Beautiful At The Same Time

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Blue Bunny of Happiness
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And a mass grave site, please can we leave this in peace and allow the ocean to reclaim it.

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Penny Pink is one of the people who have submechanophobia. "I've accepted that [it] is just one of those quirks I have," she explained. "My life doesn't involve much time on the water, let alone the ocean, so my phobia usually doesn't affect my day-to-day life. I still get out and enjoy nature, although I definitely will never be signing up for shipwreck snorkeling on vacation. "

"Still, sometimes my submechanophobia rears its head in unexpected ways. Last fall, I visited Venice with my mom. The city is — famously — sinking. Seeing all the submerged stairs, buildings built on posts, and other evidence of a city underwater had me on edge the whole time. I couldn't even enjoy the classic Venice gondola ride without fear."

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Found A Sunken Ship On Google Maps While Exploring The North Sentinel Island, Home To A Tribe Who Hasn’t Had Contact With Modern Civilisation

Found A Sunken Ship On Google Maps While Exploring The North Sentinel Island, Home To A Tribe Who Hasn’t Had Contact With Modern Civilisation

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Shark Lady
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let's all leave the tribe alone. They don't want us visiting and they don't need our diseases.

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Researchers Recently Discovered The Wreck Of A Medieval Ship At A Depth Of About 1,350 Feet (411 Meters), Spotting It With Sonar Imagery, In Norway's Deepest Lake. The Team Aims To Return In 2023 With A Remotely Operated Vehicle To Capture Site Footage

Researchers Recently Discovered The Wreck Of A Medieval Ship At A Depth Of About 1,350 Feet (411 Meters), Spotting It With Sonar Imagery, In Norway's Deepest Lake. The Team Aims To Return In 2023 With A Remotely Operated Vehicle To Capture Site Footage

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Jill Bussey
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Update: https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-history-ships/new-video-footage-shows-what-could-be-the-oldest-known-shipwreck-at-the-bottom-of-norways-largest-lake/2194021

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"The good news is that there are effective ways to conquer these fears," Dr. Padraic Gibson highlighted.

"Therapies must focus on breaking the harmful patterns that keep individuals trapped in their phobias. The key lies in gradually facing the feared situations, reducing the need for reassurance, and letting go of excessive control. It's a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. At The OCD Clinic, we have proven success with brief strategic therapy, helping around 90% of individuals overcome their phobias within a few months."

If these images, as uncomfortable as they can be, still seem interesting, try going through our first publication on submechanophobia; who knows, maybe it'll also desensitize you, even if just a little bit.

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Plane Crashed Into The Beach (Pilot And Passenger Survived)

Plane Crashed Into The Beach (Pilot And Passenger Survived)

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Wreck At 80-100m

Wreck At 80-100m

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Harley
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Without knowing the backstory this is both creepy and beautiful at the same time

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Bregenz Festival, Held Annually. Their 'Floating Stages' Always Give Me The Creeps

Bregenz Festival, Held Annually. Their 'Floating Stages' Always Give Me The Creeps

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Drinking my Covfefe
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a knife impaled in the statues chest!! Looks like this creepy festival is perfect for kids /s

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Britannic. Titanic's Sister. My Breathing Stops And My Throat Dries, I Have A Headache When I See This Photo

Britannic. Titanic's Sister. My Breathing Stops And My Throat Dries, I Have A Headache When I See This Photo

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Out Of The Blue, The Ghost Appears

Out Of The Blue, The Ghost Appears

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Casey Payne
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like it sunk in a vat of Aqua Velva. That's gotta be harsh on the environment, even as it leaves a clean, masculine scent.

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Sunken Ww2 Bomber

Sunken Ww2 Bomber

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A Fishing Net Spread Across The Waters

A Fishing Net Spread Across The Waters

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