(Closed) Have you ever been in a scary/life threatening situation?

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Post # 92
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had some scary stories but I think after reading these I should keep my mouth shut, as my perceptions of scary are now permanently altered. 

Post # 93
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had hydrocephalus as a child and had to have brain surgery multiple times, the first time when I was 6 weeks old. That wasn’t terrifying for me, just my mum. It returned when I was about 7 years old and I had to have more surgeries. I went blind for a few hours at one point from the pressure of the spinal fluid on my brain. I remember sobbing and being so scared and reaching up to touch the nurses’ faces because I couldn’t find my mum’s.

Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@PinkMermaid:  That is the scariest thing I’ve ever read. I don’t think I can sleep tonight…

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Hellish88:  Thank you so much. It really was the most awful thing to go through, especially at that age. My poor mom still gets shaken talking about this and so does my dad. Thankfully our financial situation has improved so none of us no longer have to live in such a way. Definitely wont be purchasing a home in the country anytime soon though!

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@BellaDee:  That’s a pretty common reaction whenever I tell it! Most people can’t believe that they didn’t break through the door when they easily could have. I’m not sure what stopped them because they knew we were inside after they shined the light into our faces. It could have been a different outcome and I’m just thankful we managed to all get out safely. 

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@WhiteSnow:  It truly felt like a horror movie honestly! I can’t imagine how my parent’s must have felt though. My dad had to drive for two hours not being able to communicate with us or know if we were OK. That had to have been terrifying for him as well. 

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@lolita39:  Thank you! Thankfully things have improved for my parents financially and they are both living comfortably/safely now. I feel like we were all lucky that things didn’t end up a lot more tragic. One of the police officers told my parents that he suspected they planned on burning the house down to get us to run out, but they never did. It’s definitely something that haunts me! 

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@Wellington Bride:  I’m sorry! Sealed If it makes you feel better, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight either after re-hashing all the details. I even told my husband that I’m putting a chair on the door lol.

Post # 96
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I thought being in a train crash was scary… before I read this.

Post # 97
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Holy —- some stories!!! Serious stuff. I’m happy everyone’s well! 

I’ve never been in a true near death situation that I’m aware of, but I’ve had some creepy experiences, both in my medium sized home town.

One night walking home from work in the downtown part of the city at a time when streets were empty (15 minute walk) a car suddenly pulled onto the sidewalk in front of me, the co-driver asking me ‘directions’ and first asking me, then telling me to get in and ‘show them the way’. I was obviously thrown off straight away and started running. I knew the area pretty well and ran through a back alley I knew led to a huge grave yard from which I could go anywhere – the men in the car had strong accents and so I guess I was safe as they weren’t as familiar with the place, but re-telling it I honestly think that if this had been a horror flick I’d have been the first stupid blonde girl to die – back alley and graveyard, haha. From a hiding spot in the graveyard I could actually see them cruising around over and over. Yuck!

I also once received an anonymous letter, black-mail style with cut out single letters from papers and magazines, also containing a passport photo of me with my eyes punched out. The letter made a vague threat of sorts – I honestly forgot what. I took it to the police but they couldn’t do much. Now I figure that it was likely an ex-employer whom I ended on bad terms with (I was harrassed sexually and sued them successfully, boss was total psycho who would show up at my doorstep) as I’d used that passport pic for my application. I was never too scared, more amused that somebody actually DID that stuff!

And then there was also the time when my then house mate woke me up in the middle of the night by throwing rocks on my bedroom window – she had sleep walked and jumped out of her 2nd story window, luckily with no injuries. For some reason I was absolutely terrified when the noise woke me up – I’d been having a lot of nightmares and was sure that somebody was going to shoot me from down there. 

Post # 98
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Sugar bee

@mrsmay07:  Yes.

Once when I was about 17 I was out with my actual friend about a half hour from home (we didn’t drive there) and some other people I didn’t know all that well, one guy (who I had heard liked crack) started an argument with me out of the blue and smacked me across the face.  I really thought he was gonna beat my ass.

The time I was almost raped. I wasn’t, but still scared the shit out of me while I was pinned down as he sat on my stomach, whipped his dick out on my chest and told me I wanted it. I was a virgin.

Then there was the 8 years I spent with my ex, which included (in no particular order) pushing, smacking, punching, choking, threatening death with a machete, and having a gun pointed at my head. 

Fiance grew up in Guatemala. He’s been robbed at gun point several times. Been beaten by the police when he was 17. And seen one of his friends gunned down by gang members.

Post # 99
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I guess the most life-threatening situation for me to date was my birth. I was born 3-months premature, and had a 5% chance of living in the first hour. I was air-lifted to a hospital that could better care for me and stayed there (incubated) for 3 months before I was well enough to go home. Beyond being tiny (1lb, 13oz, and 13″ long), I was fine… no jaundice, no defects, etc..

Post # 100
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@PinkMermaid: Hands down the scariest thing I’ve ever read!!! I can’t even begin to imagine what it must have been like to experience that, your poor mum too – it must be the worst feeling to be so powerless when all you want to do is protect your child!! My mouth was literally open!!! :O  :O  As someone said, it sounds like a genuine horror film!

My story fades into insignificance compared to yours but just to put my two pence in…! I’ve always been a confident swimmer, loved being in the water and never understood how you couldn’t enjoy swimming in the sea. A few years ago me and two friends went for a girlie holiday to Malta. The place we were staying didn’t have a beach but there was a little Marina on one side and on the other side some rocks where local people would sunbathe and go for a swim. We decided to go to the rocks one day, there were steps down from the rocks to the sea and in the water were families, young kids and older people so we thought it was all pretty safe. What I failed to notice was that they were all quite far out in the sea and certainly not close to the rocks.

Myself and my friend went down the steps in the sea and suddenly felt ourselves pulled into the rocks by the incredibly strong current. We panicked and tried to get ourselves back to the steps but kept getting pulled into the rocks, and more worringly, *under* the rocks. At this point I noticed a mini ‘cove’ to my left which had some steps leading up from it so I decided to pull myself into that so I could get out. My friend pushed herself out into the sea and was calling for my to swim out to her but I was already on course to the cove and couldn’t push myself out.

When I reached the cove I tried to get to the steps but was suddenly engulfed by a large wave which pushed me into the cove then proceeded to pull me back out again, dragging me accross loads of really sharp coral. I was then pushed back into the cove and started scrambleing up the steps before another wave came in. I was so shaken up and had cuts all over my legs from the coral.

I’d always had respect for the sea but I’d never felt so totally out of control and scared whilst in it. Ever since then I’ve felt a lot more wary about going into the sea and I’m far more scared of waves and will actively avoid them instead of jumping in like I used to!! 🙁 

Post # 101
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Once when I was a teenager I put myself in a really sketchy situation. My friend msged me on ICQ and asked if I would sneak out with her. I honestly didn’t want to because I was laying down, and was super tired, and just didn’t want to get caught. She guilt tripped me saying I wasn’t a good friend and fed up I just went with it. Why did she want me to go so bad? Because she met someone on myspace (a guy) who wanted to come pick her up with his friend. She was scared to go alone. But I had to ride with them the 30 minutes from my house to her house all by myself. I was stupid for doing that, but they weren’t the ones I ended up needing to worry about.

We get to her house, parked a few houses down so we didn’t wake up her mom. I walked up a hill, through a grave yard, then back down a hill to her window to avoid walking past her living room windows because I saw lights on. She opened her window and said to come back in 30 minutes her mom was about to go to bed. So I walked back up with hill (with one of the guys) and waited in the grave yard so I could watch for the lights to go off in the living room. About five minutes after sitting I saw a man with a shot gun. I told the guy and he didn’t believe me. Finally after he stood up and looked he grabbed my arm and was like go go go he is coming. Anyways long story short this man chased us (the whole time us running, him walking – so creepy!) we finally made it to the car, and the other guy said the man with the gun was peering through his car windows but couldn’t see him where they were tented. Once we got in the car and drove past the man I knew exactly who he was. He had mental illness not sure exactly what. He drove a four wheeler around because he wasn’t allowed to drive a car OR own guns. 

I assume he thought we were robbing someone. But I was terrified! The guys took me home and were really nice. Thankfully!

Post # 102
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh and we had to drive past this man twice! We had to up the road, turn, then back down to get out of the hollow. That was also terrifying because he just stared both times we went past him until we were out of sight! 

Post # 104
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@PinkMermaid:  This is the scariest thing I’ve ever read! And I read ghost stories online often for fun. I’m soooo glad you are both okay! I couldn’t even imagine how you two felt! I had chills just reading it!

Post # 105
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@mrsmay07:  I cried, too! Thought I would be alone. But seriously that is terrifying!

Post # 106
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

nothing really life threating has happened to me but a few scary moments

 

me and my OH where on a 5 hour car journey almost at our destination when we went round the courner and the car got sucked in a puddle sending us flying spinning round on a very narrow road thankfully nothing was comming in the other direction!

and my son escaped from my house i have never felt so sick hes 2 and decided to cross the road at my house where busses pass every hour and take a walk to my daughters school along the busiest main road in our town i had never ran so fast around the block looking for him it didnt even dawn on me to phone the police untill 20 mins later after phoning Mother-In-Law as i couldnt get OH on the phone thankfully someone had picked him up on the main road and taken him to the police station. everything ran thro my head that day.

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