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Scariest thing you've ever experienced

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aproblemsharedisaprobleminhalf · 01/10/2020 01:23

When watching a horror with my teenage son this evening, DS asked what the scariest thing I'd ever witnessed was and I simply couldn't think what my answer would be. I'm intrigued to know what other people's answers would be, I find it so intriguing

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yawnsvillex · 01/10/2020 01:25


YouWereGr8InLittleMenstruators · 01/10/2020 01:26

Birth of DD1; I thought I was going to die.
A partner's psychotic breakdown.

Picklypickles · 01/10/2020 01:33

Being upside in a squashed car and seeing the orange flicker of fire nearby and struggling to undo my seatbelt.

aproblemsharedisaprobleminhalf · 01/10/2020 01:34


Birth of DD1; I thought I was going to die.
A partner's psychotic breakdown.

Bless you that sounds horrible! I hope your partner is doing better now :)
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aproblemsharedisaprobleminhalf · 01/10/2020 01:34


Being upside in a squashed car and seeing the orange flicker of fire nearby and struggling to undo my seatbelt.

Wow that sounds dreadful, no wonder you were scared! Hope you're doing well now
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Yankathebear · 01/10/2020 01:37

My father explaining that his car crash wasn’t an accident. He only told me.

aproblemsharedisaprobleminhalf · 01/10/2020 01:38


My father explaining that his car crash wasn’t an accident. He only told me.

Oh dear is he okay? That must be so hard for you
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Yankathebear · 01/10/2020 01:41

He is now @aproblemsharedisaprobleminhalf
It lead to help. It actually saved his life.
It was really hard but we are closer for it.

MrsAvocet · 01/10/2020 01:44

Being trapped in my car after a collision. I had life threatening injuries but it was the being trapped that was the worst thing, followed by then spending the whole night on a trolley, largely being ignored in a packed and understaffed A&E department. I was so scared that I daren't close my eyes as I was sure that if I fell asleep I would stop breathing and nobody would notice.

TwixTwixtwoo · 01/10/2020 01:46

Aggravated burglary, being held at knifepoint on our sofa while they ransacked upstairs where DD was sleeping.

mxjones · 01/10/2020 01:49

Being strangled and thinking I was going to die.

ShopTattsyrup · 01/10/2020 02:03

A car crash my mother and I were in, we had a blow out in the right hand lane of a slip road off the motorway. She lost control of the car, skidded across the left lane and ended up smashed into the side barrier facing the wrong way on the hard shoulder.

The crash itself happened so quickly it wasn't very scary, but waiting for the recovery van we realised how many lorries were coming past us at 60mph along the slip road to get into Birmingham. They were literally coming every 15-30 seconds one after another. I remember shaking thinking about how close we must have been to being hit by one as we crossed that left hand lane

DipSwimSwoosh · 01/10/2020 03:02

Yes childbirth. Being in that much pain for that long was terrifying.

Stompythedinosaur · 01/10/2020 08:05

Being cornered by a patient who had made a spear from a knife and a pool cue, and said he would stab me. I can laugh about it now!

icedaisy · 01/10/2020 08:11

My horse collapsing mid flight whilst out in the hills. I was trapped underneath for hours and knew she had gone. I couldn't move my legs but wasn't sure how or why that was. No signal. Was found eventually. I never got over that, barely rode since. I was physically fine, just bruising. Pinned by legs under saddle but was ok. She suffered a massive heart attack.

Pinkmagic1 · 01/10/2020 08:21

That's awful icedaisy. I had a nasty fall once, where the horse rear and span, kicking me in the stomach on the way down. I was alone, in the middle of a farmers field and couldn't move my legs for a good five minutes and I honestly thought I was paralysed. Luckily I was just severely wounded, but them five minutes were pretty scary.
I think the scariest thing I have witnessed though was my ds's mental breakdown.

tocrackon · 01/10/2020 08:32

Major surgery awake (epidural anaesthetic) age 19 and subsequent ‘care’ after - during which I was left on a trolley for eight hours with no buzzer, no analgesia, and no access to a toilet . I was later diagnosed with PTSD .

If I’d known what would happen I don’t think I’d have gone through it .

Also my dad telling me calmly that he didn’t love my mother, he was going and not coming back, and I could explain this to her . I was five years old .

DelurkingAJ · 01/10/2020 08:38

DS1 falling down the gap between the metro train and the track in Paris, aged 6. I would have told you before that that I was good in a crisis. Turns out that my response was to scream like a banshee (to be fair this brought the driver and the station staff to see what the problem was). DH was amazing and had DS1 (amazingly untouched) reach his arms straight up so his fingers we just showing and lifted him out by his hands.

BigBlueHouseBear · 01/10/2020 08:40

My friend unconscious with my other friend counting her breaths out loud. While I was on the phone to a 999 operator who was telling me there were no ambulances and based on the breathing I had to find a defibrillator as soon as I could.

Kettlingur · 01/10/2020 08:46

Waking up intubated in the ICU after almost dying in childbirth.

ScatteredMama82 · 01/10/2020 08:49

DS2 being in high dependency and consultant telling me 'you need to know he's very unwell'.
Rolling my car,
Childbirth with DS1,

LunaTheCat · 01/10/2020 08:52

A major 7.6 earthquake in the middle of the night.

Giggorata · 01/10/2020 08:53

Having a medical procedure that stopped my heart.

RoyalChocolat · 01/10/2020 08:57

When DC3 went from "I'm a little tired Mummmy" to respiratory arrest in about half an hour.

Carpathian2 · 01/10/2020 08:58

Back in my dodgy youth I went to a house with my friend, somebody she knew. An argument started and he pulled a gun on her, I've never run so fast!
I found out later that he was jailed for firearms offences, I've never put myself in a position like that again Confused

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