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Things that scared the bejeezus out of you as a child!

JESuX

TRIBE Member
i was on the subway platform this morning, and for some reason, a 15 year old memory came flooding back to me, and got me thinking!

i was a 10 year old kid at universal studios in california, towing along with my extended family on the tram tour of the studios.

i remember the tram stopping in the "mock" subway tunnel (which at the time, i didn't really comprehend as being "fake") when the tram stalls, and the announcer hams up the fact that we're stuck or some jazz... then, the subway car comes careening into the station, slams into a pillar and splits open with all sorts of cataclysmic action abuzz.

i hadn't thought about that for *years* and the memory returned to me this morning as the subway came around the corner of college station, and i felt myself totally freeze up in recollection of that moment... only to realize that that image HAUNTED me for weeks after that experience!

your turn! what can you remember that used to scare the shit out of you as a kid?
 

Littlest Hobo

TRIBE Member
I had a Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" poster on my wall. I thought his eyes were following me around, Freaked me out. Little did I know of his chester tendencies ha ha.
 
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DoubleDown

TRIBE Member
DOCTOR WHO


My sis and I used to run out of the room or dive for the remote when the theme music came on...

fucking scary choon! :eek:
 

Crazlegs

TRIBE Member
DoubleDown said:
DOCTOR WHO


My sis and I used to run out of the room or dive for the remote when the theme music came on...

fucking scary choon! :eek:
OMG Yes! Used to freak the hell out of me! I also, for some reason, used to hate going up the stairs at night in the dark. My little kiddy mind was convinced some evil force was following behind me ...... used to run up them like a bat out of hell.

Also used to be afraid of this song my mom liked called the Friends of Mr. Cairo, or something like that. The lead singer had the freakiest voice ever!
 
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rubytuesday

TRIBE Member
My unicorn posters and figurines, but only at night.
I remember being very young in High Park and thinking that an elephant was hiding in the bushes (there was a loud noise) and I got pretty scared.
My preschool teacher dressed as a gypsy for Hallowe'en.
I also had an under the bed thing, I would jump into bed for a while and sleep with the lights on or crawl into my sis's bed.
 

LivingRoomPornstar

TRIBE Member
DoubleDown said:
DOCTOR WHO


My sis and I used to run out of the room or dive for the remote when the theme music came on...

fucking scary choon! :eek:
ahaha, yeah that tune scared the shit out of me as a kid as well...actually the whole show freaked me the eff out.

that, and there was this show on tvo of these kids that got stuck in an underground amusement park or something...I can only gather a few images from the show, but the music from that show still gives me the heebie jeebies...they would get these clues about how to get to the next room, in an effort to get back home...jesus i wish i could remember the name!
 

joey

TRIBE Member
Crazlegs said:
OMG Yes! Used to freak the hell out of me! I also, for some reason, used to hate going up the stairs at night in the dark. My little kiddy mind was convinced some evil force was following behind me ...... used to run up them like a bat out of hell.

Also used to be afraid of this song my mom liked called the Friends of Mr. Cairo, or something like that. The lead singer had the freakiest voice ever!
im afraid of everything...
 

dr. claw

Member
that stupid sesame street mummy skit where (after everyone leaves) the ernie lookalike mummy guy comes alive with jerky motions

Oh, and someone thought that it would be a good idea to have me watch The Shining with them when I was only three. I thought that the rotting corpse bathtub scene was just a really bad dream until I watched the movie again in my teens.
 
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the gatekeeper

TRIBE Member
DoubleDown said:
DOCTOR WHO


My sis and I used to run out of the room or dive for the remote when the theme music came on...

fucking scary choon! :eek:
As soon as I saw the thread title I was going to post that! Truly traumatizing!

Also on the list: crows (still do) and those giant power-line towers (always imagined them coming to life).
 

supakeli

TRIBE Member
This rhyme and accompanying music used to give me severe anxiety as a kid...

Fox
Socks
Box
Knox
Knox in box.
Fox in socks.
Knox on fox in socks in box.
Socks on Knox and Knox in box.
Fox in socks on box on Knox.
Chicks with bricks come.
Chicks with blocks come.
Chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come.
Look, sir. Look, sir. Mr. Knox, sir.
Let's do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir.
Let's do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir.
First, I'll make a quick trick brick stack.
Then I'll make a quick trick block stack.
You can make a quick trick chick stack.
You can make a quick trick clock stack.
And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox....
Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.
Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks.
Bricks and blocks on Knox on box.
Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir.
Try to say this Mr. Knox, sir....
Clocks on fox tick.
Clocks on Knox tock.
Six sick bricks tick.
Six sick chicks tock.
Please, sir. I don't like this trick, sir.
My tongue isn't quick or slick, sir.
I get all those ticks and clocks, sir,
mixed up with the chicks and tocks, sir.
I can't do it, Mr. Fox, sir.
I'm so sorry, Mr. Knox, sir.
Here's an easy game to play.
Here's an easy thing to say....
New socks.
Two socks.
Whose socks?
Sue's socks.
Who sews whose socks?
Sue sews Sue's socks.
Who sees who sew whose new socks, sir?
You see Sue sew Sue's new socks, sir.
That's not easy, Mr. Fox, sir.
Who comes? ...
Crow comes.
Slow Joe Crow comes.
Who sews crow's clothes?
Sue sews crow's clothes.
Slow Joe Crow sews whose clothes?
Sue's clothes.
Sue sews socks of fox in socks now.
Slow Joe Crow sews Knox in box now.
Sue sews rose on Slow Joe Crow's clothes.
Fox sews hose on Slow Joe Crow's nose.
Hose goes.
Rose grows.
Nose hose goes some.
Crow's rose grows some.
Mr. Fox!
I hate this game, sir.
This game makes my tongue quite lame, sir.
Mr. Knox, sir, what a shame, sir.
We'll find something new to do now.
Here is lots of new blue goo now.
New goo. Blue goo.
Gooey. Gooey.
Blue goo. New goo.
Gluey. Gluey.
Gooey goo for chewy chewing!
That's what that Goo-Goose is doing.
Do you choose to chew goo, too, sir?
If, sir, you, sir, choose to chew, sir,
with the Goo-Goose, chew, sir.
Do, sir.
Mr. Fox, sir,
I won't do it.
I can't say.
I won't chew it.
Very well, sir.
Step this way.
We'll find another game to play.
Bim comes.
Ben comes.
Bim brings Ben broom.
Ben brings Bim broom.
Ben bends Bim's broom.
Bim bends Ben's broom.
Bim's bends.
Ben's bends.
Ben's bent broom breaks.
Bim's bent broom breaks.
Ben's band. Bim's band.
Big bands. Pig bands.
Bim and Ben lead bands with brooms.
Ben's band bangs and Bim's band booms.
Pig band! Boom band!
Big band! Broom band!
My poor mouth can't say that. No, sir.
My poor mouth is much too slow, sir.
Well then... bring your mouth this way.
I'll find it something it can say.
Luke Luck likes lakes.
Luke's duck likes lakes.
Luke Luck licks lakes.
Luck's duck licks lakes.
Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.
Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.
I can't blab such blibber blubber!
My tongue isn't make of rubber.
Mr. Knox. Now come now. Come now.
You don't have to be so dumb now....
Try to say this, Mr. Knox, please....
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.
Stop it! Stop it!
That's enough, sir.
I can't say such silly stuff, sir.
Very well, then, Mr. Knox, sir.
Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles....
What do you know about tweetle beetles? Well...
When tweetle beetles fight,
it's called a tweetle beetle battle.
And when they battle in a puddle,
it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.
AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle,
they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.
AND...
When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...
...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.
AND...
When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.
AND...
Now wait a minute, Mr. Socks Fox!
When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle
with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle,
THIS is what they call...
...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled
muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!
Fox in socks, our game is done, sir.
Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.
 

Flashy_McFlash

Well-Known TRIBEr
- kid on the Fleecy bottle
- this one Dionne Warwick album where her hair is all splayed out and in my childhood head, looked like a demon
- Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video
 

JESuX

TRIBE Member
BigBadBaldy said:
Death and the void that accompanies it.

i remember jumping up and down on my bed, screaming at my parents, at age five:

"HOW CAN SPACE GO ON FOREVER?!? IT HAS TO... BUT IT CAN'T!!!"

over and over again.
 
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JESuX

TRIBE Member
Crazlegs said:
I also, for some reason, used to hate going up the stairs at night in the dark. My little kiddy mind was convinced some evil force was following behind me ...... used to run up them like a bat out of hell.
dude, yes.

basement stairs with no backing on them... my fucking asshead of a sister used to turn the lights out on me before i got to the top, and i was TERRIFIED that something was going to grab my ankles through the slats.

siblings!

:mad:
 

Crazlegs

TRIBE Member
Flashy_McFlash said:
-- Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video
Oh lord .... forgot about that one.

Also ....... The Exorcist ...... slept with the light on for two weeks after that one!
 

DoubleDown

TRIBE Member
JESuX said:
i remember jumping up and down on my bed, screaming at my parents, at age five:

"HOW CAN SPACE GO ON FOREVER?!? IT HAS TO... BUT IT CAN'T!!!"

over and over again.

Were you the one who was scared then?

or was that your parents?
 

Krzysiu

TRIBE Member
that disney boogyman movie where he walks around the room leaving foot prints and then the next morning the dad peels them off and puts them on himself jokingly... I forget what it was called but that movie made me cry for a week straight.
 
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