One of the wierdest phobias a person could have, I have. Yes, the fear of turtles!!! I don’t know how many people in the world have this crazy phobia that I have; and, I really don’t care. I have it, and that’s all that matters. 🙂
I wasn’t born with the fear of turtles; It came about during a training TDY, or what would be called a temperary duty assignment that I went to when I was a young airmen in the Air Force. I went to Homestead AFB for water survival training for 3 days in I think April of 1979. Anyway, one of the things that we had to do was parasail from roughly 600 feet in the air and then release ourselves where we would glide down into Biscayne Bay (The freaking ocean).
Our instructors warned us not to wear shiny objects on our fingers ie…rings, watches, etc because they might attract baraccudas. Well Mr. Instructor Man, what about the freaking SEA TURTLE! You failed to warn me about them. When I landed in the water and was trying to get in my raft, out of no where I heard a shhhhrushhhhhh sound to my side and no more than 10 feet there looking me square in the eyes was this freaking monster.
Till this day, ANY size turtle scares the shit out of me. I spend some time with my step sons family and they have a pet turtles running around their yard and they just think it’s so funny that I run every time one of those monsters make its way onto the patio.
So, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Send me a crazy phobia story. Would love to hear about them.