I've gathered the evidence here for you so you can point and laugh at me. Go on, I'm giving you permission.
- I have to close my closet door before I go to bed.
- When I lived at home in my early 20s we had a really creepy cellar so I made sure to lock the cellar door every night.
- When camping I sprint to the bathroom like I'm in a horror movie because it's really dark and I'm in the woods. I'm not afraid of wild animals, I'm afraid of murderous psychopaths.
- I will often leap on to me bed if I have gotten up in the middle of the night.
My fear was much worse when I was a kid. I would actually check in my closet and under my bed before I went to bed.
I blame vivid dreams and nightmares for this phobia. I have to blame something right?
Let's also blame that movie Darkness Falls. It's like someone made that movie just to scare the shit out of me.