Acrophobia is the irrational fear of heights. It creates a motion of discomfort that can lead to high levels of anxiety.
Too High For Me
Who’s afraid of heights? Well, your not alone. About 5% population has an irrational fear of heights. Such as climbing ladders, attending meetings on high floors, flying, bridges, or even standing on a steep hill.
It’s one of the natural environment phobias. It includes fear of thunder and lightning (astraphobia) or water (aquaphobia.) People with acrophobia often avoid situations where they will be exposed to heights. However, this is not always possible.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a crippling fear of just about anything, which called the water home. Although I’m a good sport about it, this has led to endless jokes and teasing from friends and family alike.
It starts from the idea of being in a confined place such as a grave by mistake. It’s a fear of premature death.
Six Feet Deep
For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep fear of being buried alive. More specifically, I was worried that the people around me would find me in the form of suspended animation. Resulting in not being able to tell that I was really alive, and they would think I was dead and bury me.
And then I would come to in a dark coffin with little oxygen and not being able to move. I would terrorize myself with this thought while trying to go to sleep at night. Why would I do that? Well, I have always been fascinated by the macabre, even when it scares the hell out of me.
Phobias are irrational, but some can come from a real place and has an origin story. Mine causes me night terrors and follows me.
First Stop Denying
At first, I was going to bring to light my clourophobia, which is the fear of clowns. But Kendra and Ed kindly removed with the re-adaptation of the movie IT. With that in mind, I decided to bring light to a phobia that most people don’t talk about because it’s scarce.
Often this phobia is either an afterthought to a person or something that passes. In my case, it terrorizes me since my childhood. If I am, to be honest here, the only positive I ever had in my life was my grandpa.
Gothic Bite Magazine always welcomes amazing authors on their website! This week, we have the pleasure to interview, Luc Vors!
Who is Luc Vors?
I am a native Texan with education in psychology,
biology, art and music. In college, I did a lot of research on the psychology
of creativity, consciousness and free will, so my first publications were
A killer beast comes back to his Louisiana roots in this standalone novel written by the dark heavy romance thriller author, Dora Esquivel. Available on Amazon, get your copy while The Beast is hot!
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Who Is Dora Esquivel?
Dora Esquivel has been on her own since the age of sixteen years old 16. She considers herself born a rebel.
She grew up on the border of the American State of Texas and the country of Mexico. Dora had many adventures in her military career in the AirForce. She traveled the world and yet, kept her dream of writing alive.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. — Wikipedia
The Brutal Fascination
There seems to be a fascination with serial killers. Even I am intrigued by them. So, what is it about them that piques people interest in them? Is it their crimes, the victims? The types of murders they committed.
The brutality of it all? For me, it’s trying to understand how another human being can be so devoid of emotions that they see other humans as prey. Chilling to think of, but to them, we are a means to their dark desires.
For the month of April, Gothic Bite Magazine is celebrating the character of Sandman. A mystical character that worked its way into the paranormal world. Here is a poem about the sand throwing man.
He is coming through the dilapidated alley Slowly he’s coming to your window and watches the prey. And if you look at his gaze you will fall in never land For he will feed your eyes with his fearsome dreadful sand. Shhhh here comes the Sandman.
The summary of the story itself is quite disturbing and worthy of a Stephen King hit! Back then, I am quite sure that the story scared many people. The Sandman was not what we know him to be now. Continue reading The Sandman
*** WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MATURE AND GRAPHIC SUBJECT MATTER *** Who never watched one of the nine movie versions of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Well, I only watched the 1974 movie version and let me tell you when I stomached it back in 1982, it scared the hell out of me as it was creepy, violent, and so believable. Continue reading Leatherface The Man
There are not only ghosts lurking in the darkness, but there are also strange presences we can’t explain wandering around in bright daylight. Terror in the Woods shares the stories of strangers and their encounters. Continue reading Terror in the Woods
Time to get setup for work. Get a set of disposable cups, tissues, cotton balls, sponges, and paper towels all in a neat row. Well, to be honest, as neat as it is going to get. Set out the makeup wheels according to which actors come in first.
Different brushes for each layer of Glow in the Dark paint for the Clowns, tissues torn into pieces and latex set for when the Zombies come in. All set? Continue reading “Palette Swap”