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Old 10-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #51
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I am also a bit particular about the issue with heights. "Looking down" doesn't give me too much of a scare, but for me it is really frightening when I am at the edge of a cliff, or top or a building/tower etc. and look "UP". I feel as if some unexplainable power would grab my hair and suck me down or something.
I think that might be part of the vertigo sensation, which as I mentioned earlier, I don't think is so much a fear as it is an involuntary affliction. It's a dizzying feeling - I get that too. Even in the hot air balloon, looking down is no longer a fear, but looking up gets me a big woozy.

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Old 10-28-2006, 11:07 AM   #52
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I think that might be part of the vertigo sensation, which as I mentioned earlier, I don't think is so much a fear as it is an involuntary affliction. It's a dizzying feeling - I get that too. Even in the hot air balloon, looking down is no longer a fear, but looking up gets me a big woozy.

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Interesting analysis!! Yes the action of looking up does indeed causes me a sudden oozy and dizzy sensation. wow... hot air balloon. One thing I always wanted to get on. If I ever do get a chance, like you I wouldn't have trouble looking over the grounds, but to look up the splendour of the balloon probably I will have to squat down at the corner of the basket!!
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:30 AM   #53
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as above but with a Parachute (and a few back-ups) :P
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:47 AM   #54
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I used to run up and down the pyramids in Mexico for fun and exercise...now I'd have to crawl down - backwards.

Boats/ships bother me when I can't see the land. I feel if I can see land, at least I have a chance making it there.
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #55
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Don't even contemplate the Tampa Bay Bridge. Holy Moley, it was so traumatic that I still get a sick and frightened horrible feeling when I think about it.
I've been across that bridge many times, both the old and new one, going to visit the in-laws. It did creep me out when the old one went down, taking several cars with it. A ship hit one of the pilings...bad deal. The new one is quite beautiful.

The most frightened I've ever been going over a bridge is back when I was in my early 20's. I had come up by train with my baby, from Baton Rouge, to visit my parents here in Illinois. The morning we were getting ready to go back, we had an earthquake...enough to rattle windows and dishes for several minutes and cause some minor structural damage.
Thing being, we had to cross an ancient wooden bridge high above the Ohio River gorge. The bridge always made me nervous anyway, and after an earthquake...eeek!
My dad called the railroad or state police, or someone, and they said that inspectors had gone over the bridge following the quake, and deemed it safe. We would have the honor of being on the first train to try it out.
When the train approaced the bridge, the engineer slowed the speed to a crawl, I clenched my cheeks and hung on to my baby.
Obviously, we made it.
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Which Tampa Bridge is it?
a Doctor friend of mine lives in Tampa Bay, and said there`s 3 bridges, but when I mentioned Scary, he gave me these links: http://www.ivebeenthere.co.uk/places...-tampa-bay.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/jsuro/image/46849854/original.jpg

apparently as you get closer to the top, there are Suicide Hotline phones every so many metres also!
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:18 PM   #57
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I used to run up and down the pyramids in Mexico for fun and exercise...now I'd have to crawl down - backwards.

Boats/ships bother me when I can't see the land. I feel if I can see land, at least I have a chance making it there.
When you were at the pyramids, did you ever have any paranormal experiences or have any thing strange happen?
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:44 PM   #58
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When the train approaced the bridge, the engineer slowed the speed to a crawl, I clenched my cheeks and hung on to my baby.
Obviously, we made it.
I'm sure the engineer had his reasons, but I would have put the "pedal to the metal" to get across as fast as ever I could!
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #59
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Another scarey bridge is the Mackinac Bridge in upper Michigan. Some people are afraid to drive over it, so they hire someone to drive their car for them. It is about 5 miles long from shore to shore.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:51 PM   #60
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Its kind of like being scared of heights, except I am ok with heights, if I am facing up hill!
Same here! I can climb, and climb, and climb ... but coming back down is not always so easy.

I think there are scarier things for me, though ... I'll have to think about that.

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