Being Lost in a Corn Field? Things Iowans Were Afraid of as Kids [PHOTOS]
Do you remember the thing that scared you the most when you were a kid? Have you grown out of that as an adult or are you still afraid to look under your bed? When I was younger I remember being afraid of being left somewhere or getting lost.
Whether that was the grocery store or a little league baseball game, I had this crazy idea my parents would just forget me and leave me there forever. They may have wanted to... but thankfully they never did.
I also had/still have this weird fear of fish. When I was around 5 years old my brother, dad, and I were fishing at our hunting shack. I had my little Mickey Mouse fishing pole, I went out to the dock, and I reeled in a monster (tiny) bullhead. Not knowing any better I went to grab the fish, missed, and one of its barbs hit me in the face. I clearly had great coordination at a young age.
I thought my entire life was over. I don't think it even poked me very hard and I don't remember it breaking any skin but it hurt just enough for me to cry my eyes out. Ever since fish aren't really my thing. I'll swim in a lake and I don't worry about them being around but if my buddies ask me to go fishing I just bring a case of beer and hang out with them on the boat. I have zero desire to catch or even hold a fish ever again.
I asked Iowans what they were afraid of growing up and got all kinds of different answers.