Many people are afraid of many different things. These phobias range from anything form heights and wasps.
Most of Chadron High Students and faculty are afraid of something to do with animals. Cathy Kaus and Dylan Jamison are afraid of snakes. They both say that snakes are slimy, slithery, creatures that bite. Mrs. Kaus says that when she sees a snake her heart starts beating, and she immediately tries to figure a way to get out of there. Dylan says that when he sees a snake he will jump and yell, and he will run away as fast as he can.
Brock Mittleider says that his biggest phobia is being impaled by a deer as he is driving down the highway. He says he drives down the highway all the time, and it's just something he thinks and worries about. He says if it ever does happen that he hopes to live to tell. Kylie Garrett says that her biggest fear is sharks. She said that she started to be afraid of sharks after all the movies she watched about sharks eating people. She said if she ever saw a shark she would probably die.
Isabela Sanchez, Reid Hankin, and Mande Dotson all say that they are afraid of bugs. Isabela says that she hates spiders because they are discussing hairy and gross. If she sees a spider she makes her brother come kill it. Reid Hankin says that insecst are small, they have more than four legs. They can fly, crawl, or something freaky. Reid will "...kill it no matter what, unless it is a ladybug. Ladybugs are cool." Mandee Dotson says that her biggest fear is wasps. She says that wasps are big and scary, and they make a weird buzzing noise. "When I see a wasp I run inside the house," Mandee says.
People can also have other phobias that don't have anything to do with animals. Nikki Scarrow and Tricia Berry are both afraid of heights. Nikki says that heights scare her, and Mrs. Berry says that when she is in a really high place "it makes my stomach turn and the ground feel like it's moving. Heghts hinder doing something fun and exciting like zip lining, roller coasters, and mountain climbing. It makes my heart feel like it's beating out of my chest, and if it's really high I start crying." Both say that they will freak out and scream.
Loni Watson says that one of her biggest phobias is small spaces. She says it not one of her favorite things to be in small spaces, and when she is in a small space she "has to pace my breathing, so I don't freak out, and I have to remind myself to breathe."
Phobias come in many different way, but it can be agreed that no matter what they are they strike fear in those that suffer from them.