I think we've had a What are you scared of -thread in the past, but I was wondering, what were the things that scared you as a kid? Things that you have now, possibly, rationalized to something non-scary -- or maybe even still fear a little bit? I remember being really frightened of "sea monsters," basically any creature, big or small, lurking under the surface. I loved, and still love, swimming in lakes and rivers, but as a kid, diving and opening my eyes underwater, facing that muddy murkiness, seeing those little dark nooks and cracks between slabs of rock, or shadows I can't quite explain, really freaked me out (although I still did it time and time again). How about you?