Lake Phobia Question

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No, lake phobia isn't a pond in the village square or a secluded fishing hole in the local state park. It's not a new horror flick either, although someday it might be.

Lake phobia is a real psychological disorder known as limnophobia, an irrational and persistent fear of lakes.

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    Monday, September 01 2014, 06:12 AM - #permalink
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    Murky lake water is terrifying! Those Friday the 13th movies are so horrible. No wonder people are afraid of lakes with those kinds of movies going around. I think horror movies that involve large bodies of water are the worst because there really is no escape.
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    Sunday, August 31 2014, 01:18 PM - #permalink
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    I have heard of people being afraid of large bodies of water but never lakes in specific. You learn something new every day!
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    Tuesday, June 03 2014, 05:52 AM - #permalink
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    I guess it depends on how we careful we are and that will be regardless if its on a lake or on a beach. As long as we keep it safe and just enjoy with our friends there should be no danger at all unless if there are wild animals that we don’t know about.
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    Monday, June 02 2014, 11:41 AM - #permalink
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    Is that specifically afraid of the lake or any that has water in it? I never met anyone who has a fear with lakes so it is kind a interesting to know their reason why they have that kind of fear.
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    Thursday, May 29 2014, 11:20 AM - #permalink
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    ThomM wrote:

    Thanks Ray for bringing up Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees! We're going out to the lake this week and now I'm not so sure about staying long! :)


    Not a problem! Just be careful of walking around late at night, swimming in the lake at night or being alone with your best girl; those machetes are sharp! :)
    I don't think the horror movies are what scare people most about lakes, it might be the fact that what's on the bottom can only be felt and not seen or there might be some sort of entanglement under the water that they could get stuck in.
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    Thursday, May 29 2014, 09:59 AM - #permalink
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    Thanks Ray for bringing up Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees! We're going out to the lake this week and now I'm not so sure about staying long! :)
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    Friday, May 02 2014, 12:05 AM - #permalink
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    There are factors that might have made people become afraid with lakes. Maybe because they already experience drowning at some point of their lives or they saw some horrific events on lakes.
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    Thursday, May 01 2014, 08:57 AM - #permalink
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    What's to be afraid of in a lake? I wonder if it only affects certain age groups from certain regions. I know as a child I was scared to death of Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th movies and it made me not want to go into any lakes for a while. I outgrew it and began to realize that a lake is just as safe as you make it.
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