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  • Fear of holes is real
  • Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    Fancy coming caving with us MrsFry?


    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    Mr Farmer – you need help, that is my worst nightmare!

    Is that toad back there in a frying pan?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    That’s something different. Not freaked by the many holes, but always been freaked by the idea of caving, particularly constricted stuff like the first picture. Heart rate is up now even thinking about it.

    Premier Icon spekkie
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    Isn’t the hole thing like the heights thing? I”m not good up a 30foot ladder cleaning gutters out but I’m fine at the top of a skyscraper looking down. Big holes are fine. Small holes, particularly with things in them, make my scalp crawl (currently happening !)

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I hope your OH makes you keep your leg in the shed.

    Guffawing at this.

    If I saw something bury itself in my leg I don’t think I could walk anywhere for fear it knew it had been discovered and was off to eat my brain.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Actually it does occur to me that there is a specific type of hole that does give me the willies. Bell mouth spillways in reservoirs:

    They just look dangerous.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    But Shirley they’re not – isn’t that the point? The lip is *just below the surface* to make it less likely to go in?

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    *it was at this point, Bongo left the thread*

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Where’s that SOM? Never seen one of those, looks ace!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Ladybower

    Bongo, still here?

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS_aMAlAaeU[/video]

    NSFW language…

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    Bongo, still here?

    Sadly, yes 🙁

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    That makes me feel sick. I wonder if he’s still down there caving?

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    That makes me feel sick. I wonder if he’s still down there caving?

    That’s what I want to know now. Was he trying to go down, or trying to come out?

    Did he just accept that this was his life now, and he turned into a cave person living off discarded caver rubbish?

    Premier Icon Xylene
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    For whatever reason this makes me want to puke. I now feel queasy having searched for inside fish gills.

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    I am clearly a bit odd.
    All those pics of things inside skin just make me want to grab a pair of tweezers or pliers and get started.
    Caving however can **** right off, didn’t like that at all (talking proper caving not the mine tour stuff, tried it didn’t like it)

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Where’s that SOM? Never seen one of those, looks ace!

    That particular one is in Wales. Here’s one at Ladybower

    Premier Icon philjunior
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    I also still have a dislike of earwigs as I used to think they burrowed backwards into your ears and through into your brain.

    I used to think the same! Why on earth did someone decide to call them earwigs (pokes about in ears to check they’re empty)

    Premier Icon Frankenstein
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    Don’t like caving for the idea of being stuck and dying/claustrophobia!

    Watched too many horror movies.

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    Watched too many horror movies.

    Like the one a few posts up.

    Premier Icon mrsfry
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    This is what i think of your caving

    Films are made for a reason! to warn people that there are creepy mutant inbred monsters waiting inside those dark places, to munch on your bones.

    ‘The Descent’ is a warning to all people to stay above ground 😯

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I’m quite worried about this ‘hole.

    When I was a kid we had a train driver give a talk at school about the dangers of playing on railway lines and dropping things off bridges. He had been hit in the head by a chunk of masonry thrown through the cab window. To demonstrate the severity of the injury and the resulting surgery he took out a cigarette (this was in the ’70s) and STUCK IT IN THE HOLE IN THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD[/u].

    At this point approximately 120 screamed.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Also.

    DO NOT GOOGLE “WORM IN HOLE”.

    Ever.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    creepy mutant inbred monsters waiting inside those dark places

    I assumed they’d just bumped into one of the Leeds caving club meets.

    Premier Icon slimjim78
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    That Japanese girl with holes in her arms & legs is so obviously photoshopped that I don’t get a reaction to it, although I have seen more subtle versions where just one of those seed pods has been ‘imbedded’ in someone’s back and that sets me off…..

    Yes, weirdly I know its photoshopped – rationally I should be able to irradicate any feeling of discomfort – but for whatever reason a) I am drawn to look closer at it, and b) the mere process of looking at it, and the thought of those things embedded in the skin, and possibly how that would feel – just makes me dizzy/giddy/freaked out.
    Its such a weird phenonemenoenom.

    The images of really large holes dont do much at all – but if the pattern is repeated and regular, and the image is zoomed out enough as to make the image more abstract then id imagine it could evoke a reaction in me.

    The cave shot.. im completely immune. In fact, id love to be a caver if I didnt have the overall shape of a barrell. However, being stuck in the cave at a section of wall that happened to have loads of burrows in the rock face, or a section of mud with burrows.. AAARRRGFFGGHGHFFFFSSSS!!

    Burrows is a key word actually. I think the thought of ‘things’ burrowing away, partially unseen is the kicker.
    I wonder of this is part of the same mindset that seeing a lady wearing particularly sexy lingerie is always more appealing than seeing her completely starkers.
    Obviously both scenarios are appealing, but the thought of what is hidden beneath the lingerie is always the bit that tantalises a wee bit more. Obscure comparison perhaps, but I can see a possible tangent.

    Also, do any afflicted with this condition also find ship wreck photos/ submerged vehicles/ sunken buildings completely disturbing??
    I do. I love to look at the images, but I get irrationally freaked out by them.
    THEY AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE UNDERWATER! WHATS INSIDE THEM?????!!! IT’s DARK DOWN THERE!!
    Argh!

    Octopus tentacles.. Argh!

    Man, I feel like I might be sick. I’m having weird holey flashbacks.

    Premier Icon allan23
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    Also.

    DO NOT GOOGLE “WORM IN HOLE”.

    Ever.

    Of course now I have to, once mentioned it must be Googled….

    ….. but I’ll have to wait until I get home, just in case it’s rude and sets the work firewall ablaze 🙂

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    It isn’t rude. Maggots in eye sockets and a worm being pulled out of a young lady’s face were as much as I absorbed before I pushed my monitor over and bit through the power lead.

    Premier Icon roper
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    Did someone leave a black dildo there on the right?

    Premier Icon slimjim78
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    I just googled ‘holes in skin’ and found a bunch of images that I wanted to save and paste here as prime examples.

    I found that I literally couldnt hang around long enough to save the image, I had a cold sweat and felt sick.. I had to close the page and compose myself!
    Nothing has ever made me have that reaction before, and i’ve looked at some real grot on the internets before.

    Lord I hate it. MAKE IT GO AWAY!

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    Did someone leave a black dildo there on the right?

    Are you suggesting the cavers were not the only thing being forced up tight passages that day?

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Did someone say Dido?
    [video]https://youtu.be/j-fWDrZSiZs[/video]

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Also.

    DO NOT GOOGLE “WORM IN HOLE”.

    Ever.challenge accepted

    <edit> I can only assume you’re getting different results due to your/my internet history.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    DO NOT GOOGLE “WORM IN HOLE”.

    Argh!

    Premier Icon bongohoohaa
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    Did someone say Dido?

    No. They said dildo.

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    How do the people with a fear of holes feel about biscuits with small holes in?

    Premier Icon slimjim78
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    too small to worry about – if they were larger and ‘crater-like’, then there would probably be an issue

    Premier Icon spekkie
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    All joking aside, I’m on the verge of “losing the plot” with myself over that mango worms vid I watched this morning. I can feel I’m barely on the right side of standing shaking my arms and legs as if I have something horrid on me that won’t get off!

    This is just so not good. I hope I forget it soon!

    Premier Icon slimjim78
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    Yes, i’ve oversensitised myself with this thread. At lunch I was out with a colleague in his car telling him about this issue, still feeling a bit giddy, and I couldn’t even look at his dash board, as the 4 air vent pods were a bit too much..
    So I looked out the window instead at the queue of traffic and all the big holey alloy wheels..

    I genuinely think I may end up needing counselling.

    Signing out of this thread now. Good luck fellow hole freaks.

    Premier Icon DT78
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    Well, I challenge anyone to eat their lunch and watch that vid I linked..

    I still feel sick.

    Premier Icon spekkie
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    DT78 that’s the one that’s done me in. Sweet Jesus it’s grim.

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