Face Your Fears
The air is cold and dry, yet you break into a cold sweat. It is dark; but the shadows bleed through. Your pupils dilate; taking in as much light as possible; but what hides in the light is even more terrorizing. Your heart races, your breathing accelerates and you’re gasping for air. Your veins constrict, your muscles tighten and your skin crawls with cold chills. You feel a soft breeze that sends shivers down your spine – or was it a touch? You want to run, but you can’t. You stand motionless.
Fear is a survival mechanism and our capacity of fear is related to our survival. Fear alerts us to dangers that threaten our well being and sometimes, even our lives. Our evolved physiological makeup disposes us to fear all sorts of actual and potential threats, even those that exist only in our imaginations. When someone or something has odd features and moves or looks unnatural, it causes angst and horror amongst some observers.
A phobia is defined as an irrational fear of an object or situation the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed. If the feared object or situation cannot be avoided entirely, the affected person will endure it with marked distress and abnormal fear.
Are you ready to conquer the fears that lurk in the dark corners of your mind? Can you handle what is waiting for you in the cold dark depths of Deadmonton Haunted House?
Do not fear the darkness; fear what it hides and the shadows in the light.