(Did your watch the VERY SHORT 46 second video above?) How did it make you feel?
Halloween is only days away. There are currently so many different types of frightful events going on close to us this time of year. We plan on visiting one of the scariest Haunted Theme Park’s in New England tonight, “Spookyworld – Nightmare New England.” This got me thinking, if we can condition our bodies to get used to something, build up physical endurance, learn new coping mechanisms based on our experiences, etc., would it be possible to be completely fearless when something jumps out at us unexpectedly. If we were surrounded by this on a consistent basis, could we become desensitized? I suppose it would take extreme personal awareness and a great deal of energy to not be startled.
So what is the psychology behind this type of fear? Why do we love it, even crave it? Perhaps it’s the adrenaline rush, that thrill we get after reacting to something so unexpected and the joy of watching our friends jump where they stand. Perhaps it’s different for each of us.
For those of you who follow my other blog, Where The Ghosts Live – The Haunted United States you may have already read that I recently visited an actual haunted house that is a hotbed for paranormal activity. I didn’t have any problems with fear there, and I had a few encounters with the supernatural. The problem is, that I am more afraid of the living than the dead. With that being said, tonight should have me shaking in my sneaks.
What is your relationship to fear? Do you like to be scared? Do you seek out attractions like this so you can get that adrenaline rush? Or does the thought of being frightened by someone in a mask or amazing makeup, or even a paranormal experience, make you want to run for the hills? I want to hear from you…
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- Spookyworld Presents Nightmare New England http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toqO24ucG64