Everyday throughout October (and even a little into November), we will be bringing you the case files of folks just like you, who suffer from debilitating phobias and fears. The most recent five files will live on this front page, while all files are accessible from the menu if you hover over “What Are YOU Afraid Of?”. So, if you’ve missed a day, you can still go back and read the files; we want you to see what we have seen.
There’s something addicting about the relief that comes in the wake of fear — all that adrenaline gives way to dopamine and epinephrine — and suddenly the world feels a little warmer, even as the chills run down your spine.
And if you’re an addict of fear, then we’re you’re local dealers.
Everyone is afraid of something. Some people only fear the tangible, while others fear more existential problems — financial instability; abandonment; commitment — but what elevates a fear to a phobia is how rational that fear is. If you’ve been abandoned before, you may have legitimate concerns about abandonment and its effects. But if you’ve never been buried alive, why does your heart start to race at the very thought? What is it, really, about the number 666 that causes so many people distress?
While our researchers have invested more than half their lives into discovering the mechanisms that separate fear from phobia, our analysts have spent countless hours recovering sensitive data from the original civilian and military sources. Now, for the first time ever, The Skinner Foundation will expose the actual files, documents, and witness statements your governments and civilian forces have attempted to suppress.
This October, the truth will be known.