Happy Halloween from the EDN family to all our readers. Halloween is the one time of the year when fears are celebrated, and people actively seek out the thrill of being shocked and horrified. On Halloween, EDN asked people around Eugene what they’re scared of:
Irene Goetz, 21, is an artist who paints and writes.
“I’m scared of the zombie apocalypse. I’ve had so many dreams where I’m getting eaten from the legs up.”
Abdullah Bindakahi, 21, is studying accounting at the University of Oregon.
“Death. No one knows when they’ll die.” Bindakahil said he is religious and believes in a second life and he is not scared about what happens after you die, but scared of how death could come at any moment.
Bindakahi said he was also scared of his future, “I don’t know what it will be, whether I’ll be rich or poor.”
Aaron Montgomery, 35, is a jack of all trades and does all kinds of odd jobs.
“The only thing I’m really scared of is something bad happening to my daughter.”
Bethany Kaylor, 20, is studying comparative literature and creative writing at the University of Oregon where she also plays on the club ultimate frisbee team.
“Ketchup. I’ve just had a phobia of it since I was little—the taste, the smell, the texture, the way it coagulates, and the way people eat it. It’s messy.”
Kaylor said she is also scared of bald tales on animals such as opossums, rats, and musk rats,
“They unnerve me.” she said.
Kaylor said she is scared of being in outer space too.
Kroten Moss, 5, is a kindergartner.
Kroten is scared of the cops coming and taking him away if he’s not wearing a seatbelt.
Jared Moss, 30, takes care of his two children (including Kroten Moss), a Mr. Mom.
“I’m scared of leaving the house without my pants. I always feel like I’m in such a hurry that I’ll leave without them.”
Kristen Moss, 27, is a professional photographer and mother of two. She is married to Jared Moss.
“My biggest fear is I’ll be home alone with the kids and I’ll have a brain aneurysm and die, or pass out and nobody will be able to take care of the kids.”
Kevin Baird, 30, wrote this article and took the photos.
He is scared of spiders, chemicals, and infections.