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Why are some people afraid of the dark?

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In one sense or another people have a fear of the unknown. In the dark you can't see what's out there. It's not so much the thought of what lurks in the darkness, it's the not knowing.

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People have very vivid imaginations and they imagine what happens to people in the movies happening to them in the dark.

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When people have limited sight as in the dark. There're imaginations became to go to work.

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I believe that some people are afraid of the dark because of what they can't see and also not knowing what is there. It can leave you feeling helpless and is mostly a visual effect. Most scary stories have something to do with the dark, with most bad things happening at night as well as old tales like boogie man which scare people.

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cos they afraid the ghost, and evils

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I agree with fatkenny

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Nyctophobia=Fear of Dark
Is one of the most common phobias in children.
In many cases, childhood nyctophobia passes as the child matures.
In older children and adults, however, nyctophobia can become crippling.
Nonetheless, most people retain a bit of a fear of the dark throughout life.
This fear may be evolutionary in nature, as many predators hunt at night.
Consequently, darkness is a frequently used element in horror movies and Halloween events.

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Because creepy things don't happen to people in the full view of daylight

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They are sometimes scared of what they think might be in the darkness since they can't see so their imagination runs all over and scares them.

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