Do you have one?
I definitely do, and it's of the ocean...or standing water in general. Especially when it comes to sharks.
I read a news report earlier of a great white shark that circled a boat near the Jersey Shore for twenty minutes, stole their chum bag, and started trying to eat their engine.
Ummmm.....NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE. So much "Nope" I can't even describe. Even seeing the picture, and the video link image....again, NOPE. I was here at my desk, and just seeing those pictures gave me the cringe-y, unsafe feeling in my legs and the irrational thoughts of "I can't see my legs under my desk...what if something was under there, and I dismissed this as irrational and ignored it and something got my legs?!" So I got up and walked around for about ten minutes until I felt calm again.
It's the same with standing water, whether it's a pool, a bath tub, the sink, ponds, lakes, the ocean...if I cannot see through it completely and totally, even if it just has bubbles coating the surface, it's a NOPE situation. I don't know what makes me feel this way, but I'm terrified. I get shaky, shortness of breath, cringe-y, stutter, I just can't do it. In the worst cases I've had panic attacks. My mom thinks that seeing Jaws when I was little somehow traumatized me lol, and she may have a point. I can NOT watch shark movies, not even the stupid cheesy awfully-done SyFy Channel ones.
I am also afraid of rollar coasters. My husband got me on 3 of them. But i still shake every time i get on one. I will not go on any of them that go upside down though
Okay they aren't really a phobia. Small ones don't scare me at all. The big ones make me want to scream like a little girl though.
I do have a thing about water that you can't see down into though. I took my kids to a lake once and they artificially dyed the lake somehow a blue color. You couldn't see down into it at all. I was terrified one of my kids would drown there and that fear took hold and never let go. I'm fine if it is clear water, but if I can't see into it I panic a bit.