I think we can all agree that 99.9999% of us had fears when we were kids that we later realized were totally irrational and pretty funny.

Maybe it was getting caught in quicksand, maybe you thought an escaped lunatic lived in your basement, or perhaps you thought every clown you saw was out to torment you and your family…actually, that one COULD be true.

But anyway, the point is that we’re all afraid of stuff during childhood that we think are kind of hilarious later in life.

People took to Twitter to share the irrational fears they had when they were kids…let’s see what they had to say.

1. An old classic.

I really hope parents today still use this one.

2. I used to have nightmares about it.

I’ll never figure out the Z!

3. YES. It haunted us.

I still have yet to encounter any…

4. You thought they were everywhere.

And that you would definitely get sprayed.

5. It was just a tall tale…

Or was it…?

6. Get rid of those!

You don’t want to get sick, do you?

7. Up in flames.

You thought it could happen to you.

8. Now that is strange.

Why did you believe that, sir?

9. Don’t let any limbs hang over the side.

Something might reach up and grab you!

10. You had to check.

It was part of the routine.

11. Flowers in the Attic haunted me.

And we didn’t have an attic, either…

12. Studying up on volcanoes.

Just in case…

What were the childhood fears you had that you later realized were pretty silly?

Talk to us in the comments!

Don’t be embarrassed! We all have ’em!