For me, there are two things that scare the shit out of me: 1) Being wrongly convicted of Murder! - not only do you have to spend years of your life in a hellish pit, but when you get ouy, you are worth nothing - you are the lowest order of society - your life is RUINED and it isn't your fault! 2) Dying in a pete bog! (not so scared of this now, but was petrified of this as a little kid) -it sprung from seeing a particularly gruesome version of Sherlock Holmes' "Hound of the Baskervilles". What (unorthodox) things are you guys scared of?