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View Poll Results: Are you afraid of heights?
Yes 23 79.31%
No 6 20.69%
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I hate heights over three stories high.

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Old 07-04-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Yes, most definitely. It sucks for me whenever I take visitors into Chicago, Im the only dork that stays on the bottom floor of the Hancock or Sears Tower while everyone else heads 1,400 ft up to get a view of the city. LOL But then I come home and handle scorpions and tarantulas, go figure. LOLOL
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: California
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It's strange with me, I could stand on the top of a mountian, I can fly in a plane, I can go up to the top of any building but I about freak out if I'm up on something that sways or doesn't feel steady to me, rollercoasters are out, it's the height that scares me and the feeling of having no control
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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On buildings and bridges yes ! It's really weird because I used to climb, hang-glide and still adore flying but standing of top of the Empire State building I have extreme vertigo and start feeling queazy ( which does not stop me as I still enjoy the views but still...) I had to be walked down step by step from the Eiffel Tower by friends ( too big a queue for the lift) and the see through metal steps really freaked me out ! The worst for me is suspension bridges which sway in the wind ( I started very well on the Capilano Bridge in Vancouver then somebody else stepped on it and I had to go back...)
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Heights don't bother me.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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If I have something firmly underneath me holding me up, and there is something that will keep me from falling over an edge of some high place, I'm okay with heights. But get me in an airplane or some place where I could easily go over the edge, and I'll freak out big time.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Nope, no fear of heights...

Ages ago, (back in the late '70's) I worked on Wall Street. I remember I had to meet with a client on one of the top floors of The World Trade Center...I will NEVER FORGET the view: It was absolutely awe inspiring, as it was an exceptionally clear day, and I felt as though I could see to the other side of the world....

(A truly bittersweet memory, now, in 2007...)

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I'm not affraid of heights unless its likely I will fall...so bridges, tall buildings, planes are all fine with me.

Get me on a ladder and thats a completely different thing...I hate hate hate getting on a ladder.

I remember one time our beloved Salem got out of our screened in porch and I found him howling on the roof...I knew my daughter (who was pretty young at the time) would be hysterical if I didn't get him in before she woke up. I got out the ladder and climbed up AND managed to drag the cat off the roof and get him back inside.

We started calling him Houdini until we figured out how he was getting off the porch.
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I am far more afraid of heights than our spiders and scorpions. I just ran into a huge grey/tan spider in my front yard and I would rather pick it up and hug it than stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Steve. What are those big grey/tan spiders called in AZ? They are not tarantulas, but bigger than a .50cent piece.
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Yup, am afraid of heights.

That being said, I have flown over the ocean and it only bothered me a tiny bit.

I stay in nice hotels, usually requesting suites and u guess it, just last week was on the 26th floor.

We went to Kentucky, and I almost passed out going over the really longer bridges with deep sides.

roller coasters never bothered me

helping my dad put up a 100 ft. tower didn't bother me, I shimmied right on up that sucker!

Being in the Rocky Mountains didn't bother me, going to the Royal Gorge did, and I could not walk across the bridge.

climbing on top of my house gives me a funny little feeling, but does not stop me if I need to be on the roof for something.

climbing trees as a youngster was really fun, especially when I looked down and felt the butterflies flying all around in my tummy

climbing a tall (to me at age 4) sand dune on one of the great lakes in Michigan didn't bother me till some older bully careened over the other side and tackled me, causing me to roll all the way to the bottom!

how very weird I am.
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