15.11.17

My Strange Phobia

Hey Guys,

I am not sure if this is meant to be a serious post or not?
Only a little.
I'm not making this post so you guys can relate because you probably wont but it's interesting to talk about&explain.

So I have this weird phobia that no one I know really understands and that is,

Google Earth

And I probably sound like I'm joking but I am deadly serious

I have a phobia of Google Earth

I don't really know why or how I got this phobia because it's super irrational but I'll try and detail exactly what part I'm afraid of and how I knew of its existence.

So like, a year ago I went on google maps, just casually exploring countries to compensate for my lack of going outside-ness and then since I wanted to see just how big the country I was in was, I zoomed out, and out and out.
And I just kept going until- WOAH TOO FAR 
I COULD LITERALLY SEE THE WHOLE EARTH
AND THE DEEP ABYSS OF SPACE
AND THE AWFUL, GROSS TERRAIN OF THE SEA.

I nearly puked.
I just got this overwhelming, gross, icky, shuddery feeling and I had to close the tab then and there.
Everywhere I look people just think its a phobia of big things or the ocean or something but it's not.
Mainly for me its the texture of the sea.
All bumpy and grainy, it makes me gag.
So I downloaded google earth in an attempt to flood myself (a psychology technique for phobias)
Worse thing ever.
I clicked too hard and it took me into a ground view of Hawaii.
But not of the road, like on street view on google maps
OH NO.
A GROUND VIEW OF A GRAINY, HALF-DOWNLOADED MOUNTAIN.
I NEARLY BURSTED INTO FLAMES

I'd go back and get a picture but I'm too afraid to go back into ground-view. (Also I'm paranoid I'll have copyright issues)
Best way I could describe it is, it looked like the minecraft world, all pixely 

My phobia isn't as severe as my pigeon phobia but it's annoying because it's hard to explain without getting laughed at, which doesn't really bother me but frustrating when I'm trying to get my point across. On websites I've seen people that can relate which is comforting, ill submit links at the end 

I'm trying to think of something else to add but I have nothing.
This was kind of a short post but hey, its something :)
Let me know if you have any strange phobias in the comments because I am genuinely interested in what you have to say!

Bye!

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