I feel like my fears are kind of rational, but everyone else seems to think they're wierd.
All my friends have fears of frogs/snakes/mice/moth etc. I'm not really afraid of any of these — indeed I think they're beautiful. HOWEVER
I have a couple of fears of my own:
Firstly I have long had this fear of parasites. Just the idea of any kind of parasite living inside me (bacteria / viruses excepted, I can get over that) is just totally repulsive and horrible. This fear sort of extended itself to a fear of worms and wormlike things in general. (Leeches too) I nearly threw up in the middle of a museum once because they had tapeworms in jars. =| I'm not too flash hot on centipedes either (watching King Kong certainly didn't help, especially that scene where she falls down the big ravine and there are giant maggots/centipedes/etc. I almost died in the cinema)
Anyway, my other fear is of water, which I suppose it a pretty strange fear since it's like, most of our planet (and most of my body). But yeah, even when I was a little kid, I refused to put my head under water. I'd always take baths instead of showers and Mum would have to forcibly wash my hair. XD. Needless to say swimming lessons weren't fun for me either. I kind of got over it but I still really don't enjoy swimming, and if I have to dive, or even put my head underwater I feel out of breath and like I'm drowning.
Oh yeah, and my third fear (kind of linked to the second) is crocodiles. I live in the tropics and there are honest to god, three metre crocodiles in ALL the rivers here. Even if I go swimming in a pool, or in somewhere else (like in Europe), if I can't see the bottom of the water, I get SO SCARED that something's going to come up and drag me under. Once, I was walking over a footbridge when it was flooding and the water was right up under the bridge. I was so terrified that some massive THING was going to jump up and like, devour the whole bridge underneath me. (Watching "LAKE PLACID" was a terrible, terrible idea.)
I'm weird I know.