What is it that makes the darkness so inherently scary? I think it is a
mixture of things ranging from fear of what lurks in the shadows, to the fact
that you are in total lack of control for the environment in which you are
lurking. I have always had a fear of the dark or the unknown. The thing that
frightens me the most about the dark is the fact that I have no control over my fight or flight mechanism while in total darkness. Take out last investigation in Shawnee mission park for instance. We investigated an old abandoned foundation in the middle of a field, and I was literaly scared to death the entire time during the investigation. Noises and movement were all around us in the brush of the open field. The fact that I could not see what was making the noises or movement through the brush kept me constantly on edge ready to flee at any second. I was in no control over my flight response. However if we had been doing the same investigation in the light of the day I would not have been so unresponsive to the nerves, because I would have been in control of what I can see. Overall I think we all have a fear of the darkness, which I think makes us all a little more relatable to one another.