ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

If you, like me, had one too many sleepless nights laid awake worrying just what on earth that creepy sound from downstairs was, then these illustrations may bring back one or two unpleasant memories.

Artist, Fran Krause, asked his Tumblr followers to anonymously confess their deepest, darkest childhood fears. The finished project, appropriately entitled Deep Dark Fears is truly nightmarish.

Some are funny, some are scary, some are strangely mystifying - take a look for yourself below.

Magic, mirror on the wall, who is the scariest of them all?

We've all panicked at the thought of seeing something strange in the mirror.

Cat got your tongue?

"nello, ni nee na nambulance"

I see dead people.

Processed flesh.


Answers on a postcard for this one.

The heart-breaker.

So sad.


What was your childhood fear?


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