I've only been truly scared 2x in my life, everything else was manageable.
First, on a small jet, we had just took off and was maybe 35-40 feet off the ground and a crazy wind gust hit us and the plane went from horizontal to what felt like 60 degrees vertical and the jet engines kinda hiccupped. Was pretty sure I was a goner. Takeoff had been delayed 20 min. because of the winds.
The other time was just a massive feeling of helplessness. I was working in bars at the time and my gf that I was getting pretty serious with was a badass lady cop and lived a hour away. The plan was she was going to her best friend's bar her friend owned w/ her husband and I'd drive down as soon as I got off since the bars there stayed open til 5am and we'd close the place down in big fashion.
I get my bar cleaned up and closed down quick and check my messages as I'm walking out the door. My gf left me a voicemail saying "Hey just wanted to tell you I'm going to the hospital, I got gang banged and I'm messed up pretty bad." I panicked bad, I thought the worst, that she had been out and 6 dudes gang raped her something terrible. I hit the interstate driving 95mph not knowing where I'd find her and just losing my mind.
Luckily she called me about 15 minutes after I left and told me what happened and that she was at home. There was a group of 25 or so Vietnamese gangster types in the bar and they got kicked out by the owner. So when the crowd thinned out, they came back to get revenge and rob the place. Her cop instinct took over and she got beat down helping protect her friends. Was a bad deal, she had friends that were Lao gangsters and there were a couple shootings that resulted from the incident. I've been through some shit, but never scared like that.
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