I never really thought I was afraid of something specific. Don't get me wrong, I don't like spiders and snakes etc. but I can kill a spider without a major melt down and I have touched snakes in my life.
It wasn't until I lived in Las Vegas that I found out what I am really afraid of....
I know it may sound weird but they just plain creep me out! I don't really mind just one, but when there are a ton of them... and come Summer time in Las Vegas they are everywhere. I remember I would get home from work at night and they would be all over the sidewalks and in the gutters, lining the outside walls. I couldn't help but squash a few as I ran to my door and their crunch is aweful! Then once inside they would be all over! I remember once I came home and there were probably 15 scattered around the floor, I screamed and jumped up on the kitchen counter and was there for like a half hour before I got enough courage to run through what I was sure was going to be an ambush of every cockroach in the entire world the second I moved.
I would barely sleep even with towels blocking all the cracks in the doors because I was sure they would attack in the night.
Other than that I am pretty much fearless!