My Irrational Fear of ET

I have a very irrational fear. I am scared of ET.

And I do not mean the TV show ET (Entertainment Tonight).


I am talking about that creepy extraterrestrial.

You know…

The one in that extremely popular movie.

I hesitate to even mention his name again.


Yes, I am a 32 year old woman.

And I am scared, terrified even, of HIM!

Some people think he looks all cute.

Not me!

He’s freaky!

He’s been haunting me ever since I can remember.

He is always lurking in the shadows.

He is behind me when I make my way up a dark stairway.

He is on the brink of jumping out in front of me when I enter my bedroom in the deep dark night.

He is just always there.

I cannot even watch the movie.

Especially alone.

I have always had to cover my eyes when watching it, when I did watch parts of it.

I do not think I have even seen the whole movie.

I do not know why I am so scared but…

I admit it.

I am terrified of ET.

So what?

You’ve got to be afraid of something right?

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Brandi Yee
    August 10, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    haha yes, ET is a little creepy! I’m scared of anything creepy, crawly and the ocean :P

  2. Shannon
    August 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Spiders. And yeah now that you mention it….. ET is a creepy little guy.

  3. Katrina Brady
    Katrina BradyReply
    August 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    I would never laugh at someone else’s fear. I have a few of them myself and I totally freak out.

  4. gingermommy
    August 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    I saw him a few years back on tv and totally thought he looked creepy . I do not know if I am afraid of anything. But I do get anxiety of weird things sometimes

  5. Mommy Moment™
    August 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I’m with ya….but I’m only 31 ;)

  6. Elizabeth Lampman
    Elizabeth LampmanReply
    August 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Oh God… ET was my sisters favourite movie when we were little and it terrified me too. Especially when ET turns all white. Gross!

  7. pam
    August 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    OH No! I love ET. I think he is adorable. I always love your random facts of Fridays:)

  8. Paula Schuck
    August 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    That is funny. I recalls seeing ET with my school friends many years ago. Loved him. Great movie.


  9. Laura
    August 11, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I think I have watched that movie once when I was in Grade 5. We watched it in school. I don’t remember much about it. I am afraid of slugs. That’s my fear.

  10. BewilderedBug
    August 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    awww…I LOVE ET!!!!

  11. Lisa
    August 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    I can understand that… I’m afraid of all horror movies, so it’s not so different! Don’t worry, just think of what we all tell our kids – remember, it’s not real. :)

  12. Christine
    October 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Awwww! My 4 year old is obsessed with ET! She wants to be ET for Halloween!!! To tell you the truth, I wasn’t scared of him when I was a kid, but I was scared of clowns. I still am! I get all dizzy, sweaty, and clammy when I’m in the presence of clowns! LOL!

    • Brandy
      October 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Aww, I will keep clowns away from you Christine! And I bet your little one looks cute as ET.

  13. hailey
    March 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    trust me you are not alone. i am 14 years old and have been terrified of E.T. all my life. i am now scared to answer phones and full moons. i watched all the jurrasic park movies and the scariest part was the e.t. commercial. everyone around me teases me about it. one person in my school chased me around with a picture of et on his phone. i can’t leave my macbook in my room at night because it glows and freaks me out. i scream in the theatre when there is an e.t. commercial. i’m going to los angeles and i don’t know how i’m going to handle universal studios because i know there is going to be an e.t. statue or something. By the way, never listen to Michael Jackson’s Someone In The Dark, because E.T. is in that song.

  14. Liho
    April 8, 2016 at 6:16 AM

    Well, I am 18 and I watched this movie when I was around 9. And I am terrified of ET, I even can say that it has each-year progress. On present moment I just can’t look on pictures of it, I even can cry if it is suddenly appeared. For the lattest example: few days ago I went to the cinema to watch “Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim” and there in the final scenes appeared his.. face and I just closed my eyes and had a panic attack so I had to leave.
    I am from Kazakhstan and I have not met anyone who will not laught at me or just be lenient to my “oddity”. One man was sure that it is because of trauma which I connected to E.T. However, I can’t remember anything which could lead to my intensive fear.
    But.. still, something could be so awful that my brain banned it. Like “Mysterious Skin”.

    for fuck sake..

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