Dangers of Arachnophobia
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Glenallen Hill suffered toe and elbow cuts along with carpet burns on his knees during a nocturnal bout with arachnophobia in 1990.
"I have a phobia about spiders," Hill told reporters after reporting to work on crutches. "In the nightmare, I was trying to get away from spiders."
It was quite an active nightmare, since he bounced on a wall, broke a glass table and climbed stairs in his semi-conscious state. "When I woke up," Hill said, "I was on a couch and my wife, Mika, was screaming, 'Honey, wake up!'"
Like many of these stories, this seemed unbelievable. But Hill offered to give reporters a tour of his blood-splattered apartment.
Ironically enough...ever seen the movie King Kong (remember the scene when the guys fall into the canyon with the HUGE insects)? I watched the movie a few weeks back and had this exact nightmare happen to me...I woke up as I was running out of my bedroom into our living room. I was able to piece together that I must have fallen off of the bed (i.e. into the canyon), rolled and hit our TV stand bruising my elbow, kicked the TV and cut my foot open (it was teetering on the stand when I went back into the bedroom, thank god it didn't fall over or that I luckily kicked the side of the TV instead of the screen itself), knocked over a table with a humidifier on it (cut my leg, water went everywhere), then went running and screaming into the living room (leaving a bloody trail) before I snapped out of it...all the while with my wife yelling "OH MY GOD" because she heard me screaming and had no clue what was going on...it's a miracle then I didn't wake up the neighborhood since I'm 6'5" 250 and was barreling and screaming thought the apartment.
Sorry if it's too much info, but I was just shocked to read this post and be able to relate to it. I crack up laughing looking back at it, but i was terrified out of my mind as it was happening...