After I wrote the blog post yesterday about being terrified of the sea and swimming pools with dark bottoms, I received many suggestions for articles about thalassophobia, the fear of deep bodies of water such as the sea, oceans, or lakes.
I am terrified of the sea and other bodies of open water. I feel the sea belongs to the creatures in it, not to us. For that reason I hate seeing sharks being vilified and murdered for killing humans. The sea is their home. We do not belong there.
I did find some terrifying photos though, which (to me anyway) encapsulated what I find so terrifying about open water (including dark swimming pools). The original list had 142 images, and you can find it here
…and these come from the thalassophobia subreddit.