I have this fear. I've had it for years. I can't walk out into the dark. When darkness surrounds me, I feel like I'm cornered. Nowhere to run. Beasts surrounding me. They won't stop coming. They won't stop killing.
But I can take comfort in one fact: I'm not extinct. Yet. If anyone can 'serve up-' some advice on how to get over my phobia, that'd be....SWEEEEET.
START WITH CONTROL POSITION.In your bedroom at night ,make it as dark as possible while having a light near you[off of course]. START with a short period of time,when you start getting the feeling turn on the light.[if the bedroom is not dark enough find a room with no windows] THEN. extend the time a little at a time until you get comfy with the idea . then test yourself the same way [as possibble] with the outside .