‘Let go!’ Moment acrophobic man squeals in panic as he is hoisted to the top of a 32ft slide – before his friends finally persuade him to take the plunge
- Jaylen Murph is heard screaming as he is hoisted up slide at T-Rex Golf, Arkansas
- Acrophobic did not realize how tall the slide was before volunteering to ride it
- Family can be heard laughing uncontrollably while filming him on their phones
This is the hilarious moment an acrophobic conquered his fear of heights on a slide at a family amusement center.
In a video shared online, Jaylen Murph can be heard screaming at the top of his lungs as he is hoisted up roughly 32ft.
The attraction at the T-Rex Golf center in Arkansas sees thrill seekers hold onto a handlebar and lay on their backs as they are pulled up a metal chute.
Once they reach the top they let go and slide down to a mattress at the bottom.
But once Mr Murph reached the top, he refused to let go while continuously screaming.
Jaylen Murph, who has a fear of heights, volunteered to go on the slide at T-Rex Golf in Arkansas, but apparently did not realize how high it was
Mr Murph eventually releases the handlebar and slides down to the gray mattress at the bottom
His face shows a huge sigh of relief after having conquered his fear before a family member jokes: ‘You’ve got two more times’
His family can be heard laughing hysterically as they film him on their camera phones.
One family member can be heard saying: ‘He doesn’t like heights’, to which someone replies: ‘Then why would he do this?’
They shout at him repeatedly to ‘let go’ and tell him ‘it’s a slide’, before he eventually releases the handlebar and falls to the bottom.
After reaching the gray mattress one family member jokes: ‘You’ve got two more times.’
Mr Murph was on a family vacation in Hot Springs when the group decided to stop at T-Rex Golf.
His wife’s cousin Belinda Jones, from Louisiana, said he volunteered to ride the slide but did not realize how tall it was.
WHAT IS ACROPHOBIA?
Acrophobia is an intense fear of heights marked by panic and anxiety, and is one of the most common phobias in the world.
For some people, extreme heights trigger this fear. Others may fear any kind of height, including small stepladders or stools.
This can lead to a range of physical and psychological symptoms.
Physical symptoms of acrophobia include:
- Increased sweating, chest pain or tightness, and increased heartbeat at the sight or thought of high places
- Feeling sick or lightheaded when you see or think about heights
- Shaking and trembling when faced with heights
- Feeling dizzy or like you’re falling or losing your balance when you look up at a high place or down from a significant height
- Going out of your way to avoid heights, even if it makes your daily life more difficult