What is the one thing that scares the shit out of you? What is the one thing that makes you run miles whenever you see it? If I was asked these questions, then the answer will be rats, snakes, etc. Yeah! we all are afraid of some basic things. But today I bring some of the strange fear people have. Let’s check out some strange fears that you won’t believe people have.
Fear of Names
The fear of name is Nomatophobia.
Fear of Shadows
The fear of shadow is known as Sciophobia or Sciaphobia. When we were kids, we used to scream after seeing our own shadows but it was not Sciophobia, it’s childhood.
Fear of Color Red
The fear of red color is known as Erythrophobia.
Fear of Trains
I love to travel in trains. But train track is fear for some people. Yeah, you read it right. Siderodromophobia is a fear of train and train tracks.
Fear of Paper
This is a totally strange one. Papyrophobia is a fear of papers. Yeah! you heard it right.
Fear of Beard
Pogonophobia is a fear of beard. Yeah! you read it right.
Fear of Books
There is an unusual fear of books which is known as Bibliophobia.
Fear of Cheese
The fear of cheese is known as Turophobia.
Fear of Odors
The fear of odors is known as Osmophobia or Olfactophobia.
Fear of Number 13
Some people have a morbid fear of number 13 which is known as Triskaidekaphobia.
Fear of Being Stared At
Are you afraid of people staring at you? The fear of being stared at is known as Scoptophobia.
Fear of not having access to Mobile phones
Nomophobia is the fear faced by the people who start feeling anxious when they don’t have access to mobile phones for a long time.
Fear of Metal objects
Some people have fear of metal objects, especially sharp objects. This fear is known as Metallophobia.
Fear of Needles and injections
This fear is faced by near about 10% of the people in the world. Yeah! The fear of needles and injections is known as Trypanophobia.
Fear of Hands
The fear of hands is known as Chirophobia. Strange…Right?
Fear of Large Objects
Phobia of large objects is known as Megalophobia.
Fear of White Color
Leukophobia is the fear or phobia of white color.
Fear of Number 666
This number is treated as a number of beasts. That is why some people panic due to this effect. The Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of number 666.
Fear of Dust
The fear of dust is known as Amathophobia.
Fear of Sun, sunlight or bright light
Heliophobia is the word which describes the fear of bright light, sunlight or sun.
Fear of Crossing Bridges
The fear of crossing bridges is known as Gephyrophobia.
Fear of Odd Numbers
The fear of odd numbers is known as Disparnumerophobia.
Fear of Houses and being inside houses
Some people have fear of being inside the house or have the fear of houses. This phobia is known as Domatophobia.
Fear of Trees, wood or forests
Some people face an irrational fear of trees, woods or forests which is known as Hylophobia.
Fear of Glass or crystal
Some people are afraid of things which are made up of crystal or glass. Such phobia is known as Crystallophobia.
Fear of Clocks
This is one of the strange fears on this list. Yeah! Fear of clocks is known as Chronomentrophobia.
Fear of Mirrors
The fear of mirror is known as Catoptrophobia.
Fear of Flutes
Aulophobia is an unwanted fear and worry of flutes.
Fear of Long Words
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the word that is used to describe the fear of long words.
Fear of Being Single
The fear of being single or staying single is known as Anuptaphobia.
Fear of Moon
Some people have a strange fear of moonlight, moon, and darkness when there is no moon. This phobia is known as Selenophobia.
Fear of Opinions
Sometimes we became anxious about what people will say about us or how they will judge us. This phobia is known as Allodoxaphobia.
Fear of Streets or crossing the streets
Some people have a unique fear of streets or crossing the streets. This phobia of people is known as Agyrophobia.
Fear of Enclosed space
The fear of being stuck in an enclosed space is known as Claustrophobia.
Fear of Balloons
This is generally a fear of popping a balloon. This fear is known as Globophobia.
Fear of Depths
Fear of depths is known as Bathophobia. The people who suffer from this phobia avoid going near lakes, swimming pools, seas, wells, hallways, mountain valleys, and similar things which have somehow or other depth related to it.
Fear of Eyes
There are some people who have a fear of eyes. They don’t touch their eyes and avoid making any sort of eye contact. This fear is known as Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia.
Fear of Butterflies
Some people have fear of beautiful insects, butterflies. Fear is known as Lepidopterophobia. I mean, really, fear of butterflies?
Fear of Riding in Vehicles
Some people have a fear of riding in vehicles. This fear is known as Amaxophobia or Hamaxophobia.
Fear of Irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps
Do you hate irregular patterns? Or are you scared of such things? If yes, then might be you are suffering from Trypophobia. Yeah! This is the phobia of irregular clusters or patterns of bumps or small holes.
Fear of Ants
The fear of ants is known as Myrmecophobia.
Fear of Hairs
Chaetophobia…This is the fear of hair disease. The person suffering from this phobia is afraid of going bald or having hair problems.
Fear of Numbers
The fear of numbers is known as Numerophobia. The irrational and exaggerated fear of numbers is also known as Arithmophobia.
Which phobia are you suffering from?