50 Strange Fears That You Won't Believe People Have

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50 Strange Fears That You Won't Believe People Have
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Is there something in your head that freaks you out? Something that though people say won't hurt you, still scares you out? Something if you see, you run miles away?

If you ask me, I have a fear of clowns, dark, heights... and so much more. But what if I tell you that these fears are some basic fears. 

What I have for you all is something that isn't at all normal. Yes, I here have the most bizarre and unusual fears one can ever come across. Though they are endless in number, I have brought the unique ones for you. Some of these are so mysterious that they will give you a ridiculous feeling. But I don't think anyone of us can even imagine what such people go through. 

So, how about we learn about some of the strangest phobias that a person could have.

#1 Fear of numbers.

#1 Fear of numbers.

This fear is called as Numerophobia or Arithmophobia and is an exaggerated, constant and often irrational fear of numbers. 

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#2 Fear of hair.

#2 Fear of hair.
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Termed as Chaetophobia, it is a rare phobia which induces fear of hair disease. This causes a person to be afraid of going bald or developing scalp or hair issues.

#3 Fear of ants.

#3 Fear of ants.
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Myrmecophobia is an intense fear of ants. 

#4 Fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.

#4 Fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.
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Trypophobia is a proposed phobia of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.

#5 Fear of riding in vehicles.

#5 Fear of riding in vehicles.
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Ochophobia means the fear of vehicles. It is also called as Amaxophobia or Hamaxophobia.

#6  Fear of butterflies.

#6  Fear of butterflies.
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Lepidopterophobia, the word for fear of butterflies. It is closely linked with Entomophobia which is the fear of insects or Mottephobia, the fear of moths.

#7 Fear of eyes.

#7 Fear of eyes.
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Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes. The sufferers would not touch their eyes nor make any eye contact.

#8 Fear of vomiting in public.

#8 Fear of vomiting in public.
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Emetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomiting. There are various sub-categories of this phobia that includes fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of watching the action of vomiting or fear of being nauseated. 

#9 Fear of depths.

#9 Fear of depths.
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The word Bathophobia is the fear of depths. It is said that the people living with this phobia try to avoid lakes, swimming pools, seas, hallways, wells, mountain valleys, tunnels or all other things that have a depth associated with them. 

#10 Fear of balloons.

#10 Fear of balloons.
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Globophobia is a fear of balloons. The source of fear may be the sound of balloons popping. Generally, people with this phobia refuse to touch, feel, or go near a balloon for fear it will pop.

#11 Fear of enclosed spaces.

#11 Fear of enclosed spaces.
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Claustrophobia is the fear of having no escape, and being closed into a small space. 

#12 Fear of streets or crossing the street.

#12 Fear of streets or crossing the street.
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The fear of crossing streets is termed as Agyrophobia. 

#13 Fear of opinions.

#13 Fear of opinions.
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People with the fear of opinions live in constant fear and anxiety of hearing people's opinions about them. It is called Allodoxaphobia. 

#14 Fear of the moon.

#14 Fear of the moon.
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Selenophobia, also known as Lunaphobia is the fear of the moon, moonlight, or even darkness on a moonless night. 

#15 Fear of being single.

#15 Fear of being single.
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Anuptaphobia is the fear of being or staying single. 

#16 Fear of long words.

#16 Fear of long words.
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Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means fear of long words.

#17 Fear of flutes.

#17 Fear of flutes.
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Aulophobia is defined as a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted worry of flutes.

#18 Fear of mirrors.

#18 Fear of mirrors.
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Catoptrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving an extreme fear of mirrors.

#19 Fear of clocks.

#19 Fear of clocks.
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Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks.

#20 Fear of crystal or glass.

#20 Fear of crystal or glass.
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Things made of crystal or glass are beautiful, delicate and fragile. Crystallophobia is an irrational and persistent fear of this material.

#21 Fear of wood, forest, or trees.

#21 Fear of wood, forest, or trees.
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Hylophobia involves an irrational fear of wood, forest, or trees.

#22 Fear of objects on the right side of the body.

#22 Fear of objects on the right side of the body.
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Dextrophobia is the fear of objects on the right side of the body. Then there is Levophobia which is the fear of objects to the left side of the body and Sinistrophobia meaning fear of things on the left side or left-handed people. 

#23 Fear of houses and being inside houses.

#23 Fear of houses and being inside houses.
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Domatophobia is one phobia where people have the fear of houses and being inside houses. 


#24 Fear of odd numbers

#24 Fear of odd numbers
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Disparnumerophobia is technically a fear of odd numbers.  

#25 Fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse

#25 Fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse
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Coitophobia is the physical or psychological fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse.

#26 Fear of crossing bridges.

#26 Fear of crossing bridges.
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The fear of crossing bridges is a relatively common phobia which is called Gephyrophobia.

#27 Fear of nudity.

#27 Fear of nudity.
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An abnormal and persistent fear of nudity is called Gymnophobia. 

#28 Fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light.

#28 Fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light.
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Heliophobia is the fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light. 

#29 Fear of the number 666.

#29 Fear of the number 666.
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Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666. It is a fear because 666 is the number of the beast. 

#30 Fear of dust.

#30 Fear of dust.
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Amathophobia is the fear of dust. 

 #31 Fear of the color white.

 #31 Fear of the color white.
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Leukophobia is the fear of the color white, subclass of chromophobia, fear of colors.


#32 Fear of large objects.

#32 Fear of large objects.
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Megalophobia is the fear or phobia of large objects.

#33 Fear of menstruation.

#33 Fear of menstruation.
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Menophobia is the fear of menstruation. Menstruation is a part of the menstrual cycle.

#34 Fear of metal objects.

#34 Fear of metal objects.
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Metallophobia is the fear of metal objects, especially sharp metal objects.

#35 Fear of hands.

#35 Fear of hands.
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Chirophobia is the fear of hands.

#36 Fear of needles and injections.

#36 Fear of needles and injections.
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As much as 10 percent of people suffer from a phobia called trypanophobia, which is a fear of needles and injections. 

#37 Fear of not having access to a mobile phone.

#37 Fear of not having access to a mobile phone.
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Nomophobia occurs in situations when an individual experiences anxiety due to the fear of not having access to a mobile phone.

 #38 Fear of phobia(s)

 #38 Fear of phobia(s)
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Phobophobia is the fear of phobia. 

#39 Fear of sleeping.

#39 Fear of sleeping.
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Somniphobia is the fear of sleeping.

#40 Fear of being stared at.

#40 Fear of being stared at.
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Scoptophobia, also known as Scopophobia, is the fear of being stared at.

#41 Fear of the number 13.

#41 Fear of the number 13.
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A morbid fear of the number 13 is known as Triskaidekaphobia. 

#42 Fear of odors.

#42 Fear of odors.
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Osmophobia or Olfactophobia refers to fear, aversion, or psychological hypersensitivity to odors.

#43 Fear of cheese.

#43 Fear of cheese.

Turophobia is the fear of cheese. 

#44 Fear of books.

#44 Fear of books.
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Bibliophobia is an unusual phobia of books. 

#45 Fear of beard.

#45 Fear of beard.
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Pogonophobia is the irrational, persistent and often unwarranted fear of beard. 

#46 Fear of paper.

#46 Fear of paper.
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Papyrophobia is the extreme, unwarranted and irrational fear of paper. 

#47 Fear of the color red.

#47 Fear of the color red.
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Erythrophobia is the fear of the color red. 

#48 Fear of trains.

#48 Fear of trains.
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The fear of train tracks is often related to a generalized fear of trains, known as Siderodromophobia. 

#49 Fear of shadows.

#49 Fear of shadows.

Sciophobia or Sciaphobia, is the fear of shadows. 

#50 Fear of names.

#50 Fear of names.
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Nomatophobia is the fear of names.

I wasn't able to sleep for a night after writing this story. *SHIVERS* 

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Do you have any of these fears?