If You Can Get Through This Post Without Freaking Out, You Don’t Have Any Of These Weird Phobias

Everyone has things they’re afraid of. Whether the sight of spiders makes you catatonic or the idea of small spaces causes you to hyperventilate, most people can relate to the feeling of being scared.

However, that’s not to say that some fears aren’t more bizarre than others. Did you know that there are people out there who are terrified of Ketchup? Yes, really.

Below are some of the most random phobias that actually exist and we dare you to make it through this entire list without getting even a little bit uncomfortable.

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1. Nomophobia

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nomobile-phone phobia

The fear of losing signal, running out of battery or losing sight of your phone.

2. Ancraophobia or Anemophobia

An extreme fear of wind or drafts.

3. Spectrophobia


The fear of mirrors and one’s own reflection.

4. Linonophobia


Refers to the fear of strings.

5. Ablutophobia

A persistent fear of cleaning, washing, or bathing. Most commonly occurs in women and children.

6. Chorophobia

The fear of all types of dancing.

7. Arachibutyrophobia


An inexplicable fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

8. Allodoxaphobia


This extremely rare social phobia describes a fear of opinions.

9. Optophobia

The fear of opening one’s eyes.

10. Didaskaleinophobia

Legitimate fear of going to school.