We all get scared. But then having panic attacks and anxiety disorders classify them as phobias to you. These are some of the most unusual and unfamiliar phobias.

1. Coulrophobia -Fear of Clowns


Do clowns disgust you? Do you have bad dreams about these disgusting creatures? If the answer is yes , then my friend you are suffering from Coulrophobia. Apart from children, this phobia has also been found in adults and teenagers.

2. Pediophobia – Fear of Dolls


You can’t sleep because of your little sister’s doll? Does Annabelle or any other horror movie with dolls scare the shit out of you?  Pediophobia is also related to Automatonophobia (fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues or anything that represents a being that appears to have feelings or perceptions).

3. Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of number 13



We all have heard that Friday the 13th is something to fear and it brings bad luck. But it’s actually a phobia. There are people around you that shit in their pants thinking about number 13.

4. Bibliophobia – Fear of books



Bibliophobia is an unusual fear of books. It is generally the fear of books but is also connected with a fear of reading or reading out aloud or in a public gathering . The fear may also be restricted to a certain genre of books.

5. Ithyphallophobia – Fear of Erections


Yes! You read it right. there are people who either have a fear of seeing someone with an erection or if he is a male, the fear of having an erection, especially when they are in public.


6. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders



Don’t these little slimy creatures freak you out? The reactions of arachnophobes may seem irrational to others and sometimes to the arachnophobes themselves. This phobia is the most common one and almost everybody jumps at the site of this disgusting reptile.

7. Anthropophobia – Fear of People



This is a kind of social phobia. Anthropophobia is an extreme pathological form of shyness. These people feel uneasiness in social gatherings and mostly refrain from going out. This can also lead to anxiety disorders in certain cases.

8. Pteronophobia – The fear of being tickled by a feather

 Pteronophobia - The fear of being tickled by a feather tomatoheart

You heard it right. There are people who fear the touch of these little white feathers. According to various researchers, this happens due to few bad events as a child, possibly as a baby where they felt trapped by the person tickling them.

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