|Thing, the Chirophobic's worst nightmare|
So, in order to celebrate this unique and somewhat spooky holiday, I thought it would be fun to make an alphabetical list of some of the more interesting fears and phobias. I've also thrown in a few Halloween-themed phobias just for fun! These have all come from The Phobia List, which offers an excellent index and information on a variety of phobias.
Automatonophobia- Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
Barophobia- Fear of gravity.
Chirophobia- Fear of hands.
Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Francophobia- Fear of France or French culture.
Genuphobia- Fear of knees.
Homichlophobia- Fear of fog.
Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.
Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese.
Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.
Linonophobia- Fear of string.
Mycophobia- Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.
Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.
Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs.
Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.
Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.
Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven.
Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.
Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft.
Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.