10 Of The Strangest Phobias In The World

Lists, Other, Shocking, Weird

Phobias are incredibly common, as most people suffer from one or more in their lifetime. The majority of people tend to be scared of spiders or clowns, but some individuals out there are scared of things that are truly more bizarre and shocking than anything we could imagine. Such fears include peanut butter or sitting down in a comfortable chair. Really, who is terrified of those things? Well, the answer is simple: there are a lot of people with those phobias. Here are ten of the most extremely bizarre phobias that real people actually suffer from.


Automatonophobia is the very real fear of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Ventriloquism is already creepy enough, but the dummy itself tends to be a bit more terrifying to the everyday human being, apparently.


Cathisophobia is the very unreasonable fear of sitting down. This is one of the stranger phobias to have developed within a person’s mind, but they truly believe that sitting could cause them pain or discomfort.


Arachibutyrophobia is the very simple fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, which tends to happen every time someone eats the sticky substance on a sandwich or from a spoon. It is a strange feeling, but certainly not fear-inducing.


Pentheraphobia is the fear of a person’s mother in law, which is actually pretty common in newlyweds. Mother in laws are usually depicted within movies and entertainment as extremely crazy or harmful to the relationship.


Demonophobia is the fear of demons or supernatural evils lurking in the dark corners of the world. People who suffer from this phobia believe those beings are haunting them or coming to kill them in the long run.


Eisoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. Some people believe that when they look into a mirror, there is an entirely new world looking back at them, and not a friendly world. Those suffering from the fear are known for removing their mirrors from their homes.


Deipnophobia is a rare phobia where someone is suffering or fearful while talking to other people over dinner, so they tend to avoid dinner parties or large, food-based events. Someone suffering feels awkward and scared when placed in this situation.


Pediophobia is the highly reasonable fear of dolls of all types, which include robots and mannequins. A lot of people confuse this with another fear, the fear of children, but that is different. Chucky the killer doll probably lent his hand at this particular fear.


Mageirocophobia is the odd fear of cooking, and it tends to mean that person eats our or orders take-out as often as possible. Unhealthy eating disorders usually accompany those suffering this phobia, unfortunately.


Agyrophobia is the fear of crossing streets and highways, and is associated with being completely alone while on the road by themselves. This can also stem from the fear of vehicles in general, or just being run over.