20 Frightening But Hilarious Summertime Phobias



Turns out everything is terrible and completely frightening to some. Phobias are something we both laugh and frown upon. But imagine if you had a friend with one that could affect your entire summer? Fear of water, dust, birds, the sun? These are all real life phobias. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you come face to face with someone with one of these fears.

Some are definitely hilarious and some are just downright sad. It’s said that there are underlying issues that are ailing people with phobias, causing abnormal fears of normally common things. Either way, these people just may ruin your summer fun and vacation plans. So find out early enough to know when to leave them at home. Unless, of course, their phobia is a fear of being at home.

Genuphobia

The fear of knees is probably the reason why some people never wear shorts in the summer.

Sciaphobia

People that have a fear of shadows always have a hard time in the sun. Which is pretty much every day.

Peladophobia

If you’re trying to tan your dome, you may not want to bring a friend with a fear of bald people.

Dutchphobia

You may want to avoid summer sight seeing if you have a fear of dutch culture.

Acerophobia

Make sure you hold the lemons in your lemonade if your serving anyone with this phobia. It’s the fear of anything sour.

Francophobia

Anything french will scare the heck out of someone with this phobia. So maybe avoid the french fries too.

Omphalophobia

If you have a fear of belly buttons, just stay inside the house the entire summer. Just to be safe.

Anemophobia

The fear of wind. Oooh that pesky breeze.

Heliophobia

Nighttime hours come as a relief for those who are afraid of sunlight.

Xerophobia

Stock up on the lotion. The fear of dryness is a doozy.

Chorophobia

Weddings and parties must pose lots of problems for those who suffer from the fear of dancing.

Ephebiphobia

This term refers to the fear of teenagers. They are everywhere during the summer, spring, winter and yes, even the fall!

Cymophobia

It’s understandable that some people might be afraid of water, but this phobia refers to the fear of waves.

Amathophobia

Fear of dust. You may just want to skip the beach entirely.

Agoraphobia

Fear of open, crowded or public places. Maybe skip the vacation entirely.

Bromidrophobia

Body odor can put a damper on anyone’s day, but the fear of body odor is just frightening.

Deipnophobia

This would make for an awkward summer barbecue, fear of dinner party conversations.

Ornithophobia

Fear of birds. Any kind…..seagulls beware.

Thalassophobia

Fear of the sea. Move inland and stay there.

Phobophobia

This is for people that are just afraid of everything.