10 Most Bizarre Phobias You Won’t Believe Are Real

You can act tough all you want, but the fact remains: everyone is afraid of something. Some fears are more rational then others. Here’s a list of the 10 most bizarre phobias you won’t believe are real. And I promise you, all of these are real.

1. Spectrophobia: fear of mirrors

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If this was more prevalent on the East Coast, we might’ve avoided Jersey Shore altogether.

2. Phagophobia: fear of swallowing

Phobia most common in girlfriends.

3. Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing

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Turns out Charlie Brown and the Gang have been cruel to the mentally troubled, Pig Pen.

4. Ambulophobia: Fear of walking


Most famous sufferer: Stephen Hawking.

5. Aulophobia: Fear of flutes


Mostly attributed to traumatic events at band camps.

6. Deciophobia: Fear of making decisions


Most apparent in people who are in front of you in line at Starbucks

7. Dendrophobia: Fear of trees

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Most famous sufferer : M. Night Shyamalan

8. Geniophobia: Fear of chins


Sufferers should avoid Mo’Nique movies at all costs.

9. Anthrophobia: Fear of flowers

Phobia not found in females.

10. Anatidaephobia: the fear that you are being watched by a duck


Yes…this is real.