In our everyday normal lives, there are a lot of things to be afraid of – burglars, flying, and pain, just to name a few. Good, healthy fear is a good things in many circumstances because it keeps us out of trouble and minimizes our exposure to harmful things or situations.
That being said, there are some phobias or fears that are complete irrational, unusual, and downright fascinating to the average onlooker. Here are 10 of the most bizarre phobias around, as well as a description of each.
10. Placophobia: Fear of Cemetery Tombstones
Every get that eerie feeling walking through a cemetery? If the sight, thought, or mere mention of a tombstone drives you into a panic, you may be suffering from placophobia. While this may seem a bit extreme, it is a fear that many Halloween parties and decoration themes play into nicely.
Those suffering from placophobia may make excuses to avoid cemeteries or funerals and experience sweating, trembling, and generalized discomfort when near tombstones. This phobia is related to a fear of death.