Weird Phobias
By Gemma Morris
26th September 2017

Halloween is only a month off and we’re starting to get in the mood for it in the KDR office. Everyone has phobias that are pretty rational, but we probably all have ones that are not so normal. In the run up to Halloween we wanted to know what the KDR team’s weirdest phobias are…

Slugs (Molluscophobia)

Fear of Slugs

“I have a phobia of slugs, specifically standing on a slug barefoot. No reason why, the thought it makes me want to vom!” – Mike

“They’re slippery, slimy, encased in a coat of mucus fat body, cold-blooded, horrible to look at and worse to touch – and all that before you even begin to consider their appetite and capacity for horticultural destruction. They get everywhere. Once one was on my door handle and I couldn’t get in my house. It’s fair to say I keep salt at hand at all times!” – Hollie

Dinosaurs (Deinophobia)

Fear of Dinosaurs

“I can’t explain why, it’s completely irrational considering they have been extinct for millions of years. The scariest film I’ve ever watched is Jurassic Park” – Gemma

Clowns (Coulrophobia)

Fear of clowns

“One word – IT! I will not be seeing the new film.” – James

Cliffs (Cremnophobia)

Fear of cliffs

“I hate cliffs and other precipices – even high balconies. So much so that if I see someone near a cliff on TV I feel uneasy!” – Mark

Insects (Entomophobia)

Fear of insects

“They make me feel on edge and make my skin crawl!” – Ben

Snakes (Ophidiophobia)

Fear of snakes

“They creep me out big time. I can’t even watch snakes on TV, they make my skin crawl. They are cold-blooded killers and don’t care what or who they attack. Hate them!” – Tom

Feet (Podophobia)

Fear of feet

“They just creep me out!” – Max

Velvet (Haptodysphoria)

Fear of velvet

“I have an irrational fear of velvet, stemming from a velvet dress my mum forced me to wear when I was about 1 that I hated.” – Katie

Sweetcorn (??)

Fear of sweetcorn

“No real reason, I just despise it!” – James

Kneecaps (Genuphobia)

Fear of kneecaps

“Genuphobia which is a fear of kneecaps being touched or people talking about kneecaps because I’ve dislocated mine loads!” – Rob

Going Bald (Phalacrophobia)

Fear of going bald

“It’s hereditary and I’m terrified of losing my hair.” – Ethan

Responding to emails (??)

Fear of answering emails

Chris didn’t tell us what his weirdest fear is so why can only assume…

Spiders (Arachnophobia)

Fear of spiders

“They’re unpredictable, never know what they’re going to do! Their legs are far too big for their body and they move far too fast for their size! Just not right!" – Craig

What is your weirdest phobia? What is the strangest phobia you have heard of? Let us know in the comments below.

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