The Bizarre Phobia You've Never Heard Of: Fear of Holes

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Psi*, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Psi*

    Psi* Tech Monkey

    Jun 17, 2009
    Westport, CT
    I thought that an odd headline, although I have had an on going aversion to walking over grates. At least in my dreams. I always feel that at the most inopportune moment I will drop my keys!!

    Hasn't happened yet ... knock on wood :eek:
  2. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    When I read things like this, it makes me uber-thankful that I don't have a phobia like this. I'm just scared of low traffic numbers.
  3. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

    Jun 16, 2005
    No soup for you!
    The headline is a tad misleading though. Yes, it's a fear of holes but not all holes. People aren't creeped out by a hole or even groups of holes. Instead it's more like certain patterns trigger the phobia. Of course calling it a "fear of random patterns of circles" wouldn't have the same wow factor.

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