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


Tech Monkey
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:

Rob Williams

Staff member
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.


Soup Nazi
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.