Top 10 Oddest Phobias

Describes as an “irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals or people” by Wikipedia, approximately 1 in every 23 people suffer from phobias (according to Phobia Statistics). 20 percent of these phobias disappear on their own in adults, whereas, the remaining have to be treated. Today we list the top 10 oddest phobias.

No 10. Pteronophobia

Any guesses what this is? It is the fear of being tickled by feathers. Yes, and it can  develop due to many reasons; like when a baby is tickled by feathers he might feel trapped and this can lead to Pteronophobia during the later years.

No 9. Taphophobia

While this wasn’t totally irrational before the advancement to modern medicine, it is now. It is the fear of being buried alive. There are many cases in history of people being buried alive because of lack of adequate medical techniques for finding out whether a person was actually dead or, say suffering from paralysis. If you are afraid of being buried alive, then ask your family members to bury you in a safety coffin so you can let them know if you delay your trip to the heavens.