Most people have some sort of phobia like arachnophobia, the fear of spiders.Here are five very strange fears that might seem like they are fake but they are real conditions.

Phagophobia

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Phagophobia is the fear of swallowing and people with this phobia tend to eat nothing but soft foods. They can’t even get any type of hard food in their mouths. I would think having a kid with this condition makes it hard to get dinner done each night.

Ephebiphobia

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Ephebiphobia is a very strange phobia as it is the fear of teenagers. I think most people have some part of this fear because teens are freaking scary. They are full of raging hormones and every little thing is the biggest drama in the world.

 

Nomophobia

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Nomophobia must be a new one as it is the fear of not having your mobile phone. I would think for most of us not having that thing going off all the time would be great but some people just freak out if they don’t have their phone. I would say most people you see walking with their phone in hand and head down are one of these people.

 

Papaphobia

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Papaphobia must be one of the weirdest phobias I have ever heard of. It is the fear of the Pope. That’s right some people out there have some strange fear of the Pope. I can understand this a bit the Pope has that weird car he rides around in and people are always handing him a baby. That does seem a bit strange.

 

Spectrophobia

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Spectrophobia is a fear I know I have never seen before. This is the fear of seeing yourself in a mirror. This is just a messed up fear, how do you drive, shave or do any scary pranks if a mirror scares your? I wonder if this is just a mirror or if is any reflective surface? That would really make it hard to just go out in public.