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17 Historical Photos Of Caves People With Cleithrophobia Should Avoid  

Garri Chaverst
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List Rules Vote up the historical photos that make you want to avoid caves for the rest of your life.

Cleithrophobia might be the most frightening (and common) phobia you've never heard of. It's the fear of being trapped, and is often confused with claustrophobia. If you're wary of elevators, or worried about doors that lock from the outside, or simply concerned about not being able to find an exit, you may have Cleithrophobia. Who doesn't have this fear? Those who venture deep into unexplored caves, where light is scarce and it's entirely too easy to get turned around and lose your way.

Like photos of other phobias, these historical photos of caves, and those who traverse and work in them, may just induce this fear; and if you already suspect you have it, now's the time to look away.

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Man Collecting Coal In Tennessee, 1974
Man Collecting Coal In Tenness... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Historical Photos Of Caves People With Cleithrophobia Should Avoid
Photo:  The U.S. National Archives/Flickr/No Known Copyright Restrictions
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German Miners, 1905
German Miners, 1905 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Historical Photos Of Caves People With Cleithrophobia Should Avoid
Photo: Friedrich Hochreiter/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Exploring The Jenolan Caves' Underground River, Date Unknown
Exploring The Jenolan Caves' U... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Historical Photos Of Caves People With Cleithrophobia Should Avoid
Photo:  Ausse~mobs/Flickr/Public Domain
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A Proscenium In The Jenolan Caves, Date Unknown
A Proscenium In The Jenolan Ca... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Historical Photos Of Caves People With Cleithrophobia Should Avoid
Photo:  NSW State Archives/Flickr/No Known Copyright Restrictions
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