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People Shared Their Irrational, Oddly Specific Fears, And Now We Have Them Too

April 15, 2020 9.6k votes 963 voters 300.5k views30 items

List RulesVote up the irrational fears that are actually pretty scary.

Children are afraid of the dark. Adults are afraid of financial ruin. The elderly are afraid of dying alone. Everyone is afraid of open closet doors (you never know what could be in there). Fear can unite us, but what happens when you suffer from a fear that's all your own? This list of irrational fears may just contain yours, or perhaps it will give you new fears you didn't even know you needed. 

The irrational fears of Reddit users are both strange and very specific, and while some are rather puzzling, others - odd as they may be - make perfect sense. Vote up the irrational fears likely to keep you up at night.

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    Mirrors In The Dark

    From Redditor /u/FidgetyGidget:

    Said it before and I’ll say it again, mirrors but in the dark. Half-light peripheral counts, too.

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    Getting Trapped In An Escalator

    From Redditor /u/jcw10489:

    That my foot is going to get sucked into an escalator and I'm going to be eaten alive by a set of f*ckin moving stairs.

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    Over-Filling Their Tires

    From Redditor /u/Racing_in_the_street:

    I hate putting air into the tires of my car, I always fear that the tires will explode.

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    Insects Burrowing Into Them

    From Redditor /u/shroom2021:

    Feeling a pinch on my torso and looking down just in time to see the latter half of a big yellow centipede burrowing into my intestines.

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