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Friday the 13th is a scary day to some people. But really, everyday is scary when you remember that ISIS is a thing.

Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, has become an issue twice already in 2015. While the phobia may seem strange to some, it is hardly the oddest of fears. Here’s a list of some lesser-known phobias.


  • Chaetophobia – Fear of hair
  • Gymnophobia – Fear of nudity
  • Whimsyphobia - Fear of Wes Anderson films
  • Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns
  • Coulrophobia - Fear of cable news hosts
  • Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders
  • Iraqnophobia – Fear of imaginary WMDs
  • Phobiaphobia – Fear of FDR speeches
  • Kleptophobia – Fear of Robin Thicke
  • Dontbelikebeccaphobia - Fear of eating the last brownie and then people judging you for eating the last brownie
  • Xanthophobia – Fear of the color yellow (See also:Whimsyphobia)
  • Aibohphobia – Fear of palindromes
  • Melanophobia – Fear of the color black
  • NYPDaphobia – Also the fear of the color black
  • Wastedyearsaphobia - Fear of earning a performing arts degree
  • Gephyrophobia – Fear of bridges
  • Ecclesiophobia – Fear of churches
  • “Ecclesio”phobia – Fear of the Church of Scientology
  • Jeff Gephyrophobia – Fear of Jeff Bridges
  • Pinaciphobia – Fear of lists
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