Strangest Phobias Known to Man

30. Fear of Clowns (Coulrophobia)

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Whether or not you’re scared of clowns, this one should be of no surprise. But what is surprising is that it is an actual diagnosed thing. According to Richard Dodds, a reporter who writes quite a bit about clowns, “The term for fear of clowns—coulrophobia—is of fairly recent invention, coined, perhaps, as enough grownups found they were not alone in lingering childhood queasiness overexposure to big people dressed like Bozo.”

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Strangest Phobias Known to Man — Sources

WebMD, Healthline, Merriam Webster, Very Well Mind, Psychology Today