10 Weird Phobias You Won't Believe Exist
Ablutophobia (Fear of Bathing)
Although uncommon, this phobia arises mainly in women and children as a result of past trauma related to bathing and cleanliness, and can be absolutely devastating to the afflicted. In our modern society where cleanliness and hygiene are a must, sufferers of Ablutophobia are often ostracized and outcast.
When faced with their fear, the symptoms are often a loss of control, dizziness and feeling sick.
Heliophobia or Vampire Madness (Fear of Sunlight)
In many cases this fear is self-developed. People try to stay away from the sun to avoid skin cancer, caused by the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. These people start living an 'owl's' life and prefer staying in-house.