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By Chato B. Stewart

I am AFRAID of… balloons!!! Notice the eyes in this picture of me blowing up balloons for my pre-wedding party (Engagement Party).  My future wife did not even know my fear then and there was no way I was going to tell her!!  So, I grabbed the dam balloons and did what I had to DO!

I have no fear of heights (Hypsiphobia). I have no fear of  snakes (Ophidiophobia). I don’t even have Necrophobia, a fear of death. NOPE! My fear and phobia is balloons! 

I get anxious around them and avoid them whenever possible. Laugh if you must, but it is true!! This type of anxiety is classified as an “uncommon phobia” called Globophobia. Actually, it’s a rather common fear.

My anxiety over the dreaded balloons has been under control; I’m glad the sweating and panic attacks are gone.  I can, however, trace my “issue” back to one night in my life.  I was interviewed once by a fellow blogger and asked,

What is your strangest fear?

Read in Full:  http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2010/08/name-that-phobia-fear-of-balloons-globophobia/



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