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Top 10 Scariest Things This Halloween

This year our 8-year-old daughter told me she wants to dress up as “something scary” for Halloween. I guess I knew that her affection for sweet Tinkerbell and Disney Princess costumes would not last forever.

To this day I still call her “Pumpkin” after a cute outfit she wore on her first Halloween when she was just 3 months old. Since then she’s been a bevy of cute characters, even Chinese Takeout one year!

Our daughter's Cute Chinese Takeout Halloween Costume

To help with her costume selection, I looked up what scares people the most? Here is a list of the Top Ten Phobias people report. Oddly, Coulrophobia, the Fear of Clowns, didn’t make the list?

  1. Acrophobia – Fear of Heights
  2. Claustrophobia – Fear of Enclosed Spaces
  3. Nyctophobia – Fear of the Dark
  4. Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes
  5. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders
  6. Trypanophobia – Fear of Injection/Needles
  7. Astraphobia – Fear of Thunder and Lightning
  8. Nosophobia – Fear of Having a Disease
  9. Mysophobia AKA Germophobia – Fear of Germs
  10. Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the Number 13

Do any of these bother you? Not me! Well . . .  except maybe taking a dark elevator to the 13th floor with a coughing clown holding a spider and a syringe?

My daughter and I are dressing in coordinating scary costumes this Halloween. I’d tell you what, but then our 8-year-old would have to kill you, so I’ll save the reveal for after Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

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