In Victorian times, there was an intense fear of being buried alive, so when someone died, a small hole was dug from the casket to the surface, then a string was tied around the dead persons finger which was then attached to a small but loud bell that was hung on the surface of the grave, so then if someone was buried alive, they could ring the bell and whomever was on duty would go and dig them up. Someone was on the clock 24 hours a day- hence the grave yard shift.
is a morbid fear of sleep and falling asleep.
is a morbid fear of insanity.
is a fear of trivia about phobias
Still in Character
Janet Leigh, the actress, has a fear of showers. This is the result of appearing in the film, 'Psycho', in which her character met a violent death in the shower.
is a fear of crossing the road
is a fear of ugly people.
is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
A rose for the lady?
Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia, a fear of roses.