Just in time for Halloween, students share some of their strangest phobias

Samantha Worgull

Perhaps the most common phobia of all is Aichmophobia. It is the fear of needles, particularly, medical needles.

“The first time I passed out from being nervous about needles was when I was 12,” Elissa Rump, senior human development family studies major, said. “I had to get teeth pulled and I was nervous about it. Once they injected the Novocain, I passed out in the chair.” Rump’s father also experiences the phobia.

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