Megalophobia is the fear of large objects. Some common triggers include tall skyscrapers, large statues, vast mountains, big ships, and even animals like elephants or whales. But for a more comprehensive and vivid list, let’s visit the subreddit ‘Megalophobia.’
Created back in 2014, it now has 764,000 members who are constantly sharing pictures of the things that they find just too massive to be comfortable with.
Even if you never thought you suffer from this condition, the images are something to behold.
#1 The Most Spectacular But Eerie Effect Was Produced By Towering Thunder Clouds That Were Photographed During A Sunset
#2 Just Imagine Going Hiking In The Woods And Coming Across This Beast
Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Christian Jarrett highlights that megalophobia is not an official diagnosis as such, but rather a very rare and particular form of an official psychiatric diagnosis known as ‘specific phobia’.
Researchers don’t yet know the exact number of people who have megalophobia, which is likely because many who have specific phobias don’t seek treatment for them.
Specific phobias, in general, are a common mental health condition, and it is estimated that around 7 to 10% of the population has a phobia.
#3 Astronaut Bruce Mccandless II Floats Untethered Away From The Safety Of The Space Shuttle
With nothing but his Manned Maneuvering Unit keeping him alive. The first person in history to do so.
#4 Coastal Redwoods Are A Thing To Admire
#5 Major Iron Giant Vibes From This Icelandic Pylon Concept
“Because megalophobia itself isn’t treated as a standalone distinct condition by psychiatrists, it means there isn’t any formal data on how common it is,” Jarrett explains.
“However, anecdotally, it’s clear that a significant number of people around the world identify with the condition – [after all], there’s a Reddit dedicated to it.”
#6 Infinite Lavender Field In Valensole, South Of France
#7 Imagine Just Enjoying A Swim Underwater And This Big Boy Coming Up Behind You!
The Giant pacific octopus. It is mainly found 2,000 meters deep in the ocean and is best adapted to cold and oxygen-rich water.