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    Spectrophobia Is A Thing And You Definitely Have It, Sorry

    Don't even say the words "Bloody Mary" around me unless we're at brunch.

    There's a fear that we don't talk about nearly enough, and it's called spectrophobia (or sometimes catoptrophobia).

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    Otherwise known as a fear of mirrors.

    "What's so scary about mirrors?" some of you might ask. I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THIS??

    OR THIS???

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    Those two photos are obvious Photoshop jobs, but the thing is you don't know what's in the mirror when you aren't looking at it. YOU DON'T KNOW.

    The thing is, mirrors are OK during the day, but once it gets dark they become terrifying.

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    You get up to pee in the middle of the night and wash your hands, and you do everything you can to avoid looking in the mirror.

    But then maybe you DO want to look in the mirror to make sure there's nothing there. But also you DON'T want to do that at all, no sir.

    Maybe it's thanks to all those frickin' scary movies.

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    Or maybe it's remnants from the Bloody Mary legend you were told as a kid.

    But seriously, if you think mirrors aren't scary, take a look at this GIF and try to just chill in your bathroom later tonight:

    Shout out to all the spectrophobes out there. Here's a nice cat to get the scary images out of your head.

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