1.If you were ever freaked out by LazyTown, you may have automatonophobia.
2.In fact, if any puppets ever freaked you out — like the ones from that freaky Angel episode — you definitely have this phobia.
3.Or if Rex from Victorious sent chills down your spine.
I mean, look at that face. That's the face of pure evil.
4.Did you find that Buffy episode with the ventriloquist dummy especially creepy?
5.What about animal characters that were made to look human — like the ones on the show Dinosaurs?
6.Or Howard from Howard the Duck?
7.How do you feel overall about bipedal animal puppets that wear clothes?
8.What about ones with humanlike hair?
9.Imagine waking up and seeing this...thing from Meet the Feebles.
10.Humanlike objects would also fall under this fear.
11.This fear could even extend to the Muppets.
12.Or The Happytime Murders, which is apparently supposed to be a comedy.
13.I know Annabelle is supposed to be scary but still. If you're abnormally scared of it, you might have automatonophobia.
14.Or maybe you're more freaked out by the real Annabelle doll.
15.Have you never been able to sit through Pan's Labyrinth?
16.What about Labyrinth, for that matter?
17.Does Big Bird still haunt you?
18.Did you, like me, have an irrational fear that your Tickle Me Elmo would come alive?
19.Do you hate absolutely everything about The Dark Crystal?
20.Were you, as I was, absolutely horrified to discover they were making a sequel series?
21.Have you ever gotten a stomachache at the thought of going into Madame Tussauds?
22.Or do you blame House of Wax for your wax figure fear?
23.How do you feel about the animatronic band at Chuck E. Cheese?
24.What about those Ronald McDonald statues and balloons?
25.And the Hamburgler?
26.How do you feel about the puppets from "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared"?
27.And finally...did you find yourself irrationally afraid of sports mascots growing up?
If you found any of these scary...congratulations, you may have automatonophobia. But not to worry — you're not alone. We will get through this together. Feel free to use the comments to bond over this strange fear.
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