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    You Have Homichlophobia, And So Does Everyone Else

    One minute you're having a nice walk; the next you can't see. Nope.

    There's a fear that plagues almost all humans, and it's called homichlophobia, or sometimes nebulaphobia.

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    Otherwise known as a fear of fog.

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    Argh.

    Think you don't have it? Well you do, because you surely wouldn't want to cross this bridge to nowhere.

    And would you knock on this door? Probably not.

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    This is definitely a witches' coven HQ.

    Still don't think fog is scary? Check out this IRL footage of a spooky figure running through the mist.

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    This was filmed by cyclists in a spooky English forest; it's clearly a monster.

    Or what about this horrifying cloud tsumami rolling in like an apocalyptic tidal wave of fog?

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    There's definitely a huge alien spaceship behind it.

    I mean, you just never know what horrors could be lurking close by, just out of sight.

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    And it's hard to stop your mind playing tricks on you.

    Something that every single horror movie or TV show uses to maximum, chilling effect.

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    "How do we make this extra huge Demogorgon extra scary?" "MORE FOG."

    Then there's the way it turns familiar places unfamiliar, twisting your sense of direction so you get lost.

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    Fog is basically a gift to monsters, serial killers, and horror film directors.

    Imagine: you're sitting by your window on a foggy evening. You can't see anything, then suddenly...

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    THE FOG HIDES DANGEROUS THINGS UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE TO RUN.

    And if you still think fog isn't scary, take a look at this and try to chill when you're driving home later:

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    Sorry.

    TL; DR, basically fog and mist can just piss off, thanks.

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    It's horrible, Dementor-hiding stuff.