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Hylophobia Is A Very Real Thing And You Definitely Have It

There's a reason that bodies are always found in the woods.

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There's a surprising phobia that many humans have but don't always realise it. It's called hylophobia.

Otherwise known as a fear of woods or forests.

Think you don't have it? You do, because you surely wouldn't want to go inside this creepy forest cabin.

And if you found this on a hike, would you run?

I know I would.
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I know I would.

Not that you'd get far if you did, of course.

Forests have a way of twisting your sense of direction. With fatal results.
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Forests have a way of twisting your sense of direction. With fatal results.

In a forest, you just never know what horrors could be lurking close by, behind the trees, just out of sight.

Imagine walking around a corner and seeing this.

It just doesn't bear thinking about.
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It just doesn't bear thinking about.

Would you knock on this door? Surely not.

This is definitely the Blair Witch's house.
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This is definitely the Blair Witch's house.

It's far too easy to get lost in the woods.

And you always end up in the worst possible place if you do.
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And you always end up in the worst possible place if you do.

You never know who might be following you.

If you look closely at this photo, you might spot something...otherworldly.
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If you look closely at this photo, you might spot something...otherworldly.

See?

"My friend's dad took this photo on a hiking trip. He did not see this woman in person."
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"My friend's dad took this photo on a hiking trip. He did not see this woman in person."

Does this pitch-dark path look remotely appealing?

No, it doesn't. Because this is probably at the end of it.

Nope x 1000.
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Nope x 1000.

There's a reason bodies are often found in the woods.

It's the perfect place to hide, and lie in wait...
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It's the perfect place to hide, and lie in wait...

Let's face it: Forests are strange, spooky, and alarming.

And if you still don't think they're scary, look at this:

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Never. Sleeping. Again.