So what are you scared of? Heights, drowning, black cats crossing your path? What about...BLOOD.

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According to YourLocalSecurity the most Googled Phobias by people living in Illinois, is the fear of blood.

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Here's a look at some other states and their "fears."

  • Wisconsin - Fear of Failure
  • Utah - Fear of needles
  • Oregon - Fear of Water
  • New Jersey - Fear of intimacy
  • Kansas - Fear of snakes
  • District of Columbia - Fear of social media
  • Mississippi - Fear of being alone
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Usually the spooky, scary stuff is reserved for this month, right? These are year round phobias. These are the things that people Google at 3am when they can't sleep. Hawaii is scared of "holes" and West Virginia is scared of "the dark." How so there people survive? Of and let's not forget Montana, their biggest phobia...humans. That's right, Montana is scared of people. WTH.

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The Top Five Phobias in America, are:

  • Failure
  • Blood
  • Water
  • Intimacy 
  • Spiders
  • Outside 

Well look at that, Illinois made another Top Five! Go Land of Lincoln.


The overall #1 phobia in 2020 was people, that makes sense with last year for sure. 2021 we have moved on to the fear of "Failure," as the #1.

By the way, Illinois was one of seven that had a fear of blood. So we aren't really that bloody bad.

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