This post is not one of those "canned" quizzes we find out on the internet. This one is solely mine. When I sat down to write this post, I was wondering if my fear actually had a technical term. I Googled "fear of birds" and the term ornithophobia came up. Well, that's me. I suffer from Ornithophobia.
Before I begin this story I want everyone to know I respect people who love their birds. I’m just afraid of them.
You may be wondering why I am writing about this today. Yesterday evening hubby was piddling in the garage when I opened the door from the house into the garage to ask him something. This outside garage door was open and I saw a bird circling between the outside door and the ceiling. Naturally I screamed, “There’s a bird” and slammed the door. It took quite a while for this bird to find his way to the bottom of the garage and to the outside. Hubby said once the bird was free from the garage door it kept flying into the walls. I didn’t witness any of this.
This was the second bird that has been trapped in our garage in the past 4 years. The first time both doors to the garage were closed when I opened the door from the house into the garage to put some garbage into the garbage can when I saw a bird circling. In my former house I had several birds come down through the chimney until I had a topper put on. And, once I had a bird trapped in a tree hanging upside down with a string around its foot and tree branch. I wrote about that experience here.
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We all have our fears. While doing my research I also learned the technical name of a few other phobias I have. Dental phobia, fear of dental procedures. This is so strong I am usually given valium before procedures. Trypanophobia, fear of needles or injections. And last but not least is Gephyrophobia, fear of bridges. This only occurs when I am stopped in traffic on a bridge. I’m very uncomfortable with the swaying of the bridge.
What phobias do you have? For more phobias you can check out this webpage.