The Things You Learn When You Google....

I don't like bears.
At all.
Scared to death of them.
I love to go camping but rarely do, due to my fear of bears.
When we went to Yellowstone, I slept in the car.
When we camped in the back country, I slept in my parents tent.
(I was 16 at the time, but still)
I can't even go near the bears at the zoo.
Do not like them.

Well my friend and I were discussing phobias this
afternoon and I decided to Google fear of bears.
You'll never, ever, guess what the technical name for phobia of bears is......
Wait for it.......

Melissophobia : Fear of bears

How crazy is this?!?!?!?!??!

Only problem is, if I were to tell someone I had Melissophobia, they might think I'm afraid of myself.

Maybe if I were a bear....

*and yes Janet and Megan, I know what they look like


Michelle said...

That is hilarious! I guess there's a reason for your name!

Janet B said...

Oh, Melissa, I am laughing a lot! What fun times we have had.

Anonymous said...

I, too, have an intense fear of bears and have, on more than one occasion nearly stopped breathing while camping because I thought a bear was nearby only to find out it was the snores of our neighboring campers! Once a bear slept next to my tent after my sister and I sneaked starbursts in... my fear continues... Grant laughs at me and I sleep with a tomahawk. ;)