It could be the most disturbing phobia dormant in you, you don’t even know about yet. Trypophobia, is a term coined as recently as 2005. And it isn’t even recognized by the medical and/or psychiatrist authorities. It is essentially the fear of clustered small holes, so it implies fear of objects with small holes, such as beehives, ant holes, and lotus seed heads. It sounds okay, but believe me, once you see some images which pop up when you search it on google images, you might feel it is indeed creepy. Here, have a look:
If seeing these images make your skin itch, your head spin or make your eyes look away, or a general sense of discomfort then you probably also have trypophobia. Some people are severely grossed out by simply looking at them. The facebook page is seeing an upsurge in the number of likes. Since it hasn’t be researched on much yet, and only causal observations have been made so far, it can only be generally said that the longer you look at such pictures, the stranger you feel, without any rigorous proof or tests. In fact, most of the leading psychologists haven’t even heard of it.
And apparently, half of the people who search about it come to realize that they have this phobia. That makes me think, if the same people really felt the same disgusting feeling they feel now on seeing such pictures, earlier when something like that was there in their vicinity in real. Were they freaked out then also? That could be yes, or no. If yes, then they must be already aware that they feel uneasy in presence of things with small clustered holes. If no, that could mean two things, one, either they hadn’t been in direct contact with such things, which is highly unlikely, yet possible, or that this irrational fear just got induced after looking at the pictures. Well, I’m not criticizing anyone, I myself felt uncomfortable looking at some photos, where I never noticed any such eerie behavior looking at anything in real. The ambiguity can only be cleared when we have some research on the same and some proper scientific literature to read and accumulate knowledge about the same.