Quirky Creative Fact: Pupaphobia is the Fear of Puppets


Here’s a quirky creative fact…

Pupaphobia is the fear of puppets. For those suffering from the condition, the “unblinking, frozen gaze of puppets can be unsettling, rather than entertaining.” They may also feel an “unease when puppets mimic human activity” or as puppets are mostly directed at children, their fear may stem from the belief/confusion that “puppets are real animated objects just like living things.”


* Source: The Phobia List, Fear of Stuff, Wikipedia; Image: Jon Ng

* FYI: Facts are collected from various places and CAC does its best to fact-check them all but there’s always a chance we’ve been fooled by a quirky creative faux-fact.