We all have fears. Some of us fear heights, water, or public speaking—those are pretty common. Others have fears that are considered highly irrational, and these are typically referred to as phobias.
In Western culture, the number 13 is seen as unlucky, so it’s understandable why we avoid it at all costs. But have you ever heard of someone being afraid of the number 4? It’s called tetraphobia, and yes, it’s a real thing. Here’s why…
The number four is commonly eliminated from dial pads, house numbers, entire floors of buildings, and even parking spaces.
Do you think you suffer from a fear of the number 4? I’m not superstitious, but it can’t hurt to avoid it, can it? Better safe than sorry!
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