Science

Call of the void or High-place phenomenon is experienced by around 50% of people during their lifetime. (Photo: Pixabay)

The Call of the Void and its Perilous Lure

Some people experience a compulsion to step off the edge of high places. This illogical urge is called l’appel du vide by the French but translates into English as the more ominous-sounding call of the void.

Those who suffer from megalophobia are afraid of large objects such as larger-than-life sculptures. (Photo: Pixabay/Greg Reese)

What is Megalophobia?

A fear of large objects such as statues, boats, planes, and elephants, megalophobia is an anxiety disorder that can be treated with counselling and therapy.

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