Nyctophobia - fear of darkness
According to science, being afraid of the dark just means your imagination is really awesome.
Apparently, the reason we all find the dark to be so damn scary has nothing to do with the lack of light itself, but rather, the possibility of what could be hiding in the darkness.
So basically, creative people with wild imaginations find the dark to be especially frightening because they’re really good at coming up with all sorts of scary shit that could potentially be lurking in the shadowy unknown.
There’s also an evolutionary advantage to being afraid of the dark.
Darkness gives a lot of people a serious case of the heebie-jeebies because humans are genetically hardwired to associate darkness with danger.
Long ago, our ancestors discovered that predators prefer to attack under the cover of darkness.
So over time, humans have developed a natural instinct to subconsciously fear the vulnerability that comes along with darkness.
Once the lights go out, our fear triggers an anxious feeling, which essentially acts as a mechanism to deter us from doing stupid, reckless things when we’re blinded in our surroundings.