There are a lot of things about the Garden State that is truly great.  However, for some, there are things that can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat.


We're all scared of something;.  clowns, heights, bathing.

Yet, it seems that New Jersey is the home of some unique phobias.


The New Jersey Orange People---Otherwise known as the fake tanners.  Why do you fake tan? You most likely live on the beach, and you get tans without the fake stuff.  Maybe the orange people are nature's way of reminding the rest of us to identify the ones with whom we should not procreate.


Which leads me to my next fear...


The New Jersey Tanning Mom----Yep, I totally brought her up again.  Although she has since changed her ways by staying away from the tanning beds and has a new career, her pictures that were shown around the world still puts cold chills down my spine.


Snooki--NOT because of what she does on Jersey Shore.  That's just obnoxious.  If I had a dime for every relative of mine in Virginia that asks, "So, have you met Snooki yet?", I would be rich beyond my dreams.  New Jersey, and the Jersey Shore, have a lot more to offer than attractive oompa loompas (see the Orange People above).  It's a shame that one TV reality show can bring such a misguided definition to our beaches and tourist attractions.  The next time you end up talking to someone that's not from around here, and they ask you, "Have you met Snooki yet?", invite them for a visit, and see what we have to offer.


Governor Chris Christie- I'm not talking politics here.  You're getting enough of that with the recent debates.  But seriously, do you really want to piss Governor Chris Christie off?

Our state may not be for the faint of heart, and sometimes you may have to sleep with the light on, but at the end of the day it's never boring.

What is your New Jersey phobia? Any of the above? Something else?

Feel free to comment below...