Addicted to fear of black holes? Us Too. 6 Reasons We Just Can’t Stop

The fear of black holes is often dismissed as nothing more than a fantasy, but the fact of the matter is that in the vast majority of cases, they actually are a reality. Not only that, but the scientific community has found that a very small but extremely dense sub-atomic entity called a black hole can be created when a star collapses after a period of intense stellar energy input.

The black hole is not a hole in space, but rather a region in space that is so extremely dense that it is unable to expand to its original size, or otherwise collapse. The black hole is the point of no return in the universe at the limit of the universe’s ability to expand and the black hole is the point at which gravity is so strong that nothing can escape it. As a result, the black hole is a very dark place, devoid of matter and thus no light can escape.

This is a very good explanation for our feelings of fear and dread. There is so much energy input we’ve been taking in that we have difficulty making sense of it. We worry that there is something we don’t know about and we are scared that we will have to tell someone or something. This is why fear of black holes is so great because it explains so many things that we never thought we had a handle on.