Is ot true that people who are afraid of spiders tend to encounter them more often?

I've been suffering from arachnophobia for a long time now and I heard that actually people who are afraid of spiders tend to encounter them more often than the people who aren't afraid of them. It sounds ridiculous right? But the problem is that I actually do encounter them more often than anyone else in my surroundings. Does anyone know if that statement is actually proven or real in general? I tried googling it but I didn't find any clear results.

Btw, I put this thread into the category 'ants' because for some reason, there is no topic 'spiders' (????why???you have moths and stick insects but not spiders???rly???)
kaori_
Asked Mar 08, 2015
No being afraid of spiders does not make you encounter them more however you will notice them more than people who do not mind/care. It also comes down to where you live if there an infestation nearby and multiple other factors. But end day NO. Thought though you swallow about 8 spiders a year during your sleep.
Sethster123
Answered Mar 09, 2015

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