I am 24 years old and I have severe cetaphobia. I can be in another room and hear the sound of a whale and my body trembles. I have no idea why I have it. It probably came about nine years ago, out of the blue!
"Free Willy" was actually a favorite movie of mine as a kid growing up. What got me was in the movie aundre with the seal, where he's in the window watching the lady next door watching TV and she was watching Moby Dick. When I saw that big blue whale come through the boat, that was enough for me. Yeah, I know I'll never actually see one, but you never know.