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I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

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Me and my friends used to have this secret club. It was called the Ghost Club. We thought we could see ghosts(it was our imagination) and they used to give us missions to save the world and we felt so proud of ourselves. We also thought we had magic powers like transport ion and flying spells. To add on to that, we also thought we were all vampires and we thought we would grow our fangs at the age of 13.(we were 6/7 at the time). We still laugh about that club all the time!

Ghostbuster Girl (from body functions : special powers)
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i used to think that my stuffed animals would come to life when no ones there so i would keep them everywhere i was but by the time i was getting older it wasnt normal or very impressing to "girls" if you know what i mean so whenever i cam home i would run straight to my room and never get any luck still do it and im 17 XD

Declan (from kids : toys)
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I found this site when I was just a kid myself. Lots of submissions ended in "-lol." I didn't know it stood for "laughing out loud," so I thought that Lol was a name. I thought, "Who is this lol person who keeps submitting so many beliefs?"

Kat (from people : names)
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I used to think my stuffed animals were like the ones off Benjamin Bear, and every time I stepped on one I would apologize. I slept with all my stuffed animals so none if them would feel jealous or left out.

Anon (from kids : toys)
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I used to believe that the contents of home-recorded VHS tapes were partially randomized each time they were played. I can probably blame this on a combination of older tapes being recorded over, and sections becoming defunct as they wore out with time.

Anon (from media : films)
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The TV guide showed "To Be Announced" for the hour when my favorite show came on. I used to believe that "To Be Announced" was just another name for that show, and got excited when I saw it in other places.

To Be Announced (from media : tv)
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I used to believe that when my mother was going to run errands, that she was actually going to the retailer called "Aaron's". I was confused when we never went there!

Run some Aaron's (from language : speaking)
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For a while I thought Anon was a name of an ancient philosopher. Probably Greek.

zeforeigner (from language : foreign languages)
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My Sister Saw The AD For Secret Places Where The Girls Shrunk. She Got One And She Wished She Could Shrink Like The Girls. I Told Her It Was Just A Commercial.

Jason (from kids : toys)
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When I was younger me and my two sisters used to believe in an imaginary dog. It looked like the dog off Dr.Who and it used to chase us in our bedroom and we had to climb up to the top of our bunk beds to runaway from it. I can remember once when we all were sat on our bedroom floor, then we sensed that the robot dog was coming so me and my sisters ran to our bunk bed ladder and i was the last one to climb up it, on the 2nd step the dog grabbed hold of my foot with its mouth. Then it began to drag me away and so my sisters started throwing toys at it and that is all we can remember. It used to come nearly everyday and we all can remember climbing on to the window still and throwing toys at it. It was probably all our imagination but it felt so real and we all remember it.

charlotte (from animals : cats & dogs)
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