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when i was young my best friend's mom would tell us that when it rained god was crying and that lightning was god getting mad and trying to hurt us.
I used to believe that thunder was the clouds crashing together. I imagined the clouds were like bumper cars, and that ghosts were driving them.
I remember being firmly convinced that thunder was the angels bowling, lightning was the bowling balls striking each other, and rain was God watering his garden. These were the only explanations that made sense to me back then.
I've never been scared of thunder or lightning until the day my mother told me it was santas elves hammering toys togather.
LOVED this site! My Mom used to set up our plastic bowling pin set in the long hallway in our house when it was storming, and when we heard thunder it was because an angel had bowled a strike! Years later I learned she did it because she was frightened by storms.
I used to beleive that Lightening was the angels fliping the light switch on and off, and the Thunder was God yelling at them not too, like my Dad did to me.
When i was little, my dad would tell me that when it thundered that my grandma had just bowled a strike in a game of bowling with the angels! :) He told me that she loved bowling when she was alive and that it thundered so much cuz when she played she was wicked good!
When I was little my dad told me when ever it thundered it was my Grandma bowling a strike.
Thunders are created because of the collision of clouds
When I was younger, I used to think whenever thunder storms occured, I thought it was God getting angry.
My mom used to tell me that thunder makes the grass grow. I didn't realize it wasn't true until I was in college :)
When I was younger, my grandparents told me that when you hear thunder, it's because the Angels in heaven are bowling. So, after my aunt died, I always thought she was bowling when a there was a thunderstorm. It's a cute story that I will surely pass down to my children.
When I was young, I used to believe that thunder and lightning was when huge boulders fell out of the sky. That's why there were so many pot holes in the ground apparently.
When I was little, my mom told me thunder was the sound of the clouds bumping heads. Every time thunder struck, I'd say "Ow, Mommy! Those poor clouds are gonna have migrates!"
I used to believe that lighting and thunder in the sky meant God was angry. I thought the rain falling was God crying. I also believed that the moon was God's eye watching us and the stars were all the people in heaven and a shooting star was someone going to heaven. My mom always told me that when it thundered, the angels were moving furniture around and that's why it is so loud.
When i was little, my mom told me that when it thundered and lightened that Mother Nature and God were bowling and whenever lightening stuck, somebody knocked down all the pins and when it thundered really loud that Mother Nature was losing and she was getting mad.
When I was a child, I believed that thunder was God playing on the computer.
When I was a child my Dad's mother was so frightened by Thunder storms she would unplug all elect. appliances and turn off all the lights and the whole family would have to sit in the dark middle of the room.
My father so hated this that as a small child he would take me out to sit in the car with him to watch the storm. When there was thunder and lightening he would say the thunder was the clouds banging together and the lightening the sparks from the bump.
I still enjoy thunder storms and passed on to my daughter the reason for the thunder and lighting
when i was around the age of 7 my whole family ( my mom, dad, sister, and I) whent to an amusment park where there were 2 roller coasters that raced eachother called lightning and thunder. i convinced my self that when a storm took place it was the roller coasters. and to make it even stranger i thought i could hear them from the park wich was miles away!
I used to be really afraid of thunder, so when ever there was a thunder storm I'd climb into my 'thunder box' (the box our dishwasher came in) with some cookies and juice. I was convinced my box was lightning proof, but just in case I'd make sure none of my clothes or toes stuck out.