ten random beliefs
I was always told as a child that the cupboard in the kitchen containing bleach, cleaning fluids and other hazzardous chemicals contained a monster.
However if my parents had told me that there was nothing of interest in there, I wouldn't have constantly tried to find out what the monster looked like.
When I was about eight, my parents were coming to bed at night and found me sitting by the front door, fully dressed. They asked me why I was there and not in bed, I said I was waiting for Superted and Spotty to come and get me because they needed my help with a mission. I honestly believed that!
I used to believe that whenever the space shuttle launched, it made a hole in the atmosphere, which I imagined was similar to a giant eggshell. For many years, I wondered how long it took for the hole to close, and why all the air on Earth didn't leak out!
While singing the Australian Anthem in primary school, I was utterly convinced the first line (actually saying "Australian all let us rejoice") said "Australians all eat ostriches."
I found out otherwise when my teacher overheard my loud singing and pulled me aside to get me in trouble. I was very confused.
when i was little my dad told me that when i lied a big red line would appear across my forhead, I spent many an hour after that sitting in front of a mirror saying the biggest fibs i could think of.....dad then said only adults could see the line, I was 13 when i stopped believing in the red line
In cartoons, the superhero characters always have a cool pose while flying or whatever. I used to believe when i went to sleep in these poses, i'd wake up wakeup a superhero.
When I was ten, I liked to think that there were shmozits living in my closet. Shmozits are creatures that I made up that have the head of a tapir, the tail of a fish, the wings of a bat and long, bushy fur on their stomaches and backs. Oh yeah, and they'd live in your closet. Their diet consists of fish and clothing. The sounds they would make would sound exactly like that of a harmonica.
I used to believe that nuns were real life witches. I remember being on an elevator with my mother and a nun, and hiding behind my mother so the nun wouldn't get me.
I used to only sleep with this one red blanket because I thought if someone broke into our house and tried to kill us, they would think I was already dead and covered in blood. One time my parents sneaked into my room to see if I was sleeping and I thought they wee killers. I screamed "Im dead leave me alone". They still talk about it.
I used to believe that the orange and white barrels filled with sand on exit ramps were to cover up dead bodies and soak up the blood from the road after automobile accidents.