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One of my paranoid childhood delusions was to convince myself that my parents were actually spies from another country, and I wasn't their son at all. After all, why would they send me to bed at night and then stay awake themselves? I remember pressing my ear to the floor in my upstairs bedroom, trying to figure out if they were speaking Italian.

Anon (from grown-ups : family)
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my brother used to believe that the vases in cemeteries, the ones with the holes in, were microphones that you could speak to dead people through

penny (from death : people)
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When I was a child, I told my parents that I wanted a French poodle because I believed that it would bark in French.

Marie (from animals : cats & dogs)
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When I was little, my dad told me that if I were to put salt on a deer's tail that I could catch it, and keep it as a pet.

Anon (from animals : general)
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This is my friend's not mine. When she was about 5 she thought that all chickens were children who got a very bad case of chicken pox where they didnt get just the spots but they turned into a chicken!! So when they went to a farm guess the look of suprise on her mums face when she asked "Mummy, I feel so sorry for those poor kids who turned into chickens!, Im glad I didnt get them so bad!".

Charlotte (from body functions : being ill)
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Based on the "experiments" I used to rig up with things like old discarded blenders and other small appliances, I clearly believed as a child that electricity could not hurt me.

I certainly learned that it could blow fuses, though.

Dan (from science : technology)
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When I would get up at night to go to the bathroom, I never turn on the light because it makes it harder to get to back to sleep. But, up until I was about 25, I would never look at myself in the mirror as I washed my hands because I was sure I would have glowing red eyes. I think I finally told myself to grow up, and tested the theory enough times to prove it wrong

corylou (from at home : mirrors)
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That eating grass was a sure fire way to gain superhuman powers.

Brendan (from nature : plants)
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I used to believe that the speed of our car depended on how strong my father’s legs were. I thought that we went uphill more slowly because he couldn’t press the gas pedal hard enough. I now think I’d made an analogy with the brake pedal. Once, our crowded car stalled while going up a hill and my dad said something like “The engine’s not up to this.” I was very puzzled because until then I’d thought that the engine’s job was just to amplify my father’s effort. I asked him about it, but it took several questions and a looong time for him to understand me.

Pablo Zumarán (from transport : cars)
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I used to believe that any person or animal that I drew might come alive and get angry at me (for drawing it badly?) Somehow, I alleviated my worry by always drawing the mouth second-to-last (so that it couldn't complain) and the eyes last (so that it couldn't see what I was doing until the last possible second).

Anon (from make-believe : imaginary friends)
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