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When I was a kid, the little "helicopter" leaves would come down from the trees, and they would scare me so much, because I thought they were dead bugs that could still fly.

No Flyin' For Me
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When i was little i thought that there was a small, slimy snail inside my ear that let me hear, and that if i touched it with my finger it would crawl into my brain to get away and i would be deaf for the rest of my life

Tara
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When I was little, I got these hand-me-down spider man pajamas. I was (and still am) terrified of spiders, but for some reason I was really excited about them and put them on to go to bed right away. That night was really really hot, and it was almost unbearabale to be under the covers. But I was convinced that if I didn't all the spiders in the house would be lured to the gigantic spider on my pajamas when they saw it, and when I woke up in the morning, I would be covered in spiders and they would eat me.After practically dieing of the heat, then worrying abut the spiders, and switching back and forth between the two a couple of times, I went downstairs a begged my mom to give me different pajamas so i could go to sleep!

Spider Man.
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I used to believe that bumblebees were born in pinecones.

Anon
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When I was 3 years old I was playing Mad Libs with my aunt who was around 12, my brother who was 9, and my sister who was 5. While I was laughing hysterically at the funny story we created I didn't notice that I sat on a moth. It was one of those white moths with the black dots that are all over the place, and it had landed on a chair a few seconds before I plopped down. My aunt noticed it, and told me. I felt bad about killing it, but even worse when my aunt proceeded to tell me about the moth.

She said his name was Booga Booga and if someone killed him that person would be cursed forever. I of course believed this and was terrified.
That day as I was running around the corner on my street I tripped and fell, cutting my knee. A few days later it happened again in the same exact spot. Later, when I was old enough to ride a bike, skate, and ride a scooter I would always end up falling at that corner. I was sure it was Booga Booga's curse.

A few years later I moved to an apartment that had a balcony. We lived on the lower level so the balcony was only a few feet off the ground. My sister and I were on it one day and one of those white moths landed on the railing. I was still scared to death of them, so I warned my sister not to hurt Booga Booga. My sister was older, so she no longer believed in Booga Booga. To prove it wasn't true she killed the moth. A few minutes later she fell off the balcony!! That was all the proof we needed. After that we never went near one of those moths again. I still will not kill one to this day and I am now 20 years old.

Midget
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I used to believe that stickbugs were really Russian spies, and they contained a bomb in them, so if you hurt the stickbug you would die with the bomb!

Katie
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I used to think that a spider would come into my room at night and eat me

Anon
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When i was five, a huge praying mantis somehow landed right in the middle of my shrit as i was walking with my dad. I FREAKED OUT and sent the poor thing flying. Whenever i saw a mantis after that i thought it was the same one and i avoided it at all cost. i thought it would try to get revene on me for what i did

"I subject to reality, and substitue my own" Adam Savage, Myth Busters
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when i was about 8 years old, my mum told me that if you stepped on the cracks of the pavement then you would get married to a snake! that used to freak me oput because i didn't want to get married to a snke!!!!

Rebecca b-w
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i used to believe that we can eat sipders cause that my mom said that she would put one in my month if i would not be quiet !!!

gmvb
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My mum told me that saying 'sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite' and that used to scare the living daylights out of me!!

Rebecca b-w
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When I was a child my sister convinced me that a dirtdobbers nest was a twix bar. If you were a threee year old what would you think?? I ate it.

axe101x
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at my school, theres a big rock. pretty much everyone thought it was a asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, but in the process of wiping out the dinosaurs, it squished disney land so everyone tried to move it. we even hired slugs to help; we got about a hundred rocks and built a city and put slugs all over it and in the morning when they were gone we thought they went to disney land under the rock.

ToiletGoBoom
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Once i watch eight legged freaks and when the part with the guy getting shocked by a stun gun i was scared cus my brother said if i get a electric shock some giant spiders will come and eat me

i got ARCACHNOPHOHIA to this day
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When I was little there was a this bush and it was infested with lady bugs... I thought they were killer bees some how and so I was on a mission. A mission to save the world! I would mix water,mud, lotion, and anything I could fild and put it on them thinking I'd save the world.

alildevastation
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When I was younger, somebody told me that you had to be really careful if you're around mosquitos, because if you weren't paying attention then they would ball up and squeeze into your ear and never come out. If there were any mosquitos around, I would hold my hands over my ears. Even today they make me sort of uncomfortable...

Anon
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Although many children believe that butter comes from butterflies, I was never intelligent enough to make that connection. Instead, I reasoned that if bees make honey, butterflies make jam.

Jo
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I used to believe that you could turn a spider into a butterfly. One of my friends had a lighter and I said to him "lets light the spider's ass on fire, it has a hard shell, maybe it can turn into a firefly and fly away". So my friend lit the spider's ass on fire, the poor thing's ass exploded.

After laughing hysterically, I never looked at a spider the same away again.

Beau
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At night if i kept the fan on it would keep the mice from crawling up and spiders from biting me.

Shannon
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Somebody told me when I was a kid that if you kill a preying mantis, it would cost you $1. Nobody told me who I was supposed to pay, but $1 sounded like a lot of money!

Linda, Los Angeles
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