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When I was as little, my friend and I used to collect dead butterflies from her greenhouse and put the dust from the wings on our arms and jump off the top of the steps, thinking we could fly.
I thought that dungeness crabs lived in dungeons!
When I was a child I used to believe that black ants were from God because they are harmless, and that fire ants were sent by the devil because they sting.
I used to think that since caterpillars become butterflies, earth worms must become moths.
I used to go into my Grandad's garden when I was about 5 and lift the seed packets her would put on sticks to watch the earwigs fall out. He caught me doing it once and told me that the would crawl into my ears and bite my brain in the night if I didn't stop. I believed it until I was 13 yrs.old.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that if I stepped on a bug, it would step on me in the other world.
When I was very young, after a night of catching fireflies with my brother, my brother filled the jar with green fuzz from His sleeping bag and told me, that after a few hours. Fireflies turn into that green fuzz. If you Keep them captive for too Long... I believed this until I was about. 10 years old.
Once when I was little, my family was on a hike in the woods, when I giant bug jumped on my arm and was looking right at me. I started screaming and swatting at it and whatnot. After it was gone, my mom said, "It only jumped on you because it thought you were pretty." I was young enough that I believed her 100%. Then I felt really bad, because I figured if it jumped on me because it thought I was pretty, and I started screaming about how ugly it was, I must have hurt it's feelings. I felt guilty about it for weeks.
When I was about 9 I had a single bed and I had a huge light on my wall next to my bed. One night I was in bed reading a book and It came to a part in the story about a spider and in the corner of my eye i saw somthing moving and I saw a HUGE spider almost on my sholder. I ran out screaming and crying. Now I never read books about spiders and i belive that you always have to check your bed for spiders!!!
When I was very small I used to believe that if you put your fingers in the plug sockets loads of worms would come wriggling out of them and cover the room.... i used to try and figure out for ages how the worms came out of them.
dragonfliesw ere called, Devil's darning needles.
If you pull off the leg of a spider it will rain
I thought that snakes were just a tail and a head like they looked like i.e I didn't know they had any internal organs in their bodies. Later when I learned that lizards can drop thier tails I thought that snakes could drop their whole bodies and would just be a head until it grew back!
When I was a little kid, I used to believe that worms turned into moths like caterpillars turn into butterflies.
My dad took me to see Arachnophobia when I was about 7, I've been terrified of spiders ever since. If I saw one in my room and it got away before it was killed, I'd throw a fit and not go to sleep- my mom told me that spiders didn't like crawling on beds so I was safe there- something about they like hard surfaces, it's easier for them to walk- seemed believable enough =) I seriously believed that until I was about 27 and my mom admitted to lying to me...lies, all lies!!! I kinda wish I still believed that though- I freaking hate spiders!
When I was little I ALWAYS slept on my side and pressed my ear into my pillow to protect my ear from earwigs crawling in it. On the other ear I placed a stuffed animal or covered my head with the blankets.
I thought that spiderwebs and cobwebs were two different things: apiderwebs were made by spiders, but cobwebs just magically appeared!
mum told us that if you stepped on an ant you go to hell. Once i opened a jar of jam & realised an ant got decaptitated in the process that was feeding off the lid & was well scared.
I used to believe that each night when I went to sleep two giant daddy long legs spiders (who also bore a striking resemblance to snufalufagus hid in our furnace room and just waited to come out and stare at us as we slept.
Mom would call fog "froggy" so I would think there were frogs in the air outside and be scared to be in it.