creepy crawliesShow most recent or highest rated first. Common beliefs in this section include:
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.
I used to believe there really was alligators in the sewers
One day my older sister told me how "Earwigs" got their name: They like to crawl into your ears to bite the auricles and then build their nest into your brain to feed their offsprings from your ears. I'm 26 now and know better but I am still very afraid of Earwigs :( Damn you, sister!
I thought a butterfly turns into a caterpillar instead of vice versa, and thought it would be better if they just stayed butterflies..
My parents used to tell me that my hair looked like a rat's nest in the morning. So, at night I would roam around my room looking for giant rats.
Just this moment I learned that earwigs do not go into your ears, i'm twenty-four.
When I was very young I had a nanny that could catch bees and remove the sting to make them harmless and let me play with them before they died. When she left no matter how many times I got stung trying to play with bees I would respond to my mum's warnings with "Bees are not bad! They are my friends, only that one was a mean one!". It took nine bee stings to enlighten me and sixteen years later I'm still alergic!
I used to believe that moths were a species of bats that only ate the tag on the inside of your shirt
My father told me when I was little that if I stayed in the bathtub too long the "drain spiders" would come up and get me. I was deathly afraid of spiders. I believed this until my early teens. Thanks dad.
When I was little we used to have sugar ants in our house and I was so afraid of them biting me and hurting like the fire ants did (I'm allergic). So every night when I had to use the bathroom, I'd be terrified that the loud toilet flush would wake up the ants, so I'd end up sprinting out of the bathroom and into bed
At about age 3 my older sister told me Dragon flies were called Sewing needles and would "sew you" I was terrified of them till about 12 when someone told me the truth.
I used to believe that flea markets were a place people sold fleas, or the place was infested with fleas