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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
I had older boy cousins whose yard was filled with spiders of all sizes and they knew I was terrified. They made it worse by telling me that if you stepped on a spider, it would double in size. Low and behold, I did it and two seconds later I saw a bigger version of the same spider...completely had me completely convinced!!!
when i was little i thought that if u stepped on an ant, all the other ant friends would attack you in your sleep
When I was really and I mean really little, I used to believe that Fireflies came from Dragonflies...Because dragons breathe fire. Also that dragonflies would guard the damselflies...
I used to be terrified of spiders when I was younger. My brother once told me they crawl into my ears at night and lay eggs in my brain. I sleep with a blanket around my head ever since then.
When I was little I used to believe that a centipede walked like a tank- with a track of legs moving one after the other in a cycle.
Up until age 14, I thought stitches were little black bugs they put in your wound to heal it. This is because when I was five I had stitches placed in the center of my forehead at the hairline. All I could see was a little black through my tears.
when my mothers boyfriend was shaving and he washed off the razor in the sink i used to believe that the little hairs were ants
I used to believe that flies regularly dropped their legs off while flying and if one landed in your eye you would go blind
When I was little, I slept on my side, and when I blinked, my eyelashes would brush the pillow, and I thought that I was hearing worms taking bites out of the inside of my head. I was terrified of it for the longest time......
I used to believe that the reason you never saw moths during the day was because they were all flying towards the sun. Then, when they couldn't make it all the way there and it got dark, they would see the lights of the houses and fly back down.
I thought bug spray/ fumigating didn't actually kill the bugs just smelled really bad so the bugs would leave. When I found out it does kill I thought it seemed really mean!
When I was a kid, I heard that earwigs can't walk backwards. (Later I found out there was a Star Trek episode about this, maybe?) I was terrified an earwig would go into my ear and, only being able to move forward, would have to eat through my brain to go out the other ear. I slept with my hands over my ears for years.
I used to believe that earwigs were hairy little bug strips that would get stuck on your ears and people would freak out when they saw you because they would think you were slowly becoming like a hairy monkey or something.
I was a strange child.....
when i was about 5 i used to flush ants down the toilet thinking it was a lovely waterslide for them! Poor ants.