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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
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