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When I was eight I became convinced butterflies stalked you because whenever I was outside one always seemed to be coming near me, and in the butterfly zone at the Bronx zoo on a class trip I was screaming (was afraid of ALL insects back then) because they all seemed to be following me and wouldn't go away.
When I was eleven it was DRAGONFLIES that I thought would stalk you.
Now I'm slooowwly getting over my fear of both those bugs (completely done with the fear of butterflies) and I still think they stalk you but I dun really care anymore.
Oh, and BEES stalk you too
When I was about eight I used to think that if you touched bug juice (insect blood), you would turn into a bug. I didn't know what it looked like back then, so I was kinda paranoid about it and avoiding everything that even looked vaguely like it even if it was just spilled drink turned dark from fading into fabric on the furniture or something.
i used to believe that in your nails whenever you scratched your head your nits got really deep into your nails they went to nitty heaven!!!!!! im gonna be 8 this year!!!!!
I thought that snails were created when it rained somehow as I only saw them when it rained.. I thought they came out of the sky.
when i was little i thought that locusts were alens. i went into my backyard one day and saw one on my playset and it was cumin out of its shell thing and it was all green and crap....i then ran inside yelling "ALIEN! ALIEN!" and my parents thought i was crazy until they saw wat i had seen lol
My sisters used to "call an ant hurricane" to me when she wanted something from me. So they said "oh mighty ants get me bother!" i would scream give them what the wanted.
(this is what my mom told me about when she was little) when she was watching tv, she would always think that the people inside were roachs that had crawled up inside and would dress up like people.....
I used to ask how shoes became untied and my parents explained that it was ants who untied them while I was walking. Well after that I would always be checking my shoes for ants on the laces and I could never find them. I just thought they were very sneaky.
I used to have this twisted belief that if I was nice enough to a wasp, he might become my friend. He would talk to me, walk on my arm but never sting, and convince all his buddies to refrain from stinging when they landed on me or any member of my family.
When I was little i use to belive that a aunt (the insecs) was my aunt Sarah.
i used to believe that bugs came out of canned bug spray
When I was young I used to think I was God for the ants as they couldn't see me, their sky was as far as my knees
I know this isnt a huge funny belief, but I used to think that all spiders were poisonous. I love spiders now!
As a kid in I think 5th-6th grade, I was already scared of spiders, but after reading a book with lots of information about them, I no longer feared having a web spun in my throat. However, I learned about an Australian spider called the funnel web that was supposed to be as deadly as a black widow. The book said if it bites you, you turn blue and then die within three days. Because of this, whenever I visited my aunt and uncle, I was constantly afraid for my life because there were funnel-shaped webs scattered around the lawn. Of course, they live in Montana, in the US, pretty far from Australia...
When I was younger, I was deathly afraid of spiders in general due to a story my brother told me, saying that "If you squish one of the little spiders, a big one will come along while you sleep, crawl in your mouth and spin a web in your throat so you choke to death". I freaked out whenever I saw a little spider cause I was afraid I might accidentally kill it.
One night I had a dream that a moth landed on my head and my skull caved in. I was CONVINCED this was a sign from someone/something that it would happen. I would run screaming the other way when I saw a moth or a butterfly...I'm still very scared of them.
My Dad told his little brother when they were kids that Dragon flies were hellocopters for the ants to drive.They were ages 15 and 5 at the time or about that age.Years later like 30 we were at a family reunion and My Uncle said something about the ants driving like they were drunk.He belived that the ants drove dragon flies all those years.I had been born by this time and was about 14 years old so it was something he belived his whole life.
When I was a child I used to believe that if you left some bread lying around for long enough it would turn into ants.
i used to think that moths were travelling to different worlds when they circled the lights
When I was young I asked my father why people called the small sugar ants 'piss ants'. He explained to me that this is because piss ants cannot urinate. Seeing my confused expression he went on to tell me that when I see a really big ant, I should stay away because they are about to explode! I was always carful to avoid the big ants as a child.