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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.
I am terrified of bug especially roaches. When I was little sometimes i would fall asleep on the couch and wake up in my own bed so when I asked about it my dad said the giant sewer roaches would come out and move me so they could watch tv. I had nightmares for years and I never slept on the couch until I was married and had kids of my own.
I told my sister that slugs werent really insects but a waterproof casing for those tiny red spiders that run about on walls in hot weather. I told her that whenever there was rain about 10,000 of the little red spiders run inside their waterproof case and move around together in the form of a slug. she believed every word
i used to think when i fell asleep spiders would capture me and eat me.
My younger brother used to call a wasp, a "wass." I realised what he was saying one day when we were on our porch and there was a wasp nest in the doorway. He looked at them, and ran away yelling: "The wasses are gonna sting you!"
I used to think that spiders could fly if they wanted to, even though everyone kept telling me they couldn't. I ahve a strange memory of a big orange spider "flying" down into my face when I was about 3 years old on my swingset. I also later believe they could pack up their webs and use them as parachutes to jump down from tall places. Later, in science class, I learned this was false. Silly me!
A friend of mine told me about a kid in his class who had a pet slug. Apparently, one day the class happened to be discussing how salt kills slugs when you put it on them. This kid said, "Wait, salt KILLS slugs?!?" The poor kid's uncle had put salt on the pet slug and then told the kid that the slug was now "hibernating". The kid believed him... until he heard this. Which (this is disgusting) was a year after his uncle had put salt on the slug!!!
When I was younger I used to believe that termites were invisible and about 2 feet tall. They would climb all over the houses to eat the wood. This was from watching those scary pest control commercials.
When i was younger my sister told me that when you cut worms in half they would be become 2 seperate worms. so when ever the trick came up where you could cut the person in half (you know with the wooden box?) i just figured they were 2 people. which was aslo my explanation to 'midgets'
When I was a little girl my Daddy and I watched lot's of scary movies together. One of them was a Twilight Zone that showed a man lose his mind after earwigs crawled into his ear and damaged his brain.
I still get the creeps when I find an earwig near me, maybe if they were heavier walkers and I knew they were coming........
I used to believe that the little top on the blue berries were spiders- I would NEVER eat blueberries and i was disgusted when other people did. I told all of my friends and they believed me too (we were in first grade) We basically started this whole "don't eat blueberries" club around school until one of the teachers told us otherwise. They all blamed it on me now my nickname is "the blue spider" ~ How embarassing
When I was in second grade, my sister (who was a kindergartener) and I used to believe that the little black seeds that dropped off of palm trees were actually cockroach eggs. In an effort to diffuse a cockroach infestation, we gathered them during recess at school (or wherever else we'd find them) and collected them into plastic drink containers.
Once we filled it up with "cockroach eggs", we'd seal it shut and throw them away.
After many, many "say no to drugs" presentations in elementary schoo, I used to believe that ants could carry drugs into my nose while I slept. I kept the blankets up over my head when I slept to keep the drug-carrying ants away.
One day while playing with legos in the basement, my brother told me that all spiders were poisonous and that to keep away from all of them. At this point I noticed a long legged spider (Daddy long legs) and asked if that one was as well. As he pointed he put his finger as close to the spider as he could get it (in order to get it to crawl on him) and said that it was the most poisonous of all. Of coarse the spider did crawl on him to which he started pretending to die and tell me to get help so I ran upstairs screaming for mom. My brother came upstairs laughing his butt off, he said later it was worth the spanking.
I am still really afraid of spiders, that memory will stick with me forever!
i thought spiders could fly on their webs in the fall. my aunt is to blame for this..i also thought the would come back and haunt me if i killed one.