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I used to believe that horses were born as foals (babies), then turned into ponys (kids) and then a horse (grown ups).
When I was a child I used to believe that when I went to my grandmother's house I could talk with cows, chickens and pigs and they could understand me.
My mom told me that when I was child I used to believe that my Barbies could sleep at night so I used to take them to bed.
When i was little, (4 or so) i convinced myself that snails only ate apple peels.
I have no idea why.
I used to believe that being a tiger would be a job like plumber or layer. It was my dream job.
I used to believe that all sharks were machines. The reason for this is because I had misunderstood my father when he said that the sharks (on Jaws) were machines and I thought that he were saying that ALL sharks in real life are machines as well! So, basically, I thought that sharks were some form of living machines swimming round the oceans lol!
When i was 7 I had these weird grey spots popping up all over me and when i asked my mum she said "there just moles" and until I was 12 i thought there were actual moles living inside of me so i slept by a pile of food incase they got hungry
When I was small, my mother would close my bedroom window to "keep out the draft". I thought she was saying "keep out the giraffe", and since we lived in an apartment block I imagined a giraffe trying to peer in through my window each night, which unnerved me greatly.
For some reason, even into my teens, I was petrified that when the lights went out in my room the floor was covered with alligators. I became an expert at jumping from the door-frame to the bed. Some nights I would get in bed and then call for my parents or sister to turn off the light for me.
My husband teases me - asking if he needs to turn on the light for the alligators - if I get out of bed in the middle of the night.
When I was little, for whatever reason, I was terrified of there being a lion in our basement. My sister got so annoyed with me talking about it, that she told me that if you say something is true seven times, it automatically becomes true, and I had already said six times so I better stop now. Needless to say, I never really talked about lions again.
I asked my older brother how cows were able to stand on a hillside without toppling over and they told me that the legs on one side of the cow were shorter than the other side. I believed him till I was 14 and saw a cow up close...
There was a pretty serious drought when I was young, in the 80's and my mom and dad used to have to go get our water from the "Water Buffalo" which is a Bulk Potable Drinking Water company. I thought they had brought in actual water buffalo, the animal and people were getting water from them, like milk from cows.
I thought this until I was in COLLEGE and got into an argument with my roommate about it because she didn't believe me, I called my mom to prove my point and was of course laughed at.
As a child I used to love playing outside until it got dark. At 6 PM bats come out and fly around, so my uncle, who always tried to get me indoors after dark, once said that those bats stick onto your mouth after 6 PM. Even now im really scared of them and I always cover my mouth whenever I see a bat.
My dad had me convinced that there were King snakes that lived in the rocks we used to climb at a local park, and that they could eat a person whole!
I used to believe that weasels routinely nested in the glove compartments of cars.
Haggis is a real animal. They live on hill sides in Scotland, they have two legs shorter on one side so they can stand up straight and not roll down, some have agacent sides shorter so they can face their friends.The leaders have tartan fur so they all know who the boss haggis is.
My sister carried on believing this til she was 24!!!
When I was a kid, I used to believe that if I stepped on a bug, it would step on me in the other world.
I used to believe skunks smelled all the time and that you could simply get it off by locking them in a perfume shop or forcing them to shower. I never realized that only their spray stunk until I was 9. Im 13 now.
I used to think horses were underwater cows. Yes. That is exactly what my sister told me, as an example of evolution.
I used to believe that my stuffed animals were alive, one time when I was 3 I don't know if it was a dream or it was real but the stuffed animals got up and walked towards me and I ran away so scared im 15 now and still have nightmares about stuffed animals, I hate them so much. Honestly I don't know of it really happened or if it was a dream I was so young but it's one of my strongest but scariest memories.