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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.
I used to believe that cows made cobwebs. See, we had cobwebs in the barn and spider webs in the house. I knew spiders made spiderwebs, so cows must make cobwebs - maybe I misheard the word?
I used to believe that a cow produced different kinds of liquids from every teat. There was light milk, whole milk, cream, and whiskey. Because that's what my dad told me.
My grandmother told me that if I ate my carrots I'd be able to see in the dark. I was afraid of rabbits for awhile because I thought they were lurking in the dark watching me.
I thought a Monkey was just a baby Gorilla and when they grew up their Tails fell off!
When I was little I used to love the My Little Ponies and their human friend, Megan. Since Megan's appearance would change in some episodes/movies, I used to believe that every girl that owned a horse or pony was named Megan.
When I was a kid my brother told me that elephiants eat their own poop and then poop it out and eat it over and over so if you had a pet elephant you would never have to feed it. I believed this for a while but then I asked "what would it eat the first time it eats" and my brother said you would feed it a poop starter pack and i believed it!
i belive every toy and stuffed animals is alive and moving and they just dont want to admitt it.