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When I was younger I confused the word close, and the word clothes. I would constantly re-read the backs of fireworks wondering why they told me to light fireworks under my shirt.

"Use only under close supervision."
I read it as:
"Use only under clothes supervision."

Mikah
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When I was younger, I'd go to my grandparent's place to swim in their pool. Sometimes my Grandpa would forget to take the pool cleaner (like an underwater vacuum) out of the water when we went in (our family calls it the creepy crawler). I would become so distressed, and start crying because I thought the creepy crawler was going to suck me up and eat me alive!

Sally
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I used to believe that those little metal balls they sometimes put inside bottles of nail polish were just dried polish.

I was a smart kid.

The Nail Polisher
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I used to believe that a person could fix ANYTHING with Scotch tape.

Felix
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When I was about 11, my mom & dad bought me an Avril Lavigne poster and a Justin Timberlake poster. Both of them were in black and white, and Justin and Avril were both frowning in the posters.

Everytime I got ready to go to bed, I stared at the posters and they looked so evil. I was afraid to go to bed, because I thought that their eyes would start darting across the room randomly. Creepy...

kirchie
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once when i was about 4 or 5, my sister who is 3 yrs older than me told me that there were crocodiles under our inside deck. i believed her and bawled my eyes out, and i didn't like walking down the steps in there or look inbetween the steps because you could see under the floor and over to the dark hole where the cross-space was. you can only imagine how confused my mom was when i told her that there were crocs under our house.

socko
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I used to be, well, till kind of am, terrified of revolving fans! I always thought they were robots and they were out to kill me at night. I would duck under my blanket whenever the front {its big "eye"} you look at me! It was very creepy.

Anon
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when i was about 4 or 5, my family told me that opening the door to the coal cellar it would cause an explosion... i believed it and stayed away, although i'd have LOVED to go in. Later on I realised they only said that to keep me from playing in there and making a huge black mess.

doudou
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When my mom would see me doing something dangerous or something that could end up badly, like leaning on open window or trying to get knife, she would tell me a story of a little girl who did the exactly same thing as me, and it would always end up badly.

I would always pity that little girl for all the hurtful things she experienced so far and wonder how she always ends up alive

Anchy
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I used to think that the stars were going to shoot laser beams at me if I passes too close to the window. My mom could'n understand why on some nights, when the stars looked 'scary" I huddled in my armchair and would not pass the window.

Emma Cudney
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When I was around 8 I had to beliefs. one of them was that I was afraid to leave my hand off the bed because I had just heard the "humans can lick too." story and still today I am scared of that and for a while I couldn't take showers unless my sister had one first because I saw the movie "Cabin Fever" and thought my skin would start desolving from a flesh eating virus.

Marie
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I used to believe that doorways were evil. And there was one corner at the end of the hallway that was even more viscious. Each doorway in my house had it's own horrible monster. I was particualarly scared of the white fluffball and the bald phantom man. The corner at the end of the hallway was the worse. There was a dead girl with a green face and black and yellow eyes that would peak around, and I would wake up screaming because I was so little that if I dreamt or saw the corner it looked real to me. Now when I think about it, it is kind of embarrassing.

gabe :)
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When I was very young, I believed that houses were carved out of one gigantic block of wood.

tinmanjones
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One time our house was robbed, and my birth certificate was stolen. As a result, I believed that the Hamburgler was going to come through the window at night and steal my birth. The only protection was to make a nest out of blankets and have my hair in a braid. If I did that, the Hamburgler wouldn't bother me.

I was nice enough to perform this little service for my sister, too, while she was too young to braid her own hair.

Judy
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I used to believe that the remote control could control all the things in my house, including my dog.

Felipe
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When I was younger I used to think that when people moved (to a new house), both homeowners just switched houses with each other.

Emily Rose
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The wallpaper in my room as a child had scenes of alittle boy & alittle girl in a garden. The girl was using a hoe & the boy was pushing a wheelbarrow. During the day they were stationary, but at night they moved about doing their chores. I thought everyone's wallpaper did this!

Dale
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I've grown up watching scary movies. And since I was a kid whether it was the bathroom, in my closet.. outside the window that there was someone waiting to kill me. Sad thing Im 19 and still get terrifide. Ha!

Julia
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This is kind of embarrassing because this happened not too long ago. (I'm 16!) I was at my aunt's house, and while browsing the fridge, I noticed the little light in there. The light in my fridge doesn't work anymore, but even when it did, I don't think I ever saw it.

I thought "its in the fridge, so it must be cold," and decided to touch it.

It wasn't cold. :x

Anon
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Back when I was about 8 or 9, I thought that if I listened hard enough, I could hear my parents through the vents. I still try whisper to my family using them.

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