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I used to believe that if you could make a room that was all mirrors then
when you turned off the light the room would still stay lit........
turns out that something like this is the basis for lasers.
I used to believe that mirrors were found inside rocks.
I used to think that if I made the side mirror face the other mirror in our bathroom, I would be able to go into another world, like Alice through the Looking Glass.
mirrors use to scare the crap out of me, i thought that a mirror was a window to a different world that was back-words from ours and if you were nice here you were mean there.
my grandma told me that the devil hides behind the mirror , so when my parents left i broke all mirrors in the house and thought that i killed the devil.
I used to think that every time I passed a mirror people on the other side could see me. Needless to say, I would smile and pose for the mirror and blow it kisses. Once I even talked to it, telling it about myself.
I used to believe that if you stared in a mirror for an hour or longer and then backed away your reflection/and time would freeze. The only way to unfreeze it would be to get back in the same exact possition and stare for the same amount of time.
I've always hated looking into mirrors at night. I still can't bring myself to look into them; I have this feeling I can't shake that if I look into a mirror at night I will find something very evil waiting for me. Maybe in the mirror; maybe I will see it in the mirror and it will appear behind me in real life. It creeps me out.
When I was 3 I used to believe that when two mirrors face each other causing that effect where it looks like a neverending sequence of mirrors, that it would be possible to fall into the mirror and be trapped in there, so every time I saw that in the bathroom when the mirror on the door and the bathroom mirror faced each other, I would run.
I used to really want to see what I looked like when my eyes were looking to the side. So I'd look into the mirror and look to the side, then as fast as I could, I would look back to see if I could catch a glimpse of myself with my eyes looking the other way.
When I was growing up, there was a huge cedar wardrobe in my room that had a two large mirrors built into the doors. It faced my bed and I always avoided looking into those mirrors at night. I was convinced they were somehow two way - regular mirrors by day, and spyholes by night. I couldn't bring myself to look at those mirrors after the lights went out because I might see some odd person watching me!
I still have a fear of hidden cameras behind hotel mirrors. I cannont bring myself to undress in front of them (like, for a shower) and if I can't get around it, then I look straight into the mirror and say, "This isn't going to be pretty." as if to warn the sick people on the other side of an oncoming ugly naked person.
I used to fight with myself in the mirror, believing that eventually I would say something so quickly that the mirror-me wouldn't be able to keep up.
I'm not sure if I believed this or not, or just parts of it, but when I was about six years old my older brother (who was totally mean at around eight years old) told me that I was so ugly Mum and Dad had to pay for people to act as me on the other side of mirrors (not just in our house but everywhere I ever went) so I would not see what I looked like and could have a 'normal' life without the stigma of knowing I was so ugly. He also said this was why our family was 'poor'. He said it was really tricky getting people who looked like the rest of the family to act like them behind the 'mirrors'. It was a pretty convuluted story for him to make up which might be why I thought it was true. What a mean big brother! The absolute meanest bit was that he said the person they got to act as me was just 'average looking, not too pretty' so that I wouldn't think I was beautiful or anything like that. They didn't want me to be overconfident. Ouch!
Until recently (like a year ago) I used to believe I could somehow manage to catch myself blinking while looking in the mirror. I thought if I blinked fast enough I could see it. I'm pretty bright but for some odd reason I would just stare and wait for me to blink to see what I looked like with my eyes closed. Then one day it dawned on me that I can't see it because I'm blinking at the exact same time as my reflection and that it would be physically impossible to watch myself blink. Sometimes I can be a little slow....
I used to believe that there was a video camera behind my mirror and that it recoreded everything I did and it was all played on TV in China.
I used to belive that there was an evil man living in my mirror called "FRED" who watched me as I slept - who was basically an evil man (ie - the old man from Poltergeist 2/3 - that movie scared the crap out of me!)
Anyway - I am now 25 and I dont have a mirror in my bedroom, and if I am in a room with one I have to cover it with a towel.
I used to believe that if you looked into a mirror for ten seconds, then pushed hard enough on it, you'd fall into it then down an empty elevator shaft
As a kid, I used to believe that if you looked into a mirror in the dark, you would see dead people. I'm 23 now and I still won't look into a mirror in the dark.
I used to believe that if I looked in the mirror, exactly on the stroke of midnight, the devil would appear behind me. If it was anywhere near midnight, I would keep my eyes tight shut as I passed a mirror.