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When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a long mirror over her kitchen sink. Having aspirations to being a dancer, I loved to whirl and pose in front of that mirror. Or, I did until my grandmother told me that if I kept staring at the mirror, I would see the Devil. For years afterward, I was terrified of staring too long into any mirror--and most especially into Grandma's!

J. Usellis
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I used to think I could sneak up on my reflection and catch myself not looking back at me.

Mary Poppins
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When I was young, I thought that if you turned a mirror around, you could see the back of your head. I was always in a bad mood, because it never worked for me!

Tina
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I used to believe (when I was around 4 or 5) that I coudl escape and go to a place called "round world". I had this baton, and it had clear water and glitter inside it, and whenever I put it right up to my eyes and looked at things through it everything looked round and shiny and watery. I believed that I was a Princess, and that "round world" was my kingdom and every time I looked into the plastic baton I had returned to my kingdom. Yes, I was a strange kid. I no longer have the baton, but if I did, I'd probably be gazing into it instead of being online. I kinda think what i did might be close to what people called "scrying" b/c sometimes I saw things in it. Sorry to post this under mirrors, but I highly doubt there would be a "clear-plastic-batons" section.

Demona
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I used to believe there was a portal to hell behind my full length mirror, so I would always lean it against the wall so I could see behind it.

Anon
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My older brother told me you could jump into a mirror and go to an alternate universe. I thought that the alternate universe would be cool and interesting, so we both jumped into the bathroom mirror and got injured.

Hailey
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i have had, since I was about six, the belief, that something is always behind me, and that I never notice it until i see it in a mirror. I think that if i see something about to jump on me in a mirror that i will be paralyzed with terror. This belief causes me to always stand at odd angles to mirrors, so that i only see a wall in the mirror.

monkey
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I used to believe that mirrors were actually cameras,and that everything we did in front of a mirror would be brodcasted on T.V.So everytime I was in front of a mirror I would try to pose nicely or smile and say something cute.I didn't want to look bad in front of all those people watching me on T.V.

Christina
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I believed that if I looked too long in the mirror admiring myself the Devil would appear.

Paul Elletson
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I used to believe that I had a twin who was imprisoned in my mirror, because she was bad.
I used to fight with her (er..me) all the time; I thought she was mocking me.

sami
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I used to believe that when I was asleep, "Mirror people" (compliments of my Aunt...) came out and raided my stash of candy...So, I stayed up for a while night, sitting in the dark waiting for the monsterous Mirror People to come flocking in. After my door opened, I found out that it was actually my cousin getting into my Halloween stash...

Saya Himitsuzuki-manga artist
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I used to believe that mirrors weren't just mirrors, but were windows into another world just like ours but backwards.

Anon
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When I was about five, I asked my mother why a vanity table was called that. She told me it was because girls who looked in the mirror too frequently became vain. For a few years I ran my parents' bedroom in fear that I would catch a glimpse of myself in the vanity mirror!

Melody
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I used to believe that every mirror was the trick kind people could look through - regardless of where it was or how big it was. I'm 16 now, and I still wont dress or undress infront of a mirror, and I LOATHE dressing rooms. Someone might be watching.

Sara
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0k when I was young I believed mirror had souls and they watched you grow up and saw all your tears and smiles and cred about you like a guardian angel. Mirrors could see the truth when you got punished unfairly and mirrors could show you the future or the past if they wanted to.
Well, and this is the true part, I had a mirror to my dresser as a kid in NJ and I wrote my name on the back of my mirror with orange crayon when I was about 7.
This mirror moved with me to GA and I gave it away when I turned 16 and got a 'grownup' bedroom set. Well I lived all over the world for the next 18 years and finally moved back to the US and Boston and lived with a new friend who had an old Victorian house with a basement. I went in her basement and I saw a mirror against the far wall that looked exactly like my childhood dresser mirror(it was an odd design, not common). It kind of scared me but I went to it and I saw myself all grown up in the mirror and remembered about my name in crayon. I tilted it forward and yep! there was my name in orange crayon! My mirror just wanted to see me one more time and to make sure I was happy! True story.

Ravyn
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I used to believe that if I looked in the mirror in the dark (or at night), I would see a reflection of myself as a VERY old lady.

Renee
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I saw the phantom of the opera in theaters for the first time and i believed that if i sang in front of my mirror, the phantom would take me through the mirror and make me marry him.

Anonymous
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i would sit on the counter in the bathroom and sit in front of the mirror talking to my reflection actually thinking someone was on the other side..

Anon
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For some unknown reason, my (normally kind and loving) Granny told me that if I looked in the mirror too much I'd see the Devil standing behind me. Consequently I was absolutely terrified of looking into mirrors in empty rooms, or of even passing by mirrors at night, just in case. To this day I have a residual uneasiness about looking in a mirror at night.

Kirstenie
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when i was young i used to believe that my image on a mirror would come to life if i broke the mirror.

Anon
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