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- Euthanasia is youth in Asia
- If you don't hold your breath as you pass a cemetery you will die or become possessed.
- People killed in films or on TV die in real life.
When I was little I misheard something about battery acid, and I thought that if you got some on your skin, you would explode.
I was about 7 and my bro and I were handling some cheap Chinese batteries and I got some acid on my hands. I started shaking and ran upstairs for dear life to the bathroom to wash it off before I exploded. I was expecting death at any second. Until my brother intervened to explain!
When I was little, I had always believed that heaven was underground because dead people were buried. Then I learned about the underworld, which thoroughly confused me.
When my sister and I were little, from our bedroom upstairs at night, we could see the reflection of our living room window in the window of the house nextdoor. The curtains created two seperate curvy reflections of light that would flicker as our mom walked past the window. We thought these were actually the ghosts of the elderly couple that had recently passed away, having sex.
my brother used to believe that the vases in cemeteries, the ones with the holes in, were microphones that you could speak to dead people through
when i was younger my brother told me that you had to hold your breath when passing a cementary or else ghost would enter your body
I used to believe that a wake was something you go to to try to bring the dead person back to life.
When I was really young I used to think that dead bodies wouldn't start rotting until they were buried.
I used to believe that speed bumps were dead bodies that had been paved over.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that if I jumped in the gymnasium, my reflection would fall to the ceiling (reflection) below me. I thought that if I jumped, and lost my reflection I would die!
I was about 6 years old, when I watched a film where two children are wandering around in the woods. At t one point the boy says to the girl 'each step that we take is one less step of our lives'- that phrase had a long lasting impact on me-- for a long time after that I took pains to ensure that my strides were as large as possible when walking.
Before I knew about death, I used to think people turned back into babies again after they got old.
When my uncle died, my mom told me that we should keep him in our thoughts and prayers; that now, he could watch over us, all the time. I was so scared that he could see me when I took a shower or went to the bathroom.
when I was a child, I believed that I could not die if I had a life insurrance.
When my brother was little, our grandparents died in a car crash, and he was maybe 3. We all explained that they were up in heaven with God and the angels. He started to wave at airplanes after that, and we finally found out he thought our grandparents were riding on airplanes, that's wat happened when you died.
I used to believe whenever someone dies they have to stick out their tongue so everyday i practiced to stick out my tongue for the day i die.
I remember as a kid when I would go visit family in MO and I would always hang out with my cousin. Well, the area had a lot of grave sites, and we got it into our heads that if we held our breath as we passed by the cemitaries the gohsts wouldn't fallow us and haunt us. Needless to say I don't believe it anymore, but I still find myself holding my breath.
i used to believe that people live forever until my brother told me the truth. i got nightmares for a week.
My mother got off the phone with the news that a distant family member had passed away. And I asked my mother what happens to people when they die. She replied that they stop moving and an image appeared in my head of an old man falling off a chair and turning to stone... dead. So, for quite a while, I believed that when people died, they turned to stone.
I used to believe that every time you pointed, you created an invisible hole in the air, and that fairies would fall into these holes :-(
When I was little, I used to believe that everyone died on their 100th birthday.