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As a teenager, I thought "The Ibid" was a famous book -- so many footnotes quoted it!

Anon
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I must be paranoid because i have thought my whole life that evryone in the world could buy this little device. The device would allow you to spy on anyone by speaking a name into a small microphone. Once you would speak the name it would immediatly show what that person was doing that very moment! I always thought that evryone could buy it except for me. Apparently i wasnt aloud to spy on anyone. i was always scared to get undressed for bed or take a shower for afraid people were watching me. I still believe this....

people stock me
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When I was little I used to beleive that we were all fisher price toys controlled by giants. That they would play with us and that is how we lived. When we were asleep I thought that the giants stopped playing with us and when we were dead was when they threw away the toys. I always looked for them in the sky and I would look behind my to see if I could catch them picking me up.

Anon
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When I was very small, I thought the moon was a balloon in the sky. I would cry, and want the "baaoon."

Velene
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i used to and still do believe that i am a alien in a coma in hospital having a dream and i also think that everyone except me can mindread but wont tell me about it.

Anon
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When I had just learned to write and back when the good old NES was in style, I wanted to break a world record. In barely legible handwriting and spelling, I tried to write on a piece of paper, "I played 100000000 video games in one day, is that a world record?" I then folded it up and threw it in my mailbox (of course). When asked about it by my mom, I said it was my friend Josh. She went along with it, of course. Love my parents.

Jon
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At the age of 5-10 i used to believe in the llorona(weaping woman) a mexican legand that adults tell their children so they can behave &&man did i behave.

valeria
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I used to believe that there were people watching us and controling us like dolls. I think I watched too many Twillight Zone episodes.

Anon
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When I was around ten, I seriously believed that everything JK Rowling wrote was true.

I actually wrote a letter to Hagrid asking him to take me to Hogwarts!

Needless to say, when the letter didn't come I was depressed for about a week.

And nobody could understand why!

Amy The Witch
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At one point as a small child, I was convinced that my cheerios were alive. I loved the cereal but couldn't bring myself to eat it. I would picture what it would be like to be a cheerio - living with a huge family in a box, where you would never be lonely. Then one day, you and some of your siblings would come tumbling and crashing into a bowl, where cold milk would make you feel freezing and soggy. Terrified, you would watch as a gigantic scoop came at you like a spear, and you were sent into a wet disgusting chamber (otherwise known as the human mouth) where you would be crushed into bits - a horrific death. I had to convince myself that it was ok . . . that cheerios were meant to be eaten, that being chewed up didn't harm them at all, but merely caused them to multiply, and go on a fantastical journey into my digestive tract. I was very odd in ways.

taking personification to a whole new level
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I have two sisters. When we were little we believed that there were loads of children who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and that we were the lucky ones....

Claire
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When I was like 9, my friend and i believed we were magic like the people in Harry Potter. I used to think I was Hermione Granger, and i wrote hermione granger on all my school supplies.

My friend and i used to pretend to put spells on eachother and put eachother in 'trances' where we would draw Harry Potter scars on eachother's foreheads.

we really believed we could control the wind.

I used to write letters for Harry Potter on my windowsill for Harry potter for hedwig to take to him.

I was disappointed when it didn't happen, and i didn't get my hogwarts acceptance letter :(.

Lola
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When i was around ten yrs.. I thought everything i did was filmed and that there was a channel named Robin (my name) . . Great personal life huh..

Robin
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From when I was about 6 to the age of about 9, I really believed I could make any boy fall in love with me. I posessed the power, I just never used it. I thought it might have been unfair for the boy.

Hence not having a boyfriend until I was 14. Not even a childhood one!

Rebekah
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I used to think that I was a robot made especially for my mom and dad, and that eventually something would happen to me that would prove it (I would get cut and not bleed, or bleed the wrong color, etc.) I guess it was because of that tv show that was on when I was little about the girl robot.

Devon
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When I was younger i'ld say 7 or 8 my mom got me into goosebumps and stephen king (she love his stuff) and so I was convenced that when i either turned 10, 13, or 16 some i would have some magical gift or turn into a vampire or mermaid or something. When each birthday passed I was disappointed. Yes even my 16th, I still had a little hope left that something cool like that would happen.

Jessi
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When I was 10, I half believed that on my 11th birthday I was going to get an acceptance letter from Hogwarts. When it didn't come, I told myself there had been a mix-up and I would get my letter a year late.

guess I really am a Muggle
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When I was 4 or 5 I used to beleive that I was damageproof and that in no way I can get hurt. I thought so till I cut my finger the first time.

Kenny
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From around the age of 6, until around age 8 or 9, I believed I could fly and often could not remember the walk to school, but instead seemed to have images of looking down on the route between home and school in my head.

I don't think I told anyone about this until I was in my mid twenties. I'm now over fifty and still unsure if this was purely that I was an imaginative child or whether (before I became aware of what we call scientific fact) I actually could fly.

The other odd thing I remember as a child was seeing the future - like the time that I saw an accident we had in a blue van shortly before my dad borrowed a blue van for a trip to my granny's and we landed in a ditch. I didn't say anything beforehand but blurted out something about it just after the accident - my mum asked me angrily why I didn't say anything before - so I guess she sometimes knew things too.

I have also sometimes been aware of events happening elsewhere as they happened. This has usually been distressing - In my mid twenties (for example) I knew when a close friend's sister had been killed in an accident.

My friend was one of six of us who shared a house and I was in some confusion for the three or four hours or so between the accident and the phone call from my friend's mum - what the hell could I do, and what if I was wrong? I think I said something like "have you rung your mum recently?"

Once my friend's mum rang I was able to spring into action and give her emotional support, help her pack etc.

My sister also knew things in advance or what was happening elswhere at the time. She sometimes announced that Mr so and so had just died, or whatever, at around the time it happened, before anyone could possibly know. However, my sister could not be disabused of some absolutely daft ideas, like earwigs eating your brain - so maybe my idea about flying as a child is equally ridiculous and we have all been touched by madness!

It's only in the last few years that my 'extra sensory perception' about future events and events elsewhere has diminshed somewhat and I (thankfully) don't see so much outside of my 'real' life.

Anon
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I remember that when the show on Adult Swim, Full Metal Alchemist, first aired...I believed that I could be an alchemist. I would go outside, draw transmutation circles with chalk, and try. I clapped over and over but nothing ever worked...I was so disappointed that I went on the internet and reasearced everything. I also tried to bring a dead lizard back to life.

Gullable With Alchemy
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