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The house where I grew up was in a town near a military base. At times they had drills where they had planes drop shell, the sound of which sounded like loud steps by the time they reached my neighborhood. Until age 12 at least I was convinced when I heard it that it was dinosaurs coming... I grew up in the 90s and Jurassic Park was big, what can I say... The sound and vibrations were IDENTICAL as in the movie!
When I was a considerably younger I would see the giant oil drills on road trips. When I inquired to what they were my father informed me that they were giant Grasshoppers that ate cars.
I am 19 now and I still cant look at an oil drill without feeling afraid. Thanks Dad.
There is an amusment park near my hometown and around Halloween they have a haunted graveyard and you go at night and you go through the graveyard and it supposed to bge scary. When I was about four, I felt I was brave enough to go. My parent wouldn't let me, so my dad told that if I went, a monster hand would come out of the ground and pull me under and I would never come out.
I believed him for years. I was terrified.
I used to believe pencil shavings were the key to bringing clay creatures to life. My best friend and I made a point to volunteer for the positions in school which emptied the pencil shavings from the sharpener, then secretly stash them away and bring them home to animate a small clay monster we hid in the basement.
It never worked out as we planned.
When I was a kid, my parent told me not to point in the dark because if I accidentally point at a creature of the night, it will haunt me.
when I was about 5 my big sister told me that mermaids were actually evil - with red eyes, sharp claws and pointed teeth. She said that they could swim into the pipes from the ocean and sneak up on you unawares while you were in the shower or on the toilet to attack. I would only have baths for the longest time because that little drain would OBVIOUSLY block out this big scary monster :)
You know that little foot with wings on it for good year tires? When I was younger, I thought it was a monster, or something other than a foot with wings, and I didn't figure it out until a friend told me it was a foot, not an evil monster. I was eight. Sometimes now I still see that weird monster thing.
I saw the movie Amazon Women On The Moon at a very early age, and for years I thought Jack the Ripper really /was/ the Loch Ness Monster.
when I was young, I use to tell my daddy that there was this monster that lived in tree underground and that he would eat bad girls. and the good girls would be the slaves.
If you were bad the boogie man would come eat you in your sleep.
when i was younger i used to believe that monsters got their power from the darkness, so that's why they lived in dark places like wardrobes, under the bed, in attics, in garages, in cuboards and basements. and i was so terrierfied of going to places like that on my own that i armed myself with my toy sword. and turned on the light because i believed monsters hated light because it weakened them and if they didn't get out the way fast enough it killed them. but even though now i know they don't exist, i'm still a bit scard of the dark.
When I was a child, I used to believe that if I weren't a good girl, the mummy would take me with her.
I used to believe that anywhere i was, someone was there with me, I used be horrified about it
My belief as a child was that when the lights went off mummies would come in my room.. coz I actually used to see them haha
I used to believe that whenever you used Irish Spring soap, you would automatically turn Irish and the banshees would come after you.
when my mum used to put me to bed she'd also tidy my room, closing drawers and wardrobe doors, I used to think the reason for this was to stop any monsters escaping and getting me,
I made my twin sister sleep in the bed next to the door so if any monster came in they'd get her first and i could run away (of course i never told her this)
even now if i'm in bed and i've left the wardrobe open I have to get up and close it, i think my husband leaves them open on purpose to laugh at me.
I used to believe that the "booger man" would come bite off your fingers if you picked your nose. (my grandpa told us that) he lost his fingers in a work related injury and told us that is how he lost his fingers!
I used to believe that the "booger man" was a tall skinny guy that was covered in boogers
I used to believe that my shoes had monsters in, and always used to check them before i put them on.
it wasnt until my grandad told me it would be stupid for monsters to live in peoples shoes, when they could live in a wardrobe or under the bed and have much more room.
now i think theres a something lurking under my bed and i dont like to dangle my feet over the edge just in case ...
when i was little i stayed round my 2 cousins' house,
and it was 11:50 one night and we were all in the living room and me and my cousin were (play) fughting, when suddenly my aunt realized the time and to stop me and my cousin from fighting and to go to bed she told us that if we dont go to bed by 12 o clock, an evil pumpkin headed man will come and turn us into pumpkins and we will be aten the next day...
IT STILL DIDN'T MAKE US TO TO SLEEP!
(we stayed up until 3 o clock and watched movies!