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I used to believe that as long as I slept with the blankets pulled up completely over me, I would be safe from monsters. I don't know HOW I survived the lack of oxygen.
I was afraid of elephants due to the "Pink Elephants on Parade" dream sequence from Dumbo. When ever it was time for bed, I was afraid that the pink elephants would come and take me away. To get me to fall asleep, my father would spray "Pink Elephant Repellant" all over my room, rendering it safe for 24 hours from all packaderms.
I slept like a dream, but for over 3 months we had this ritual of the spraying.
Come to find out - it was Aquanet Hairspray, and yes, things in my room were very sticky!!
When I was little I used to think [like most kids] there were monsters under beds. Because of this whenever I went to bed or my parents room I would get all my stuffed animals and set them around the bottom of the bed as some sort of barrier against monsters.
I believe that there is a monster in the air vent and watches me when I put on my clothes
My dad started letting me watch MTV cartoons like The Max, when I was really little. One time I asked him if the little black, alien dudes with viscous teeth were real. He told me yes, and that they terrorize little kids at night if their out after dark. Ever since that day, when I hear loud music at night, I imagine them crammed into the cars, biting the heads of chickens and freaking people out like on the cartoon.
when i was really little, i thought that snakes lived in the plumbing and i was scared that anytime i went to the bathroom, one would pop up and bite me in the butt.
i used to believe that a monster lived in the garbage disposal. i would never go near the sink
This is very weird belief but...when I lived in my old house, there was a closet in the middle of the hallway. I used to believe that there were ghosts, vampires, robots or zombies staring at me and the only way for them to not attack me was to not notice it and to hold my breath. It was very weird
I used to believe that sharks or alligators would come out of the vent in swimming pools. I would rarely go to the deep end and if I did, I would always check to see if something was coming out of the vent.
I used to believe that when you crossed bridges, you had to pick your feet up or else the trolls would get you!
When I was younger I used to lie in bed and hear thudding sounds. I heard them every night when I was trying to sleep and was convinced king kong was outside lumbering about looking to eat me.
It was only when I was older, that I realised the thudding sound was actually my heart beating!
When I was 6 my friends saw the movie IT, and told me IT lived under my bed. About a week later I woke up in the middle of the night and my foot was bleeding where something had bitten it. I was convinced IT really did live under my bed and leaped from a few feet away to get into bed for years after.(Turns out my new kitten bit my foot because I was moving it in my sleep)
I used to believe when I was younger that if you got hurt and you started bleeding, you would turn into a monster. So when my brother accidentally cut his thumb open with a knife, I started crying and screaming, "Mom! I don't want him to turn into a werewolf!"
when I was little, I went into a card store (probably hallmark), and opened all the drawers underneath the card racks. My parents promptly told me that one drawer in every card store is filled with poisonous snakes. To this day, I still get butterflies in my stomach when I pass a card rack.
When I was young, my brother convinced me that if I didn't cover up my toes when I went to bed, the toe pirates would take them away from me. To this day, I cannot sleep with uncovered toes.
When I was little my dad was stationed in Okinawa, and whenever he would come back, he'd tell me about how he'd have lunch with Godzilla. I firmly and solidly believed this, and would tell my friends at school. I even threw a rock at a 6th grader for saying my dad made it up!
I lived at the top of a cul-de-sac... Well the older kid 9 houses down at the street entrance had a thin metal rod one day... He was scraping it on the pavement (making it spark) when he let go and it flew straight across the street and fell into the storm drain... He said I could have it if I wanted to fight the sewer monster for it!
After hearing that I wouldn't go anywhere near the end of our street for almost a year unless I was in a car!
When I was little; I had a computer in my room. And each night, I would stare at it, terrified. I used to think something was gonna come out, or that a scary face would appear on the screen. My mum and dad said they'd take the computer out of my room, but I didn't want them to. So I asked them, each night, to put a towel over it. However, I would make faces out of the pattens on the towels, which scared me even more. I just got my computer took out in the end.
When I was little, whenever we drove past the airport at night, my mom would tell me that all of the different colored lights on the ground were porchlights for the gnomes that lived there. I believed it for many years...
I used to fear the creature on the Pepperami advert. My sister had a Pepperami lunchbox and she told me it was inside it. I had nightmares for years.