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i used to be soo scared of natural disasters!! i used to lie awake at night just waiting for a hurricane or a tidal wave to come and get me.
When I was a child I believed that when people said California would fall into the ocean with the next bit earthquake, that the whole state would break off from the rest of the U.S. and sink.
When I was little, I didn't understand that hurricanes are given names, and everytime they said "hurricane isabelle" I thought that was the weather reporter's name.
I used to believe that women became pregnant when two people kissed.
I later discovered that was just the beginning.
when i was real little my dad was reading the paper so i treid reading it i thought it said a metor would hit the earth and blow up the earth in 2006 well its 2006 when i got older i found out it said come to wal mart no interest till 2006
I used to believe that it was possible for the Earth to turn upside down and we would all fall into the sky if we didn't grab onto something quickly.
I used to think a "tornado" was Mr. Clean. When there would be "tornado warnings" I was scared of him. I usually slept in my parents room.
(Stepdaughter, at age 7, when she came to live with us)
"Did you know that if you throw a pebble in a volcano it will explode?"
Took a lot of convincing that her 9 yr old pal wasn't the smartest in the world.
I used to think that when there was an Earthquake, the ground would always split open, so when the earth was shaking, it was just the earth growling.
I grew up in Lassen National Park on Hwy 44 in California. I used to believe that the volcano would explode and erupt lava and pick up my house and send it down a hill on a river of molten lava....
When i ws little, my mom told me about floods and how the water goe up really high. Whenever she talked to me about this, i would imagine the water going above our roof, and we'd have to swim all the way up to survive and not drown. I always hoped there wouldn't be a flood because my baby sister didn't know how to hold her breath, and i wasn't sure i could swim all the wy up without passing out and dying.
i used to believe tornados were ginormous tomatoes that came and ate you
I was terrified of the little orange light on the gas meter at nighttime because I thought it was a fire.
I grew up in Califonia in the 70's, when they were always trying to predict when an earthquake would hit. Living near the coast I was terrified at the prediction in which California would fall into the pacific, and rumor had it that beach front property was being sold in Arizona..On the night of one such prediction, that most people "poo pooed," including my parents, I gathered a few snacks and a jacket and headed up the street to my best friend Theresas'. I pleaded, "Are you going with me to Arizona or not?!" Thinking of course that Arizona was just beyond the hills near my home.....
When i was little my imagination was and still is very vivid. so i had a huge fear of Natural disatars and i would literally see lava flowing outside my house i used to get so scared to where i couldnt breathe.
When I was a little boy, I slept on my side with the pillow between my arm and head. I use to believe that when I put my head on my pillow I could hear the rustling of the poly foam. I that it was the sound of an impending earthquake. I would not be able to sleep until I rolled over and did not hear the sound any longer.
I used to believe that it was a 'tiger wave' not a tidal wave. You can imagine my confusion when told that a tiger waving had killed hudreds of people!
When I was little, whenever I would see a tornado siren, I thought they were after me and try to eat me. Sometimes when I was in bed about to go to sleep, I thought that they would sometimes come to my window and start talking to me and sometimes I would talk back and we would have conversations.
I used to believe that if there was an earthquake, a hole would open right under my feet, and I would fall to the center of the earth, and the hole would then close, thus, trapping me inside the earth forever. ( Cuz' it's happened in movies!) I soon realized that this is VERY unlikely.
I used to think that the people who went around saying the world would end soon actually knew what they were talking about. They had the world ending before I had a chance to grow up and it scared me. I would pray and ask God not to end the world until I had a chance to become an adult.