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When a celestial Comet streaked across the night sky sometime in the 1970's...my parents kept pointing up at the night sky for days saying "Look at the comet, right there, can you see it?" I spent the next several years looking for a "Comic Strip" like The Peanuts and Beetle Bailey somehow visable in the evening sky...always disappointed.
When I was a wee kid I used to believe that the sun was good and the moon was evil because when the sun was out everyone would enjoy it and talk about how nice a day it was but when it was night time bad things happened like criminals and werewolves roaming the streets and this was all due to the vengeful moon who was the evil mastermind behind it all.
In school, we learned about outerspace and going to the moon. Somehow I came to believe that everyone living in the United State was required to go to the moon before they died. I was so terrified of going to the moon that I planned my escape to Europe when I was older.
I used to believe that the sun and moon would follow me, so whenever I was in a car I would hide under a blanket.
During a very long car ride to the ocean, I came to the conclusion that the moon was actually a reflection of Earth, and if I looked hard enough, I really could see my family's car moving on the surface.
I used to believe that the moon was a giant mirror and, if I had a powerful enough telescope, I could see myself waving at myself.
I saved a "lava-rock" for years because my dad convinced me after seeing a shooting star that he found it. It wasn't till I was like 20 something and telling the story that it hit me, I was duped... (he even waited for it to cool) lol
When I looked at the globe, I used to believe for a long time that the world (and us) was actually inside the giant blue sphere and the blue sphere was the blue sky.
After reading a book to the class about the solar system, one of my daycare kids believed the sun was going to blow up within days and Earth would be gone. I found out from his concerned parents the next day and it took alot of convincing to make him think otherwise.
When my mother was little she believed that night was the result of the world being put inside a paper bag so everyone could go to sleep. The stars and the moon was the outside light shining through the air holes.
When I was a little girl, going outside at night was always something that filled me with awe because I believed that the sound of crickets was the sound of the stars twinkling
I used to believe that rain comes from Space.
When I was 6 I believed that on nice summer days you can see the world spin if you just look hard enough :)
When I was younger I used to believe that each part of the world had a different sun. So the sun in Africa was different from the sun in Europe and when I drew pictures I would draw 5 or more suns in the sky.
when i was little I used to believe that at night the sun flipped around and the moon was on the back of it and they would jsut rotate during day or night
I used to believe that when you blew a bubble and it floated out of sight before popping, it would turn into a planet.
When I was a child we spent alot of time outside at night camping etc...I used to associate the sounds crickets with the stars in the sky. I thought that the stars were making the noise when crickets chirp each time they twinkled.
When I was young I didn't know we lived on a planet or about gravity. Then one day my grandma told me we lived on the planet Earth and how gravity worked. As soon I realized that Earth was just a ball floating in the middle of space I was too scared to move. I thought that my movement would cause the "ball" to drop instantly and we would all die. I would also walk around holding on to things since Earth was a sphere and I was scared of falling off the planet.
Up until I was about 12 I thought why it becomes night time is because of the moon blocking the sun (obviously that would really be a solar eclipse)
I used to believe you could walk on clouds. And you would be able to walk in space on the edge of the world.