outer spaceShow most recent or highest rated first. Common beliefs in this section include:
I used to think the moon was a giant rock type thing with space dust on it...now I am much older and know that it is made out of cheese.
When I was little I believed that all bicycle racks were doorways to different planets. I was always careful not to duck under them lest I find myself among aliens. I was an odd kid.
When I was little, I used to believe that ANYONE could go to the moon, qnd that eventually EVERYONE had to go. In 1st grade, we learned about black holes, and I was sooooo terrified! They suck you up into this little tiny container and stretch you out so everyone will laugh at you when you get back! (so I thought) I was so worried that I ran to my mom and told her "Mom, I don't want to go to the moon! There are scary black holes up there, and I don't want people to laugh at me when I get back!" She was the one laughing, and I didn't understand why until I was around 9 or 10. God I was stupid!
I specifically remember looking out at the sky on our porch one night...it was cloudy, but the clouds blended in with the sky, and so I figured it was just a starless sky.
So I turn to my grandmother, and tell her "The stars ran out of batteries!"
Later on I found out that stars did not run on batteries at all, but it was fun to think while it lasted.
I was convinced that the moon was actually a spacecraft that was operated by a bunch of scientists who all looked like either Sigourney Weaver or Uhura from Star Trek, except for the captain who was an old fat bald-headed guy. They all used supercomputers to move the moon across the sky, and would make it rise at different times each day to confuse people.
I used to believe that the sun was following me
When I looked outside and I saw how the moon would change from one day to weeks later, I thought it was from "smurfs", or little blue alien people eating the moon because I thought it was made of cheese. The less of the moon was showing, the more the "smurfs" ate. And when it was a new moon, the "smurfs" would eat all of it and slowly the moon cheese would grow back to a full moon, and that's when the "smurfs" would start eating it again.
I used to believe that stars were actually little holes in the ceiling of the sky where you could see the light from heaven shine through.
I used to believe that the dark spots on the moon were astronauts walking around. I would sit on my front porch every night and talk to them, and I would wave and say hello :)
I used to think that the moon and stars were holes in the sky that you could see heaven through.
I used to believe the sun went into a hole when it was dark out and the moon came out of a hole, the holes looked like craters, and they had big dirt plate covers.
I never knew that the moon revolved around the earth until I was in my early thirties...and only then, because I noticed
one night that the moon had moved. I must have missed that day of school.
I USED TO BELIEVE THAT THE MOON EXISTED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EATING ANY SIBLINGS THAT WOULD FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER.
I told my brother the Moon was actually a giant's head. That two giants were battling and one lopped off the head of the other and threw it into the sky, and that's why you see a face on the Moon. He believed it for a couple hours, until our Dad interfered.
I used to believe that the sound of crickets at night was the noise the stars made when they sparkled.
Oh Lord not me but this woman my father used to date and her daughter also believed that the sun and the moon were the same celestial body. No shit.
For the longest time I believed that black holes were giant people who like toothpaste, and if you used their favorite flavor- bubble gum- then they would come to get you and destroy the Earth in the process. I still can't stand the smell of bubble gum toothpaste.
When I was little, I used to think that the nine planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, etc., were all located inside the "world", which looked like our globe. So North America was "Earth", and each of the other continents was also a planet. It never occurred to me that there weren't nine continents. And I thought "space" was the area between the planets inside the world, and outside the world was "outer space." It wasn't untill later that I figured out that Earth and the World were the same thing.
When I was small, the family had a party and being a young child I played up. My Uncle took me to the patio doors and told me to look up at the moon. He told me that if I made lots of noise the moon would hid. So I stood quiet for the rest of the night (and several nights after that) scared that the moon would disappear.
Can't wait to use this on my kids!
When I was quite young I used to believe that stars really had five points, and that a falling star could fall out of the sky and stab me. I was terrified of going outside at night for fear of being impaled by such a star.