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A friend of mine believed that planets could become pregnant and give birth to new planets. She claimed that she saw a planet-birth on TV.
Needless to say, I was rather confused by hearing this, and spent the next few months wondering whether or not I should believe her. :-)
I used to believe that a new sun crossed the sky every day and set down into a pile of old suns just over the big hill to the west. They were left to cool off and then sliced up to make margarine.
When I was 7, there was a speical about asteriods, since there was one that was passing by Earth. I didn't understand it correctly, and I thought the asteriod was going to hit Earth and kill everyone. So I bothered my father daily to make a basement to protect us, and when he told me 'no', I made my own fort and would spend all day looking for any asteriods in the sky.
And when I was little I believed that the Moon was really the Earth and there no Moon at all. My mom then confronted me with this question: if that is the Earth, and there is no moon, what are we standing on? I patiently explained to her that there is a huge ziplock baggy hanging from the moon with dirt in it -- and that is what we were standing on.
When I was about four, I thought we all lived *in* the Earth, that the sky was a giant solid dome that had a door for astronauts to get through and that all the pictures of Earth from space where just pictures of the outside of the sky dome.
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.
I used to believe that we lived on a planet called 'The World', so I told my mom when I grew up I wanted to visit Earth.
When I was 5 I thought that the hole planet was a gigantic kinder surprise and that one day someone would open it and find us!
I used to believe that on the Fourth of July, when they did fireworks, that they were shooting rockets into space and blowing up stars. I would scream and cry because I was scared that the stars pieces would smush me.
until i was 7 or 8, i believed i could see the earth spinning on its axis. i eventually learned it was just the clouds moving, and was utterly devastated.
One day a friend and I were playing in my backyard when we found a tomato worm. For those of you that have never seen one of these it looks like a large, green and thorny caterpiller. But We thought it was a baby alien and squished it with a stick before it could take over our brains
I used to believe black holes moved quickly through outer space, and if they got too close to Earth, they would wander around on the surface sucking people up.
I have no idea why, but I thought that the constellation Orion would shoot us with arrows when he was in the sky. We were safe as long as we were in a building or vehicle; but when we got out of the car to go into our house, it was risky. I used to anxiously watch the stars whilst my dad unlocked the door, hoping we'd get inside in time.
When I was little, I used to think that the moon was following me when I rode in the car. If i was in trouble, I would remind my parents that the moon was going to take me from them if they weren't nice!
When I was little my older sister said that the Earth is a huge ball. After that I began to belive that we live inside of the ball and there are gigants who played with that ball and when they do earthquakes happen. I also belived that inside my ball there are tiny people, who have tiny balls and inside their balls there are tinier people......
I used to believe that Sometimes when you looked in the sky at night you would see the Earth up there. Just like the moon!
My brother believed that the moon was a "Western world" because it looked black and white, like an old western television show.
My younger brother used to be afraid of shooting stars. This is because he thought that if you eyed a shooting star, it would actually shoot you with a gun!
I used to believe that when it is night time and the Stars are flashing, they are taking pictures of you. Then when you get to Heaven you get to see a photo album of your life under the stars.
My classmate used to believe that the earth would travel partway around the sun and then stop and rest and that's what our four seasons were.