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When I was a child, I used to believe that the energy raised by thunderstorms opened a doorway between dimensions and that the dead were able to come back to this plane to visit. They were much like tourists and went "sightseeing" while they were here. The flashes of lightning were their cameras snapping pics of us as they looked in the windows and eyed the living.
Keep in mind that I stopped believing this before I was 10 years old. And I was raised in a household where my parents were amateur ghost hunters. So the paranormal was discussed almost everyday in my household. And the thought of being photographed in such a manner wasn't alarming to me. It was just one of those weird things that kids come up with and believe until harsh reality intrudes and pushes such fancies from their minds.
My grandmother told my brother and I, that thunder was caused by potatoes falling off of God's potato wagon. This made plenty of sense to me.
When I was young my mom told me that thunder happens when clouds bang together.
When I was little my older brother convinced me that thunder was caused by clouds banging together. Makes sense even now.
When I was little, I believed my own little thunder storm "legend". You see, there was a dragon god, Nathan, and he guarded the skies. Thunder was him roaring, lighting was his fire, and all the wind was from his wings flapping as he flew. I never shared my 'philoshopy', it was my secret afterall. Me and my weird immagination...
My mom told me that thunder was when God was very angry at something. So I used to believe that until a science class helped me get over that :)
When I was little I used to believe that if I saw lightening or heard thunder I would be struck and killed, espaecially if I moved. I used to stuff cotton wool in my ears and hide under the covers to prevent death. I still shut my eyes now.
I used to believe thunder was the sound of two clouds colliding.
My parents always told my older sister and I that thunder was just the clouds bumping into one another. So, when my sister was in her Secondary School Science class and the teacher asks the question on what causes thunder....my sisters hand shoots in the air and declares its when they bump into each other! You can imagine that she's never lived it down since!
when i was little and was afraid of thunder, my mother told me not to worry --- it was just God moving his furniture.
When I was little when there was lightning I thought that God was taking a picture of us.
Thunder was the angels shaking their blankets out. Rain was the fairies crying.
also me and my friend once were at school aged about 5 and it was thunder andd lightning. and i remember us asking the teacher if the thunder was god using his hoover and microwave or if he was angry
I used to think thunder was caused by clouds banging into each other. (I'm still not absolutely sure this isn't true!) I also believed that the wind was caused by the trees waving their branches around--and am amazed to see how many other people believed the same thing!
When I was little I used to be terrified of thunder,so my grandmother would tell me it was my grandfather up in heaven tending his apple orchard,as his wheel barrow became too full the apples would fall into the clouds hence the sound of thunder! I always tried looking for him when I was travelling on the plane but thought he must be sleeping.
I used to believe that Thunder was made when clouds banged together,
believed this right up to the first year of senior school when I told
everyone my 'knowledge' in a Geography class and got laughed at.
I was convinced that thunder and lightning could wake up volcanos.
I believed until I was 11 that thunder was God rearanging his furniture up in heaven.
When i was little i used to think that when it was thundering and lightning it was all the dead Man United and dead Liverpool players having a game of football. Everytime there was thunder, Liverpool had scored and everytime there was lightning, Man United had scored.
When I was around 4 years old there was a tremendous lighting storm occuring over us one night.
As a typical scared child in this situation my mother comforted me by telling me that all the noise was my Father fighting the giant ladybugs under the ground.
That belief held for a while and caused me more concern than a lightning storm ever would.