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When I was little my dad told me when ever it thundered it was my Grandma bowling a strike.
Thunders are created because of the collision of clouds
When I was younger, I used to think whenever thunder storms occured, I thought it was God getting angry.
My mom used to tell me that thunder makes the grass grow. I didn't realize it wasn't true until I was in college :)
When I was younger, my grandparents told me that when you hear thunder, it's because the Angels in heaven are bowling. So, after my aunt died, I always thought she was bowling when a there was a thunderstorm. It's a cute story that I will surely pass down to my children.
When I was young, I used to believe that thunder and lightning was when huge boulders fell out of the sky. That's why there were so many pot holes in the ground apparently.
When I was little, my mom told me thunder was the sound of the clouds bumping heads. Every time thunder struck, I'd say "Ow, Mommy! Those poor clouds are gonna have migrates!"
I used to believe that lighting and thunder in the sky meant God was angry. I thought the rain falling was God crying. I also believed that the moon was God's eye watching us and the stars were all the people in heaven and a shooting star was someone going to heaven. My mom always told me that when it thundered, the angels were moving furniture around and that's why it is so loud.
When i was little, my mom told me that when it thundered and lightened that Mother Nature and God were bowling and whenever lightening stuck, somebody knocked down all the pins and when it thundered really loud that Mother Nature was losing and she was getting mad.
When I was a child, I believed that thunder was God playing on the computer.
When I was a child my Dad's mother was so frightened by Thunder storms she would unplug all elect. appliances and turn off all the lights and the whole family would have to sit in the dark middle of the room.
My father so hated this that as a small child he would take me out to sit in the car with him to watch the storm. When there was thunder and lightening he would say the thunder was the clouds banging together and the lightening the sparks from the bump.
I still enjoy thunder storms and passed on to my daughter the reason for the thunder and lighting
when i was around the age of 7 my whole family ( my mom, dad, sister, and I) whent to an amusment park where there were 2 roller coasters that raced eachother called lightning and thunder. i convinced my self that when a storm took place it was the roller coasters. and to make it even stranger i thought i could hear them from the park wich was miles away!
I used to be really afraid of thunder, so when ever there was a thunder storm I'd climb into my 'thunder box' (the box our dishwasher came in) with some cookies and juice. I was convinced my box was lightning proof, but just in case I'd make sure none of my clothes or toes stuck out.
One night when I was young, I believed that if I went into my mom's room it would stop the thunder from the storm outside. I went into her room and got in her bed, but to my surprise the thunder didn't stop. I never tried that again.
I used to think that electricity came from the ground in the form of endless lightning bolts (yellow zigzag lines underground). There was absolutely no doubt in my mind about that, so I never asked anyone until I just learned about it.
When I was a girl, I used to believe that when It was raining with lightning and thounder, It was because God was very furious. In that moment, I was hiding myself under my bed and I was starting to cry.
I use to believe that thunder was created by 2 clouds bumping into one another. Mom told me this and she still believes it.
I used to believe that albino people came from lightning storms (from the movie Powder), so if a pregnant women got hit by lightning she would give birth to an albino baby
My mom would always tell me that when it thunder and lightening God and the angels were bowling and that when the lightening hit God had made a strike. Later in life I told my children this and it helped them not to be afraid of a thunder and lightening storm.
I used to think because when the lights were off lightening was white, if I turned the lights on it would turn black.