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I used to think that lightening would folow you up the stairs and zap you, and that if you had a cat on your lap during a thunderstorm , the lightening would find you.
When I was under fifteen I used to believe that people were hit by lightning because they did some bad things in their past live, so the sky came down to punish them..
When I was younger,
my mum always used to tell me when there was a storm,
God was angry and he was hitting drums which was the thunder...
While watching a thunderstorm with my 4 yr old son, we spotted some lighting in the clouds..after some time of watching this spot light up he said "That car up there in the clouds is turning its lights on." LOL! I'm sure you can imagine how absolutly adorable that sounded....
Thunder were the angels bowling and lighting is when they made a stike.
I used to belive (thanks to having an older brother) that if you heard the ceiling creaking when upstairs that it was the footsteps of ghosts in the loft. He also told me that if you see fork lightning during a thunder storm it releases ghosts and spirits which saw you looking and they will find you...what a gullable little sister I was!
when i was little my mom told me not to touch anything metal when it was lightening out, because i could get electrocuted. i took this very seriously and wouldnt touch silverware or doorknobs for fear of being electrocuted. i finally realized that she meant metal things outside, not inside.
I used to believe that the sound of thunder was clouds bumping into each other.
I used to belief that thunder was the clouds bashing against each other. It was when i was 18 i realised this weren't the case.
I used to think that lightening was like a flashbulb, so you better not be doing anything bad or else the angels or God would see. So smile, just in case it's a picture. Also, if a flash from the reflection fo the sun on a car's windshield or other object would do the same. I did a lot of "freeze and smile" because I wanted to be remembered to be a good little girl who smiled a lot.
I used to beleive that thunder come from a rock.
My mother always complained about the rain ruinning the pavimented roads and making holes in them. The idea that the water could make the holes sounded ridiculous, so I believed that when the thunders fell to the road, they made the holes.
Also, thats why I was very afraid when I was caught outside in a thunderstorm, regardless if I was in a car or in a building, the only place that was safe was my house.
When I was little I thought that lighting could travel through the ground and zap me in the house, and that if my feet were anywhere near the ground it would get me. So if a storm hit i had to have my feet elevated off my bed by my foot stool.
My friend once told me that thunder was the angels in heaven bowling ang lightning happened when they got a strike. I believed her for years.
I used to believe that thunder was my dead Grandma Caroline bowling in heaven and lighting would occur when she got a strike.
My dad used to tell me that thunder was God rearraning His furniture and lightning was a little kid in Heaven flicking the lightswitch on and off.
As a very small child one day, I was playing at being 'fairy thunder drop' this involved spinning round rapidly and singing about thunder and so forth. Shortly afterwards, a thunder storm started and I was absolutely convinced i had caused it. i cried for hurs ad never played 'fairy thunder drop' again
I used to believe that when lightening struck at night, it was turning the world into day for a few seconds.
I used to believe that when it thundered it was God getting angry and throwing stuff about... I also thought that sheet lightning was actually called sheep lightning lol
When I was little, my parents told me that if I walked around barefoot during a storm I would get struck by lightning. I still make sure I always have somthing on my feet when there's a storm, just in case.