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I think thunder is the clouds fighting and bashing eachother and lightning is fire balls from the sun.
when i was young i thoutht thunder was elves bowling and lightnig was the bowling aley lights
I used to believe that to make electricity, first you had to catch some lighting in a net (kind of like butterfly catching), then you put it in a big pot in a factory, and mixed it up with all the other lightning that other people had caught and then you sent to people's houses in the mail! It sounds kind of dangerous.
I have no idea where this came from, but when I was very small, I got it into my head that thunder was a giant angry panda bear in the sky, roaring! I was terrified of it, though, strangely I have never been afraid of Panda bears...
I was told as a child that thunder is caused by angels shoving furniture down the stairs, rain was caused by God taking a shower and lighting was caused by the rainwater running into God's electricity supply causing it to blow up. I forget what terminology I used though. Oh well.
I used to believe that if u stuck ur middle finger up, god would make a list of ppl to shoot lightning bolts at when a thunderstorn comes. So when there was a thunderstorm I would go to my mom and make her hide me so god wouldnt find me so i would get hit by the lightning.
When my husband was a little boy, his mum used to tell him that thunder was just God moving the furniture about. Aww!
Like a few others here, I reasoned that thunder must be the clouds, which move so fast during a storm, running into each other. And the lightning? Sparks from the collisions, of course.
I also used to think that trees caused wind by moving their branches. I figured they all must have to agree to do it at the same time to make a strong wind.
when i was little and it use to storm my brother use to tell me it was the thunder monster. and now im still a bit frightened of thunder and lightning...but its funny my brother is too! hehe
I used to think lightning was when God was rubbing his feet on the clouds wearing wool socks. I always imagined him giggling as he shocked all us poor humans... As I've said in other entries of mine... I'm an odd, odd child...
when i was little girl...my mom used to tell me that when there were flashes in the sky it was god taking pictures of us... and when it was the big storm with the thunders...it was because he didnt like the pictures he tooks so e breaks the camera...so me...nice little girl always make sure to smile at the sky when god takes pictures
I loved dinosaurs very young and I thought perhaps thunder was really dinosaurs coming out of hiding for a while.
when i waz 4 i thaught thunder and lightning was god crying because people were having sex
i thought that thunder and lightening came from zeuz and rain came from gods tears!
I used to be scared of thunder and lightning as a kid, and so I made up a story involving God and his angels, to this day, I still believe, even though I now don't beleive in God.
When its thunder, God's passing wind. When its raining, the angels are weeing, and when it's lightning, God's annoyed with everyone...
I remember the nieghbors telling me during a thunder storm that the noise was bombs & since they had a fence around there yard they would'nt get bombed. I went home & that night the storm got closer & closer , so i ran in my parents room & was hiding under the bed crying.
It wasnt mine, but as a child my great grandmother had a fear of thunderstorms. She believed that every metal object in the house was a risk, she would put the cutlery drawer down the end of the garden and hide herself under the table with her apron over her head!....
Being the highly intelluctual child that I was, I always knew that lightning was NOT flashes of fire from the sky, but were bright yellow yo-yos.
Thunder was when the yo-yos broke.
I used to believe that thunder was god playing the drums and lightning was when a lightbulb in gods house burnt out, and it would flash. Then when I got a little oler, I thought that thunder was clouds banging together.
I used to believe when it thundered that god was moving his furniture around.