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I used to believe that thunder happened when God was bowling. Lightning meant he made a strike!

Anon
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When I was young my parents told me and my sister that if we would hear a loud thunder...and see the lightning that there was made a picture from above.. so we had to make a big smile or funny face, for a picture. So if there was thunder and lightning me and my sister were staring out off the window...to get on the picture..with very silly smiley faces..haha..

Ellen Jane
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I used to believe thunder was the sound of God rearranging his furniture.

Anon
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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.

PumpkinBat
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When i was little i used to like the show "Alf" a whole lot. I was scared of thunder so my dad told me that Alf was up in the sky making all those sounds, I believed him and wasn't scared anymore! i still believe that Alf is the one doing it!

bob the builder
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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.

June
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I used to be scared to death of thunder and lightening, I flat refused to go to bed if it was storming outside, so one day my dad told me not to be afraid of it because it was just mother nature burping and farting in the shower. I actually still think there is truth to that, lol

jasonchic
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I used to believe that when there was a storm, God was moving furniture around and lightning was God taking a picture of his new result and thunder was him destroying it because he didn't like ir afterall. I couldn't understand how come God moved his furniture so much! :)

Spooky
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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

valerie
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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...

Robyn
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I used to believe that if you opened all the cupboards in the kitchen during a storm you would not get struck by lightning.

Sha
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My mum used to tell me that thunder was Jesus moving the furniture around in heaven to make more room for people, and lightning was god switching the toliet light on and off to tell people to hurry up, as there are not enough toliets for everyone because of all the people.

Natski
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I loved dinosaurs very young and I thought perhaps thunder was really dinosaurs coming out of hiding for a while.

A Wild Cowgirl
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From an early age, I already knew that lightning was attracted to metal objects. But, I still didn't quite have all the facts straight.
One day, there was a storm outside while I was at home, in the living room, playing Mouse Trap. I was so scared to play the game because I thought that the little steel ball that came with the game was enough metal to bring the lightning crashing through the window and into the house.

Will
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Thunders are created because of the collision of clouds

Anon
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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...

Katy
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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.

shocking
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I used to believe that thunder was the noise that clouds made when they bumped into each other. I didn't realise this wasn't true until I was 24 and on holiday with my boyfriend and his family. There was a big thunder storm and everyone thought it very funny when I explained what I thought... thanks Mum.

Michelle
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i used to believe that when it rained and thundered, that it was God spilling a pitcher of water and knocking over white pencils........................

BIGHEADsmallvoice
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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

Betty Shakeley
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