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When i was small i used to believe that lighting is the flash of camera which god used to take our photograph. And thundering is the shoutng to god fro his mother for wasting the roll in the camera.

Suzi
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when I was about 4 or 5 I thought that if you stayed outside during a thunderstorm the wind would wisk you off into the clouds so you could eat them! lol!I was disappointed when my mom made me come inside the house!

Lizzie
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WHEN IT RAINED AND THUNDERED THEY USES TO TELL US KIDS NOT TO TOUCH OR PRESS OUR NOSES ON THE WINDOW WHEN WE LOOKED OUT TO SEE THE LIGHTENING. IF WE DID THEY TOLD US A BOLT WOULD COME DOWN AND ELECTROCUTE US. YEARS LATER IT HIT ME, THEY DIDN'T WANT FINGERPRINTS!

CATHY
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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.

John
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My mother told us that God was rolling great barrels of water toward the devil! It wasn;t hard to imagine this happening during the thunderstorms in northern Australia. I imagined this happened just on top of the thick grey clouds and wondered why it took so long for God to finally aim right and hit the devil

Yvonne
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When I was a kid we used to live next to an airforce base in California during the 80's. The 80's being the cold war era, one of my biggest fears was nuclear war... especially with all the made for TV movies on the subject.
Well one night I was awoken by a loud BOOM and a flash of light so bright it seemed like someone turned the all the lights in the house on and off. The booms and flashes continued over and over. Immediately I began to pray in earnest and in a cold sweat.... until I realized it was a thunder storm.
In my defense I had never experienced a thunderstom in my life and it was the worst one on record for that small town.

Rey
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I used to believe that if you looked directly at a lightning bolt you'd go blind. Not really sure why I thought that, but even now when I see a lightning bolt in the sky I automatically look away.

Kammie
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My friend believed that when lightening flashed, you better smile because God was taking your picture!

Linda from Southern California
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when i was young my best friend's mom would tell us that when it rained god was crying and that lightning was god getting mad and trying to hurt us.

Ashley
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When I was 8, I was told that people farted after eating baked beans and curry. The first thunderstorm after that, I thought that God was farting.

Anon
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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.

Sarah
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I think thunder is the clouds fighting and bashing eachother and lightning is fire balls from the sun.

Crazy Cowgirl MADI
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i used to believe that whenever it would thunder then it would crack the earth and we would all die and get sucked underneath........ dont know why but i did, i used to lie in me bed praying not to thunder so many times cos then i thought our time would end.... talk about weird beliefs!!!!

Emma, South Yorks
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when i was a child, i used to be terrified of thunder & lightening, so my mom would tell me that Mary was making homemade pasta & was dropping the rolling pin (thunder) & that jesus was taking pictures (lightening)... i would go right to slepp after that...

Maria
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I always thought thunder was the sound of the crumbling buildings, after lightning had struck them.

Anon
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I used to believe that when I heard thunder, God was rearranging His furniture. I wasn't even a Christian then, nor was my mom, so I have no idea where it came from.

Jaime
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I knew lightning could come in through my bedroom window and kill me.

Cyn
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I was told as a small child that thunder was caused by the sound of bricks being tipped from my dads boss's lorry. This meant i was the only kid around who wasnt scared to death in a storm!

john winstanley
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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!

Piglet
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I used to believe that when there was thunder and lightning ans a storm going on that there were Lions sitting outside my bedroom window roaring to make me scared

Damo
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