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I used to believe there was a creature that lived under the ocean called the "Under Toad." Whenever we drove by the beach, I'd look out the car window, and if I saw something sticking up out of the water, I knew it was the "Under Toad" lurking (I now realize it was probably seaweed). I think I developed this belief when I was about 4 years old and fell into a deep hole at the seashore. I probably would have drowned if it hadn't been for a kindly stranger who rescued me, because my mom was too far up on the beach to get to me in time!
I used to tell my little sister (when she was about 3) that she would get sucked down the drain of the bath tub. She would stay at the far end of the tub and cry the whole time. My mother always wondered why Chloe was afraid of the bath tub and the deep end of the pool. I thought this was sooo funny. I just told mom the reason for her fear recently and Chloe is now 15, luckily she found out on her own that she was perfectly safe near a drain.
My belief was the sun lived in the sea at night.
when i was like 10 or 12 i was so scared of the water because my babysitter pushed my off our dock. i wouldnt even go into a boat for fear that it would crash and i would drown and a monster or big fish would eat my remains!! (im 15)
I used to believe that if I put my head under water in the tub or in a pool that it would go into my ears and into my brain. For years I could never go underwater.
i used to believe that there was a dropoff in the ocean and that if i walked to far out, i would fall down in it and never be found.
I have always been terrified of water and what was in it. I used to be afraid to take a bath because I thought something might come out of the drain and get me. I had learned about sharks in school and how the water we use comes from the oceans and rivers in the same day. So I imagined sharks and other fierce biting fish swimming around in a "well area" under our house... I wouldn't go near the drain thinking they would stick their heads in and bite my toes off. I also never learned to swim because my brother told me the fish loved "kid toes". Since I usually couldn't see in the water I wouldn't go in it. I still have this fear....even though I know I no longer have "kid toes" and that fish never ate them.
I also wouldn't drink water from the bathroom sink while the toilet was flushing... I was scared the dirty water would take the wrong path and come out in my cup.
When I was little, I used to believe that the water you drank out of the water fountain, went back down into the big water tank and would keep coming back up so you were actually drinking "used " water
When I was little, my dad told me that everytime it rain it was because God was mad at me and that he was spitting me for being bad...used to cry every single time it rained
I believed that if you walked around water all the way, you would walk around the world not realizing that we have many bodies of water.
i used to believe that any water whatsoever on a boat would make it sink.
living in central Connecticut, frequent trips to the beach (30 miles away) were easy and fun...
I used to believe that HIGH TIDE was big waves and LOW TIDE got us small waves
when i used to go to the beach when i was wee.I used to ask who was it that pulled the plug in the sea when the tide had gone out?
I used to believe that when launching your boat in the water, that it stayed on the trailor and used the wheels to drive along the bottom of the bay. I used to think the bumps and were from the wheels hitting the bottom of the bay.
when i was little,my dad would bring me to his house on the weekend.One weekend at 2:00, and the next weekend at 6:00.Anyway my dad made me believe that he could control the tides of the ocean because on certain weekends the water was low and on the other weekends the water was high.
i had just been taught about the water cycle and i used to believe that when it rained it had fish wee in it from the nearby river, raining fish wee ugh
I used to believe that the red sea was red
When I was a child I was used to putting my tete under the water because I believed that I could breathe under the water.
I grew up on a farm on eastern Long Island (New York). It had a large pond from which we pumped water for irrigating the crops. My father told me that I should never go near this pond because there were hundreds of poisonous, copperhead snakes there. Not wanting to be bitten by a copperhead, I always avoided the entire area. Of course, there are no poisonous snakes?copperhead or otherwise?found on Long Island. Yet, even though I now know there?s no danger of being bitten by a snake, going anywhere the pond still makes me nervous.
I used to believe that if you stood on some seaweed on the beach, you would fall through the sand and drown in the sea below.