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What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby SpiritTalker » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:28 pm

I was having one of those silly "I remember when I was a kid I..." conversations and thought it could be fun to hear other folk's rememberings.

When I was a kid, I totally believed I could fly. Now I know it was out-of-body travel in my sleep, but back then I couldn't figure out why I could fly some times and not others. I thought I just needed more speed for lift off, so took a running jump off the top flight of our stairs...crashed into wall and slid the whole way to the bottom. Got up, and did it again and again. My older sister asked what the heck I was doing, and I explained. Big sister eye-roll. She grounded me with a flat declaration that people didn't fly. I felt so sad.

Fireflies were fairies. Everybody knows that.

Department store manakins came alive at midnight. Fact. I saw it on TV on Twilight Zone.

I believed people on the TV could see me just like I saw them. Edit: years before Samsung

I did not believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

I didn't like fairy tales at all.

Hmm. That says it all.
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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby Shireside » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:00 am

I saw the same Twilight Zone episode, and it had me believing that too for a few years until I actually was in a department store at midnight. I was pretty disappointed.

Conversely, I didn't believe in Santa as a child, but I began to into adulthood. Not so much in the literal tangible sense that movies portray, but as an aspect of Odin.

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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby moonraingirl » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:41 am

We had wooden floor and one of the planks was lose and I thought there must be a hidden treasure. Note that we lived in an ordinary block of flats on 10th floor.

I did believe in Easter bunny and baby Jesus. Yes, in my country we get presents straight from him! We're special :-) When I looked out of the window there was a track you could see on the mountain and I believed he descends from the heaven on that mountain and then walks that track to houses and brings presents.

I had an imaginary friend with the same name as my uncle who died as a young boy... Creepy
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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby SnowCat » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:28 am

We didn't have a chimney for Santa Claus. My brother told me he came in through the wall outlets. My brother also told me, one night when he got chalk dust in his eyes, that he would die from it unless I promised never to slap him again.

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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby nightshroud » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:57 pm

I used to believe that the Luna phantom from the first Scooby doo live action movie hid in the dark and was after me.
my great grandmother put that idea into my head
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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby Shinkko » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:46 pm

I used to believe kingdom hearts the video game was real in a way.

It didn't help that I had a lot of paranormal stuff happen at that time and shadows following me.
I remember one night a very scary looking shadow...I think it was something evil. Chased me home, it stopped outside the border to our yard.

Years later I learn that my grandmother blessed the house and it couldn't get in.

....but yes.
I truly believed in my heart kingdom hearts was real.

Now I'm 25 and still waiting
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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby nightshroud » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:07 am

when I was really young I used to believe that cars and trucks were actual transformers robots in disguise
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Re: What funny/strange things did you believe as a child?

Postby YanaKhan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:55 am

Oh, I don't know how I missed this thread.
I did not believe in Santa Claus, but in Grandpa Cold (Dyado Mraz in Bulgarian) who came on New Year's eve and brought presents. That was until my brother showed me the present I was going to get and I really did get it, so I payed more attention to Grandpa Cold when he came and actually recognized the neighbour :D

Later, I believed that if you stepped on a schaft, you get bad luck for the day. (well, I don't believe this anymore, but I still avoid stepping on schafts if I can) :D

In school, we were not to pass under a birch, or we would get examined :D It wasn't easy to avoid, because just next to the entrance of my school there was a giant birch, so I had to walk around the school to enter through the back, which was one of the main reasons I was always late for class. :D

As a very small child I believed I wasn't supposed to show my teeth to gypsies, because they would kidnap me. I have no idea where I heard that, but I think I actually was putting my hand in front of my mouth when talking to gypsy people (I know, this is absolutely horrible and racist, trust me, I am no racist and I do realize this is as stupid as hell).

I'm done for now, but I'm absolutely positive there are more stupid things I believed as a child, I just can't remember them :D
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