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I used to believe that if I stayed in the bath tub for too long I would get sucked down the drain!
from then on I hated baths!!!

Big bird
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When I was younger I was scared to go to the bathroom because I believed that a wolf lived inside my mother's hamper and that if he heard me walk by, he would sprint towards me and eat me. To this day, unfortunately, I'm still deathly afraid of wolves.

Jessica
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For a couple of years when I was about 7, we had to live in the outback (I'm Australian) so my Dad could get work with the local mining company. We rented an old 'house' (more like a shed really), with little by way of indoor plumbing. We had two working taps and what is called a 'long drop' toilet. This basically consisted of an outdoors shed, with half an oil drum (with a toilet seat on it) on some loosly placed planks which rested on top of an abandoned Opal mine shaft. As a kid I was terrified of going to the toilet because (among other things) I believed the mine shaft was actually a portal to Hell and that if I 'went' at the wrong time, the devil would look up, see my butt and drag me down there with all the poo-demons. As I grew older, this developed into a more simple and realistic fear of the planks collapsing and me falling down the mine shaft-'O-Crap and drowning horribly. For years I only went to the toilet at school - and on weekends, I went to my friends houses to 'visit'. To this day whenever I use a modern toilet, in a moment of reflection, I quietly give thanks...

Helen
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When I watched a movie it had purple gozze coming out of the focet and for about three years I would turn on the the water and run out of the room for 5 minutes and then come back in and check it of corse it was always ok so i'd go headed and take a bath.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you stayed in the bath after all the water had drained out, you'd either be sucked down into the drain, or some hand would pull you down it. This led to me leaping out the bath the instant I pulled the plug out :P

D
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My brothers told me and my twin that when we were in the bath that there were lots of monsters in the plug hole waiting to attack uswhen we were in the bath therefore when we went in the bath wed squish up in 1 end if the bath and my mam could never understand why!!

Alison
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i was scared to be left in the tub by myself because i thought sharks would come out of the drain and eat me. and i also didnt want the water to get so dirty that i wouldnt be able to see it. i thought if i could see the drain that it wouldnt come out. finally one day i tryed looking in there when my mom caught me and told me there was nothing in there. i felt so stupid. i was about 5 or 6 when it happened.

Pauline
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There are usually only one drain in a bathtub - the one in the floor. Well, when I was little, the baths had two drains, the second one built-in above the floor one. So since it was always to dark, I used to believe there were rats living in there. Needless to say, I didn't bathe too close to it.

Doc
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I used to believe that if I was not out of the tub before all the water ran out, that I would somehow go down the drain as well.

Shaun
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I don't know why, but i used to believe that, under all the bathroom drains, there was a room. And there was a bum in the room with a pot who caught all the water in the pot when any water went down the drains ...

dum dum duckies
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I used to believe that the skeleton that lived in my toilet got angry at me if I stayed to long in there, so he'd make the door move. And that when someone had closed the door he was hanging from the ceiling dancing.

Em
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When I was little, I belived that if I stayed in the bathtub when I pulled the drain, I could get sucked down into the sewers.
(I also pretended to myself there were sewer monsters that would eat feces and everything. Strangely enough that was inspired by a picture of the "boogie man" in a pango's pizza place.)

I also belived that on plane toliets I would get sucked down, or my organs would get sucked down. ...I went on a plane when I was little, too. I think I ended up peeing in the sink because I was so afraid!

Anyone (I can't spell anyoynomous...)
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when i was about 5, i thought that if you stayed in the bathroom long enough, a ghost would come to get you through the shower curtain! so when i was done, i would run like hell out of the bathroom! i still run out of there today!

samantha
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i used to think that before i took a bath, i had to pull away the curtains to see if there were any monsters in the tub.

Anon
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I thought that little creatures lived down the bathroom sink, and that I'd have to pour water and put chopped-up soap down the drain occasionally because that was how they ate and drank.

Anon
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When I was old enough to see out the bathroom window while taking a shower, I noticed that the streetlamp would make an interesting diaper-shaped pattern on the privacy glass. For some reason, I thought that this pattern was God, and I would talk to it during every shower. I felt bad, though, since I was always naked when I talked to God. Everytime I opened the window, God disappeared, and all I could see was a streetlight. I believed this longer than I care to admit.

Matt
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My mom told me that when she was a kid she was always scared that if she'll get too thin and be inside the bathtub, she'll be sucked down the drain. She went to therapy for that later. Seriously

Anon
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I used to believe that I would be sucked down the drain when my mother would unplug the bath to let the water out.

Kathryn
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When I was little I used to believe that when I took a bath and I was still in the tub when I pulled the drian I would be sucked down the drain and noone would ever be able to find me.

Oralee
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While visiting family in Italy at age 6, I asked my mom what the bowl next to the toilet was for. She told me it was a water fountain. When I proceeded to lean over to take a drink, she about tackled me. It wasn't until many years later that I discovered it was a bidet for washing your privates.

Frank Ponch
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