when I was little, my mom told me that those big round water towers were filled with alligators. for years, i pictured their insides with a giant alligator habitat in the bottom, with balconies above, men in white lab coats taking notes on clipboards. I finally got her to tell me the truth when i was about 12...
When I was about 4 years I saw a water tower. I asked my parents how do you add water to it. Everyone was quiet for a moment. Then I said that you just take the roof off and add more water with giant pot.
I used to think the Animaniacs lived in the water tower near our house... I also thought my two pet rats were Pinky and The Brain.
When I was young, my brothers told me that water towers were aliens from outer space and that they were watching me. I was so scared of those things when my step-dad drove by.. thinking they were out to get me. Even when I had to walk nearby them too!
I didn't know what water towers were for, however I did know that they were called "water towers." I guessed that they collected rain water. When it would rain, a door on the top would automatically open and allow the rain water through. The water would be filtered, and sent through underground pipes to the local water company's headquarters, also underground.
I used to believe that when jails got full or if there wasn't one near by police men would store them in the water towers
i used to believe that humpty dumpty lived in our towns water tower
When I was little while visiting my aunt we used to have to drive past the water tower in the town of Avon. I thought that the water tower was full of Avon perfume and that that was where they filled the bottles of perfume from.
When I was younger I was convinced that ET lived in the city water towers (they kinda look like a UFOs).
Every time we would pass one in the car I would point and shout "That's where ET lives, right mommy!?" She'd just agree.
With many thanks to my father, I believed (well into my teens) that water towers were in fact, Beer towers. Love You Dad.Jen
I thought that water towers wre full to the top with water and if you wanted sone you get a glass and climb up a ladder and fill it up.
I used to believe that babies came from water towers, and that parents had to climb those outside ladders to get to the top of the tower, pry open a heavy door, go inside and grab a baby.
If they couldn't make it, no baby.
But they got to keep trying.
I liked to believe that my parents nabbed me on the first try.... ;)
I used to think water towers were where everyone's uh...waste...went to from the toilets.
When I was about ages 4-7 or 8, I believed that on long car trips, when we saw watertowers, that they were following us. I would see them and think immediatley that we were being persued and were going to be eaten.
In order to keep us in line, my Mother used to tell us that those big water towers were prisons for small children. I would always hide in the back seat when we passed them on roadtrips.
When I was much younger, we were driving in upstate New York and my father pointed out the window and told me he used to live over in that direction. I though he was pointing at the water tower, and since I didn't know what it was, I wondered what it must have been like to live in a house that was so high up. It had a balcony, though, so it must have been nice.
He corrected me, though.
when my mum was little, there was a water tower near her house (it has been since demolished) but she thought that when people died their dead bodies would be somehow transported into the water tower and float around in there, and at night, witches would fly out of it.
I used to believe that the Anamaniacs were in the water towers.
I used to think that the big water towers were following us in the car when we drove past them. I would lean forward in my seat to "make the car go faster".
I used to believe the ONLY water people had for a city was in the tower and soon as they drank it all gone, then a big tank or something would have to go fill the tower again or the people would NEVER get water again.