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Death Superstitions

  Author:  50864  Category:(Ancient Beliefs) Created:(3/13/2005 8:56:00 PM)
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A bird in the house is a sign of a death.

If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow.

Light candles on the night after November 1. One for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred.

You must hold your breath while going past a cemetery or you will breathe in the spirit of someone who has recently died.

If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.

You will have bad luck if you do not stop the clock in the room where someone dies.

If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family.

If a dead person's eyes are left open, he'll find someone to take with him.

Mirrors in a house with a corpse should be covered or the person who sees himself will die next.

Dogs howling in the dark of night, Howl for death before daylight.

If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.

If you touch a loved one who has died, you won't have dreams about them

A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven.

A person who dies at midnight on Christmas Eve will go straight to heaven because the gates of heaven are open at that time.

All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.

The soul of a dying person can't escape the body and go to heaven if any locks are locked in the house.

If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family

Funerals on Friday portend another death in the family during the year.

: It's bad luck to count the cars in a funeral cortege.

It's bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on.

Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person's soul has reached heaven.

Nothing new should be worn to a funeral, especially new shoes.

Pointing at a funeral procession will cause you to die within the month.

: Pregnant women should not attend funerals.

: If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. Death If the person was evil, weeds will grow.

: If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.

A white moth inside the house or trying to enter the house means death.

If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first

If 13 people sit down at a table to eat, one of them will die before the year is over.

Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house. : If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.

If your right eye twitches there will soon be a birth in the family. If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family.

A loud ticking from a clock means that a death is coming in the house soon .

: If a bat flies around a house 3 times, it is a death omen.

Good Luck: Saying God Bless You When Somebody Sneezes. When the great plague swept Europe., sufferers began sneezing violently which was a sign of death. The Pope therefore passed a law requiring people to bless the sneezer. At the same time, it was expected that anybody sneezing would cover their mouth with a cloth or their hand. This was obviously to stop the spreading of the disease, but many believed that it was to keep the soul intact. Sneezing 'into the air' would allow the soul to escape and death would be imminent. Up until this time, the opposite was true. Those who sneezed were congratulated, as it was believed that a violent sneeze would expel evil from their bodies.

: The spectral black dog (barguest) - a harbinger of death

A dog howling three times - A death has occurred

A live adder on the doorstep - a death in the household

In the house - either a death or a sign that the humans will soon be leaving

A BEETLE Walking over a person's shoe - an omen of death

To see a butterfly at night - approaching death

: A black cat crossing one's path by moonlight means death in an epidemic.

In Normandy, seeing a tortoiseshell foretells death by accident.


A dove circling above - an omen of death

Hearing the cry of an eagle - omen of death

FleaS Suddenly leaving a body who was infested - death of the host

Dreaming of hares - bad omen or death

A jackdaw settling on the house - an omen of death

Magpie: A single magpie circling the house - portent of death Sudden arrival of molehills in a garden - someone will leave, or death

Nightjar (Whippoorwill): Heard after dark - premonition of death

It is believed that rats can predict death

A rat leaving a house - A death is imminent

A robin entering the house was a sign of a death in the family.

In England it is a death omen if a rooster crows three times between sunset and midnight. Crowing at other times is often a warning against misfortune.

Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.

Vulture: Seeing a vulture - omen of death

A baby that is born in a caul will have good things of life will come to him easily.

Also, a person who was born in a caul will never meet his death by drowning

Those born on Christmas day will never encounter a ghost, nor will they have anything to fear from spirits.

They are also protected against death by drowning or hanging.

Light candles on the night after November 1. One for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred.

If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.

In Greek superstition crows are seen as a bad omen, often foretelling death

Upon seeing Crows cawing, it is believed that the Crows are announcing the death of an individual.


Parsley should not be transplanted; it means a death in the family or bad luck.

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Halloween is Right around the corner.. .

Date: 3/13/2005 9:11:00 PM  From Authorid: 62849    Whoa! I haven't heard a lot of these! Some of 'em creeped me out, though. -Beags  
Date: 3/13/2005 9:14:00 PM  From Authorid: 62100    Interesting stuff..I had heard some of them before but alot of this was new information...thanks for sharing!!  
Date: 3/13/2005 9:17:00 PM  From Authorid: 63077    Interesting...I've heard a few of these. Then again, I live in a Gypsy household. :-D USMC0705  
Date: 3/13/2005 9:41:00 PM  From Authorid: 34912    Little know fact that cemetaries are the number one cause of death because people have to hold their breathe so long, they just pass out and die.  
Date: 3/13/2005 11:11:00 PM  From Authorid: 55408    What is a caul and a Nightjar (Whippoorwill)?  
Date: 3/14/2005 8:52:00 AM  From Authorid: 7341    Ohh..these are ookey!!  
Date: 3/14/2005 9:16:00 AM  From Authorid: 62752    creepy.... some of those have happened to me Ugh yeah now u scared me  
Date: 3/14/2005 9:27:00 AM  From Authorid: 59418    I've been in the middle of lots of photos...Great, I'm gonna die first lol.  
Date: 3/15/2005 6:34:00 PM  From Authorid: 57640    wow iver heard some of these but not all..very very interesting, and some what creepy! Thanks for sharing  
Date: 3/16/2005 5:55:00 AM  From Authorid: 16115    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. My left eye has been twitching off and on for a couple months now. It never did it before. Good thing I don't really believe in superstitions.  
Date: 3/18/2005 10:27:00 PM  From Authorid: 63035    Intresting.. Thanks for sharing -Dr.Stargazer
Date: 4/6/2005 7:55:00 PM  From Authorid: 46308    spider on you means bad luck.
Date: 5/25/2005 8:44:00 AM  From Authorid: 39737    Unfortunatley, my first instinct would be to kill a spider if i saw one...   
Date: 7/1/2005 8:51:00 PM  From Authorid: 62146    I have heard some of these I rember hearing about the one that says if three people have a photo taken together the one in the middle will die first when I was in the middle while haveing my photo taken.  
Date: 7/3/2005 12:42:00 AM  From Authorid: 62418    some of these have happened to me, and i've always wanted to go to a cemetanry, but i'm not supersticious though  

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