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Unlucky Number 13 Superstition

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Lots of people think that the number 13 is somehow unlucky. There are those, however, who develop a fear of the number 13 that goes far beyond simple superstition. There is even a name for this fear (phobia). It is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, or friggatriskaidekaphobia. (I’m NOT kidding.) Specifically, these phobias relate to a fear of […]

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The Dog Meadow Lights

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There are those who call the Dog Meadow Lights a natural phenomenon that just simply has not yet been scientifically explained. “There’s nothing mystic about the Dog Meadow lights”, they claim. Some have even come up with theories like “the weight of glacial ice in that area has created conditions favorable to future earthquakes, that […]

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Southern Superstitions

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Some people call beliefs in luck and the measures one should take to prevent bad luck and encourage good luck nothing more that superstition. Others say that these beliefs are based upon experience of our ancestors and are, in fact, much more than just superstition. They say that these sayings and beliefs are actually the […]

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Black Cat Superstitions

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Most people will not admit to being superstitious. Maybe that’s because the definition of a “superstition” is an unreasonable belief based on ignorance or fear, or both. Nobody wants to appear ignorant or fearful. Yet you will find well-educated, very successful people who will not walk under a ladder or who will bury the pieces […]