15 Oct Are You Superstitious?
Do you believe in things like omens and the supernatural? Do you avoid black cats, walking under ladders, and broken mirrors? Most superstations and omens (of good luck or bad) have some story behind them that dates back many years. Do you believe in good luck charms? Can you tell your future by going to see a fortune teller, or maybe having your palm or Tarot cards read? You’re not alone—almost everyone believes on some kind of ju-ju….Here are the legends behind some popular superstitions.
Black cats have long been believed to be a bad omen, (But not in the UK–they are seen as good luck there!) Black cats got their bad reputation during the witch-hunts of the middle ages–all cats were thought to be connected to evil.
Our far-back ancestors believed that the image in a mirror held our actual soul. A broken mirror represented the soul being torn apart from your body. To break the spell, legend has it that you must wait seven hours (one for each year of bad luck) before picking up the broken pieces, and burying them outside in the moonlight.
Criminals were hung from the top rung of a ladder in ancient times, and their spirits were believed to linger underneath. That’s why some say it’s bad luck to walk beneath a ladder—because you pass through the triangle of evil ghosts and spirits.
Seeing an owl in the daylight means bad luck will befall you.
Salt was a rare commodity long long ago, and it was thought to have magical powers. It was unlucky to spill salt and said to foretell family misfortune. Common superstitions say that if you throw the spilled salt over your shoulder, the spell will be lifted.
Sparrows are thought to carry the souls of the dead and it is believed to bring bad luck if you kill one.
Keep our eyes peeled for signs of bad luck! And join us this weekend at Thrillvania Haunted House Park at 2330 County Rd 138, Terrell, Tx 75161 for thrills and chills,