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DEATH SUPERSTITION

MRS. HURLEY STATES THAT IT IS A FACT THAT DEATH STRIKING A
FAMILY ALWAYS STRIKES IN THREES, THIS HAS BEEN AN
OCCURRENCE IN THE HURLEY FAMILY FIVE TIMES IN THE PERIOD
1910 TO 1974.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-11-1974

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CUSTOM

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, IT IS A TRADITION OF MY FAMILY TO PUT ONE HERRING
FISH ALONG WITH FIVE PENNIES ON EVERY WINDOWSILL OF EVERY WINDOW IN
THE HOUSE. THIS WILL KEEP UNPLEASANT OCCURENCES FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; TRAVERSE CITY ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Fifths
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 12-00-1973

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PUTTING UP A RAILFENCE DURING THE FLOWERDAYS

THE BOTTOM LOG OF A RAILFENCE (A FENCE MADE OF UNDERLOCKING
LOGS) WILL ROT AWAY WITHIN THREE YEARS IF THE BOTTOM LOGS ARE
LAID DURING THE CERTAIN TIME OF THE MOON. OTHERWISE THE BOTTOM
LOG WILL LAST MORE THAN FIVE YEARS. THAT IS WHY THE BOTTOM LOGS ARE
ALL LAID AT ONCE SO AS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIGHT TIME OF
THE MOON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.6

Date learned: 10-30-1968

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

WEREWOLVES KILLED BY MAGICAL MEANS WILL IN 5 DAYS RETURN AS A VAMPIRE

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHO BECOMES A VAMPIRE

DEAD PEOPLE NOT BURIED WITHIN 5 DAYS WILL BECOME A VAMPIRE.

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Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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SPIRIT TABLE

AN INDIAN BELIEF- WE HAVE A TABLE THAT ATTRACTS DEAD SOULS, THERE ARE
MARKINGS ON IT WHICH SPIRITS USE TO COMMUNICATE WITH A MEDIUM.
HANDS ARE PLACED ON THE TABLE. A MEDIUM ISN'T NECESSARY, BUT
INFORMANT WAS AFRAID HIMSELF. SPIRITS ARE LIKE THE 5 ELEMENTS, FIRE
EARTH WATER WIND AND LIGHT-- LIKE VARIOUS GASES ALL WANDERING
AROUND ETERNALLY, LIKE THE ELEMENTS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO BRING
SOULS TO CAPTURE SOULS.

Submitter comment: SKETCH ON CARD IN ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBEES

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure
BELIEF -- Use of Object
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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HOURS OF SLEEP

NATURE NEEDS FIVE
CUSTOM TAKES SEVEN
LAZINESS TAKES NINE
AND WICKEDNESS ELEVEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ROUTINE

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
686 Ninths / Nine
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.11

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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HEN IN THE BUSH

ONE HEN IN THE BUSH IS WORTH FIVE IN THE BROW (BRIAR)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE. ; VEGETATION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Fifths
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSE HALL

THERE WAS ONCE A WOMAN WHO WAS CALLED THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSE HALL.
SHE WAS CALLED THIS BECAUSE HER HAIR AND SKIN WAS VERY WHITE AND
AT NIGHT SHE WOULD RIDE AMOUNG THE SLAVES DRESSED IN WHITE AND ON
A WHITE HORSE TO FRIGHTEN THEM. SHE WAS MISTRESS OF A BIG
PLANTATION AND WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE KILLED FOUR OF HER FIVE
HUSBANDS. SHE HERSELF WAS KILLED BY THE FIFTH WHEN HER FATHER
TOLD HIM WHAT SHE DID TO HER HUSBANDS. THE WHITE WITCH BURIED HER
HUSBANDS NEAR THE HOUSE AND PLANTED A COCONUT TREE ABOVE THEM.
IF YOU GO TO THE RUINS OF THAT PLANTATION YOU WILL SEE FIVE
COCOANUT TREES IN A ROW WITH NO OTHER TREES AROUND. SHE IS UNDER
ONE OF THEM.

Submitter comment: DONALD LEE HAS VISITED THE RUINS OF ROSE HALL AND HAS SEEN
THE FIVE COCONUT TREES.
DONALD LEE LEARNED THIS ITEM IN BUFF BAY, JAMAICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BLUEBEARD: SEX REVERSAL ; COLOR ; NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 10-31-1975

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JAPANESE & NUMBER 5

THE NUMBER 5 IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
THE JAPANESE PEOPLE. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE
JAPANESE HAVE FIVE COMMANDMENTS (AGAINST: MURDER,
THEFT, LEWDNESS, FALSEHOOD, DRINKING) AND HAVE FIVE
NATURAL ELEMENTS (WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fifths

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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5 IS LUCKY NUMBER
8 IS NOT LUCKY

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): INDIA?

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Eighths / Eight

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTH DAY OF THE FIFTH MONTH(MAY 5).

Where learned: OFFICE ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: 686 Fifths

Date learned: 11-11-1971

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ON CHRISTMAS EVE, ITALIANS SERVE FIVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF FISH.
THEY ARE SMELT, SHRIMP, EEL, COD AND SQUID SAUCE OVER SPAGHETTI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water

Date learned: 02-26-1979

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SUPERSTITION

IT WAS TOLD BY MY GRANDMOTHER THAT IF ONE DID NOT SAY THE ROSARY ON
THE FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION
OF THEBLESSED VIRGIN MARY, ONE WOULD NEVER
RECEIVE GOD'S BLESSINGS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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VENGEANCE TREE LEGEND AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

" THE VENGEANCE TREE IS NEAR THE SHORE OF ST. MARY'S LAKE ON THE
NOTRE DAME CAMPUS, SOUTH BEND, IND. AN INDIAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING A
WHITE MAN WAS TRIED NEAR THE SITE. HE SWORE INNOCENCE, AND SAID THAT
THE TREE WOULD STAND AS WITNESS TO HIS INNOCENCE. TODAY, THE TREE
WITH ITS FIVE BRANCHES STANDS AS PROOF OF HIS UPRAISED HAND IN
SWEARINGHIS FREEDOM FROM GUILT. IT IS A SYCAMORE TREE NEAR CORBY HAL
.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PLACE NAMES

James Callow Keyword(s): INDIANA ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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"THUMP-DRAG"

MANY YEARS AGO A COUNSELOR AT THE CYO BOYS CAMP WAS WORKING IN
THE CRAFT-HOUSE. HE REACHED UP ON A HIGH SHELF TO GET SOMETHING AND
ACCIDENTALLY KNOCKED A BOTTLE OF ACID OFF THE SHELF. HE FELL TO THE
FLOOR AND HIT HIS HEAD ON A TABLE, AND THE ACID FELL ALL OVER HIS
LEFT LEG.
HE WAS TAKEN TO THE DOCTOR, BUT HE WAS DEAD. THEY BURIED HIM
SOON AFTER--BUT HE WASN'T REALLY DEAD} HE CAME TO WHEN HE WAS BURIED
IN THE COFFIN, AND HE SCRATCHED AND DUG HIS WAY OUT OF THE GRAVE.
THIS "DEAD" COUNSELOR NOW HATED ANYONE AT A CAMP BECAUSE OF THIS
AWFUL THING THAT HAPPENED TO HIM. THE NEXT SUMMER HE CAME BACK TO THE
CYO BOYS CAMP. HE WAS HORRIBLE-LOOKING, AND YOU COULD HEAR HIM COMING
BECAUSE OF THE THUMP-DRAG NOISE HE MADE BECAUSE OF THE ACID THAT
SPILLED ON HIS LEG.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT HE CAME AND KILLED A WHOLE BUNCH OF
CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS, AND THEN DISAPPEARED. BUT FIVE YEARS LATER HE
CAME TO THE CAMP DOWN THE ROAD AND DID THE SAME THING. HE COMES BACK
EVERY FIVE YEARS AND THUMP-DRAGS INTO THE NEXT CAMP DOWN THE ROAD.
AND FIVE YEARS AGO HE CAME TO THE CAMP JUST BEFORE THIS ONE} AND HE
ALWAYS COMES DURING THESE TWO WEEKS} SO LISTEN FOR A THUMP-DRAG
CAREFULLY, BECAUSE HE MAY BE HERE ANY NIGHT}}

Submitter comment: THIS IS A STORY TOLD TO CAMPERS AT CYO GIRLS CAMP, CARSONVILLE, MICH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 10-30-1969

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"BUZZ"

THIS DRINKING GAME IS BEST WHEN PLAYED WITH 5-10 PEOPLE.
THE GROUP ARRANGES ITSELF IN A CIRCLE AND, BEGINNING IN A
CLOCKWISE DIRECTION, EACH PERSON SAYS ONE NUMBER STARTING WITH
1, 2, 3... AND SO ON. WHEN THE NUMBER SEVEN IS REACHED,
THE PERSON WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO SAY THE NUMBER SEVEN SAYS BUZZ
INSTEAD, AND THE DIRECTION REVERSES. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL THE NEXT
SEVEN OR MULTIPLE OF SEVEN. E.G., 7, 14, 17, 21, 27, 28, 35...
REVERSING DIRECTION EACH TIME "BUZZ" IS SAID.
WHEN A PERSON DOES NOT SAY BUZZ AT THE PROPER TIME (ON A SEVEN
OR ONE OF ITS MULTIPLES) THEN HE/SHE LOSES. THE PENALTY FOR LOSING
IS USUALLY DRINKING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF BEER (ABOUT 6 TO 12 OUNCES).
THIS MUST BE CONSUMED VERY RAPIDLY.

Submitter comment: VARIATIONS OF THE GAME USE OTHER NUMBERS AND THEIR MULTIPLES
SUCH AS THE NUMBERS 3, 4, 6, 8, AND 9. WHEN USING EASIER NUMBERS
SUCH AS 5 AND 7, IT IS POSSIBLE TO USE BOTH NUMBERS SAYING
"BUZZ FOR 5 AND ITS MULTIPLES, AND "BANG FOR 7 AND ITS MULTIPLES,
REVERSING DIRECTION ONLY WHEN "BUZZ" IS SAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C531

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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Meanings of the Pentacle

The following again was told to me by Carol, who has been a
practicing witch. She was a member of a coven based in Michigan.

The pentacle has a rich history in the magical and spiritual customs
of many cultures. In Greece it was the symbol of Demeter's daughter
Kore, the goddess of vegetation and the fruits of the field, because
the apple contains a star composed of five seeds in its core.
Pythagorean mystics honored the pentacle, which they called
"Pentalpha", because it consisted of five interwoven alphas: the Greek
letter "A", which stood for birth and beginnings. In Egypt a
five-pointed star represented the great underground womb of Mother
Earth. The Celtic tribes also saw it as a sign of the Goddess of the
Underworld, Morgan. In Babylon the pentacle was an amulet of
protection and healing. In Judeo-Christian traditions the pentacle
was the first of the Seven Seals, which represented the secret name of
God; and King Solomon wore a pentacle on his ring as a sign of his
power to work magic. Among the old European tribespeople the pentacle
represented the Horned God, a shapeshifter who had five
manifestations: a human, a bull, a ram, a goat, and a stag.

The star is always drawn with one continuous stroke, with one point
upright.

James Callow comment: Puckett, Ohio, no. 25634: "Five fingers or anything to do with
five will protect you from the evil eye (Moslem)."

Puckett, Ohio, no. 26650: "Find the sign of the Pantagram on your
hand, you will be a victim of the werewolf."

Hand, North Carolina, no. 6027: "The claim for five (as "nearly
always" a lucky number) is not borne out in the literature, except,
perhaps for certain North American Indian tribes."

Cannon, Utah: "Five and multiples of five are lucky" (no. 11557);
"The five fingers of the hand, or any design or phrase associated with
the number five will protect against bad

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MANCHESTER

James Callow Keyword(s): Five as apotropaic number.

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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LUCKY JAPANESE NUMBERS

IN GENERAL, THE NUMBERS 3, 5, 7, AND 1000 ARE LUCKY IN
JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.1000

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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CHAIN LETTER (TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN).
PRAYER FOUND IN THE HOLY SEPULCHER OF O.L.J.C.
COPY OF A LETTER OF PRAYER FOUND IN THE HOLY SEPULCHER
OF O.L.J.C. IN JERUSALEM KEPT IN A SILVER CASE BY HIS
HOLINESS AND BY THE CHRISTIAN EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES.
SAINT ELIZABETH QUEEN OF HUNGARY, SAINT MATILDA, AND
SAINT BRIGIDE WISHING TO KNOW SOME THINGS REGARDING
THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST, MADE CERTAIN AND SPECIFIC
PRAYERS THROUGH WHICH JESUS CHRIST APPEARED AND TOLD
THEM:
KNOW (YOU) THAT THE ARMED SOLDIERS WERE 23, THE JUDICIAL
EXECUTIONERS 83, THE PUNCHES WHICH I RECEIVED IN THE
HEAD WERE 150, IN THE BREAST 108. THE KICKS ON THE SHOULDERS
80, AND I WAS DRAGGED WITH ROPES AND BY THE HAIR 23 TIMES.
THE SPITS IN THE FACE WERE 180, BEATINGS ON THE HEART
6,666, BEATINGS ON THE HEAD 110. THEY VERY FORCIBLY
RAMMED INTO ME (ONCE), MY HEAD WAS LIFTED BY THE HAIR
ON THE 21ST HOUR (9 P.M.), I SIGHED 120 SIGHS. I WAS
DRAGGED AND PULLED BY THE BEARD 23 TIMES, WOUNDS IN THE
HEAD 20, THORNS OF (BLANK BLANK) 72. THORN WOUNDS 110.
FATAL THORNS IN THE FOREHEAD 3, AFTERWARDS FLAGELLATED
AND CLOTHED AS KING IN MOCKERY. WOUNDS ON THE BODY
(WERE) 1000. THE (NUMBER OF) SOLDIERS THAT LED ME TO
CALVARY WERE 908, THOSE THAT GUARDED ME WERE 3, DROPS
OF BLOOD THAT I SHED WERE 5,475. TO WHOMEVER RECITES
SEVEN OUR FATHERS, AVES, AND GLORIAS EACH DAY FOR 15
YEARS, TO NUMBER (OR COUNT) THE NUMBER OF DROPS OF
BLOOD WHICH I LOST, I WILL ALLOW 5 GRACES: (1) A
PLENARY INDULGENCE AND REMISSION OF ALL SINS ; (2)
HE (OR SHE) WILL BE FREED FROM THE PAINS OF PURGATORY;
(3) IF HE (OR SHE) WILL DIE BEFORE FINISHING THE 15 YEAR
DEVOTION (4) IT WILL BE AS IF HE HAD FINISHED IT AND
SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE FAITH. (5) I WILL COME DOWN FROM
HEAVEN TO RECEIVE HIS SOUL AND THOSE OF HIS RELATIVES
UP TO THE FOURTH DEGREE.
THE ONE THAT WILL CARRY THIS PRAYER WON'T DIE BY
DROWNING, NOR OF A BAD DEATH (I.E., HE WILL DIE A GOOD
DEATH), NOR WILL HE HAVE SUDDEN DEATH. HE WILL BE
FREED FROM CONTAGION, FROM THE PLAGUE, FROM LIGHTNING,
AND WILL NOT DIE WITHOUT CONFESSION;; HE WILL BE FREED
FROM HIS ENEMIES AND FROM JUDICIARY POWER (THE ARM OF
THE LAW) AND FROM EVERYONE WHO WISHES HIM EVIL, AND
FROM FALSE WITNESSES. WOMEN THAT COULDN'T CONCEIVE
WILL CONCEIVE AND WILL BE OUT OF DANGER.
IN THE HOUSE WHERE THIS PRAYER IS KEPT, THERE WON'T
BE ANY BETRAYALS NOR ANY BAD THINGS, AND 40 DAYS
BEFORE HIS DEATH, THE ONE THAT WILL DIE, WILL SEE
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. AS SAINT GREGORY POPE SAID:
"A CERTAIN CAPTAIN TRAVELING BY LAND SAW NEAR
BARCELONA A HEAD CUT OFF WHICH SPOKE TO HIM THUS:
SINCE YOU ARE GOING TO BARCELONA, TRAVELER, BRING ME A
CONFESSOR SO I MAY RECEIVE CONFESSION, SINCE IT'S BEEN
THREE DAYS ALREADY SINCE I HAVE BEEN CUT OFF BY
THIEVES AND I CANNOT DIE UNLESS IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED
CONFESSION. A CONFESSOR BEING LED TO THE PLACE BY THE
AFORESAID CAPTAIN, THE HEAD RECEIVED CONFESSION AND
THEN DIED. ON THE BODY FROM WHICH THE HEAD WAS CUT OFF
WAS FOUND THE FOLLOWING PRAYER; WHICH ON THAT OCCASION
WAS APPROVED BY VARIOUS TRIBUNALS OF THE HOLY JURISDIC-
TION OF SPAIN. THE AFOREMENTIONED SEVEN OUR FATHERS,
AVES, AND GLORIAS CAN BE RECITED AND APPLIED FOR WHICH
EVER SOUL ONE MAY WISH. ANOTHER SIMILAR COPY OF THE
LETTER HAS BEEN MIRACULOUSLY FOUND IN A PLACE (OR
LOCATION) CALLED PORTIS, FOUR LEAGUES FROM MARSEILLES
(OR MARSIGLIA), WRITTEN IN GOLDEN LETTERS AND BROUGHT
BY A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHILD OF PORTIS.
AN ADDITIONAL DECLARATION OF JANUARY 23, 1750 SAYS:
ALL THOSE THAT WILL WORK ON SUNDAY WILL BE CURSED BY
ME, SINCE ON SUNDAY YOU MUST GO TO CHURCH TO PRAY SO
THAT I MAY FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS, AND IT IS FOR THIS
REASON THAT I HAVE GIVEN YOU SIX DAYS TO WORK AND ONE
FOR RESTING AND GIVING WORKS OF DEVOTION AND WITH WHAT
YOU HAVE (OWN) DO GOOD TO THE POOR AND YOUR ACTIONS
WILL BE FULL OF BLESSINGS AND GRACES (AND/OR FAVORS);
ON THE CONTRARY IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THIS, YOU AND
YOUR CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE MAJOR PUNISHMENTS, AND I WILL
SEND PLAGUES, FAMINE, WARS, ATROCIOUS GRIEF (HORRIBLE PAIN)
AND HEART SPASMS: AS A SIGN OF MY INDIGNATION, YOU WILL
SEE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS, THUNDERS, EARTHQUAKES. THOSE
THAT WILL JUDGE THIS LETTER NOT TO BE WRITTEN BY WORK OF
THE DIVINE AND AS COMING FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD AND
THOSE THAT WILL MALICIOUSLY KEEP IT HIDDEN WITHOUT
WRITING IT TO OTHER PERSONS, WILL BE CURSED BY GOD AND
CONFUSED ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND HE WHO WILL COPY IT
(OR MAKE IT PUBLIC) EVEN IF HE HAD MANY SINS, IF HE IS
TRULY SORRY OF HAVING OFFENDED ME, AND AGAIN HAVING
WRONGED HIS NEIGHBORS ASKING ME PARDON, I WILL "ERASE"
(FORGIVE) HIS SINS: THE ONES THAT WILL READ IT AND
WILL FINISH THE DEVOTION, OR WILL HAVE IT READ, WILL
BE FREE FROM ALL TEMPTATION.
WITH ECCLESIASTICAL APPROVAL.

Submitter comment: THE ORIGINAL, IN ITALIAN, IS IN THE POSSESSION OF
THE INFORMANT'S MOTHER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.15
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-00-1968

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