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GOOD LUCK NUMBERS

THE NUMBERS 7 AND 11 ARE CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

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DEATH IN THREES

FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, MY MOTHER, HER MOTHER
AND VARIOUS RELATIVES BELIEVED THAT (IF) SOMEONE DIED,
THERE WOULD BE TWO MORE DEATHS IN THE IMMEDIATE
FAMILY WITHIN THE SAME YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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THE INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL THAT A GIRL
COULD NOT BECOME PREGNANT THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; INTERCOURSE ; PREGNANCY ; Sexuality

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 00001980CA

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AT A BABY SHOWER, IF THE BRIDE-TO-BE BREAKS A BOW ON A
GIFT, SHE WILL HAVE ONE BABY. IF SHE BREAKS TWO BOWS,
SHE WILL HAVE TWO BABIES; ETC.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): WEDDING OR BRIDAL SHOWER, I RATHER THINK.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THE NUMBERS 3, 7, AND 9 ARE LUCKY OR MAGICAL NUMBERS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually
BELIEF -- Good luck Numbers

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A CHILD CONCEIVED ON THE QUARTER MOON WILL BE A BOY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boy ; Conceived ; gender ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY

James Callow Keyword(s): FRACTION ; SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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IN ELMORE, OHIO THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A HEADLESS
MOTORCYCLE DRIVER WHO COMES AT YOU WHEN YOU BLINK
YOUR LIGHTS AND BLOW YOUR HORN THREE TIMES ON A CERTAIN
BRIDGE IN ELMORE.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT FROM FRIENDS WHO WENT OUT THERE.

Where learned: OHIO ; ELMORE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN ELMORE, OHIO THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A HEADLESS
MOTORCYCLE DRIVER WHO COMES AT YOU WHEN YOU BLINK
YOUR LIGHTS AND BLOW YOUR HORN THREE TIMES ON A CERTAIN
BRIDGE IN ELMORE.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT FROM FRIENDS WHO WENT OUT THERE.

Where learned: OHIO ; ELMORE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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