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HAUNTED HOUR

AT EXACTLY MIDNIGHT IF YOU LOCK YOURSELF
IN A PITCH DARK ROOM CONTAINING ONLY
ONE MIRROR AND SAY TWENTY FIVE TIMES,
"I BELIEVE IN MARY FULTON," AND REALLY DO,
QUICKLY TURN ON THE LIGHTS AND YOU WILL SEE SCRATCHES
ON YOUR FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.25

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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HICCUPS

TO CURE THE HICCUPS JUMP UP AND DOWN WHILE COUNTING TO TWENTY-FIVE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.25
BELIEF -- Remedy

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Good Luck

Standing on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean just before
sunrise can put you in a great state of mind and can bring
you a world of good luck. If you then take a quarter out
of your pocket
and throw it out into the ocean as far as you can it will
bring you 25 days of good luck. This all must be done before
the sun rises.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

Keyword(s): Buying luck

James Callow Keyword(s): East ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Still water Large body.
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.25
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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