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SEE OR DREAM OF A BLACK SNAKE AND IT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): REPTILE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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SHARKS FOLLOWING A SHIP MEANT THERE WOULD SOON BE A
DEATH ABOARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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IF A RABBIT MAKES ITS HOME ON ONE'S PROPERTY,
THE WOMEN OF THE HOUSEHOLD ARE SURE TO RAISE LARGE
FAMILIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 11-22-1971

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THE SMALL LOBSTER IS A TRADITIONAL SYMBOL OF LONG PROSPEROUS
LIFE IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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IF A SPIDER'S WEB BRUSHES ACROSS YOUR FACE, IT MEANS YOU'RE
GETTING A LETTER IN THE MAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ARACHNID

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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SEEING A SPIDER IN THE MORNING WILL BRING SADNESS AND SORROW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS AN OLD GERMAN BELIEF COMMON IN THE OSWALD FAMILY.

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.33

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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THE PERSON CATCHING A LADYBUG AND RELEASING IT ALIVE
WILL SOON RECEIVE MONEY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU FIND AN INCHWORM ON YOUR CLOTHES, THEN YOU KNOW
YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOME NEW CLOTHES, BECAUSE HE IS
MEASURING.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT.

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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IN MEXICO, IF A HORSEFLY FLIES INTO YOUR HOME, YOU WILL
HAVE A VISITOR WITHIN THE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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CRICKETS ARE GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SUPERSTITION COMMON IN THE OSWALD FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.33

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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IN MEXICO, IF YOU FIND A BIG, BLACK BUTTERFLY IN YOUR HOME
IT IS AVERY BAD LUCK SIGN. SOME DISASTER WILL FOLLOW--
LIKE DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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IF A BUTTERFLY FLIES INTO YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S A SIGN OF
AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE MACOMB DAILY

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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IF YOU CATCH A BUTTERFLY, IT MEANS THAT YOU WILL SOON GET A
DRESS IN THE COLOR OF THAT BUTTERFLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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A HOWLING DOG MEANS DEATH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 08-05-1964

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IF A DOG HOWLS, THERE WILL BE A DEATH THAT NIGHT IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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IF YOU HEAR A DOG CRYING AT NIGHT, IT MEANS THERE WILL BE
A DEATH NEAR YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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IF A DOG HOWLS--DEATH CLOSE BY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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IF YOU HEAR THE DOGS HOWL SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU HAS DIED.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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IF A DOG HOWLS AT NIGHT, IT MEANS DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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