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AN UNUSED DECK OF PLAYING CARDS MUST BE USED FOR
TELLING FORTUNES. THAT IS TO SAY, THAT CARDS
SHOULD NEVER BE USED IN PLAYING A GAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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THROUGH THE USE OF REGULAR PLAYING CARDS, A PERSON'S
FUTURE CAN BE PREDICTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRENTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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THE NINE OF DIAMONDS MEANS MONEY.
THE ACE OF SPADES MEANS DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

Date learned: 04-03-1970

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DONNA'S MOTHER HAS THE POWER TO READ CARDS. SHE
READ CARDS FOR A FRIEND ONCE AND PREDICTED THAT
BOTH HER PARENTS WOULD DIE SOON. EVERYONE KNEW
HER FATHER WOULD DIE BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN ILL, BUT
THE MOTHER WAS HEALTHY. THE FATHER DIED WITHIN
TWO DAYS. THE MOTHER WAS REACHING UP INTO THE
CUPBOARD ONE WEEK LATER AND FELL BACK ONTO A POLE
WHICH WENT THROUGH HER AND KILLED HER INSTANTLY.
AFTER MRS. LALLY PREDICTED THIS, SHE REFUSES
TO READ CARDS FOR ANYONE BECAUSE IT ALWAYS COMES
TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

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THE PERSON HAVING THEIR FORTUNE TOLD THINKS OF FOUR
PEOPLE THAT COULD BE INVOLVED IN THEIR FUTURE. THE
CARDS ARE EITHER FOUR KINGS OR FOUR QUEENS, DEPENDING
ON THE SEX OF THE PERSON HAVING THEIR FORTUNE TOLD.
EACH CARD REPRESENTS A PERSON, AND WHEN A QUESTION
IS ASKED AND ONE OF THE CARDS LAID DOWN MATCHES ONE
OF THE SUITS, THAT IS THE PERSON THAT WILL BE IN
THE FUTURE FOR THAT PARTICULAR QUESTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

Date learned: 02-28-1971

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A FORTUNE TELLING GAME IS PLAYED BY A GIRL BY
PLACING THE FOUR KINGS FACE UP ON THE TABLE.
SHE THEN DESIGNATES EACH KING AS A "MAN IN HER
LIFE." THEN SHE ASKS A "WHO" QUESTION AND STARTS
DEALING THE CARDS LEFT TO RIGHT. THE QUESTION IS
ANSWERED WHEN THE SUITE DEALT MATCHES THE SUITE OF
THE KING IT WAS DEALT ONTO.
THIS SAME GAME CAN BE PLAYED BY A GUY BY USING THE
QUEENS INSTEAD OF THE KINGS.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT PLAYS THIS GAME CONSTANTLY IN NORTH
QUAD, UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT (DETROIT, MICHIGAN), ALONG WITH
OTHER GIRLS AND EVERYONE TENDS TO BELIEVE IN IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

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YOU CAN TELL FORTUNES BY USING A DECK OF CARDS,
AND TAKING OUT THE FOUR KINGS FOR GIRLS, THE FOUR
QUEENS FOR BOYS. YOU SET THE FOUR CARDS OUT AND CAN
PROCEED BYEITHER MAKING EACH CARD THE NAME OF A
PARTICULAR BOY OR BY MAKING ONE EACH A "YES"
"NO," "SOMETIMES," AND "MAYBE." ONE PERSON IS IN
CHARGE OF THE REMAINING CARDS, AND TELLS THE
FORTUNES BY MATCHING THE FIRST TWO CARDS THAT ARE
THE SAME (A CARD FROM THE DECK THAT MATCHES IN
SUITE WITH ONE OF THE FOUR CARDS WHICH IT IS LAID
ON). THAT KING OR QUEEN WHICH FINALLY GETS A
MATCHING SUITE CARD LAID ON IT IS THE ANSWER TO THE
QUESTION PREVIOUSLY ASKED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object Numerology, related to playing cards

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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