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IN THE CIRCUS, A BIRD IN THE TENT IS A BAD OMEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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IF A BIRD, ESPECIALLY A BLACK BIRD, FLIES INTO
YOUR HOUSE, THAT IS AN OMEN OF FORECOMING DEATH
OR BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LUCK/OMEN

GOOD LUCK WILL BE YOURS IF THE FIRST ROBIN YOU SEE IN THE SPRING
FLIES UP, BUT IF HE FLIES DOWN, YOU ARE DOOMED TO A STREAK OF BAD
LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.32
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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ALBATROSS

IT IS BAD LUCK FOR AN ALBATROSS TO FOLLOW A SHIP. IF SHE DOES,
SHE MUST BE SHOT WITH A GUN ARMED WITH SILVER BULLETS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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RAVENS

LONDONERS BELIEVE THAT WHEN ALL RAVENS LEAVE THEIR CITY, DISASTER
WILL FOLLOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BRITISH?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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SUPERSTITION

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON KNOWLEDGE SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT BAD LUCK IS
THAT CONCERNING A BIRD THAT ENTERS THE HOUSE UNINVITED. SUCH A SIGN
MEANS ONLY ONE THING, SICKNESS, DEATH, DESPAIR. IT COULD BE ANY
SORT OF BIRD AND THERE IS NO WAY TO REMEDY THE EVIL. ONCE THE BIRD
HAS ENTERED IT DOESNT MATTER IF HE IS KILLED, CAUGHT, OR SET FREE.
EVIL WILL FOLLOW. IT COULD TAKE A FEW MINUTES, OR A FEW DAYS.
EITHER WAY, BAD LUCK WILL VISIT THE INHABITANTS OR THE BUILDING
ITSELF.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): UNINVITED GUEST

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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ALBATROSS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; BAD LUCK: BIRD (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

THE ALBATROSS THAT HOVERS AROUND A SHIP BRINGS BAD LUCK AND
TO KILL THE ALBATROSS WILL ALSO BRING BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLED THIS ITEM FROM SEVERAL AREAS BUT PARTICULARLY
FROM A POEM BY COLRIDGE.

Where learned: REMEMBERS HEARING OF THIS LEGEND

Keyword(s): COLERIDGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.32

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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