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IF YOU STEP ON A RED ANT, YOU GET TWO YEARS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FRIEND, GARY PINKLEY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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IT WAS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK IF SPIDERS HAD STOPPED
SPINNING THEIR WEBS OR IF THE MICE STOPPED CHEWING
THE STORAGE DOORS. HAVING THE SPIDERS AND MICE
ABANDON THE HOUSE CERTAINLY MEANT THAT SOMETHING
TERRIBLE WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

Submitter comment: SOME PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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KILLING A SPIDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-08-1967

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DON'T STEP ON A SPIDER, IT BRINGS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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KILL A SPIDER ON FRIDAY AND YOU'LL HAVE ALL KINDS
OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INSECT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 09-21-1969

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IF YOU LET A CAT WALK ACROSS YOUR PATH, YOU'LL
HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PERSON KILLS A CAT FOR ANY REASON, NINE GENERATIONS
OF HIS FAMILY WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER SISTER-IN-LAW
WHO WAS BORN IN ITALY AND PROBABLY RECEIVING SUCH
A WARNING FROM HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNGSTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ITALY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 04-11-1965

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH AT NIGHT, YOU WILL
HAVE BAD LUCK THE NEXT DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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WHEN YOU SEE A BLACK CAT IN THE MORNING, AND HE
PASSES IN FRONT OF YOU, IT IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO LET A BLACK CAT WALK IN FRONT OF YOU.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Jeffersonville

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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BLACK CATS ARE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH, YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BAD LUCK IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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IF YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING AND THE FIRST THING
YOU SEE IN THE MORNING IS A BLACK CAT, YOU ARE
GOING TO GET BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A BLACK CAT CROSSING YOUR PATH IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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BAD LUCK WILL COME TO ONE WHO HAS A BLACK CAT
CROSS HIS PATH.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS WHEN I WAS A CHILD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH, YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-28-1967

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BLACK CAT WALKS IN FRONT OF YOU, BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM MOTHER.

Where learned: NEIGHBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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IT IS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK IF A BLACK CAT WALKS
ACROSS YOUR PATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO LET A BLACK CAT CROSS YOUR PATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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