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IT IS A GOOD SIGN IF THE BABY IS BORN WITH A LIGHT FILM
OF SKIN COVERING ITS FACE. IT MEANS THAT THE BABY WILL
BE INTELLIGENT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER (IRISH).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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LUCK BELIEF

A CHILD BORN WITH A 'CZEPAK' (FILM ON HEAD) WILL ALWAYS BE LUCKY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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BELIEF

IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER HIS FACE
IT MEANS THAT HE WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

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GOOD LUCK FOR A SAILOR

SOME BABIES ARE BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER THEIR FACES.
SAILORS WILL PAY A GREAT PRICE FOR THIS SKIN BECAUSE
IT WILL PREVENT SHIPWRECK WHILE ON A JOURNEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; DORMS

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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LUCK BELIEF

A CHILD BORN WITH A "CZEPEK" (FILM ON INFANT'S HEAD) IS ALWAYS LUCKY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUL

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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BELIEF

IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER HIS FACE,
IT MEANS HE WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 08-00-1971

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IF YOU ARE BORN "UNDER THE VEIL" OVER YOUR EYES, YOU'LL
BE ABLE TO FORESEE THINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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CHILDREN BORN WITH A VEIL (A MEMBRANE-LIKE SAC)
WILL BE HEALTHIER AND HAVE A STRONGER CHARACTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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IF A BABY IS BORN AND THE AMNIOTIC SAC IS NOT
BROKEN, THE CHILD WILL BE A MYSTIC.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A DAGO (ITALIAN) BELIEF IS THAT A CHILD BORN WITH A LAYER
OF SKIN OVER ITS FACE WILL BE ABLE TO PREDICT THE
FUTURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- BELL BELL.FRED

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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IRISH

THE SEVENTH DAUGHTER OF SEVEN DAUGHTERS, BORN
WITH A VEIL, CAN TELL FORTUNES. THIS VEIL IS THEN
GIVEN TO A SEA CAPTAIN, SO THAT HE WILL NOT
PERISH AT SEA.

Submitter comment: MRS. DUNMIRE SAID THAT THIS HAPPENED TO HER MOTHER,
AND THAT SHE REALLY DID HAVE THE POWER TO READ
FORTUNES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A VEIL (PLACENTA) OVER HIS
FACE THEN THAT CHILD WAS GIFTED (I.E., IN THE
SENSE THAT HE WOULD HAVE OCCULT POWERS, ESP, ETC.).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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BELIEF AT THE BIRTH OF A CHILD WHO WILL BE A PROPHET,

IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF THERE IS A WEB-LIKE COVERING,
SOMETIMES CALLED A BIRTH VEIL, THE CHILD WILL
BECOME PSYCHIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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IF YOU ARE BORN "UNDER THE VEIL" OVER YOUR EYES,
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FORESEE THINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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IF A CHILD IS BORN WITH A VEIL OVER HIS EYES, HE CAN SEE GHOSTS.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DAD: IF A CHILD IS BORN (WITH A VEIL) OVER HIS FACE (THE PLACENTA)
HE CAN SEE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN'T. YOU KNOW YOUR BROTHER
WAS BORN WITH A VEIL OVER HIS FACE.
MAMA: WHO TOLD YOU THAT? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
DAD: DR. WOMACK TOLD ME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; WARTRACE

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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WHEN MY INFORMANT'S LITTLE SISTER WAS BORN, THE NEIGHBORS
TOLD HER MOTHER THAT SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THE FUTURE
BECAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN WITH A VEIL OVER HER FACE. THIS
HAPPENED IN A MINING TOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA EARLY IN THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

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BABIES BORN WITH VEILS OVER THEIR FACES WERE SUPPOSE(D) TO
BE ABLE TO SEE INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD WHEN THEY GREW OLDER.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS SUPERSTITION FROM MY MOTHER

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer

Date learned: 07-30-1968

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A BABY BORN WITH A VEIL OVER ITS FACE IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE
TO FORETELL THE FUTURE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; PUXICO

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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THIS WAS TOLD TO SISTER MARY ANTHONY BARR BY A NEGRO GRADUATE
STUDENT:
IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A VEIL (I.E., MEMBRANE) OVER HIS FACE,
HE WILL SEE A GHOST SOMETIME IN HIS LIFE. THIS IS CALLED
"STRANGE BIRTH."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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