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IF A STAR FALLS FROM SKY, SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Die ; Fall ; Falling Star ; OMEN ; Portent ; Star

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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RED CLOUDS AT NIGHT,
SHEPARD'S DELIGHT.
RED CLOUDS IN THE MORNING,
SHEPARD'S WARNING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Clouds ; Clouds ; COLOR ; Delight ; FARMING ; METEOROLOGY ; MORNING ; Night ; OMEN ; Portent ; Red ; Shepard ; SIGN ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

IF YOU ARE WALKING ACROSS A ROAD AT NIGHT AND HAPPEN TO
HEAR A STICK BREAK, THAT WAS A GHOST.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST ; MYSTERIOUS NOISE ; NOISE ; Portent ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

IF YOU ARE WALKING ON A ROAD AT NIGHT AND STEP INTO A CURRENT
OF HOT AIR YOU HAVE JUST WALKED INTO A GHOST.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOST ; Portent ; SIGN ; SUPERNATURAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

A TINY WHIRLPOOL OF DUST IS A SIGN OF A GHOST PASSING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dust ; GHOST ; Portent ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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Symbol

THE LILY IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

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Original BN P680; C346 crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DEATH ; FLOWER ; Lily ; Portent ; SIGN ; Signifier

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-14-1970

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SLEEP WALKING SUPERSTITION

IF YOU WALK OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP, YOU ARE FORETELLING
SOMETHING OF THE FUTURE.

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Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Fortune Telling ; FUTURE ; Portent ; Sleep-talking ; Sleepwalking ; Somnambulism ; Talking in your sleep

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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SAINT SANGENNARO

THE ROCK, ON WHICH ST. SANGENNARO WAS BEHEADED, IS KEPT IN A GLASS
CASE IN THE CHURCH NAMED AFTER HIM IN NAPLES, ITALY. EVERY SPRING AN
AUTUMN THE BLOOD ON THE ROCK LIQUIFIES. IF IT FAILS TO LIQUIFY IT
PORTENDS A DISASTER. IT FAILED TO LIQUIFY BEFORE WORLD WAR 1 ,
WORLD WAR 2, AND THE KOREAN WAR. IT ALSO DIDN'T LIQUIFY IN 1963, THE
YEAR THAT THE INFORMANT SAW IT.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HISTORICAL ; OMEN ; Portent ; RELIGION ; Rock ; Saint Sangennaro ; SIGN ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Observation
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PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-23-1968 ; 00-00-1963

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Dream of fish

If you dream of fish a woman in your family is pregnant.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DREAMS ; FISH ; Portent ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY ; SIGN ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about animals

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