HALLOWEEN MYTHS

Some Halloween Myths have been around for many years ago, mostly they are a warning for the children that go trick and treat at night, and that are part of this holiday and makes it even more interesting.

Halloween Myth

The origins of these myths and superstitions are unknown most of the time, some of the myths usually start as warnings while others tell superstitions that people should do to know the future or just have good luck. Some of these myths are:

HALLOWEEN MYTHS ABOUT GOOD LUCK

  • You will have good luck if on the night before Halloween you sleep facing south.
  • You find on your way a piece of coal and you pick it up.
  • If you hear a cat sneeze, you will be lucky.
  • A robin flies inside your house.
  • You put a dress on inside out.
  • If the top if your head itches, you will have good luck.
  • Another good luck sign is if you sneeze three times before breakfast.
  • If you dream of a white cat, you will be a lucky person.

HALLOWEEN MYTHS ABOUT BAD LUCK

  • If you see a white cat on Halloween, you will have bad luck.
  • If you see over your left shoulder,and you see the new moon, is another sign of bad luck.
  • On Halloween, you will have bad luck if you get off bed using the left foot.
  • If you listen three hoots of an owl
  • Don't open inside of your house or building an umbrella or you will have a bad luck day.
  • Don't put your shirt inside out,because is bad luck.
  • A bad luck sign is to heard the crow of a rooster at night.
  • If you want to avoid bad luck on Halloween, don't sing before breakfast or cry before dinner.

HALLOWEEN MYTHS ABOUT OMENS OF DEATH

  • If you hear steps behind you on Halloween night, don't turn around, because is death following you, and will take you if you do.
  • When a bird flies into a sick person's window, it means that person will die soon.
  • On Halloween, if you see a spider, it is the spirit of a loved one that is watching over you.
  • An omen of death is when you dream of death.
  • You will know that a family member has died when you heard the chime of a clock that is not working.
  • You know someone has died when a bird flies into your house.

HALLOWEEN MYTHS ABOUT PREDICTIONS AND SUPERSTITIONS

  • If no one speaks at the table during dinner on Halloween, spirits will come to the table.
  • If you are a single woman and you put Rosemary under your pillow on Halloween night, you will dream of your future husband.
  • If you want to know if you will have a long life, on Halloween night you have to make an unbroken apple peel, which will estimate how long you will live, the longer the peel is, the longer you'll live.
  • To know the first letter of your future spouse, carve an apple in a long strip, then toss it over your shoulder and turn around the peel will land on the shape of the first letter of your future spouse.
  • Single women get in front of a mirror in a darkened room and stare at it. This way they could see the face of their future husband, but if their destiny is die before get married , a skull will appear in the mirror.

HALLOWEEN MYTHS DEBUNKED

  • Some people hang themselves during Halloween, but no one reports this because its believed they were decorations, this was very common during the 90's, but recently has not been reports of this.
  • During Halloween night, strangers give fruits with razors blades inside, or candy with poison. There is not one documented case that this is true.
  • Its believed that child molesters attack on this night, but for all the rules the convicted sex offenders have to follow, like a curfew and post a "no candy" outside their house, is almost impossible they can do anything.

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