posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 01:18 AM
If a black cat crossed your path would you turn around and go the other way?
Where did this particular superstition begin?
I think that maybe being superstitious is passed down through our parents. I know that I grew up with some interesting superstitions:
1) Owls are bad luck for native americans to have in thier homes...and...
2) Never move a broom from your old house to your new.
I have concluded that the unstated reasons behind these two superstitions are:
1) Suppose an owl makes it's nest in the house (teepee) of an american indian. The nest would be up in the smoke hole and could possibly catch fire
since that is how hot ahses and smoke escapes. It could also maybe cause the teepee to fill with smoke and we all know that it is the smoke that
usually kills in fires! That would be terrible luck, for sure. This makes this superstition true.
2) Never move a broom. The reasoning behind this, I suspect, is that if you take your broom with you, along with it you would be also taking with you
all the germs and bacteria that could have caused illness and disease. I think that this is a true superstition, too.
Make since to anyone?
Well, what about that black cat superstition???
I have had many times had them cross my path of travel. There have been times that I have
went the other way...and times that I could not.
I knew a woman once who had a black cat cross her path. Upon arriving home she recieved a phone call that her oldest son had been killed in a car
accident. Sadly, after that, she was always sure that it was that black cat that had brought this terrible event to her life.
So, would you turn around or not?