In the spirit of Halloween, shorter days, and falling leaves, we’ve asked our contributors to share superstitions, fears, and scary stories from their home countries. In this issue of the Willamette World News, we learn about supernatural beings around the world, precautions you might want to take to prevent bad luck, our contributors’ expectations for [...]
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When I think of “Superstitions, Fears & Scary Stories” in relation to Australia, it’s our wildlife that springs to mind. Or at least that seems to be what most people I’ve talked to here immediately think of. A lot of people I’ve discussed Australia with have brought it up – “I hear there are sharks [...]
Have you seen the movie called “Skeleton Key”? It’s one of my favorite thriller movies that’s related to shamanism and superstition. Honestly, I don’t believe in superstitions all that much. However, many people (especially the old men and women) avoid things that are said to be “bad luck” out of superstition.
Furthermore, there are lots of [...]
In Argentina, we believe in superstitions. We believe for example that you shouldn’t get married on a Tuesday or Friday 13th, no matter which month- it’s the same with traveling or going out from home for a long time on those days. Also, watching a black cat is bad luck, as well as opening an [...]
When I heard the topic “Superstitions, Fears and Scary Stories” of this blog entry I tried to think of German examples and talked to some Americans about them. And apparently all of the stories matched!
In Germany you are also a little bit worried when a black cat crosses your way. When you break a mirror, [...]
My first Halloween… EVER!
I like these kinds of topics. We also have many superstitions in Japan. But I think that it is different depending on the area in Japan just like each country has its own superstitions. The superstitions that I know are below: