Sunday Legends: Over the River and Through the Woods

It’s been close to seven months since you moved into your first house. It’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Unfortunately, that business with the owners forgetting to tell you about the ghosts means that your family has no interest in holding Thanksgiving at your place, even if it means potentially watching the turkey fly across the room.

That’s probably for the best actually.


Most every act that humans have come up with has a series of superstitions surrounding it. Travel, with its dangers, annoyances, and potential heartache is no exception.

-Storing cinnamon sticks your car will help ward off mechanical problems.

-Asking for safe travels and an easy journey would be wise if you find yourself sitting at a cross roads waiting for a red light.

-For that matter, don’t pick up any cash you find in a road or at a cross roads especially while on a trip. It probably belongs to someone else-someone who you would probably rather not be angry with you.

-You might want to check what day your trip is supposed to start. Fridays are considered a horrible time to travel in some parts of the world, but other areas have different days that are seen as problematic.

-Don’t look back once you leave, and in some areas of the world, you’re better off buying or going without something that you forgot. Both are considered terrible luck.

-This one is as much common courtesy as anything else: don’t just pick stuff up and take it home. There are several places in the world where removing something from the site and taking it back will cause terrible bad luck.

-Photography can be an issue as well. As silly as it sounds, asking permission to take a photo can avoid a lot of bad luck-especially if you run into a gentleman named Robert.

-Not surprisingly, the areas that service travelers tend to pick up their own ghosts. It’s not uncommon for train stations, air ports, and roads to be haunted-there are legends of Roman soldiers wandering the roads that they built to this day.


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