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An apartment is found haunted by reflection on the window

Context The informant grew up in Beijing. We were discussing ghost stories when she brought out this story. Content A man bought a new apartment. It was on the first floor. Outside the window is the garden, a small grassland in a residential district. He said that when the apartment was being furnished, he often… Continue Reading »

St. Anthony of Padova statue for good weather

My informant told me a superstition passed onto her from her italian grandmother: “To insure good weather, place statue of St. Anthony of Padova in the window facing outward.” She told me that she does not usually follow this, mostly because statues of St. Anthony are hard to come by in the United States. In… Continue Reading »