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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 […]

Crow Cawing Outside a Window

My roommate’s parents were both born in Indian (she was born in the United States) so she sat down with me in my apartment and explained some folklore that she learned from her parents. Her relationship to the folklore isn’t necessarily that she truly believes in it, but that it’s an important part of her […]

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 […]