When two people of the same name live in a house, ghosts stay away.
Ghosts hate new things. If you have a persistent ghost, hang something new over your door.
Say, “What in God’s name do you want?” when you first see a ghost, and you will know no fear.
A baby born near midnight will have the ability to see ghosts.
A ghost will come and knock on your wall when someone in the house is going to die.
Never strike at a ghost; never get mad at it. You will have very bad luck and the ghost will resent you and plague you for it.
Ghosts enjoy people singing and will listen.
Graveyards at night are lucky places if you stay quiet. Talk and you will be haunted for a week.
Christmas Eve is the favored time for ghosts to walk on earth.
When horses and other animals start acting strange, it’s because they see a ghost. Horses that snort at night are seeing a ghost.
Always settle an argument before you sleep, or ghosts will come and bother you.
If someone sees a ghost, look over their left shoulder and you’ll see the ghost. If you snip the hair off someone who is dreaming and put it under your pillow, you will have the same dreams.
Never carry an ax into the house; it means death.
Only carry a hoe through the same door of your house that you brought it in, or someone in the house will die.
If you miss a row while planting, or hear a crowing hen or rooster after dark, or see the wind blow out a candle, these things mean death.
Beware the sight of a white horse, a little while dog, or a long white goose.
If an owl comes into your room and sits at the foot of your bed, it’s as if an angel is sitting at your bedside, and it means that whoever lies in that bed shall die.
If three people look into a mirror at the same time, the youngest of the three will die.
Never let a swing stop on its own. Stop it yourself or someone close to you will die.
If a bird flies into your house, it’s a omen of death.
After someone dies, their picture will begin to fade.
Beware of the queen of spades, the death card.
If a dog howls while looking at the ground, it’s because he senses that death is very near.