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THEY PUT A STATUE OF ST. MARY INSIDE THE FOYER IN THE
INFIRMARY BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN A SERIES OF DEATHS
AT GEORGETOWN. THAT'S WHY THEY PUT THE STATUE THERE,
WITH AN ETERNAL LIGHT ON IT. FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
THERE WERE NO STUDENT DEATHS AT GEORGETOWN. THEN
ONE NIGHT SOME BOYS WERE FOOLING IN THE DORM, A
BOTTLE GOT THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. IT HIT THE LIGHT
AND THE LIGHT WAS EXTINGUISHED. THE SAME NIGHT A
STUDENT DIED IN THE INFIRMARY.

Submitter comment: MR. BALDWIN LEARNED OF THIS DURING HIS UNDERGRADUATE
YEARS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. IT WAS TOLD TO HIM
BY A FR. MC DONOUGH IN 1928.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GEORGETOWN ; LATHRUP VILLAGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

Date learned: 12-08-1963 ; 00-00-1928

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IF A BIRD TAKES YOUR HAIR AND MAKES A NEXT YOU WILL BECOME BALD.

Where learned: GEORGETOWN ; SOUTH CAROLINA, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A FEMALE LETS A PREGNANT WOMAN FIX HER HAIR, SHE WILL
BECOME BALD HEADED.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): HAIRDRESSING.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Daily Life
BELIEF -- Daily Life
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PERSON BITES YOU, RUB SOME CHICKEN DO-DO ON THE SPOT
AND HIS TEETH WILL ROTTEN. (ROT)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): FECAL FECES

James Callow Keyword(s): DUNG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN A CATCRIES AT THE WINDOW OF A HOUSE, SOMEONE IN THAT
HOUSE IT (IS?) PREGNANT.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A WOMAN HAS WIDE HIPS, SHE WILL HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A CHILD IS BORN WITH A VEIL OVER HIS EYES, HE CAN SEE GHOSTS.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PERSON WANTS TO SEE A GHOST, HE SHOULD RUB HIS FINGER ON A
DOG'S EYE AND THEN RUB HIS FINGERS OVER HIS EYES.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONJURY

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A PERSON WITH SHORT FINGERNAILS ON THE RIGHT HAND MASTURBATES
A GREAT DEAL.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN POURS MILK, I WILL TURN SOUR.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO KEEP A HAG FROM BOTHERING YOU WHILE SLEEPING, PLACE ONE FOOT OF
YOUR SHOES AT THE HEAD OF YOUR BED AND THE OTHER FOOT AND THE
FOOT OF YOUR BED

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): LEFT RIGHT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN ORDER TO KEEP GHOSTS OUT OF YOUR HOUSE, PLACE A HORSESHOE
OVER THE DOOR.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU WANT TO PASS AN EXAM, PLACE THE NOTES UNDER YOUR PILLOW
AND SLEEP ON THEM.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN DOGS ARE BARKING AT NIGHT, THEY ARE BARKING AT GHOSTS.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO A WOMAN'S HEALTH IF SHE BATHES TOO MUCH
DURING HER MENSTRUAL. (PERIOD)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU THANK A PERSON FOR FIXING YOUR HAIR, IT WILL FALL OUT.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A DEAD PERSON'S SPIRIT VISITS YOU, AND YOU WANT TO GET RID OF IT,
JUST CURSE IT OUT OR SPEAK VERY HASH TO IT. (HARSH HARSHLY)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Curse
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO KEEP SNAKES FROM COMING INTO YOUR YARD AND HOUSE, POUR
TURPENTINE AROUND THEM.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A GIRL CLIMBS A FRUIT BEARING TREE, THE TREE WILL NEVER
BEAR FRUITS AGAIN.

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Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): Female ; FERTILITY ; FRUIT ; INFERTILITY ; NATURE ; SEXISM ; SUPERSTITION ; Tree

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN PLANTS A GARDEN, IT WILL PROSPER.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): FERTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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