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Bad Luck. Anyone who is in possession of a yellow lighter will
have bad luck and misfortune. It does not matter whether the
lighter is found, purchased or received as a gift, the owner of the
lighter will have bad luck. The only way to rid yourself of the
bad luck is to destroy the lighter by blowing it up!

Submitter comment: The informant claims not to believe this story to be true, but
laughingly stated that she will never own, or even use, a yellow
lighter just in case it has some validity.

Where learned: DETROIT AREA ; stranger in a night club

Keyword(s): Cigarette Lighters

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00001990s

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