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Crazy Legends and Superstitions People Believe in Every State

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The Cherokee believe that the owl is a messenger, and is capable of delivering bad news or bad luck.

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If you left your house and had to return, it was considered bad luck. To negate this bad luck, you had to sit on your bed for a few minutes.

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Many superstitions center around the moon. The Pennsylvania Dutch believe that if you sweep the house when the moon is obscured you won’t have moths or spiders.

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Rhode Island

If you drink from the fountain outside the Providence Athenaeum — a member-supported library — you are guaranteed to return. And if you return to the Athenaeum, look out for Edgar Allan Poe’s ghost. You may find him under the mysteries section.

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South Carolina

Weddings are chock full of superstitions. But some bridesmaids might be wary of this one. If you’re a bridesmaid in exactly three weddings, and no more, you’ll never be married.

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