One of the most superstitious realms in the world is the college campus.
One of the most important transitions in a person’s life is the transition from childhood to adulthood. For many, this means going to college. The transition from one point in life to another can be a frightening and daunting task. Being away from family and the normalcy of everyday life now changes, and the need to fit in, to find comfort, sometimes means connecting with others through campus superstitions.
From 1300s Europe to contemporary America, these sinister women have been haunting our souls.
1300s Europe was a dark time. A time of fear. People needed to find a scapegoat; someone to place the blame for all of the troubles people were having. The Black Plauge? Blame a woman. Your crops aren’t growing? Blame an old beggar. Throughout the decades, the blame would continue and cross over from Europe to America, traveling down the eastern sea board from Massachusetts to the Carolinas. But why stop there? How does one cure such a cursed life? Two ways: throw the problem into the water and pray that it floats–or sinks. Either way, you’ll take care of your problem.
In 1973 the world of the “talking board” was forever changed…
The original “talking boards” were thought to be harmless and used as a means to communicate with those who had passed into the afterlife. However, it is in 1973 that this favorite family past time took on a more sinister toll. Today, this toy is burned in bonfires with the Harry Potter books. Is this famous game really sinister, or is it a placebo for the superstitious?
The small town of Oxford, Ohio harbors something paranormal.
Just outside Miami University in the small town of Oxford, Ohio, something strange occurs in the night. In the dark. It’s said that in the 1940s a tragedy occurred at the intersection of Oxford-Milford and Earhart Road. Did this tragedy really occur? Many residents of the town say yes, and there’s a way to prove it. Others say this is mere superstition. But there’s a trick to finding out whether or not this phenomenon exists, and it involves the lights of your car. Residents and Miami students alike quickly discover that once they see this, they believe in something they cannot completely understand.