I'll tell you a group of people in this coutry who are amoung the MOST superstitious around....they're usually over the age of 60, travel in large groups and are very active at night.
If you guessed elder gypsies of eastern Europe....then you guess WRONG!!!
Nope, I'm talking about your average casino dwelling senior right here in the good ol' USA. I grew up in New Orleans and spent a lot of time goofing around on the Mississippi Gulf at the various casinos there, and I have to say that when it comes to people who are obsessed with ritual and superstition, these blue haired black-jack addicts are at the top of my list.
I spoke with one old lady that will only gamble if she is wearing her lucky socks, unless it's a Sunday, in which she has to turn the socks inside out.
Then there was the old man I spoke to that believed he could only score big if he circled the parking lot of the casino twice before parking. Another gent believed that he could only win if he parked in an odd numbered parking place.
Well, I realize this post lacked the esoteric woo of hanging noodle drainers on your door for witches to have to count, turning your pant pockets inside out to ward off ghosts or pouring salt around your bedroom door to stall spirits until sunrise, but I hope it informed everyone of the terrors that lie beyond the age of 60....