We all have certain superstitions, even those of us who don’t really believe in the supernatural. For some of us, superstitions aren’t really about mystical phenomena or anything spiritual, but about adhering to certain standards. This being said, there are plenty out there who live out their lives in fear of upsetting the invisible yet almighty balance of the universe, be it karma or whatever they call it. If you’ll bear with us for a few moments, we’ll try to find out what are the ten strangest superstitions people have so we can better understand where they’re coming from.
10Odd silence during a conversation means that an Angel is passing over
Some say that if you are having a conversation and then there is that awkward silence, an angel is passing by. This explanation is believed to be derived from Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Portrait of the artist’. There is a line in it that goes like this: ‘A host of angels must be passing by…what a silence there is!’. Nobody really knows however if Dylan Thomas came up with the idea or if he just appropriated it based on an already existing myth.