Do You Believe In Any Of These 9 Hotel Superstitions?

What's the first thing you do when you enter a hotel room? Some people do these things...

1. Knock 3 times before entering

Knock 3 Times Before Entering

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This is said to be a polite way of warning the spirits of your presence

You may not want to barge into your ghostly friend’s congregation right away. Knock 3 times first or pray “Excuse me, I am only passing for ____ nights.” It is being respectful & informing possible “ghosts” in there that you are coming.

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2. Make sure your shoes are not pointing in the same direction

Before you sleep, make sure your shoes and slippers are not all pointing at the same direction.

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Before you sleep, make sure your shoes and slippers are not all pointing at the same direction.

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Ghosts use the direction to track you during slumber

Apparently ghosts use the direction of where the shoes are pointing as a way to track you down on bed. So have the shoes facing opposite ways, it will confuse the ghosts about where you are.

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3. Do not touch the Bible if it's been left open upon check-in, request for another room

The Bible is usually not on the desk for your enjoyment, rather they are stored at a place not seen right away. Leave the Bible where it is, and don’t open and read it out loud unless you are playing exorcism.

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The Bible is believed to be like a good luck charm to some; if the Bible is open upon check-in, it means you might have a "roommate" sharing the room with you

Leave the Bible where it is, and don’t open and read it out loud unless you are playing exorcism. We like to say Hotels have the Bibles as a tradition, or rather a good luck charm sometimes.

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Gideons International is an evangelical Christian organization founded 1899 in Janesville, Wisconsin. The Gideons' primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in over 195 countries and in over 90 languages, with the organization being particularly well known for the copies to be found in hotel and motel rooms. The organization takes its name from the biblical figure Gideon depicted in Judges 6.

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4. Flush the toilet before first usage

The idea is to move the air and energy in the room. As you flush your toilet before your first usage, you are flushing out any possible negative energies in the bathroom.

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The idea is to move the air and energy in the room, flushing flushes out any possible negative energy in the bathroom

It is best to flush the toilet one time before use, this would flush away all the unpurified things that was left behind.

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5. Don't sleep facing mirrors

Don't face the mirrors when you sleep, as the mirror attracts the negative.

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Mirrors are said to attract the negative; all your good luck will flow outside or be reflected away

Do not sleep with your feet facing the doorway or mirror, as all your good luck will flow outside or be reflected away.

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6. Upon entering your room, open all the curtains, windows and turn on the lights in the room

Before you open your luggage and jump on that soft, king size bed with joy, open all the curtains, windows, turn on the lights in the room. You want to get some light into the room, have some fresh air flowing in, and let the positive energy to come into the room.

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The idea is to get light into the room and have fresh air flowing in, allowing for positive energy

Open all the curtains, windows and turn on the lights in the room. You want to get some light into the room, have some fresh air flowing in, and let the positive energy to come into the room.

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7. Always book your room in advance, never insist on the last available room

If you book a room at the last minute – and the hotel is fully occupied – chances of being given a haunted one might be much higher.

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Some rooms in hotels are always vacant, these could be where previous guests have reported sightings and experienced paranormal activity

Some rooms are always vacant: If you book a room at the last minute – and the hotel is fully occupied – chances of being given a haunted one might be much higher. So book early!

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8. If you're travelling alone, put your belongings on both beds

If you're travelling alone, put your belongings on both beds

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Place your belongings on the vacant bed to make sure it doesn't look inviting to invisible "guests"

If you’re travelling alone, but have been given a room with two beds, put your suitcase, toiletries or books on the bed you’re not sleeping on. But don’t put hats – some say evil spirits dwell inside them.

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9. Don't pick up strange objects

If you see any unusual item on the ground – be it an item of clothing, a clay figurine or a ring – don’t pick it up. Magicians and sorcerers have been known to curse items by putting an evil spirit in them, then leaving them out on the streets so the spirits follow the unsuspecting “victim” who brings them home.

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Magicians and sorcerers have been known to curse items by putting an evil spirit in them

If you see any unusual item on the ground, don’t pick it up; cursed items are left out on the streets so the spirits follow the unsuspecting “victim” who brings them home.

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How did these superstitions come about?

Superstitions began centuries ago when our ancestors tried to explain mysterious circumstances or events as best as they could with the knowledge they had.

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For instance, before the development of science explained such strange things as why mirrors show our reflections or why shadows appear when it's sunny, ancient people reasoned that a shadow or reflection was part of their soul.

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A superstition is a belief or practice that people cling to even after new knowledge or facts prove that these silly beliefs are untrue.

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