At this time of year, it's hard not to believe in a little spookiness, especially for us Louisiana residents. We are a state that is known for being a little creepy and bizarre, and frankly, we kind of like it that way!

Only in Louisiana is reminding me of some strange superstitions that might only be known around Louisiana. Do you believe them?


  • If a snake bites you, chase it to water, and then put your wound into the water
  • Don't eat both ends of a loaf of bread, otherwise, money will never come your way
  • If your left hand itches, you'll get some money. If your right hand itches a friend is coming to see you
  • Read the bible backwards to keep the bad spirits away
  • A hen crowing means a death in the family
  • If you let someone pass a mop over your foot, you'll never get married
  • A dish towel dropped on the floor could signal that you're about to get visitors
  • Cut your fingernails on Monday so you can get a present sometime during the week
  • White butterflies mean good luck is heading your way
  • If an alligator crawls under your house, a death could occur
  • For protection against evil, drill a hole in a dime, and wear it around your neck. You can also spit three times for extra protection
  • If you need another way to protect yourself from the devil, hang a mirror outside your door. Hopefully, the devil will be so enamored of his own reflection that he leaves you alone