one of my favourite superstitions is this one they have in china where ghosts allegedly can’t turn corners, so in shanghai they built a bridge made entirely of 90° turns to ward off the evil spirits
i shit you not
they also believe…
FUCK BANSHEE BOARDWALK SO MUCH and yes you’re absolutely right about the counting thing
Have you ever wondered why you always have to turn a corner to get into Chinese restaurants?
This is actually why!
Here in the American Southeast, you can still buy “haint blue” paint that wards off restless ghosts. You paint your door and windowframes, and the roof of the porch.
Somebody needs to collect all these ghost-warding traditions from around the world and build a house that uses ALL of them…