Death has always been the greatest mystery. We travel through life toward its inevitable end with no almost no certainty of what waits on the other side of the door. For some, it is fascinating, and for others, terrifying. Scientists and shamans, psychologists and paranormal investigators regularly delve into what lies beyond the Veil and how we get there. Others have sought meaning in the signs and warnings that may come as Death approaches. These death omens are found in the folklore and superstitions of cultures all over the world and they come in every shape and size.
With Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to these various signs of impending doom and even incorporate some into our annual decoration. Take a look at the list below. I in no way intend to foster paranoia, but as a wise man said forewarned is forearmed.
Many omens of death come from the natural world, and from some of the most innocent of creatures.
Blamed for everything from bad luck to stealing the breath of children, black cats are central to many superstitions so it’s no wonder they have been associated with death.
We watch them as they fly gracefully through the skies, but be warned…birds can signal death around the corner.
Man’s best friend has always had ties to the other side. It’s hard to erase the image of Cerberus guarding the Gates of the Underworld from the collective unconscious. But pay attention to your dog’s behavior. They might be warning you of the end.
The busiest creatures in the insect world ensure life to the entire planet, but if you see them swarming a rotting tree in your yard, someone in your household is doomed to die.
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