Do you belive in the myth of Ground Hog Day?

United States
February 2, 2010 6:39am CST
I don't mean the movie either. But every Feb 2nd we wait to see if Puxsutawney phil see's his shadow. Do you think the predictions are accurate? or a myth to keep things interesting in winter? http://www.punxsutawneyphil.com/ Either way I hope that spring comes soon there's alot of cabin feaver in our household.
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• United States
2 Feb 10
I don't think many people actually put much faith in this furry little forseer but if they do that is pretty sad. It seems to me he sees his shadow every year
• United States
2 Feb 10
I think it is a cute idea but no I do not follow the myth. I have kids so i still follow the myth for them but where I live we always have six more weeks of winter even when he doesn't see his shadow. We just get used to having cold wintery weather until April year after year whether Phil sees his shadow or not....
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Is there really any myth to believe when it comes to Groundhog Day, the way that I see it no matter if Phil sees his shadow or if he doesn't see his shadow, the ultimate outcome of the event is that there is six weeks until the change of the seasons. I see it as being a matter of pessimism versus optimism. The saying of six weeks until spring is a thought of optimism while the saying of six more weeks of winter is a thought of pessimism.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
2 Feb 10
Where we live we're looking at six more weeks no matter what the little guy does so I don't put a lot of stock into it. I think it's a cute tradition though and I know that the movie will be on some channel or other tonight and that makes me smile!
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I looked up the stats earlier today actually. He has seen his shadow 99 times and not seen it 15 times. I think he's got a bad record :) No I don't believe in the myth. It's ALWAYS a long winter here in MI and it's kind of like predicting something obvious. Next they will have an animal predict that it will be dark at midnight. Sheesh. But I do love the movie Groundhog Day :) otherwise I hardly pay attention to the day until someone mentions it to me.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 10
I have never heard of groundhog day. I will have to go to the site
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
2 Feb 10
No, it's just a publicity stunt. Whether or not Phil sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter, give or take a week or two. It's entertaining and fun but I don't believe it. I think we've always had 6 more weeks of winter weather after he comes out, whether he sees his shadow or not. A groundhog predicted an early spring yesterday, I think it was in Illinois.