When you see a black Cat - is that a sign of bad luck?

Philippines
February 26, 2007 9:06pm CST
Sometimes when you see a back cat, a friend will say there will be bad luck. No one wants to adopt a black cat. What is the mystery behind a black cat?
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I have had cats nearly all my life, and have quite often have had black cats..in fact I have one now and I don't consider him unlucky...This superstition goes way back, and a lot depends on the culture too that you are talking about..in most celtic cultures, black cats were actually considered lucky, unfortunately the early Christian church for some reason labeled black cats as either being witches in disguise or witches familiars..none of it of course being true...A black cat is no more evil or bad luck than say a pure white cat...and the ancient Egyptians who worshiped cats thought the most sacred of all cats was the black cat...if you're interested here's a bit of info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki_Black_cat
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Sorry about that--I'm terrible getting links right hope this one works http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cat
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
24 May 07
Many people think so and many do not. I am one of those who doesn't believe that black cats are bad luck. It has to be some kind of myth that originated like years ago. I used to believe that black cats were bad luck. There has been no bad luck according to me, but I don't want to jinx it.
@JcHitomi (101)
• Nepal
24 May 07
One of the strongest superstitions, still feared by many people, say that black cats crossing ones path represent bad luck. My old folks relatives told me that originally in Britain and Europe, a black cat crossing ones path was considered good luck but they were also tought by the church that they were associated with witchcraft and evil. I guess their reputation were know by this. But I still dont know if this era or generation that belief will still work out... hahhaha
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Black cat - A black cat on the path.
I don't believe that a black cat is a sign of bad luck. If there happened that something bad occurred when a black cat crossed while walking, that's just a coincidence and there's no relation with the cat being black. I have cats now but none is black. When I was young, we had a black cat and everything happened normally.
@SatoNa (247)
• Indonesia
5 Apr 07
I think it's only because of years ago in the night people didn't have a light in the road. so, when a black cat come, with its light yellow eyes, itt will scare people.. and also, when we drive in the dark, we can't see a black cat across in front of the car, and the cat often hit by the car. so people think that black cat will bring a bad luck..
@lafavorito (2964)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
black cat - black cats were symbolically associated with witchcraft and evil
Black cats are not a sign of bad luck indeed they actually bring good luck as the color Black attracts all energies & is the mixture of all colors. Cats are believed, by some Wiccans, to have the ability to sense the presence of spirits before humans notice them. Eventually the church perceive wiccans & pagans so the "Black Cat is bad luck" phrase became famous.
@hannah88 (258)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I don't believe in this because many times I could see a black cat but nothing bad luck happens to me.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
In some countries they signify good luck.
@Drazzilb (308)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
if this is true then I would be getting bad luck daily. This is because one of my cats is black and he looks very evil.
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I have a BIG black cat with yellow eyes. Yup, just like the classic "Hallowe'en cat" and he is the sweetest, cuddly cat ever. I don't think he's bad luck at all.
@ulderich (18)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I have a beautiful black cat. I knew her the day she was born and was able to adopt her a few months later. She's five and a half now and rules the house! I've heard that black cats are both good luck and bad luck. I make sure I know where Anna (my cat) is at all times anyway but especially around Halloween. I spoke to a woman who works in an animal rescue facility, and she said they don't adopt black or white cats in the month around Halloween. She said more people do bad things to white cats than black ones. And, I have seen an icon that says "If a black cat crosses your path it means the cat has somewhere to go." :) I wouldn't trade Anna for the world. She is the sweetest thing. I do try to find black cat "things" but it is hard to find stuff that isn't Halloween related.
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
27 Feb 07
cat face - cat face clipart
I don't think of the black cat as unlucky, I believe the cat has a spiritual connection, so I don't think they could be unlucky...
@flexjr (99)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
Some people think so, but i believe this is just an old wives tale.