Australian Folklore and Myth

This is a collection of beliefs, superstitions, and history from the land Down Under. The ghost of an person who died without being buried will become a demon. It was once thought in the Gold Coast region that the devil was always nearby to bring misfortune.

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The Kennedy Curse

The media-deemed “America’s Royal Family” has long been known for wealth, privilege, and political power. Among the like-minded, it’s also known for power abuses, corruption, substance abuse, and mental illness. Is the Kennedy family really cursed?

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Unlucky Hannah of the Narragansett Pier

The Robinson family was a notable Rhode Island family in the 1800s. Rowland Robinson was the hardheaded patriarch and his daughter, Hannah, was just as strong-willed as he was. Unfortunately, Hannah was also involved in events that would leave her forever-branded “Unlucky Hannah.

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The Banshee “Pearlin’ Jean”

There is a line of Stuarts, from Allenbank, Scotland, that suffered with a banshee called “Pearlin’ Jean.” This tale used to be one of the most popular in England. In life, Jean was a French mistress for a Stuart Lord.

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