10 Old Wives' Tales That Will Freak You Out

When you were young, did your mother run around the house draping sheets over mirrors when a thunderstorm was on the way, or yell at you for opening your umbrella inside? These are just two examples of old wives' tales or superstitions that millions of people grew up hearing about and even if you don't actually believe in them, it's hard to shake them off completely. Superstitions often arise around the things that scare people most, so it's no wonder some of them are as freaky as the following.