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If you don't hold your breath as you pass a cemetery you will die or become possessed.

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i believ if you dont hold ur breath when your goin past a cemetary you will breathe in a spirit! and that tha spirit will either kill you early or control you

Mariah
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ever since i was 6, i used to hold my breathe over a graveyard because they couldn't breathe so i had to breathe FOR them. i'm 14 and i still do it=D

Elizabeth
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I used to believe that if I didn't hold my breath when we went past a cemetary, the souls of all the dead people would all try to get inside of me and kick my soul out.

Anon
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I used to believe that if we drove past a funeral home or cemetery, and I breathed while we were driving past it, I would die right away.

I'd hold my breath every time, which really sucked at a red light or if it was a big cemetery. I remember my mom telling me to stop holding my breath.

Once in a while I catch myself doing this now! Only when I am in the back seat of a car, though.

resonanteye
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One time when I was little, we were passing a cemetary and my brother told me that the dead people would breathe on me if I breathed on them. Dead people can't breathe because they are dead. Sometimes when I pass buy the cemetary I still hold my breath.

Becca
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I think it was my neighbor who told me that you had to hold your breath when passing a cemetary or something bad would happen (die, bad luck, possessed, etc). The bad part was that there was a small graveyard between my house & my bus stop that I had to pass every day, twice a day. I faithfully held my breath every time. Until we went to visit one of my mom's friends...who lived across from a very large graveyard. Obviously I had to breathe; and nothing bad happened. So I decided not to believe it anymore.

Sewicked
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When we would go on school trips in elementary school, a rumour went around that if you didn't hold you're breath when going past a cemetary, the souls of the dead people could enter your body with your breath. Also, when going over bridges, it was best to keep your feet off the floor in case the water rose and the bridge bacame flooded. That way your feet didn't get wet. Plus, we were convinced if you didn't duck your head when going under bridges and such, that the bridge would be too low and cut your head off.

We were morbid kids, but I still hold me breath when going past a graveyard.

jessimacar
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top belief!

I used to belive that ghosts could steal your breath, or lifeforce and so whenever i was going passed a cemetary i used to hold my breath so they couldn't get in. I once almost passed out doing it

Anon
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When I was younger my brother convinced me that if I didn't hold my breath when we drove past a cemetery then I would breathe in the spirits from the cemetery and they would kill me. And it scared me to death when I couldn't hold my breath all the way. I thought I was going to die.

Zsa Zsa
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When I was young my friend's older sister told me that if you didn't hold your breath while passing a graveyard, spirits could go up your nose. My aunt also said that if you show your teeth while passing one, someone iny our family would die. Nice huh

Lauren
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When I was little i beleived that if u didnt hold ur breath when going by a cementary, u would suck in the soul of demon and die of evil posestion!

I still beleive that, 13 years later!!!!!

Clueless
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I used to believe that you had to hold your breath while going past a cemetary because breathing is disrespectful to the dead.
I'm not sure what I thought would happen if I DID breathe... they'd probably come out & hunt me down or something

I still catch myself holding my breath occasionally when I drive by a cemetary & I'm almost 25

TK
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When I was younger I thought that if you didnt hold your breath when you were driving past or walking past a grave yard then the ghosts of the grave yard would come and haunt you.

I did that EVERY time I went past a grave yard...

Holding My Breath (Crystal)
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Whenever you pass a cementery you must hold your breath or you will become possesed by somebody's soul

Anon
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I was always told that you had to hold your breathe while passing a graveyard or you would be the next to be put there.

Gail H
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I was told that whenever you go past a cemetry you have to hold your breath otherwise you'll breathe in the spirit of a dead person and you'll die.
To this day i still unconciously hold my breath!

Triona
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I used to believe that when you drove by a grave yard you had to hold your breath, cross your fingers, and close your eyes so the dead people couldn't take you with them. This was a constant ritual between my best friend and I.

Vickie
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When I was a kid, my mother told me to hold my breath whenever we passed a graveyard. This was every day as there was a graveyard between home and school. The reasoning I was told at the time was that if you held your breath the whole time as you passed, you could make a wish and the dead would grant it. Later, I'd asked her about it (realizing after all that time that it was kind of weird) and she said it was so the dead wouldn't like... get you, or something.

Sidian
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I used to hold my breathe whenever I passed a graveyard because I thought if I didn't the evil spirits would come in my body while i inhaled and steal my soul, killing me,. I did this until the age of 12 when a friend asked why.

Taylor
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This was actually a very common belief at my school-we thought that if you were passing a cemetary you had to hold your breath, otherwise an evil spirit would invade your body and you would die. You didn't have to hold your breath if you were touching metal, this was obviously because doing this gave the ghosts good luck, and they'd leave you alone. I strongly believed this, and so did all my friends. There was one cemetary that was very large, and there was a stop sign on the road going past it. I cannot say how many kids turned blue passing this cemetary.

some stupid kids from toronto
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