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Do Poles believe in supernatural stories?


Qacer 38 | 125  
11 Dec 2007 /  #1


Growing up in the Philippines, I used to hear stories similar to the video above. Although the Philippines is mainly Catholic like Poland, the latter seems to be less superstitious. In the Philippines, I remember being told to ask permission from the spirits before "watering" the plants with my urine. I peed in the woods while in Poland, and I never required any such permissions. Haha. :)

I tried asking my other half for any Polish supernatural stories before, but she didn't seem to have any. The odd thing is that she can't stand watching horror flicks, while I can easily sit back and enjoy it in the darkness.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
11 Dec 2007 /  #2
Do Poles believe in supernatural stories?

some do, some don't.
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
11 Dec 2007 /  #3
Growing up in the Philippines, I used

- You've got great 'supernatural' stories and places. I heard lots of these stores from my Philippino friend, whose grandmother was 'the wise woman' in one of the mountain villages. Awsome stuff.

Polish people are quite spiritual and many of us are open to the 'supernatural.'
Lusia  
11 Dec 2007 /  #4
I dont belive at all
Polson 5 | 1,771  
11 Dec 2007 /  #5
If we find out someday, that Bush is a smart guy, who loves nature, want to stop the USA to pollute the world...does it sound like a supernatural story ?...

:)
Shawn_H  
11 Dec 2007 /  #6
does it sound like a supernatural story ?...

Sounds like it belongs in the joke thread.
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
11 Dec 2007 /  #7
I dont belive at all

I don't belive you!
Polson 5 | 1,771  
11 Dec 2007 /  #8
Sounds like it belongs in the joke thread.

Why ? Can't some supernatural stories be funny ?...

:)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
11 Dec 2007 /  #9
We were taught about supernatural stories at school whe Poand was still communist. My favorite was "Kak Lenin perehitril zhandarmov" (how Lenin tricked gendarmes).

There were more and most were unbelievably supernatural.
polishgirltx  
11 Dec 2007 /  #10
Do Poles believe in supernatural stories?

yes, every time i am on the PF, i read supernatural stories and i do believe in some of them, but most of them are hard to believe in.... :P
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Dec 2007 /  #11
I heard lots of these stores from my Philippino friend, whose grandmother was 'the wise woman' in one of the mountain villages. Awsome stuff.

My best friend's mother came from the Phillipines and she always tells us not to go to haunted cemeteries, because we're disturbing the dead.

We do anyway....
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
12 Dec 2007 /  #12
We were taught about supernatural stories at school whe Poand was still communist. My favorite was "Kak Lenin perehitril zhandarmov" [it's a Russian book title - P.] (how Lenin tricked gendarmes).

:)))))))))))))))))

I remember this abhorrent stupid Russki propaganda too - books for kids such as 'Timur i jevo kommanda' (Timur and his team). Totally supernatural. :))))))))))))
OP Qacer 38 | 125  
12 Dec 2007 /  #13
You've got great 'supernatural' stories and places. I heard lots of these stores from my Philippino friend, whose grandmother was 'the wise woman' in one of the mountain villages. Awsome stuff.

Normally, the closer you are to the rural areas (e.g. isolated mountain regions) the better the stories. For some reason, city folks are too busy to experience the supernatural. However, common among the city folks, there have been stories about a manifestation of the baby Jesus showing up to help people especially during January.

We were taught about supernatural stories at school whe Poand was still communist. My favorite was "Kak Lenin perehitril zhandarmov" (how Lenin tricked gendarmes).

Whats gendarmes?

In my search for some Polish movie titles that has some supernatural theme, I only found imdb.com/title/tt0089823/. The main character's name is Dupah. Then, again I don't think I'm searching for the right terms.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
12 Dec 2007 /  #14
Whats gendarmes?

cops, like gendarmerie in France

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