Description: If you shiver without apparent cause, it is a sign that someone is walking over your future grave
Origin: 18th Century England
This explanation for a sudden shiver or goosebumps derives from a superstition that someone walking over the site your future grave will cause a sudden sensation of cold.
In Thailand, it is thought that walking over someone who is lying on the ground is the same as walking over their grave - or the same as wishing them dead.
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
and Tom Metcalfe (Website:
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