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Black Cat Folklore and Superstitions: Explained (National Black Cat Day, October 27th)

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Black Cat Folklore and
Superstitions: Explained.
Black cats have consistently played an important
role in folklore and superstition throughout history.
In the Middle Ages, black cats were
believed to be the evil, supernatural servant
of witches, sent by the devil himself. .
They were also thought to be
witches who transformed into
the nocturnal, stealthy creatures
for optimal witchcraft.
These beliefs led to the widespread eradication
of black cats in Europe, which ultimately led
to the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague. .
Religious groups eventually brought the
persecution of witches and black cats with
them when they immigrated to America.
The Salem witch trials of 1692 saw
the persecution of many suspected
witches and black cats, cementing the
superstition into American history. .
Because of their history, black cats are
now commonly used around Halloween
to enhance the fear factor of the holiday.

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