I know that Westerners and some Eastern countries where there is a strong influence of Western beliefs believe that a bat is a sign of a bad omen. In fact, this was one of my very first topics in my Myth Buster series.
Today, I would like to address a belief that since bat are a sign of good luck having a branch of wood where some bats lived will give you some good luck.
Is there truth to this? The direct and clear answer is no. This may be true is for example, a bat is a holy object or being. But they are not, they are mere symbols or sign of an impending good luck but they don’t carry any intrinsic luck themselves. So a branch of wood from a tree where some bats had lives remains to be plain and simple a branch of wood.
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