Myth Buster 38: Three Persons On A Picture Will Lead to the Death of the Person in the Middle!

Published November 25, 2015 by jptan2012

There is a very common belief amongst Filipino and Filipino – Chinese here in the Philippines that you should not have your picture taken in 3s because this will lead to the death of the person in the middle.

Is there truth to this? What started this belief?

For the first question, base on Buddhism, Taoism and Feng Shui beliefs there is absolutely no truth to this. Simply put this belief has no basis whatsoever.

So what started this belief? Well, I’m not sure but if I were to believe what my father’s Feng Shui consultant said when I was still a young boy, this belief started for mundane reasons.

According to him, this belief simply started out of jealousy. Normally the third person in the picture is the third wheel, somebody who doesn’t really belong with the couple and who wanted to be part of the picture. Since pictures are pretty expensive in those days, and some couples simply want their picture taken, to get rid of the third person they will say that one of the people in the picture will die. Then people started taking this as the truth and somehow it evolved to being the person in the middle.

Anyway, there is no truth to this belief.

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