A person should hold their breath when walking by a graveyard or they could breathe in the spirit of a person recently buried there.
A death will soon occur in a household if a robin flies into the home through a window.
Expect a death in the family if a broken clock suddenly chimes. It was the tradition many years ago to stop any clocks in a room where someone had died. This was done as a mark of respect to the deceased.
Opening a window in the room where a person had died was thought to help the soul on its journey.
John is a producer, TV/Radio presenter and writer living in Suffolk