Night Ops Superstitions

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Night Ops Superstitions

Post by Necrogue » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:28 am

Recently I was rereading Harry Houdini’s book ‘The Right Way To Do Wrong’ and the chapter on the various superstitions observed by the criminal element prompted me to wonder...... Does anyone here in the Night Ops community have any superstitious beliefs that influence your opping decisions?
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Re: Night Ops Superstitions

Post by Sicarius » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:01 am

I never go out on new moons or full moons, as they make people act strange. This is not a superstition though. The gravitational pull of either affects the water in your body, hence why people can feel and act weird. I do not know why this suddenly occurs on a new or full moon rather than progressively as the moon changes cycles.

I never really have been in a scary or bad situation, but if my mind/gut is telling me something is wrong, I am getting the fuck out! I can distinguish between my typical paranoia and that weird sense you get when "somethings fucky"
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Re: Night Ops Superstitions

Post by V-S » Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:55 am

I use to be superstitious long ago. I was into witchcraft and the occult at the time. I'd actually do rituals for the success of an op. It's hard to prove if it actually had any real effect. However, the meditation I did to clear my mind before the op certainly was beneficial. I'm no longer into the occult as much as I use to be, I am much more skepical now. Though I do tend to believe there is a 'sixth sense'.
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Re: Night Ops Superstitions

Post by Xanatos » Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:17 pm

There is the phenomenon of 'veteran's paranoia' that plagues some of us from time to time: the crippling feeling that you're going to get caught and arrested/killed. That's the closest I can think of.
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Re: Night Ops Superstitions

Post by Nvulxa » Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:13 pm

I also believe there's a sixth sense. You could talk about the specifics of what the sixth sense is, but to me it's that gut feeling that you know when somethings wrong or like when you know someone's in the area when you haven't seen or heard them. Could be real could be fake but I've had stuff like that happen on multiple ops.
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