Howdy everyone! This is my very first post of the Paranormal Explained blog. The reason for this blog’s existence is for me to answer any questions you might have pertaining to the paranormal. Now it may already be obvious my grammar is horrible, but I’ll do my best to at least be legible.
To go right off and start this post is about why ghosts can’t cross moving water, or rather the superstition for it. Now like any superstition this ones beginning is lost to time (or at least to me at this moment ). Then again we’re not here for how it started are we? The main consensus for this superstition is that if a spirit, ghost, spook, spectre, whatever the heck you want to call them try to traverse over running water ( ie:stream, creek, river, blah blah ) their souls would then become trapped within the water. There are one or two stories that actually use this for a plot point and then once the river, creek, what have you is dammed up the spirit(s) are there in set free since the running water isn’t really running anymore.
I know that was rather short but that’s just the bare bone as to what the superstition is.