Superstition , Kult Magazine #19, August 2016

Brief: If three people are photographed together, the middle one die first.

There’s a whole list of superstitions involving cameras, from primitive African tribes believing that the little devices could steal their souls to more modern wacko beliefs. One that is particularly prevalent in Japan and some other Asian countries is that it’s unlucky to take a picture of three people standing next to each other, because the middle person in the photo will die before the other two. Needless to say, this is total hokum, but it still freaks people out.

Sun Lee Siew Loo