The practical reason why walking under a ladder is considered bad luck is that it’s just plain dangerous. The more superstitious theory is that the shape of a ladder against a wall forms a triangle, a symbol of the Holy Trinity in Christianity. Some believe that walking under a ladder would “break” the Trinity, a blasphemous act that could attract the devil.
That's not the only explanation, though. Some believe a ladder against a wall resembles a gallows (associated with death by hanging), and the ancient Egyptians believed walking under a ladder could accidentally allow you to see a god climbing up or down it.
"It's bad luck to walk under a leaning ladder."
This superstition really does originate 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. A ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, and Egyptians regarded this shape as sacred (as exhibited, for example, by their pyramids).
It is a supersticious belief that it is bad luck to do so
There is a superstition that is it bad luck to walk underneath of a ladder. Unless the ladder falls on you, nothing will happen if you walk under one. However, it is probably best to just walk around the ladder.
walking under a ladder has traditionally been bad luck in the South for decades.
If you walk under a ladder you get bad luck If you crack a mirror you have 7 years bad luck If you open an umbrella inside you have bad luck If you put your shoes on a table you have bad luck
Well the worst way is if you break a mirror 7 YEARS!!!!!!!!!! bad luck or if you walk under a ladder bad luck or if you see a black cat and it pass in front of you or if you get bad karma or if you walk in a building with a unberila in a house
Yes! If you walk under a rotten termite filled wooden ladder, watch out! It might fall on you!
All superstitions are taught having technical back ground. the ancestors found a easy method to educate ignorant people in practicing good habits. it is considered as bad luck because when you walk under a ladder you are likely to come in contact with ladder and injure the person over it.
although going under a ladder isn't bad luck, probally someone who was walking under a ladder probally got hurt or killed walking under a ladder when something fell on him from a worker on the ladder
there is no such thing as bad luck
Some people believe it brings on bad luck. Like breaking mirrors and black cats.
The general consensus I think is bad luck. If a black cat crosses your path while walking under the ladder..... run.
That's right. It is believed that if you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck. I have done it many times and some good things and some bad things took place. It is pretty much unsolved why LADDERS are believed to be bad luck and nobody really knows whether it's true. Some people believe it and some don't. It definitely depends on the person. You should try an experiment: Maybe you should go and walk under a ladder every week and see if you have bad luck. You can record it on paper and try to solve it.