Oddly enough, among the different Amish churches, the more conservative the church, the more they believe in superstitions.
My parents didn't buy into any of them, and tried to teach us to disregard them as well, but having all my friends in school believing very strongly in some of them I wasn't totally unaffected. I completely bought into the superstition that if you looked into a mirror while the clock was striking at midnight you would see what you will look like in your coffin. After peeking and seeing my reflection I was sure it meant I would die any day. I wrote a will and everything. My Mom tried talking some sense into me, and I was extremely relieved that the mirror held no power over me, no matter what time of day it was or how many clocks were striking.
Another superstition I hoped was true, was that if a girl stepped on her skirt while walking up stairs it meant she wouldn't get married that year. I was determined to never get married and for several years made it a point to step on my skirt on January 1st.
A lot believe when the chimney of an oil lamp suddenly breaks, it means someone died.
Some communities believe you can tell whether the deceased are in heaven or not by listening to the first shovel full of dirt that gets placed into the grave. If it's quiet everything is okay. If it makes a noise it's the worst.
Others believe if a dish gets broken on the day of a funeral, it means the deceased did not make it to heaven.
If it rained the day before a wedding it meant the groom would have a hard time making ends meet, rain on the day of the wedding meant that they would have all sorts of problems, the day after the wedding meant the bride was going to be a lousy housekeeper.
The first couple a newly ordained bishop marries will have a curse rather than a blessing on their married life.
January the 6th used to be one of the most fearful nights of the year, when evil roamed the land and all sorts of scary things would occur if you ventured out of the house, especially at midnight. I didn't believe it, but at the same time, I wasn't about to check it out to prove it wrong.