I wonder where those figures come from?
Possibly some ignorant country peasants might be superstitious but I can't imagine the average Italian being that ignorant.
I remember once someone telling me that Greeks would be terrified of me as my eyes are quite blue and they believe that people with blue eyes can put a curse on you
- at the time we agreed it was probably a few peasants that believed that kind of thing.
I'm just hoping it is a myth