The concept of the curse or the thought of its possibility has been around for more than a millennium. Millions of beliefs and superstitions have come and gone but the evil eye (otherwise known as the lucky eye) is still stronger than ever. “We had several people visiting to see our newborn. The day was full of compliments of how cute and healthy she was as many visitors came to the house with constant adoration. That same night our baby was ill with a high fever that seemed out of control. My husband and I could not figure out why until one of our friends mentioned the evil eye and explained us the belief and how it could have possibly been the cause. We have been a strong believer since and will cherish the evil eye selection you have. We have seen first hand that you can never have enough evil eye protection and we are definitely not going to live without protecting ourselves from it” writes Jennifer Kypzcak from Mingo, Ohio. Was it the evil eye that gave this baby a high fever or a simpler explanation of one of the people in that house that day brought over an uninvited germ along with them? The discussion almost seems endless due to the inability to show concrete examples or as the skeptics would say, scientific proof. Do we really need such proof to believe in the concept or is it one of those things that we know is there regardless of the concrete proof?
This lack of irrefutable evidence has not taken a hit on the belief itself. The fact that the belief is still around despite debunking of many others shows that there is something stronger in the concept. Some might refer to it as superstition but the belief has been passed on from generation to generation and has not lost any of its momentum. A quick search will reveal thousands of stories which would be considered testimonials to any believer. Is the it for real? It is a debate that will never end nor produce a result. The evil eye belief or as some call it, the lucky eye remains to affect the daily lives of many around the world. This is why there are thousands of purchases made every day for different forms of evil eye protection from evil eye jewelry to cell phone charms. The discussion of the belief being real or just another fear created by our imagination will go on forever. Ask any believer and they will be sure to tell you that it is better to be safe than sorry.