Black cats have been surrounded by supersticious beliefs throughout Western history. They were often associated with witches and evil omens. Most of Western and Southern Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck even today, especially if one crosses your path, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. Since I am from Europe, I can reassure you of that supersticion, as I've always been told to never walk where the black cat has crossed, by my mother and grandmother. The black cat in folklore was known to have the ability to change into human shape and act as a spy for witches or demons, and in the Middle Ages this suspicion led people to kill them. Until today the black cat remains a symbol of mystery and darkness. The obvious examples are their frequent appearance in Halloween decorations and Scarry movies. So with that in mind, check out these creepy black cat images.