In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies

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I am not sure which of these two sentences sound better. Would you please correct my mistakes?

1. In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies, believing a flower pot was going to fall and hit him in the head.

2. Superstitiously, Peter never walked under balconies, believing a flower pot was going to fall and hit him in the head.
 

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That doesn't sound like superstition. I would call it a phobia or an irrational fear. Try:

Peter had a phobia/an irrational fear about walking under a balcony. He believed a flower pot would fall and hit him on the head.


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Otherwise, you can say, e.g.:

Peter was superstitious about walking under balconies. He believed it would make him fall ill.
 

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The only common superstition​ that's similar is that some people won't walk under ladders.
 
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