There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about Thursday, August 1, and it isn't superstition. Thursday night starts the Jewish month of Av, which is associated with mourning (destruction of the Temple). The same day is the satanic holiday of Lammat.
The 3 weeks up to Av 9 (7/20-8/10) are considered a period of danger. The Midrash (a commentary that Orthodox Jews believe in) talks about a demon called "Ketev Meriri" active during the daytime, in the shadows.
mentions "Its power is between the sun and the shade. It...has power from the 4th hour of the day until the 9th. It has power from the 17th of Tammuz until the 9th of Av. Whoever sees it falls over and dies.”
mentions "There may be ignoramuses who will mock ideas that seem foreign to them. We have nevertheless discussed the idea of the presence of 'Ketev Meriri,' for this is a matter which may lead to danger and it is proper to warn the public about it."
mentions Many bad things have happened during this time frame - not just the destruction of both Holy Temples but also massacres and precursor events to WWI and WWII. So generally we should be extra careful, avoid being alone, avoid dangerous activities.
mentions The rabbis connect Av and Hosea, Chapter 2, Verse 11. Referring to the Jewish people, God says that He will "will put an end to all her exultation: her feasts, New Moons, and Sabbaths— all her appointed feasts."
This is punishment for occult worship (serving Baal.) /7
mentions The word "Baal" can be used for bad or good. The pagans served "Baal," the essential sin of the Bible.
The Jewish people is akin to the wife, and God the husband; God wants his wife back; he is the true, loving "Baal" vs. the witches distort this. /8
mentions Here is the corn reference in Hosea 2:8
"For she did not know that it was I that gave her the corn, and the wine, and the oil, and multiplied unto her silver and gold, which they used for Baal."
mentions "The Ballad of John Barleycorn...is about the growing of the corn...as if the corn is a person....Human sacrifice took place in all lands. Human life was, and still is to most humans, the most precious gift that could be given to the gods, the power of blood is known worldwide.”