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Why are People Petrified of Friday 13th?

Here's why Friday the 13th is a scary day Here's why Friday the 13th is a scary day
Nicole Thomas | 14 April, 2018, 13:20

Friday the 13th occurs at least once every year but it can occur up to three times in the same year. But several people hold certain thoughts and superstitions about the day.

Some point to bad incidents that have happened on Friday the 13th as well, according to the Mirror. In the novel, an unscrupulous broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

13 syndicate players also played on Friday 13th in 2017 as an attempt to feel better about their December spending spree. This will continue until 2021, which will have just one.

The Thirteen Club of NY throw Friday the 13th odds defying parties.

Interestingly, though the fear associated with Friday the 13th is essentially unfounded, there have been eerie coincidences throughout history when truly bad events took place on this ominous date.

"My husband was born on the 13th", one woman joked, "so he says this is a lucky day".

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There are a number of theories about the origins of Friday 13th and its association with all things unlucky. This also relates to the story of Jesus, as he was supposedly betrayed by one of his 13 disciples.

On Friday, Nov. 13, 1970, a cyclone hit Bangladesh, killing thousands of people. There is a lot of superstition surrounding the date - and it affects some more than others.

Ultimately, the winners mentioned are just a few associated with Friday 13th.

In 2018 it will occur twice - on April 13 and July 13. After that, it'll fall on September 13, 2019, December 13, 2019, March 13, 2020 and November 13, 2020. He played the same lottery numbers in hopes to win the Mega Millions for years to no avail, until Friday 13th came along in October 2017.

The fear of the number 13 is so common that many buildings around the world skip the thirteenth floor, with the numbers going straight from twelve to fourteen.

If it has a room 13, or a floor 13, stay away! Mega Millions seems to be a commonly won jackpot on Friday 13th, so why not try your luck there?

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