What You Should Know About Friday The 13th


There is some truth and science behind this superstition.

We are somewhat familiar with the 1907 novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas W. Lawson.and the horror movie franchise Friday the 13th.

The original movie Friday the 13th was based on a true story.  Jason Voorhees was ridiculed and shamelessly ignored as he drowned in Crystal Lake, New Jersey on Friday The 13th.
The real Jason Voorhees (Born Friday, March 13, 1953) was a deformed mentally challenged child who from all accounts was ostracized his entire life by area residents. He died on Friday the 13th of May, 1966.

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Triskaidekaphobia is the scientific term used to describe extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.  There is a treatment center in Philadelphia dedicated to this Phobia called the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center.

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Many celebrities including the horror writer Stephen King have an irrational fear of the number 13 and Friday the 13th.

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In The United States, up to 21 million people are affected by the fear of this day. Friday the 13th.

Stay Alert. A study published in 1993 in the British Medical Journal claims that injuries due to vehicular accidents can be increased by as much as 52 percent’ on the 13th.

Friday is considered unlucky in some cultures and that superstation grew when a story surfaced back in the 1800’s.  It was said, The Royal Navy launched the ship, the HMS Friday to dispel the superstition surrounding Friday.  The ship was captained by Captain James Friday. She was never seen or heard from again. The story was pure fiction but it reinforced the superstition.

The combination of Friday and the number 13 is considered to be especially unlucky.

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The origins of Friday the 13th are somewhat clouded.

Some claim that it’s origins are based on Good Friday based on the events of the last supper and crucifixion of Jesus with 13 people present for the last supper.

Other s claim the origins arose from Friday, 13 October 1307, the date Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar.

However the first reference to Friday the 13th was captured in the 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday 13th:written by Henry Sutherland Edwards

There can be up to 3 Friday the 13ths in any given Gregorian Calendar year but let’s not get all stressed out about that.

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Think of it as just another day and this could be your lucky day. Please share or comment on this post.

 

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