Friday the 13th

One of the many myths that are connected to our calendar.


Amanda Martin

The spooky things about Friday the 13th and the 823 year myth.

By Hannah Escochea, Staff Writer

Friday the thirteenth.

Around the world many believe that Friday the 13th is a day surrounded by fear and unluckiness. The myth of Friday the 13th has been around for centuries. ‘Frigga triskaidekaphobia’ is the fear of this specific day.

This day follows if the previous month has a Tuesday the 13th. Although most believe Friday the 13th is bad, in some countries, Tuesday the 13th is a horrible day, a day where everything goes wrong. One interesting fact about Friday the 13th is that fewer mishaps happen on this day because people are more paranoid and cautious.

Many other interesting facts include that Tupac Shakur was killed on Friday on the 13th. Also, a man named Butch Cassidy was born on this day, he’s a well-known bank robber in the 1800’s. Franklin D. Roosevelt feared Friday the 13th, as well as Herbert Hoover.

a man named Butch Cassidy was born on this day”

Not only do people believe that Friday the 13th is unlucky they also believe the number is unlucky itself. Many religious groups stand by this because there were 13 people at the last supper. A lot of conspiracy theorists believe that ‘Rebecca Black’ will cause the apocalypse on Friday the 13th . There’s also a horror movie based on the superstition. Whether or not you believe in the superstition, many people around the world still fear this day. They use evidence such as Alfred Hitchcock being born on this day, or the fact that an asteroid will pass on this day in 2029. It’s kind of hard to ignore the signs. Are you afraid of Friday the 13th?