The Biggest Freaky Friday 13th Superstitions Revealed!This date is feared as an unlucky day all over the world, but do you really have something to be scared of? Or is it just a load of superstitious nonsense? In honor of this freaky day, here are 10 creepy stories and weird superstitions about the infamous date that might make you watch your step... Read the scariest stories about Friday the 13th to prepare yourself for this chillingly scary day!
Today is Friday the 13th, which means that bad luck is surely in store! Whenever this event rolls around there is always a thick coating of apprehension and fright in the air and for good reason. This scary day is globally considered to be one of the unluckiest days of the year.
Friday 13th creepy tales...watch out!
The superstitions surrounding the infamous date started out with Jesus’ last supper that was attended by 13 people the night before his crucifixion. Are you superstitious? Are you brave enough to discover what's in store for your zodiac sign in your Friday the 13th horoscope?
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A real-life horror movie
On Friday, October 13th, 1972 there were mysteriously 2 plane crashes at the same time: one carrying a Ugandan rugby team and one from Paris to Moscow. The deaths from them both amounted to over 200, that’s not to mention that the rugby team, abandoned on an island, had to eat each other to stay alive… Unlucky or what?
Table for 13…
It’s considered unlucky to dine in a group of 13. It probably stems from the Last Supper, in which Judas (the betrayer) was said to have been the 13th guest to sit down at the supper, and Jesus was crucified on a Friday. So maybe adjust your dinner reservations for tonight then…
On Friday 13th 2010, a 13-year-old boy was struck by lightening in England. Surely that’s not just a coincidence!
The world’s unluckiest man
One man, Daz Baxter, was so fed up with bad things happening to him on Friday 13th that on the date in 1976, he decided it was safest to just stay in bed all day. But he wasn’t even safe there. He died that day when the floor of his apartment block collapsed onto him…
Wall Street disaster
One Friday 13th in 1989, there was what many have called a ‘mini’ Wall Street Crash when it plummeted by nearly 7%. It’s often seen as the start of the 90s recession. The date is feared by bankers everywhere.
There are always strange natural disasters that occur on Friday 13th. Bush fires in Australia in 1939, snow storms in New York in 2006, the list goes on…
New York’s worst murder happened
On Friday, March 13th, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered in broad daylight, with reportedly 38 witnesses who failed to call the police. Crazy, right? It was this tragedy that gave way to the ‘bystander effect’ theory.
Superstition has it that if you see a funeral procession on Friday 13th, your death will be next…
Tupac died...or did he?
Rapper Tupac Shakur died on Friday 13th September 1996 after being shot in a drive-by attack. That said, there are conspiracy theories out there that claim that Tupac isn’t dead at all…
A cruise ship, Costa Concordia, was happily sailing along the Italian coast when it capsized on Friday, January 13th, 2012. So maybe think twice before you get on a boat this Friday…
Watch out in 2029!
NASA have suggested that an asteroid is set to pass by Earth on Friday, April 13th, 2029. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!