It’s Friday the 13th, Are You Superstitious?
It's Friday the 13th, a day that people either laugh about or are slightly cautious and afraid of. Do you believe something bad could happen to you today?
There are so many opinions on this day and what it could possibly bring. Some basic reading on one of my favorite Facebook pages, Wicca Teachings, has a large amount of research and facts to see if you're interested.
I happen to be a person who leans towards believing in all things superstitious. So will I risk it and walk underneath a ladder? Heck no. Will I blow a hundred dollars on scratch tickets today? Absolutely not (just in case).
The Wicca Teachings Facebook page did some digging on this Friday the 13th and here's some of what they found: "More than 60 million people worldwide claim to be affected by a fear of Friday 13th. Some of them won’t go to work, drive cars or get out of bed on this day. Many hospitals have no room 13, while airports don't have a Gate 13 and a lot of hotels don't have a floor 13. The official word for the fear of Friday 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia."
Oh and get this, "The number 13 appears many times on the U.S. $1 bill there are 13 stars, 13 stripes, 13 steps, 13 arrows and even has an olive branch with 13 leaves on it. Also there were 13 colonies in British North America. There are 13 stars and stripes on the original American flag."
Right? Is that coincidence or is there something here?