Why is Friday the 13th so spooky?



Why Friday the 13th is a superstitious day

If you’re superstitious or a triskaidekaphobe, Friday the 13th has a narrow place in your heart. Watch the video and discover where some of the folklore surrounding Friday the 13th originated.

If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, the 13th of every month is definitely not your day.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. So, if you’re a triskaidekaphobe, and superstitious, Friday the 13th can be scary.

There is a lot of folklore by depicting a triskaidekaphobe’s fear, and early examples date all the way back to the Bible.

Judas, the apostle known for betraying Jesus, is believed to be the 13th guest at the Last Supper. In addition, many people believe that the Crucifixion of Jesus was on a Friday. Cain was also thought to have killed Abel on Friday the 13th.


In the modern era, the horror film series “Friday the 13th” chronicles of the activities of the serial killer Jason Voorhees, his mother, and their victims, and that there are many among the 12 films.

There are a number of other spooky facts about the number 13.

It is the number of witches needed a coven. There is also the infamous Apollo 13 mission to the moon.

Numerologists say 12 is a “complete” number, which means that 13 did not. There are 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 months in a year and 12 tribes of Israel. The number 13 is not complete, things like the number 12.

Now, at least if you suffer from agoraphobia – the fear of certain places and situations – you know why days like today can be so frightening.

Emily DeCiccio is a video producer and writer for Fox Digital Originals. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyDeCiccio

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