Why Are 21 Million Americans Afraid of Friday the 13th?
Are you a paraskevidekatriaphobic?
If you're superstitious about Friday the 13th, then yes...you are. And you join approximately 21 million others who fear that particular day.
Black cats, walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors and Friday The 13th…all superstitious stuff that can eventually lead someone to OCD.
HEY…I was born on the 13th…and the number 13 has always been lucky for me. But why is it deemed unlucky to begin with?
The most popular belief is that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and there were 13 people at The Last Supper….but there are other, lesser explanations for it.
Or is it just an urban legend? It's mostly in the mind, as pounded into our memories as far back as we can remember...but in reality there's nothing supernatural about the day at all.
…and don’t walk under any black cats or have any ladders cross your path today… 😉