Oh no it’s Friday the 13th…
It’s Friday the 13th. Don’t run in a lightening storm, don’t swim in the dark, stay away from the beach, the highway, your mother in law and giant dudes with hockey masks.
Everyone knows about Friday the 13th but what’s the story behind the superstition? There was of course that really awesome 80’s flick, Friday the 13th, which was made popular in the mid 80’s. This came just before John J. Robinson wrote, Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, in 1990 placing a connection between the Knights Templar and Friday the 13th, but what’s the real deal? What is it that drives everyone to be creeped out and pay extra close attention to near death situations on this superstitious day?
Drum roll please……..
Nada, zip, ziltch, ungatz, no cigar.
That’s right kids. Friday the 13th is just a made up superstition that really has no documented history before the 20th century. Buzz kill I know.
Historically the number 13 is considered an unlucky number and Friday an unlucky day as it was the day Jesus was crucified, but that’s pretty much where that train stops. The term, “Friday the 13th”, came into pop culture in 1907 by Boston stockbroker Thomas Lawson who published a book called Friday the Thirteenth, but that’s about the stock market…. a snooze fest compared to the horror film franchise, Friday the 13th, that made the name “Jason” nearly as superstitious as the day.
So, there you have it, Friday the 13th is just a farce, but I’m the kind of girl that believes in superstitions just for fun so rock on with your freaky Friday but remember no bueno to giant dudes in hockey masks.