Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. Freaky, weird, scary or not?
When I was in junior high, I remember a big hoopla around the date, Friday the 13th.
Friday the 13th wasn’t just a date, it was its own character with a title, a villain of sorts that everyone tried to avoid, which pretty much is an impossible task if you are a breathing human.
I remember if someone had something special planned and then realized it was falling on, “Friday the 13th,” is was an OH NO moment.
If Friday the 13th is a villain, his twin brother is Murphy. And they are both in the business of passing out excuses.
Car ran out of gas? Got ketchup on your shirt? A Pop Quiz? Bad Hair Day?
Everything is Friday the 13th’s fault.
And the legendary fear is not just limited to the United States. It is alive in many different countries. There is even a technical term for people afraid of Friday the 13th – – friggatriskaidekaphobia – “Frigg”
Okay so really, what the frigg?
The truth is the fear of Friday the 13th has many different legendary beginnings, the one that strikes me (although I am not afraid of Friday the 13th anymore), I found on National Geographic’s website. Judas, was the 13th guest at the last supper. If you are a christian, you know that he betrayed Jesus and that Jesus was crucified on a Friday.
I can see why this would become a fear for many. But as a christian, I know that it was all God’s plan and it was actually a gift and he allowed Judas to give him over. I don’t believe LUCK had anything to do with it.
Some other more odd beliefs of the “holiday,” are that Cain slayed Abel on that day and I even read some people believe it was the day Eve gave Adam the apple.
I am trying not to laugh, but I am a little.
If you decide to stay home in bed and avoid the day all together, make sure you have a good Netflix show to binge watch. I recommend watching an X Files marathon.
But you should know: That’s exactly what New Yorker Daz Baxter did in 1976. He was so afraid, of Friday the 13th he decided to stay safe in his bed, However, Mr Baxter was killed when the floor of his apartment block collapsed that day.