Our most unlucky day has the best story to tell you! And yes it is not about Friday the 13th movie or Friday the 13th game!
So, there’s a time change this week, a full moon, coronavirus rapidly spreading, and Friday the 13th in 2020. Whoever is playing Jumanji must be stopped before Jason and Freddy Krueger show up!
It just seems like the reality is getting spookier than the horror movies, doesn’t it?
Since we’re now dealing with Friday the 13th in 2020, we gotta prepare ourselves for all the evils that are going to unleash on this particular day! So what happened on Friday the 13th? Why is Friday the 13th scary?
Long believed as an omen of extremely bad luck, Friday the 13th has given rise to a secret cult society in the 19th century inspired an early 20th-century novel, a whole goddamn horror movie franchise, and not just one but two bizarre terms, Paraskavedekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia, which typically explain the phobias of this allegedly unfortunate day.
Even if you don’t really believe in this fear and scary stories or Friday the 13th true story, there are many people who still do! Do you know, around $700 to $800 million dollars are lost every Friday the 13th just because people are scared to conduct business, travel and shop. And now, with coronavirus and the wrath of 2020 still looming over our heads, the losses might be even larger!
Still think it’s just a hoax? Well, the following 13 scariest stories or Friday the 13th instances surrounding Friday the 13th 2020 bad luck will be enough to persuade even the most stubborn non-believer!
source: artnet news
It’s a long-held belief that this Friday the 13th superstition has its roots from the Last Supper, a dinner Jesus had with 13 guests. One of those guests included Judas, who eventually betrayed Jesus, and hanged himself out of guilt.
Jesus turned out to be next! Therefore, this particular incident adds to the superstition that supper with 13 guests is extremely unlucky. So, next time you throw a party, make sure to double-check the number of guests that are invited.
The Knights Templar was an Order enforced by the Roman Catholic Church. These skilled knights were meant to protect the pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. On Friday, the 13th October, King Philip IV of France ordered the execution and arrest of hundreds of those knights on a false accusation, out of his personal interests. He burned hundreds of soldiers unjustly. It was said that the head of those Templar cursed the Pope and the King and they both died mysteriously within a year.
Yes! Many people believe that it was Friday the 13th when Satan lured Adam and Eve into eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, which eventually led them to be banished from paradise.
To dismiss the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th, the British Navy dispatched a ship called H.M.S. Friday in the 19th century. James Friday was the name of the captain of that ship, which also sailed on Friday only to disappear into the thin air.
It’s a popular belief that the Great flood, which was repeatedly mentioned in many Mesopotamian stories, Greek mythology and tales of the Mayans and Native Americans, began on Friday!
The unfortunate Apollo 13 was launched on 11 April 1970; the sum of all these numbers is 13 (4+1+1+7+0+13). And it was also set to land at noon at 13:13 Houston time.
At first, NASA laughed at the idea surrounding the mission being cursed, but the number of problems they faced eventually led them to abort the mission. Hence, fueling the Friday the 13th superstition.
source: The Guardian
It was September 13, 1940, when the German forces bombed Buckingham Palace during World War II. Both Queen Elizabeth and King George VI narrowly survived the bombing.
Despite the traumatic incident, Queen Elizabeth expressed that she was “glad we have been bombed. Now I can take the East End in the face.”
Source: Daily mail
Despite its strikingly ill-fated timings, this incident was actually a miracle. A British teenager was struck by lightning while at an airshow in England and survived.
The murder of Tupac Shakur is the most popular unsolved case in recent history. On September 7, 1996, he was shot four times in Las Vegas. Six days later, he succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead on Friday, September 13.
Many of his fans still believe that it was Friday the 13th’s bad luck that drove him to his death!
Source: Vanity Fair
The cruise ship carrying almost double the number of passengers than the Titanic, sank into the ocean on January 13, 2013. It was the largest passenger ship ever wrecked in history.
About 32 people died and the captain was convicted of manslaughter in 2015.
What has been called ‘the October surprise', Western New York was hit with two feet of snow from October 12 to October 13 in 2006. Thousands of trees were damaged, and over 200,000 people were left without power. The Governor of New York declared a State of Emergency for the Buffalo region.
Hold on, there’s no need to gear up your guard for the apocalypse, as NASA’s Near Earth Object Program stated that the asteroid will narrowly miss our planet. Phewww!
However, on Friday, April 13, 2029, we’re going to witness a giant burning asteroid narrowly avoiding our atmosphere. First discovered in 2004, scientists estimated 1-in-60 possibility of colliding with Earth, fortunately, the latest data suggests that we’re safe for now, as it will just come closer to saying ‘hi’ to earthlings.
The legend of all the chaos, horror, mystery, and superstition, filmmaker and director Alfred Hitchcock was born on Friday, August 13, 1899. His most bizarrely famous encounter with the unlucky number was his directorial debut movie Number 13. The film production was stopped after the beginning scenes, as the director lost all his fundings.
We humans are strange! Instead of living our lives in rational, sane ways, we are influenced by a set of superstitions. Whether that’s deliberate or entirely subconscious, life can be dictated by these completely irrational absurdities. While many superstitions may or may not be true, there’s one thing we all believe without a doubt: Friday the 13th is cursed and extremely unlucky!