Friday the 13th is considered a very suspicious and supernatural day by those who believe in superstitions. One of the terrifying movies ever made in Hollywood also has the same name i.e. Friday the 13th. The original Friday The 13th was made in 1980s and then followed a recreation of the movie.
Firday The 13th has Jason Voorhees as its major character. Jason Voorhees still reminds people about one of the most fearful and terrorizing character in Hollywood’s history. Jason Voorhees’ disguise has made the figure a faction terror character in the group.
Friday The 13th is marked as one of the winning horror franchisee in US television and film sector. Though the film has been telecasted time and again on TV channels, but it has not lost its significance and fame. A TV show also followed the popularity of Friday the 13th and that too turned out to be most popular among horror film fans and lovers.
Later on the franchise was purchased by Paramount. Subsequently Friday The 13th was also tailored into novels. Though Friday The 13th were extremely criticized after release but the audience, fans and lovers of Friday The 13th signaled the franchisee a well done sign. As of now Friday The 13th has numerous dedicated websites, blogs and online forums created by the fans of the movie. Thousands of people use these sites every day.
As far as the superstitions regarding Friday The 13th are concerned, it is largely held that Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday. Superstitious people believe Friday The 13th to be a day of bad luck. According to the GregorianGregorian calendar, Friday the 13th occurs at least once and at most 3 times in one year.
Today is Friday, August 13, which for a lot of people means bad luck. (Though for other people, it will mean a ritual exploration of the work of Jason Voorhees.) But why is Friday the 13th so unlucky, and how did these superstitions begin?
In some ways, it’s a relatively new paranoia, as the first written reference to the day being unlucky didn’t come until the 1800s. But it probably began much earlier as a combination of two common fears. Friday is considered an unlucky day among Christians because, according to folklore, Jesus Christ was supposed to have been crucified on a Friday (hence the Good Friday holiday). The number 13 has been considered unlucky for centuries, as the number 12 is considered perfect and round (hence the 12 numbers on a clock), while 13 is considered irregular and evil. (There’s another Christian connection, as 13 was considered lucky in paganism because of the cycles of the moon, so it was deemed unlucky by Christians trying to purge paganism during the dark ages.)
Whatever the origins, the fears persist. The formal phobia is called friggatriskaidekaphobia, and as many as 21 million Americans may be afflicted. Businesses may lose as much as $900 million in business on any given Friday the 13th because of superstitions (as people tend not to travel and some don’t even leave the house). However, some airlines say they see no real decreases in travel against other Fridays (especially in the summer) and there are conflicting reports about whether or not there are more dangerous accidents on Friday the 13th than on any other day.
Whether you believe or not, it’s probably best to have a little extra luck in your pocket, which is why you should start your day with Madonna‘s “Lucky Star.”
story from and video at: http://newsroom.mtv.com/2010/08/13/friday-the-13th-superstition/
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
how he appears to the world = JH = 18 = Psycho. Madman. Horror. Full moon. The dark. Superstition. Supernatural.