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What's so ominous about Friday the 13th

Houses, Cars with the number 13th are to be avoided

Mugdha Singh
Publish Date: May 13 2016 1:33PM | Updated Date: May 13 2016 1:46PM

What's so ominous about Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th and people who suffers from triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13 would possibly feel a bit more superstitious than usual. The day is considered unlucky among the particular groups.


The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen from the story of Jesus Crist’s crucifixion in which there were 13 individuals present and the crucifixion was happened on Friday.  


“Houses with the number 13, cars and even buildings are avoided by the people who consider the number unlucky,” shared Veroni Brit a resident of Maryland, United State of America. “Such houses sell for less in many parts of the country due to the sneaking fear of the number 13,” she added.


“According to the data of real estate Company, people generally remain reluctant for buying houses not only with number 13th but also nearby houses. Rents of 13 number houses are way too less in USA,” Veroni told Policy Pulse. 


“I am not exaggerating but in west, people generally have nothing to do with superstitions however, as they bought number 13 properties, they are considered brave,” she added.


“It sounds a bit extreme to us, and during my college time I use to neglect such fantasies but now I do consider the day as negative and try to avoid going out just to be on the safe side,” shared Lucia Barker, resident of Toronto Canada. 


On twitter also the trend of Friday the 13th remain on top charts. Next year the day would fall in month of October.