FRIDAY 13th

(Investigator 5, 1989 March)


Channel 7's all night "Horrorthon" on Friday 13th in January consisted of BLACK FRIDAY, THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, and THE MUMMY.

Other horror movies during that week included SCREAM OF FEAR, DON'T GO TO SLEEP, GHOULIES, BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE MUMMY'S SHROUD, and THE HUNGER.

Adelaide's Skeptics don't fear Friday the 13th. They meet annually on a Friday the 13th and satisfy their "hunger" with a 13-course meal so far without mishap.

The Advertiser (S.A.) 1985 December 13 reported:

An English professor who has studied the histories of December 12 and Friday the 13th says that, according to superstition, they are the luckiest and unluckiest days.

Mr Steve Glosecki, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted that December 12 falls in the 12th month, which supposedly makes it the best day of the year for several reasons.

Twelve is divisible by three, the number associated with the Holy Trinity. Three is also considered good because it is a prime number…

Mr Glosecki also pointed to the 12 days of Christmas, 12 zodiac signs, 12 major Greco-Roman gods, 12 apostles of Jesus, and 12 tribes of Israel.

However, Friday the 13th is supposed to be doubly bad – because it is both Friday and the 13th.

Thirteen is a satanic number…says Mr Glosecki… "Thirteen breaks the perfection. It's one beyond the perfect number, the number of completion and fulness."

Friday itself is considered evil because of the reaction of early Christians to pagan beliefs that the day was one for unbridled self-indulgence.



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