• Horror

    True Stories on Friday the 13th

    Superstition and Friday the 13th is synonymous with each other. People try to stave it off. Sometimes you have to knock on wood or throw salt over your shoulder. Somewhere along the way, Friday the 13th kept getting passed down from generation to generation as a bad, unlucky day. Many point to Christ, the 13 disciples, and Good Friday as the beginning, or the Knights Templar and their horrific torture, but the most likely explanation point to William Fowler. The movie Friday the 13th, of course, probably helped reinvigorate interest for today’s modern sensibilities. I remember growing up always hearing from classmates about how “tomorrow was Friday the 13th. Better watch out! Something bad might happen.” I…