Unlucky for some to fear Friday 13th...

Unlucky for some to fear Friday 13th...
 

0 Have your say Are you a paraskevidekatriaphobic? If so, you’re probably keeping out of harm’s way today, most likely not risking getting out of bed.
Because today is Friday the 13th – considered by those of a superstitious nature to be the unluckiest day of the year.
And the unpronounceable phobia applies to people with a morbid, irrational fear of the date.
Despite being a well-known superstition, it can be dated back to only just over a century ago.
Folklore expert Dr David Clarke, from Sheffield Hallam University, has traced the earliest mention of the fear to 1907, when a novel by... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 22
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