Afraid of number 13?
September 16, 2008 11:57pm CST
There was a printed advertisement of a soon-to-open classy village that was given to me when I was shopping at the mall. It included a sketch of the whole area - the playground, the swimming pool, the club house, the number of blocks and entrance and exits in the village. I was surprised to find out that there was no Block 13! I read the paper again, closely examining it this time and I found that there was really no Block 13. I have read an article from a well-reknowned writer about paranormal phenomena discussing theories about the fear of number 13 or Friday the 13th, in particular. According to him, in numerology and astrology,number 12 is considered the number of completeness. Number 13 is considered as odd, irregular and disturbs the completeness of things. The belief that Friday the 13th is unlucky began in the 19th century. There is now even a word for the fear of Friday the 13th:"paraskavedekatriaphobia" which is made up of the Greek words, "Paraskevi"(Friday) and "Dekatreis" (13) attached to "phobia"(fear). Fear of number 13 alone is "triskaidekaphobia". Have you encountered going in a building and find out there is no 13th floor? or no 13th room? What are your experiences? Please share your experience. Are you afraid of number 13? or Friday the 13th? Happy myLotting:)
18 Sep 08
I remember my grannie used to tell me when I was young that it never hurts to lean on caution and respect to some superstitions. Though, I don't really believe that numbers could affect or influence on a person's life. Thanks for responding. Happy myLotting! :)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Sep 08
Theres a stigma attached to this number and before I used to have that some kind of fear with the number 13. My PR number in the office is number 13 and my favorite pba player jersey number is number thiteen and amost of the time when I pay, theres always the number 13 attached to me, so i decided to make it my favorite number. Im no longer afraid with this number.