13 Tips to Survive Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th and I’m ready to go hide under my covers! 

Are you the superstitious sort? I try not to be…but sometimes I just can’t help it. Is it really a day of bad luck, or is it just that I notice “bad” things more easily today? 

Friday the 13th

zombie hunt at the Darkness Silo X

I got the following tips from The Masters of Terror themselves, the Darkness and Creepyworld Haunted Scream Park. These guys know scary…in fact, last year I toured the Darkness WITH THE LIGHTS ON and still got creeped out.

So…let’s see those tips, shall we?

13 Tips for Surviving Friday the 13th

  1. Stay away from Ouija boards. Try a good game of Scrabble instead.
  2. Avoid black cats. Get some good luck instead by supporting local shelter programs that take care of feline friends.
  3. Don’t hurt yourself trying to spell “paraskevidekatriaphobia” – the word for fear of Friday the 13th.
  4. Don’t walk under a ladder. It’s both superstition and common sense.
  5. Don’t hang out with anyone named Jason.
  6. Don’t go camping. You’ve seen the movies.
  7. If you have 13 letters in your name, you’re said to have “the devil’s luck” so you might want to avoid tempting fate on Friday the 13th.
  8. If you see someone in a hockey mask and you’re not at a hockey game – run!
  9. Don’t start a new business on Friday the 13th. It will be doomed to fail.
  10. Stay out of the woods at night.
  11. Don’t dine with 12 other people. When 13 people share a meal, it’s said that one will die before the end of the year.
  12. Don’t break a mirror. It’s said to bring seven years of bad luck.
  13. DO visit The Darkness and Creepyworld Haunted Scream Park in St. Louis for the two safest and most fun places you and your friends can have a good scream together on a very scary day.

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