Did you have a feeling when you woke up today that things were just going to be a little... odd? Did you trip out of bed? Spill your favorite setting powder? Newsflash: Guess what day it is, people! That's right – today's actually Friday the 13th, and it's October, which makes it an extra spooky day, IMO. Friday the 13th is pop culture obsession when it comes to spooky-culture; even as children, we knew those days were dark AF. Friday the 13th is in TV shows, it's in books, there are even movies about it... but who really knows what the whole thing is about? Not many people, which I why I decided to do some digging to find out just what the history of Friday the 13th really is.
Let's review our superstitions about Friday the 13th real quick, shall we? There's the black cat crossing your path... bad luck. There's the opening your umbrella inside (don't even think about it, honey), and you can't forget about accidentally breaking mirror and receiving seven years of bad luck. So, duh, those are what we know, and those are the things we swear are fake — although you bet I've never opened an umbrella inside... just in case. Let's hit the truth, and hit it hard: You never knew these six true facts about the history of Friday the 13th.