April has the first of two Friday the 13ths in 2018

Posted at 6:18 AM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 06:18:14-04

Many people consider Friday the 13th one of the most unlucky days of the year.

There are different speculations about where the superstitions come from, but history has not been friendly on this day.

The Telegraph put together a list of reasons why the day brings chills to so many people.

It begins with Biblical origins, there were 13 people at the table during Jesus’s last supper and historians say Eve also bit the apple Friday the 13th.

In 1307 Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of men in the Knights Templar, The Telegraph said.

In more recent times things haven’t gotten much better on Friday the 13th.

The Telegraph says in 2010 a 13-year-old boy in England was struck by lightening on Friday the 13th at 13:13.

The publication also says in 1976 a New Yorker was said to be afraid of the superstitious day so he vowed to stay in bed to avoid danger. That didn’t work so well because Daz Baxter was killed when the floor in his apartment collapsed.

Some claim these and many other reasons not listed are just coincidence and others believe they are connected to the day.

There will be two Friday the 13th's each year through 2020.

2018: April 13, July 13

2019: September 13, December 13

2020: March 13, November 13