GALLERY: Friday The 13th Phenomena?

13 Odd and Creepy Real Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

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On Friday, October 13, 1307 …

The French rounded up thousands of Knights Templars and tortured them as heretics. Some wonder whether this was the beginning of the whole Friday the 13th mythology (if it is a myth …).

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On Friday, November 13, 1829 …

Ten thousand people gathered to watch Sam Patch jump into New York’s Genesee River from atop the Genesee Falls. Only weeks earlier, he’d leaped off Niagara Falls and into the Niagara River and survived. He wasn’t as lucky this time.


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