Friday the 13th is a well known day where terrors from the past arise in constant conversations on this spooky day. Many generations have experienced these past thrilling Friday the 13th’s and paranormal and traumatic things have happened on this day for those people who had to go through these events.
With this past Friday being the 13th, many students at Clemens had felt as if it would not end up being a good day. With terrified feelings in their minds, they still had to go to school whether they liked it or not. “Friday the 13th just gives me a scary vibe and gives me an unsettling feeling,” said Gabby Limon, (09). Like many others, this freshmen did not have a good feeling about Friday the 13th and what the day had in store for people all over. Although nothing bad happened throughout the day, other than it raining in the middle of the day when students had to walk outside to the portables, it was still a frightening day. Friday the 13th was originated in the 19th century, when ancestors believed that 13 was an unlucky number since most everything usually had 12 things in it. If you haven’t already noticed when you stay in hotels, most hotels don’t include the floor 13 because no guests would want to stay on that floor. The history of Friday the 13th is no doubt present, but it is your choice if you want to follow the facts or base it off of what you have visually seen.
Several traumatizing events have actually happened on Friday the 13th. But, that does not define Friday the 13th as a “bad” day for some students at Clemens. Some, believe that if nothing bad has happened to them directly, the day is perfectly fine, even if other bad things have happened to others. “I believe that Friday the 13th is just like any other day, people just think it’s bad because coincidences have happened in the past on this date,” said Michael Huff, (10). Throughout the night of Friday the 13th, it continuously stormed with lightning, thunder, and hail. This does not mean that the 13th has to be a down and dreadful day filled with the mysteries of what the day will hold. You are able to take control of your day and figure out what the day holds for you. Friday the 13th may not be an ideal Friday, but it only happens once or twice a year. Other students at Clemens don’t have much of an opinion on how they feel about the day. The day is what you make of it, whether it’s a “creepy” day or not, you have the control over your day.
This day may or may not scare you, but regardless of whether it does or not, there’s no doubt that people will still get frightened no matter what others say. This day falls into the “superstitions” category when it comes to defining whether it’s a holiday or just another day. Superstitions often happen when you look too far into coincidences, but people will continue to have their own opinions.