If you're superstitious, then you may want to stay in bed today. It's Friday the 13th. A day that many believe is the unluckiest day of the year.

Did you know the Syracuse Airport doesn't have a gate 13, and Hotel Utica (Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Utica) goes from the 12th to the 14th floor? However, the Utica State Office Building does have a 13th floor. The fear of 13 has spread far and wide.

Terrified of Friday the 13th? You might suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia, both mean fear of Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

Superstitions are not silly for some. Here are 13 things you should NOT do on Friday the 13th for if you do you'll be tempting fate.

  1. Don't Walk Under A Ladder
  2. Do Not Serve 13 People For Dinner
  3. Cover Up When Yawning To Keep The Devil Out
  4. Don't Date (It Will Be Doomed)
  5. Don't Open An Umbrella Indoors
  6. Do Not Leave Mirrors Uncovered
  7. Do Not Cross You're Knife And Fork
  8. Don't Spill The Salt
  9. Don't Put New Shoes On The Table
  10. Women - Don't Get On A Ship Or Boat Because You'll Endanger The Crew
  11. Don't Walk On A Crack
  12. Do Not Cut Your Hair Or Nails
  13. Get Out Of Bed On The Same Side You Got Into Bed

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Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY

Onondaga County currently owns the ShoppingTown Mall located in Dewitt New York near the Syracuse area. As of today, the mall is abandoned. The future of the building will go to someone who has the best vision for it. Onondaga County has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for ShoppingTown Mall. The property will be resold to the buyer with the best plan for revitalizing the vacant property.
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."
Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.

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