It happens 3 times this year. February, March and November. If your superstitious you want to ask for the time off now. LOL!

Live Science has come up with some interesting and not so well-known facts about Friday the 13th.

1. This year is a special one for Friday the 13ths: There are three of them: Feb. 13, March  13 and November 13.


2. If that scares you, you may have paraskavedekatriaphobia (also known as       friggatriskaidekaphobia). Those are the scientific terms for fear of Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.


3. Whatever the reason, fear of 13 has spread far and wide: Hotels and hospitals often skip the 13th floor, and even airports quietly omit gate 13 sometimes.


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Zoonar RF/thinkstock/tsm

I love thinking about the possibility of spirits and not just the kind you drink. We have all heard the stories of places being haunted. The Stanley Theatre for example, Hotel Utica, Herkimer Court House, and don't even get me started on Old Main. Were you part of the thousands of people waiting to see the inside of that place?

There are 26-30 groups or investigative teams just in this area that look for confirmation of spirits. Friday the 13th is this Friday like it or not.

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