‘Friggatriskaidekaphobia’ is the fear of Friday the 13th


(WEHT) – If you’re afraid of Friday the 13th, there’s a word for that but you may not be able to pronounce it correctly.

‘Friggatriskaidekaphobia’ affects millions of people and experts estimate that businesses, especially airlines, suffer from severe losses on Friday the 13th.

It’s unclear why people fear Friday the 13th.

Some claim it has Biblical origins.

Followers of numerology have long testified to the unsettling power of the number ’13.’

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on December 13, 2019)

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories