During the Middle Ages, the superstition against Friday the 13th grew. On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templars and sixty of his senior knights in Paris. Thousands of others were arrested elsewhere in the country. After employing torture techniques to compel the Templars to “confess” to wrongdoing, most were eventually executed. It is said that de Molay cursed at the time of his execution, in 1314, promising that both Pope and King Philip IV would die in less than a year. Both died in 1314, and sympathizers of the Templars condemned Friday the 13th as an evil day
Legend or fact, Friday the thirteenth has generated numerous stories and even diseases like Paraskavedekatriaphobia
What is Paraskavedekatriaphobia ?
It is fear that some people have, about having bad luck on them on Friday 13th …….
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina , more than 67 million people are affected in the United States for this fear of this day . Some people are so paralyzed by their fears that prevent their normal routines, as doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed . If I were in a Ros´bed, I would never get out.