It’s Friday the 13th, and it’s time for everyone to panic! There is actually a name for being scared of this day, called Friggatriskaidekaphobia. Who knew! Here are the 3 freaky stories that have happened on this day.
This story dates back to 1989, the “Dooms Day of Electronics”. On this day, a virus “infected hundreds of IBM computers across Great Britain, wiping out program files and causing considerable anxiety at a time when large-scale computer viruses were a relatively new threat,” says Live Science. If this happened today, we would panic too.
On September 13, 1989, the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur passed away at age 25. He was shot four times on September 7th but he didn’t pass away until the 13th.
Overnight, a construction worker was trapped for 8 hours with mud up to his chest. He was replacing a water line until he fell 15 feet into the ground. Luckly, fire fighters came to rescue him and there was a happy ending on that day.
Are you still not freaked out? Tonight there will be a full moon, an event that won’t happen again until 2049. And you can go grab your popcorn to watch Friday the 13th for an even greater thrill.