Throughout history, twelve has been the number of wholeness; the twelve months of the year, twelve hours on the clock and the twelve gods of Olympus have complimented the superstitious notion that thirteen is associated with bad luck. From the Last Supper myth that seating thirteen guests at dinner will result in one death of a diner, to the fact that thirteen turns make a traditional hangman’s noose, the number thirteen fills many with fear. When it comes to days of the week, Friday is also shrouded in superstition, so combine the two and it’s not surprising that Friday the 13th is associated with bad luck and all things eerie.
To mark this ominous date we’ve collected a bunch of the spookiest, creepiest, most unnerving images from around the bubble. Move away from the windows and be on the lookout for black cats. We’ve got your Friday the 13th covered.