Fear Of Friday The 13th Goes Back Further Than Crystal Lake
Tracking down the origin of our fear of Friday the 13th isn't easy.By Eugene Daniels | November 11, 2015
Well before Jason's machete struck fear into the hearts of our parents and then us, Friday the 13th has been a terrifying part of our culture. (Video via Warner Bros. / "Friday the 13th")
Fear of the date is common enough that scientists gave it a name that's not at all hard to say — paraskevidekatriaphobia.
And tracking down the origin of the fear is just as hard as actually saying para ... well, you get the idea. But it does help if you look at myths surrounding the day and the date separately.