If you don't suffer from 'friggatriskaidekaphobia', the fear of Friday the 13th, the get out and embrace the day! Here at collegetimes.com we've been smashing mirrors and summoning demons all day, you know, getting in the spirit of things. You'd have to be an awful eejit to believe that, but we do think that there would be serious fun being a bit naughty today. After all superstitions are just rumours, and ghosts aren't real... right?
1. Camp Somewhere Spooky
There are loads of supernatural hotspots around the country that'll make for a spooky camping trip. Every neighbourhood has that house, or a creepy graveyard! Even make a trek to Loftus Hall in Wexford, The Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains or Woodlawn House, the most haunted house in all of Ireland, 40km out of Galway. Give it a go, and let us know what happens.
2. Make An Obstacle Course
Borrow as many ladders as you can for this one. I recommend sprinting across craved pavement, before running under a row of ladders, before you throw a sack of rocks at a mirror all while surrounded by black cats, be grand.
3. Get A Haircut
This doesn't seem so extreme. But the superstition goes that getting a haircut on Friday the 13th could actually end up killing a family member.
4. Host A Sacrifice
It's kind of romantic if you think about it. Light a few candles, paint a pentagram together, summon a demon. It's the ideal night in really. What else were you going to do? What a horror movie on Netflix? Pffft, wimp.
5. Go On A Paranormal Investigation
Order some cool ghost hunting shit online and go find some spooky spirits. You don't even go somewhere known to be haunted. Just do it in your gaf and see is your deceased great great aunt hanging out with your family on the sly. You'll think that she looks over your family with care and love, realistically, she just loves scaring the shit out of you and your family.
6. Be A Satanist For The Day
Remember when you were a child and you would pretend to be a Doctor or Shopkeeper or something. Well why nor relive your childhood and add an exciting twist! I'm sure you could find some Satanist group on Facebook and ask to join in on there spectacular Friday the 13th ritual or something. After all, they're might be free sandwiches.
7. Play Tennis With A Poltergeist
There's always some house that's known for having a Poltergeist hanging around in it. Poltergeist love flinging stuff about the place. So might as well grab a tennis racket and a few balls to grab some exercise, and see if the legends are true. It'll be the sporting experience of a lifetime.
8. Learn Some Magic Tricks
There are actually some people out there that do magic on the regular. So why not look up some cool spells online to win the lottery or something and try it out. Or you could do black magic and piss off your nagging boss by magically burning his house down. That will teach him not to give you Saturday off.
9. Make Voodoo Dolls
Get the sowing kit out and your mates around to make some creepy ass Voodoo Dolls. You'll have a great time catching up and performing voodoo rituals on your craft made Voodoo Doll. Vintage chic.
10. Talk In Tongues
Forget your Leaving Cert French. It's Friday the 13th for goodness sake! Do some serious googling/youtubing and freak out your mates. They'll think your possessed and never mess with you again.
11. Go Trick-or-Treating
In our minds Friday the 13th is basically the same as Hallowe'en. So why not dress up as ghosts and go knocking around your area asking for sweets. Most people may tell you to fuck off, but confused old people will be more than happy to give you some free sweets.
12. Join The Occult
If you haven't looked into the Occult, get on that. It's a organisation that practices the philosophy of supernatural magic, it's kind of like the Illuminati, except with wizards. Fact: W.B Yeats was mad into his magic. Bet you didn't know that for your Leaving Cert English exam.
13. Get Drunk With The Devil
It's Friday! After a long week of stress and working, why not pick up some Tequila and head to the local graveyard to summon the Devil. I say he's great craic, always getting up to mischief. Oh Lucifer, you scoundrel.