AN 18-YEAR-OLD student from Andover is preparing to undertake a charity skydive on a day that is unlucky for some but very special to him. Liam Holmes is aiming to raise £1,000 for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation by doing his first ever skydive on Friday 13 April. He said: “When I was seven I became very unwell and, after numerous tests, was diagnosed with acute liver failure. “I was placed on the super urgent transplant list and was lucky enough to receive my liver transplant within hours – on Friday, 13 April 2007. For me Friday 13th is a very lucky day. “Not only did I receive fantastic treatment at Kings College Hospital, but I also had outstanding support from Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF). They came to visit me in hospital and afterwards I was able to attend friendly, comforting support groups with other young people in my situation.” Since his treatment, Liam has strived to make the most out of life. Now … [Read more...] about 18-year-old ready to take on Friday 13th skydive
FRIDAY the 13th has made its return with a vengeance today - and there's no doubt it's been one of the spookiest to date.Legendary horror writer William Peter Blatty, who penned The Exorcist, has passed away at the age of 89.If that wasn't tragic enough, the news followed the death of the Catholic priest who inspired the iconic horror.And it's not over yet, as the child actor who played Damien in The Omen and punched two cyclists in a road rage attack has arrived at court for sentencing today.Stephen's appearance in court on Friday the 13th is one of a number of spooky coincidences.Even the biggest non-believers will be quaking in their boots when they read about some of the other bizarre things to happen on the superstitious day.From celebrity deaths to a sinking ship, here are the most shocking Friday the 13th moments...On August 13, 2010, a 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning in Suffolk at 1:13pm.Even though the teen didn’t suffer any serious … [Read more...] about Friday 13th is spooky enough…but here are all the most chilling and downright evil things to have happened on the day
THE child actor who played Damien in The Omen and punched two cyclists in a road rage attack has avoided jail — on Friday the 13th.Harvey Spencer Stephens, 46, got out of his flash Audi RS6 to thump the men — smashing one of their helmets.The dad-of-one was today handed a 12 months prison sentence, suspended for two years.He was also ordered to pay £2120 in compensation to victims and carry out 150 hours in unpaid work after he admitted his guilt at Maidstone Crown Court on December 8.Stephens admitted two counts of ABH and one of criminal damage after the assault on Toys Hill, near Westerham, Kent, on August 21 last year.Judge Martin Joy said: "This was undeniably a serious case of road rage."Quite plainly a serious attack."In mitigation, Ben Irwin said: "He achieved some success in his life. As a child he was an actor, but that was not s route a he chose to go down and he became a futures trader."Stephens became world famous … [Read more...] about The Omen star who played devil-child Damien avoids jail – on Friday 13th – for punching cyclists in road rage attack
IF you don't already believe that Friday 13th is an unlucky day, you certainly will after seeing this man's ridiculous Snapchat story.Whilst out and about in the countryside, this man fell victim to the famous curse of Friday 13th, causing his idyllic day out to descend into a nightmare.User oh_myjosh69 took his Snapchat friends on an adventure they're sure to remember, after he documented how his day was ruined by some demonic wildlife.After snapping a nearby flock of geese, and getting a shot of the scenery for good measure, Josh took a quick selfie to mark the occasion.However, the other subjects of his selfie, the furious flock, didn't take kindly to being papped, so they attacked him.After fleeing the foul fowl, Josh found himself lost in he woods, with no idea where he'd been.Things took a serious turn for the worse when he was confronted with a dead deer, which had been bloodied by a mystery attacker.And the haunting happenings continued when he was … [Read more...] about Man’s hilarious Snapchat adventure proves that the curse of Friday 13th is very real
IT IS considered one of the most notorious dates in the calendar and a day hated by the superstitious.But is Friday 13th really as unlucky as people think?From sinking ships, to a stock market crash to a horror natural disaster, the date has had more than its fair share of bad luck.Here we’ve rounded up some of the most unfortunate things to have happened on Friday 13th.Costa Concordia disasterOn Friday, January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise liner sunk after running aground off the coast of Italy.The vessel had been carrying more than 4,000 people on a cruise around the Mediterranean when it smashed into rock near the island of Giglio.Shocking images of the sinking showed the cruise liner completely lit up like a scene from Titanic as people tried to scramble ashore to safety after it tipped on to its side.Tragically, 32 of the passengers and crew members died as a result of the disaster.Since then the ship’s captain, Francisco Schettino was convicted of multiple … [Read more...] about The Costa Concordia disaster and Tupac’s murder… these are some of the worst things to happen on Friday 13th
A BRAVE Brit passenger has spoken of his relief after he survived the final Flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13th – while sitting in row 13.Bill Wignall, 46, described how all passengers were “a little on edge” during the Finnair flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki on the unluckiest day of the year.He told the SunOnline: “At least I made it out alive - that's the main thing.”Mr Wignall, from Birmingham, said the staff joked that the plane was going to “HEL” after boarding.“It was surprisingly pleasant, everybody was a little bit on edge but we got to Helsinki on time and the flight was very smooth,” he said.“The staff referenced that it was going to Hel. When we boarded we were told what the flight was but (otherwise) nothing too much to report.”The flight has a terrifying number of symbols and signs linked to the devil, meaning that superstitious passengers avoid it at all costs.The route has been regularly flown for some 11 … [Read more...] about Brave Brit passenger survives final Flight 666 to Hel on Friday the 13th… while sitting in ROW 13
MANY consider Friday the 13th to be one of the unluckiest dates in the year, and the final one in 2017 is taking place TODAY.Whether you are superstitious or not, here is everything you need to know about the widely-feared day…Approximately 20 Friday the 13ths occur every decade.In 2017, two mark our calendars.The first fell in January and the second is taking take place in October, the same month as Halloween.In 2018, the deadly date will re-appear in April and July.Considering Friday the 13th as unlucky dates back for hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times.Some say the superstition arose from Jesus’ last supper, where is it thought there were 13 people present on the night before his death – which occurred on a Friday.Thanks to a string of events that have occurred on this day, many feel it is jinxed and pay particular care to avoid catastrophe when it comes around.The fear is so widespread that … [Read more...] about It’s Friday the 13th TODAY! Here’s when else the date falls in 2017 and what’s happened on Friday 13 in history
MANY consider Friday the 13th to be one of the most unlucky dates in the year, so be careful – because it falls TODAY.Whether you are superstitious or not, here is everything you need to know about the widespread apprehension surrounding the day.Considering Friday the 13th as unlucky dates back for hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times.Some say the superstition arose from Jesus’ last supper, where is it thought there were 13 people present on the night before his death – which occurred on a Friday.Thanks to a string of events that have occurred on this day, many feel it is jinxed and pay particular care to avoid catastrophe when it comes around.The fear is so widespread – an estimate suggests an extraordinary 17-21 million Americans are afraid of the day – that psychologists have even come up with a word for those who suffer from it: paraskavedekatriaphobia.One of the most popularised … [Read more...] about Why is Friday the 13th bad luck, where did the superstition come from and when is the next one?
IT MAY be the scariest day of the year, but brave Brits won’t let that stop them going on holiday.New figures suggest than 12 per cent more of us are taking to the skies today than on the average day.In fact, British holidaymakers are completely fearless when it comes to supernatural threats at 35,000 ft.In January, six per cent more people flew on Friday 13th compared to the monthly average, according to the research by holiday booking site kiwi.com.But this was not always the case.In 2013, a study found that one in three Brits would consider changing their travel plans to avoid flying on the infamous date, having had bad experiences with the day in the past.The idea of Friday the 13th being an unlucky date is thought to have begun in the Middle Ages or even as far back as Biblical times.YOU’VE BEEN WARNED Friday the 13th superstition list – from walking under a ladder to spilling salt, breaking a mirror and opening umbrellas indoorsSome say the superstition arose … [Read more...] about More Brits will fly today DESPITE it being unlucky Fri 13th – so, would you?
BRACE yourself, because today is Friday the 13th which many consider to be the unluckiest day in the calendar.But what things should you avoid doing today and what can happen if you do them?Considering Friday the 13th as unlucky dates back for hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times.Some say the superstition arose from Jesus’ last supper, where is it thought there were 13 people present on the night before his death – which occurred on a Friday.Thanks to a string of events that have occurred on this day, many feel it is jinxed and pay particular care to avoid catastrophe when it comes around.The fear is so widespread that psychologists have even come up with a word for those who suffer from it: paraskavedekatriaphobia.Casinopedia‘s research suggests that 49 million Brits are superstitious about Friday 13.However, it can be interesting to know that the “unlucky” day can be great for … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th superstition list – from walking under a ladder to spilling salt, breaking a mirror and opening umbrellas indoors