YA Friday: the 13th

Skull behind burning candles and a calendar that says Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th...it's a date that strikes fear into the hearts of many!  There is so much that is considered bad luck on this day.  Is there any other day that holds so many superstitions?   The date is considered so ominous there is even a horror movie franchise with the title  On this Friday the 13th, check out some spooky books and learn about superstitions, ghosts, and mysteries.

 

Don't Walk Under a Ladder...

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions, book cover

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions Richard Webster

An A-Z guide on superstitions from around the world.

Knock on Wood : Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything , book cover

Knock on Wood : Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything Jeffrey S. Rosenthal.

Learn more about various superstitions and what people consider "lucky."

Dead Strange : the Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-famous Mysteries , book cover

Dead Strange : the Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-famous Mysteries Matt Lamy

Learn about mysteries, such as aliens, Area 51, Stonehenge, and poltergeists.

Secrets of the Witch : an Initiation into our History and Wisdom, book cover

Secrets of the Witch : an Initiation into our History and Wisdom Julie Légère

Explore the mystical history of witches throughout time and all over the world. Discover the symbols of witchcraft, reveal the magic of crystals and become familiar with the spellbinding lore of the witch.

Real Ghost Stories : Haunting Encounters Told by Real People, book cover

Real Ghost Stories : Haunting Encounters Told by Real People Tony & Jenny Brueski.

Otherworldly entities invade millions of lives every day, maybe even yours. In this book, Tony and Jenny Brueski from Real ghost stories online share the most haunting accounts from their podcast.

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places, book cover

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Aaron Mahnke

Have you ever walked into a building or town and felt like something was off?  This book explores places where the history still haunts the area.

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