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Friday the 13th

Every year I receive requests from journalists who want to know where the idea of Friday the 13th being unlucky originated. So here’s a summary of the lore which surrounds this widely held superstition. The idea that Friday 13th is unlucky … Continue reading

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Return of Spring-heeled Jack?

Spring-heeled Jack, the legendary bogeyman familiar to students of British folklore, has been invoked by news of an extraordinary experience with a road ghost in Surrey. Scott Martin and his family told the Surrey Comet they were confronted by a ‘dark … Continue reading

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