there were 13 steps leading up to the noose.
Torture of the Knights Templar
There is one more event in history to mark the inauspiciousness of Friday 13th. It is the arrest and torture of the revered Knights Templar by the King of France, Phillip IV on this day-date combination 700 years ago. It was made popular in the book “the Da Vinci Code.”
Fast forward to the modern days. There are many applications of this superstition.
WHAT NOT TO DO ON FRIDAY THE 13TH?