Real people share freaky superstitions in honor of Friday the 13th

Superstition is hard to avoid.

From 'step on a crack, break your mother's back,' to seven years of bad luck from a broken mirror, there are plenty of old wives tales that infiltrate our daily lives. Although many people leave superstition behind when they graduate (elementary) school, several people live their daily lives affected by these hypothetical 'if-then' situations. And these superstitions that follow us through our later lives are not just the ones that were chanted at recess.

Several people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to reveal the superstitions that affect their day-to-day lives.

This one gives new meaning to putting your best foot forward:
I always put my right shoe on first otherwise I have a bad day

Some people's superstitions are life-or-death situations:
If I think of ghosts, they will know and they will come for me. You don

...but at least you won't get scratched!
If you cut your nails on a Friday night something bad will happen the next day

And then you'll become a witch and fly away on the broom:
If someone is cleaning the floor with a broom and touches your feet then you

Some superstitions get pretty metaphysical:
if you can

There is a fine line between overly-superstitious and obsessive compulsive:
All of the doors and drawers in my room have to be shut or I can

It's always good to treat your car with the utmost respect:
I have to name my vehicles or they will break down on me on a trip

Intense superstition might make you feel responsible for others' well being:
Whenever I hear an ambulance, I have to touch red, or my parents will crash.

It's nice to put a positive spin on the atrocity that is biting your tongue:
When you accidentally bite your tounge someone misses you so bad

Straight-armed cheersing it is!
Crossing glasses while you cheers means 7 years of bad sex

For more quirky superstitions, check out Whisper.​

Find out the meaning behind some of those superstitions you've heard:
Friday the 13th Superstitions Explained
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