It's Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar - allegedly - where everything is fated to go wrong. But where did we get the idea that it's a date when bad things happen?
On a walk through Birmingham city centre, everyone I ask has heard the notion that dark forces are at work on this "dreaded day". But do they believe it?
Some say this day is cursed, and I must admit I do always get a little chill down my spine on Friday the 13th, but why is this? It's just a say like any other, there's no unseen force doing bad things on this day, or is there?
I did trip over once on Friday 13th and banged my head. I was watching tv and wasn't paying attention to what I was actually doing, which was putting my trousers on.
Perhaps the day is really cursed after all. Watch out, especially when getting dressed!