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Do you have paraskavedekatriaphobia? According to the website HISTORY, this gibberish refers to the fear of the unluckiest day — Friday the 13th. If you answered yes, these spooky Friday the 13th Instagram captions will help you quell your fears by putting them out there in the open, kind of like Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark do every week on their true-crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder. The idea being that dragging the scary stuff out into the light takes away its power, or at the very least it helps you find others who feel the same.
If Friday the 13th gives you the heebie-jeebies, you're not alone. "Researchers estimate that at least 10 percent of the U.S. population has a fear of the number 13, and each year the even more specific fear of Friday the 13th, known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, results in financial losses in excess of $800 million annually, as people avoid marrying, traveling or in the most severe cases, even working," HISTORY reported.
Of course, if you do have paraskevidekatriaphobia, the eleventy-million Friday the 13th movies where people get killed in the woods (seriously, don't go in the woods, ever), and pretty much everywhere else, certainly do nothing to calm your fears. However, quotes from the Friday the 13th movies do make great Instagram-worthy captions. Sidebar: Can we talk about why no one is able to outrun Jason Voorhees? He walks at the speed of a tired toddler. Answer this question in your Instagram captions, or post these other spooky Friday the 13th captions and quotes to accompany your best doomsday snaps.