With a full moon on the rise this Friday the 13th all Survivors would be wise to review their triscadeca awareness, because this moon is not just about the Dyan Werewolves and their 13 werewolf forms.
Avoid the 13th Floor
As you know, SOS has been on a campaign about this for about 700 years. Ever since the doomed people of Fustat Egypt watched their city burn after building humanity’s first 13th floor building. If you’ve been following that campaign then you know it’s not as easy as it seems. Many thirteenth floors have been deceptively renamed as 14th Floors, making it imperative that you check before getting off that elevator.
The telltale signs of a cursed thirteenth floor disguised as a fourteenth floor include suspiciously low ceilings, warped walls and peeling wallpaper, among others.
Or better yet, avoid the elevator all together and take the stairs until the moon sets on Saturday the 14th.
Avoid 13th Avenue and 13th Street
Does your city or town have a corner where 13th Avenue crosses 13th Street? Are you sure? Better take another look.
Over the last 50 years many cities have tried to fix the most supernaturally dangerous crossroad in the realm by renaming one or the other or both. But a closer look reveals their sloppy work. If the 13th street on your city’s grid suddenly changes from a number name to an eponymous one where it crosses the 13th Avenue, you can be sure a city engineer is trying to cover up the danger that lies there.
I’m speaking of course about witches. Witches are known to congregate at crossroads and on Friday the 13th, this is the one they will naturally choose. This full moon, they will be out in full force in groups of 13. So don’t be fooled by well-meaning city planners. Study the map of your city and find out for sure where the corners of 13 meet – and then avoid them at all costs.
And don’t be fooled by the cities who took the more drastic measure of ending 13th Street just before it meets 13th Avenue. The parking lot or green space in between is also vulnerable. I’m not saying that witches will be convening there for evil ends necessarily. As we know, sometimes they’re just trying to lift a historic curse from their favourite football team. But other times they’re trying to resurrect somebody, like the demon wolf Black Shuck whose bones were recently and so carelessly uncovered in Scotland. Don’t find out the hard way which witches are which!
Avoid Arriving 13th
If you must go out this full moon, to a public place or party, it’s imperative you keep a good head count. Remember what happened to that 13th apostle! Don’t you be unlucky number 13.
Ask your host or hostess how many invitees will be at your event and show up early enough to be safe. Which brings us to the obvious fate of those who show up unlucky 13:
Avoid Masked Humans & People Carrying Outsized Power Tools
With all due respect to the would-be superheroes among us, this is good advice for almost any time but it becomes doubly important on the triskadeca moon. Sure that guy could just be late for a hockey game, or healing a severe burn on her face, but that doesn’t mean it’s not also hiding a psychopath. Triscadeca moons tend to bring out the psychopaths who are almost as famous for their creative face gear as their troubled childhoods.
Follow these four tips until the moon sets on Saturday the 14th and you’ll be 13.13% safer, guaranteed. And if you survive, I hope to see you all then.by Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com