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Skeptics put luck to the test on Friday the 13th

Amherst, NY (October 3, 2000) – October 13, 2000 is the dreaded Friday the 13th. While triskedekaphobes (those afraid of the number 13) will be staying at home with the curtains drawn, skeptics will be gathering at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY, to put old superstitions to the test.

Now in its fifth year, the Friday the 13th Superstition Bash is becoming something of a tradition, an event where people dont worry one bit about straining their relationship with Lady Luck.

Participants will take part in the Luckless Raffle (where the winner loses all) and a Superstition Obstacle Course – where people will open umbrellas indoors, walk under ladders, and dodge a black cat bent on ruining their day. They can also get a reading from a real Misfortune Teller and tour a Museum of Superstition.

The event will culminate in an official Breaking of the Mirror where skeptics will collectively thumb their noses at superstitions about bad luck.

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