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The 13th Floor

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/12003724.jpg During early construction of skyscrapers, there were warning against creating buildings that included a 13 Floor. "Reasons for omitting a thirteenth floor include triskaidekaphobia on the part of the building's owner or builder, or a desire by the building owner or landlord to prevent problems that may arise with superstitious tenants, occupants, or customers" (Wikipedia.) Today, many buildings have floors designated as 13th.

    Would you reside on the 13th floor or in room 13? Why or why not?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      According to Wikipedia: Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning "3", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobos meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is fear of the number 13 and avoidance to use it.

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image93
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I worked on the 13th floor, didn't have any problems.  When we moved there, we knew that the ladders on the fire engines could only go up to the 13th floor.  It is actually safer to be on 13th floor instead of higher.

    3. profile image54
      snhsbposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      14th floor is looking just like 13th when we see to the structure starting point its definitely 1 then from 1 to 14 if you not show the 13 then 14th is also like 13th according to the math counting sequence like 1.2.3....12..14 equal to 13th then what can u do it automatically stand on 13th

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I think it is more of a "mind-set" when some people don't actually see #13 even when in reality is it there but it is not referred to as #13.

    4. Paul K Francis profile image81
      Paul K Francisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I do not know if this conversation ever really took place (I got it from the movie), but I like Jim Lovell's, the leader of the Apollo 13 mission, response to his wife's concern about the number 13. He said, "It comes after twelve."

    5. AshtonFirefly profile image79
      AshtonFireflyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I would. Superstitions and their origins intrigue me. I'm not particularly concerned about the number 13, but if I was, it would be all the more reason for me to attempt to stay at room 13 on the 13th floor. Just to see what happened and make a note about it.  I've done similar things with other superstitions I had and it proved quite interesting. For the most part, it seems that people's expectations shape their perceptions about events surrounding the particular superstitious element to fit their expectations. But I've had my share of personal weird phenomena directly related to [sort of] common superstitions, well before I was aware that they were [sort of] common at all.

  2. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    There is nothing to fear .but fear itself. People listen and create their own fears based on superstitions that people create for them self.
    If I decided I would if it was a beautiful view of nature and tree, and lighted up surroundings .


    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Just out of curiosity, what if you heard that there were a number of unexplained mishaps associated with a hotel that had a 13th floor; it had a breathtaking view from the balcony of room 1313; would you decide to stay there for a visit?

      1. Kiss andTales profile image80
        Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Well just say no one informed me I would be just fine ,but if some one said that unexplained things were happening I would be cautious . Why ? It could be the spirit realm of bad angles causing the problems many call them ghost. They are very old if you want to say ancient they are. They point is to scare you and make you in fear of what you do not know. Since I know they are behind the many problems . I leave it up to the highest supreme being of the universe to handle the matter.
        There is a scripture that says. Reference Bible Ro 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” 
        Reference Bible Jas 2:19 You believe there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder.

        Lu 4:33, 34 Now in the synagogue there was a man with a spirit, an unclean demon, and he shouted with a loud voice:34“Ah! What have we to do with you, Jesus the Naz·a·reneʹ? Did you come to destroy us? I know exactly who you are, the Holy One of God.”

        They are very active today and yes they do scare people but they are more afraid of who loves and care about us.
        So for me I put my trust in my God Jehovah. ( Psalms 83:18). Get to know him. He loves you!

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          FYI, I do know Him. My discussions are here to stimulate interest and get people into thinking and not to be judgmental (I have been a Bible scholar since age 10.)

  3. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    Well there are many people that live and experience these things. But we are not alone in how we can be free from the unknown.
    I had a mom who was raised superstitious .she believed you are not to let a women in your door the  first  day of New Year's Day. They call it bad luck. You are not to sweep any ones feet. Because you will sweep their life away. I found that out the hard way I was looking up after I did it .and it was only then I found out why, lol!
    But I learn truth about all of that and I am free from all superstitions.

  4. Cheeky Kid profile image96
    Cheeky Kidposted 3 years ago

    I would. 13 is one of my favorite numbers after all. For me, it's lucky instead of unlucky or whatever dark rumor the world has about it. big_smile