It's Friday the 13th, a day when superstitions run wild!

In keeping with the spirit of the day, we compiled some of the best known superstitions from around New Jersey...that are most definitely not completely made up.
(Cue my best impression of Jim from "The Office" looking directly into the camera.)

Scary date of Friday 13th
  • 1

    It's bad luck to leave trash on the beach in New Jersey.

  • 2

    It's bad luck to hold up traffic in the left lane of any New Jersey roadway.

    We should probably change that to any lane, really. MOVE YOUR CAR.

  • 3

    It's bad luck not to clean the snow and ice off your car.

    Seriously. The evil Snow Queen will come for you in your sleep.

  • 4

    it's bad luck to improperly navigate a traffic circle.

    It's seven straight years of finding a nail in your tire.

  • 5

    It's bad luck to take less than 30 minutes to leave a party.

    (Important: this *may* only apply to Italians. You'll have to risk it and let me know.)

  • 6

    It's bad luck to travel east on a summer Friday.

    (*Unless of course, all the locals have already arrived at their desired destinations.)

  • 7

    It's bad luck to speak poorly of Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi.

    Seven years of enraged groupies coming after you!

  • 8

    It's bad luck to pump your own gas.


  • 9

    It's bad luck to feed the seagulls on the beach.

    You know why they say a bird pooping on you is good luck? Because feeding the birds is bad luck, the bad luck is the act of getting pooped on, which then brings 'good' luck, which is really just bringing you back to neutral. Just avoid the whole mess.

  • 10

    It's bad luck to speak of a certain MTV reality show within 50 miles of Jersey beaches.

    Let's alllll just pretend like it never happened, okay?

  • 11

    It's bad luck to make a u-turn on a highway outside of a jughandle.

    Very, VERY bad luck.

  • 12

    It's bad luck to say Central Jersey doesn't exist.


  • 13

    It's bad luck to try pizza more than 50 miles outside Jersey's borders.

    Just trust me on this one.

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