Today is Friday the 13th - a day that conjures up superstition in some who worry that bad luck will follow them.
Some historians place the superstition to the 13 people who attended the Last Supper. Ancient Babylon's Code of Hammurabi omits the number 13 in its list of laws so the superstition has been around since at least 1700.
Wall Street also has its own superstitions about the date. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700-$800 million are lost every Friday the 13th because of customers refusing to travel, conduct business or make big purchases.
Empire-Tribune readers weighed in on their thoughts about Friday the 13th.
Jessica Parks said on Facebook she has no worries.
"Nope, just another day," she wrote.
Christie Richmond said the day "terrifies" her while Robert Freeman admitted to being a "littlestitious."
Cori Holloway Garcia said she approached the day without a single reservation.
"The only thing to fear, is fear itself. God is in control and superstition is just fear and negativity," she said
Thirty percent of those who participated in our online poll said they are superstitious while 70% said they are not.