Welcome to The 13 Society, your premier destination for exploring the enigmatic and the unseen. Nestled at the crossroads of the unexplained and the extraordinary. Our platform is a haven for those captivated by the eerie allure of the strange, the macabre, the paranormal, and the occult. We delve into the supernatural with a rich tapestry of articles, and a treasure trove newsletter, photographs, and media from the farthest reaches of the globe. We also have a bustling forum moderated for respectful discourse.
The 13 Society is more than just a website. It’s a community united by a quest for knowledge and understanding of the paranormal. Which includes the UFO phenomena, urban legends, myths, esoteric knowledge, occult practices, magic, tarot, and astrology. Our platform is a confluence where paranormal investigators, experiencers of the ethereal, the curious, and even skeptics can convene to exchange perspectives, insights, and narratives. While we embrace a multitude of viewpoints and may not align with each one. Our ethos is to foster an environment of open-mindedness. “Paranormal” encompasses all that eludes scientific explanation. It is our endeavor to cultivate a sanctuary for those who share our passion for the mysterious, seeking to connect, learn, and impart wisdom.
We are committed to facilitating candid, drama-free dialogues on these profound subjects through our Moderated Forums. While engaging our global audience.
The Lore Behind the Number 13
The number 13 has long been shrouded in superstition, with many attributing it to scriptural and mythological sources, such as Judas, the purported 13th guest at the Last Supper, or Loki, whose uninvited appearance as the 13th guest among Norse gods cascaded the world into darkness.
Historical accounts suggest the superstitions linked to the number 13 emerged in the 17th century. Though the precise origins remain as enigmatic as the superstitions themselves. The term “triskaidekaphobia” emerged by 1910, embedding the fear of the number 13 into the cultural psyche.
The 13 Society itself was founded on February 13th, 1889, with a profound motto: “Superstitio solum in animo inscii habitat,” translating to “Superstition dwells only in the ignorant mind.” Remarkably, five U.S. Presidents—Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt—were among its distinguished members.
Embrace the Mysterious
We are committed to unveiling the most intriguing and secretive aspects of the unique, the paranormal, and extraterrestrial life, all while fostering enriching esoteric discussions. Operating from the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. The 13 Society extends a global invitation to join our community and unlock the mysteries of the world.
A Dedication to Authentic Imagery
Our visual journey is supported by a collection of imagery sourced from Wiki Media Commons or Pixabay available under the Creative Commons CC0 License & Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; GNU Free Documentation License. Including our own pictures, Library of Congress and and images graciously permitted by organizations or individuals. We are resolute in our commitment to attributing proper credit to all images. And should an omission occur, we welcome contact so that we may rectify any oversight. We believe in giving credit were credit is due.