On October 13, 1307, a day so infamous that Friday the 13th would become a synonym for ill fortune, officers of King Philip IV of France carried out mass arrests in a well-coordinated dawn raid that left several thousand Templars — knights, sergeants, priests, and serving brethren — in chains, charged with heresy, blasphemy, various obscenities, and homosexual practices. None of these charges was ever proven, even in France — and the Order was found innocent elsewhere — but in the seven years following the arrests, hundreds of Templars suffered excruciating tortures intended to force “confessions,” and more than a hundred died under torture or were executed by burning at the stake.
That’s all I’ve got for you though.
Every other piece of research I have found regarding Friday the 13th has involved phobias, black cats and some dude in a hockey mask named Jason. BOGUS!
Anyhow. I love the number 13, especially on a Friday and THEREfore I am hosting a special giveaway if you have decided to stumble upon and read this post.
You will win: Edgar & Ellen Triple Threat: Their First Three Misadventures (Rare Beasts / Tourist Trap / Under Town) Boxset!
Rare Beasts –
Edgar & Ellen, two of fictions most creepy twins! The town of Nod’s Limbs will never sleep soundly while these two characters live within their hamlet. In Rear Beasts, Edgar & Ellen “petnap” the town’s pets to turn them into more exotic animals to sell back to the unsuspecting town folk. Will the twins get away with their twisted plot or will something happen to put a damper on their plans? A fun and weird tale, the first of a series of delightful frightful stories!
Tourist Trap –
Edgar & Ellen are at it again. When they find out that the junk yard is going to be dismantled to make way for a new fancy hotel, the twins realize that they have to stop this atrocity. After all with the removal of the junk yard, where will the twins get all of the materials to create all of their devious plots? The twisted twins create new schemes to foil the plans of the mayor and derail his festivities and keep the junk yard safe forever!
Under Town –
The twisted twins find out that their plans in “Tourist Trap” did not work out quite as well as they hoped. The hotel is still planned to be built on the junk yard lot! Edgar & Ellen need to make new plans to stop the construction and quick, but someone is already doing that. Who could this mysterious person be and why are they stealing all of Edgar & Ellen’s plans and gadgets? The only clue is hidden below ground Under Town!