Police Brace for Full Moon On Friday The 13th.

STAUNTON, Va. - John Davis says that he is not Superstitious, or at least before Friday.

"I was thinking about becoming it after the kind of day we've had today though, everything we've touched has just gone down the drain," says Davis.

There are probably many others out there like Davis because it's Friday the 13th, and by superstition, the unluckiest day of the year.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina an estimated $800 to $900 million is lost on Friday the 13th, because people avoid flying and doing business.

Many police officers also say that they notice an uptick in criminal activity during a full moon.

Sergeant Brian Edwards with Waynesboro Police Department says that there is a noticeable uptick in criminal activity during full moons.

"We've actually filled up our jails, back when we had jails here on full moons because people took that opportunity to get drunk and do some crazy things," says Edwards, "because it's not dark outside, others are that the moon has a gravitation pull on peoples minds," says Edwards, "people use anything to rationalize bad behavior."

Davis works at an animal hospital and says that he sees an uptick in calls.

"Strange things, no other explanation, we have a 24/7 service and no one wants to be on call during the full moon because you know you're going to get called out," says Davis.

It's a good day for some and a bad day for others, but whether it's superstition or not, we'll let you be the judge.


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