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Is there really no 13th floor on elevators?


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#16    rob lester

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 06:18 PM

Well , I can say all the Hotel/Casino's in Reno/Las Vegas/Lake Tahoe have a 13th floor button.....If any place would not have this do to " bad luck " these would be the places.Urban Legend original.gif


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Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:08 PM

In a hotel I was in in Kristiansand (a city in Norway) they solved the problem with having offices in the 13th flour which you could only get into if you used the stairs.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:04 PM

well i can understand the no.4, where did triskadeckaphobia come from? blink.gif

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

They had this in the Wayside School books. It always puzzled me as a child. The floor was still the 13th. It just had a different number.

People sometimes.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

They had this in the Wayside School books. It always puzzled me as a child. The floor was still the 13th. It just had a different number.

People sometimes.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:57 PM

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In "western" socities such as the UK, Europe, Australia and Northern America I seriously doubt it.

But...I've heard rumors about it being the case in China and Japan...of how they avoid the whole 13th floor thing.

Its nothing more than superstitious nonsense.
Edit: HOW they avoid it...I'm not sure...I think they simply don't number that particular floor.


in china, my grandmother told me that they skip the 7th floor (i think, but im pritty sure) because the number 7 soungds like evil in kantinese or manderin

also i have a really weird story bout the 13th floor...
ight i was with some friends in an elevator in an apartment and one of them was all like they skipped the number 13 on the floor pannal thing. so everyone else looks at the panal and relized he was right. just as we were between the twelth and "forteenth" floor the elevator stops for a couple of seconds and then starts back up. after that we were pritty freeked out by the elevator and chose to use the stairs on our way bak down.


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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:05 PM

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If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck (Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names).

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:05 AM

All of the cruise ships that I have been on skips the thirteenth floor. They go from floor twelve to fourteen.


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:08 AM

In my area there are alot of Hospitals that don't have a 13th ward because of this  blink.gif  hmm.gif

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 09:56 AM

The house in which I live should be number 13, but when it was being built my 'rents had the choice of it being 13 or 15, they went for 15. As houses over here, the odds are on one side of the street, evens on the other. Never noticed the whole 13th floor thing though.


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:09 PM

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well i can understand the no.4, where did triskadeckaphobia come from? blink.gif
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Fear of the number 13 is called: Triskaidekaphobia   << A link
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Some buildings number their floors so as to skip the thirteenth floor entirely, jumping from floor 12 to floor 14 in order to avoid distressing triskaidekaphobics, or using 12a and 12b instead. An example is 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf, the tallest building in the UK, which lacks a 13th floor. This is sometimes applied to house or room numbers as well. The same is also true of rows in aeroplanes.




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Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:27 PM

My building does not have a 13th floor.  

Actually, there are many buildings here in Toronto that does not have a 13th floor.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:41 AM

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I've heard theres no 13th floor inside the elevators, that when people build the elevators, they skip the 13th floor because of superstition or something.

true?


It's VERY TRUE down here!! I used to work for a condo rental company down here, and my husband does HVAC at all the condos (There are ALOT of condos down here, it's a big vacation spot) and he said something to me about there not being a 13th floor on any of them and I said "That's not true! I think I would have noticed, I've been in at least 16 of the buildings down here!" But, the next day at work, I went to about five of the condo buildings and I looked for a 13th floor, and NONE of them had it! It's so silly! So, they actually LIE on when they say their buildings are 25 stories, because there isn't a 13th floor! They just skip it and go right on to 14. If anyone's ever in gulf shores, Alabama look at the buttons on the elevator, especially at any of the phoenix buildings (They're the ones I used to work for) and I promise you there won't be a 13th floor.  I tried using the stairs one time, and it was the same thing, you just go from the 14th to the 12th.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:09 AM

Funny enough that is true everywhere, definetly not an urban legend. Depends on who is supplying the funds, I have been invloved in construction and High Rise buildings my entire career. I have seen several here in Australia.
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Edited by psyche101, 21 March 2006 - 06:11 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:13 AM

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Funny enough that is true everywhere, definetly not an urban legend. Depends on who is supplying the funds, I have been invloved in construction and High Rise buildings my entire career. I have seen several here in Australia.
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agreed, definitely not an urban legend thumbsup.gif

Edited by Pax Unum, 21 March 2006 - 06:14 AM.





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