Whether or not the superstitions are real, several tragic and unlucky events have occurred on Friday the 13th, from the unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur and the bombing of Buckingham palace to deadly natural disasters and the birth of the KKK’s first Grand Wizard. In today’s special episode, we’ll explore one devastating plane crash that took place in South America on Friday, October 13, 1972. Was it the unlucky date that caused the catastrophe, leading to dozens of deaths and cannibalism among the survivors? Join us as we explore Uruguayan Flight 571.

Research/Narration Articles:

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/the-unthinkable-pact-survivors-of-crashed-flight-571-had-to-make/news-story/539c0d2c4b1569f40ba4c1578045900b

https://www.britannica.com/event/Uruguayan-Air-Force-flight-571

https://historycollection.com/how-the-uruguayan-air-force-flight-571-crash-drove-a-rugby-team-to-cannibalism/2/

https://www.insider.com/worst-things-friday-the-13th-2017-12#the-ku-klux-klans-first-grand-wizard-was-born-10

https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-friday-the-13th-phobia-paraskevidekatriaphobia-or-friggatriskaidekaphobia/

Music:

Nervous by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4118-nervous
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Metaphysik by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400056

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Unseen Horrors by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4569-unseen-horrors
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

This House by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4525-this-house
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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This episode was produced by Jaden McKell. It was edited by Austin Blackwell. Our theme song, "Straight-Up Enigmas," was written and produced by Chuck Flyer. 

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