13 Ways to Celebrate Friday the 13th

The luck of the Irish is world famous but the on-site genealogist at The Lodge at Doonbeg in Ireland's County Clare uses more than just luck to help people find their long lost Irish.

On site genealogists at Doonbeg research guests' Irish ancestry and even help coordinate visits to villages where their ancestors once lived. This program was prompted due to increased interest from resort guests at Doonbeg, who were of Irish descent and curious to learn more about their family's Irish legacy during their visit. And if you don't have any luck uncovering your Irish roots, you can always try your luck on the world-class golf course.

Coffin Factory Visit

The Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the site of the once industrious Cataract Coffin Factory. Story has it proprietor Abraham Mortimer dedicated every waking hour to surveying the progress of his domain. At night, he was tormented by young hooligans who taunted the eccentric old man.

Mortimer would chase the riffraff from their pranks and dares. They always laughed at his threats, until one fateful night Mortimer confronted a rowdy group of thrill-seekers. In the ensuing struggle, a stack of solid oak coffins overturned, and Mortimer was crushed to death.

The guilty ran off and were never apprehended for their part in the gruesome murder. Soon after the funeral, Mortimer's coffin was found unearthed and empty. To this day it is said, he walks the halls for revenge on those who dare trespass on his beloved and now abandoned factory, now turned into a tourist attraction.

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