Superstitions Will Be Tested at WFU

This Friday, long-held superstitions will be put to the test during a “Friday the 13th Bash” at Wake Forest University.

Daring participants will spill salt, walk under ladders and even open umbrellas indoors during this lighthearted event in the Benson University Center’s lower-level lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the free event.

The bash is the first event for the Triad Area Skeptics Club (TASC). TASC was recently formed by a small group of Wake Forest faculty and students interested in investigating supernatural and extraordinary claims that contradict science as it is currently understood. TASC will objectively investigate claims, pursue matters of interest to skeptics, and sponsor speakers and other activities.

The group’s next event will be a talk by John Hubisz, a visiting physics professor at North Carolina State University. Hubisz will discuss his experiences investigating a haunting and other paranormal claims beginning at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Wake Forest’s Olin Hall, Room 101.

For more information about TASC, call 758-4994 or visit the group’s Web site at

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