Melbourne, May 26 (ANI): Fear of bad luck has forced a Kiwi town to ban number 13.
Palmerston North, in the central North Island, New Zealand has a policy to jump street numbers from number 11 to 15 to avoid the unlucky figure in-between.
The bizarre regulation is in place so people with triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number 13, are not deterred from buying homes carrying the number on the letterbox.
According to The Dominion Post newspaper, Palmerston North City Council has admitted the age-old policy is a little odd, reports News.com.au.
And residents at number 15 can apply to have their numbers adapted if they really want.
A 92-year-old World War II vet anti-tank gunner Basil Buckley, who lives in the nearby capital of Wellington also criticised the policy.
Buckley said he'd lived at number 13 without incident for 40 years and the policy was a whole lot of "nonsense". (ANI)