Another coincidence !
I'm sure you will remember
the series of coincidences I have recounted elsewhere in these memoires
concerning my oldest friend Richard.
Sadly, his 30-year marriage to his childhood sweetheart recently came to an end. Having moved from the family home, Richard (wishing to remain near his two children) looked around the neighbourhood for a suitable property to buy or rent. Let him take up the story in his own words:
Now I'm certain you all know this, but. that's my name! How extraordinary!
An amazing coincidence! The pink balloon!
In the summer of 2005, my
wife's daughter was married: we've never been particularly close, but
I was nonetheless invited to the ceremony and to the somewhat extravagant
reception that followed. This took place at a beautiful rural location
in Oxfordshire and, I must confess, was more enjoyable than I had anticipated,
despite the somewhat 'Anglican' nature of the proceedings and the presence
of my wife's first husband!
time ago, I received this curious (and somewhat worrying!) e-mail:
I'm ashamed to admit that I mentally 'filed' this mail as one of many from those we may describe as slightly paranoid. But since I received the message, circumstances in my own experiences have caused me to modify my opinions!
Firstly (as you may recall
if you are a regular delver into these memoires) following surgery some
time ago, I have to visit the bathroom several times a night. Imagine
my surprise when I noticed that the times of these visits almost always
fitted in with our correspondent's observations: the times seemed invariably
to be multiples of eleven: 11.11, 2.22, 3.33 and so on! Most curious!
One possible explanation
is that our 'inner clocks' are far more precise than we realise. Certainly
we have all experienced the sudden awakening at the appropriate time for
an early-morning flight or car journey, only to hear the alarm clock 'go
off' seconds later! A day or two ago, I fell asleep with the thought that
it would be interesting to observe an Iridium satellite passing over the
house at 4.44 am (!) As you may already have guessed: I awoke at precisely
that moment, to witness the characteristic bright flash from one of these
amazing spacecraft from my bedroom window!
A coincidence? What do you think?
|The following is an extract
from an e-mail I received from a new correspondent called Karen:-
"This isn't really a 'Chilling Tale', more a peculiar happening... This morning when I awoke, I found myself thinking about a book that a friend had loaned me a few years ago... I felt I should read it again, but couldn't remember the title. I forgot about it, and started browsing the internet. I opened up Google to find Tom Slemen's website, but it had relocated, so I clicked what I thought was a link to his site. However, the link didn't take me there: instead I found myself on the page where your website is described. I clicked the link and navigated to your page about the Celestine Prophecy. This was the name of the book I couldn't remember this morning!!!! Did I have a premonition of these events, which put the book in my mind? Or was I somehow guided to your webpage so I rediscover this thought-provoking book ? What do you think ?" It might possibly be significant the the Celestine Prophecy has much to say about the true meaning of apparent coincidences!