A nicely peculiar and macabre article entitled “Dark Synchronicity and Strange Deaths” was published yesterday at Mysterious Universe.
The post lists several historical “incidents” of astounding synchronicity and coincidence. So astronomically small seem the chances of these occurrences that one wonders, when reading, if perhaps we are not being trolled; “punked,” even by some good-natured storytelling. Still, even if a handful are of dubious validity, this does not discount the fact the some of these “darkly synchronous” incidents did in fact occur, thus testing the absolute limits of logic and chance. The fine measurements of math and statistics break down and in such instances, the chain of time blurs and coalesces into an incomprehensible morass of confounding elements.
A few of the events:
Another bizarrely coincidental series of family deaths concerning road accidents appeared in Phenomena: A Book of Wonders, by John Michell and Robert J. M. Rickard, and happened in Bermuda in 1975, when a man was fatally hit by a taxi while riding his moped down a busy city street. Exactly one year later, the dead man’s brother was allegedly riding the exact same moped down the same street in the same general location when he too was hit and killed by a taxi. Spookily, it was the same taxi driver, and even more baffling was that the very same passenger happened to be riding in the cab at the time of both accidents.
Another odd case is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, an incident that was instrumental in sparking the start of World War I. In June of 1914, Ferdinand, who was heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was travelling through Sarajevo, Bosnia, for the purpose of checking the condition of armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On June 28, 1914, Ferdinand was riding in his car along with his wife, Sophie, when they took a wrong turn and were fatally gunned down at point blank range by 19-year-old Serbian extremist and nationalist Gavrilo Princip, who just so happened to have been standing at the street corner and had not planned the attack ahead of time, instead taking the opportunity to kill the Archduke, which would lead to the start WWI. In an odd coincidence, the license plate of Ferdinand’s vehicle read “A III118,” which aligns with the date of the official end of World War 1, Armistice Day, 11/11/18.
In 1872, Baron Rodemire de Tarazone of France was murdered by a man named Claude Volbonne. Chillingly, the Baron’s father had also been killed 21 years earlier by an unrelated man who was also named Claude Volbonne.
Our logical mind does not know what to make of such uncanny “connections” or metaphysical threads which unite disparate paths of independent reality.
Our psyches are grounded in the 2-dimensional world of cause and effect, and as such, all occurrences we experience are expected to fulfill the normal chain of sequential unfolding before our witnessing eyes. The events recounted in this article are described as synchronous, meaning that they consist of independent events which, courtesy of backwards inspection, share a baffling thread of similarity which we are pragmatically trained to assume cannot exist in this world because they will not do so generally within the minute confines of our own life and existence. In our own isolated life, synchronicity is lost within the corrupted appraisal of our perspective.
I suspect life is much “smaller” than we perceive, and the stage is not vast at all.
The grand life stage is very tiny and afforded breadth by a series of reverberating perturbations that exude the appearance of infinity. Our confined existences, threadbare and singular, insulated from the vast appraisal of these “otherworldly” perturbations, are lent a misleading perspective which tells us the world and its inhabitants share an immeasurable existence which can never be replicated or connected in any form possible. This is because, individually, we fail to experience, firsthand, such far reaches of recursion in our daily lives.
I suspect, since the “box” that houses life is so much smaller than we can comprehend, such “synchronicity” is actually quite commonplace and natural; that it appears invisible to us for we never witness it because most of life’s events are shrouded in innocuousness and are not memorable enough to cause collective discussion or sharing of experience. But events such as the ones listed in this article share a uniqueness: they are preternaturally memorable. They involve death and violent acts and involve numerous onlookers who, by virtue of the rare and noteworthy nature of the events, evoke much sharing and expressed narratives of experience and because of this, the rather commonplace nature of synchronicity is thus unveiled.
And not being evolutionarily equipped, or possessing sensory systems accustomed to the mundane life’s synchronicity, we interpret it as rare; so rare as to strike us as eerie and unfathomable.
When in fact, we are merely witnessing a world rendered infinite by recursion and mirrors.