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#1    _Only

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:26 AM

I was reading a thread I made on here about what your entrance music would be if you could choose any song, and was reminded of a wild moment of random coincidence/synchronicity in the thread.

It made me think that these type of things happen all of the time to people, and I'm sure many of us have a good story about how they found themself in a moment of a great coincidence or moment of synchronicity.

Here is one of mine (my 'story' is lazily just copy/pasted from the thread, into quotes, but serves best to recount the moment):

View PostIron_Lotus, on 10 July 2012 - 06:34 AM, said:

always wanted to come out to this song when i was still training for competitive boxing



would easily still be my entrance theme or background music.

To which I replied after reading and listening to his song:


View Post_Only, on 10 July 2012 - 06:49 AM, said:

Okay, wow.

How about is this for odd coincidences.

I started listening to your song and thinking how cool an entrance song it would be. So I thought it would be funny to pick an MMA fighter entrance to mute and listen to your song while watching, because I used to be into watching MMA. I chose Fedor Emelianenko, because he was known as more or less the baddest fighter around. So I muted the video before it loaded, and played your song while I watched it. It fit, as it would.

But then I saw the top comment on the Fedor video page:
"Didin doe dawh bop bop bop bop" ..lmao bas rutten loves this song he said it was the best entrance when fedor fought"



I was like wait.. this song is doing that. Then I turned your song down, and turned up that video's music...



Mind****! :w00t:

edit: Also I'm laughing at the commentary in the video. This is a crazy world, man.

To think some obscure song I'd never heard (I'd never seen Fedor actually enter a fight that I can recall) prefaced only with the idea of it going alongside a boxer's entrance, me deciding to pick a boxer to mute and watch enter an arena while I listened to the song (to get effect), realizing I don't know anything about boxing, so picked MMA, because I knew of it, picked one of my favorite fighters randomly, and realizing that was his entrance song?!

Crazy world, indeed. But a fun one, with moments like this.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

Oh I have many, but i had a good one just today that I'll share for now.
While driving earlier today for some reason the name Burkholder popped into my head. I know one person with that last name, a friend's ex- but we haven't seen eachother in close to 9 years. I though it was odd to randomly think of his last name, then less than 5 minutes later as I drove past a church I noticed the name of it was Burkholder United Church. I laughed a little, but seeing as I've driven by there before I figured I had probably seen the name of the church before which initially might have made me think of it without realizing.
But then guess who I happened to bump into tonight at the gas station? The friend's ex with the Burkholder name that i hadn't seen in 9 years. lol


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

I don't have any good stories, but often in conversation when you are struggling to think of the correct word to use (i.e it could be any word that "slips" from your mind) before it pops into your head and you say it, and at the exact same time the TV or radio say the same word you were struggling to remember.

Surely it happens to more people than just me?


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

Ha ha, I love these stories.

Here's another quick one, not so amazing or noteworthy, as much as just making me smile at the subtle moment of multi-leveled humor.

I had just had a moment of synchronicity happen. I wish I could remember what it was, but whatever it was seemed to get overshadowed in my memory by a second moment of synchronicity that happened right after. I was thinking how the first moment of coincidence happened while I was driving. I didn't know how or why, and thought in my head "what the @#$%" about it, as I stopped behind a truck at a stop light, a few corners from my house. As I did this, my eye caught the license plate of that truck in front of me. It was something like '67WTF84'. It made me smile.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:58 AM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 17 December 2012 - 01:50 AM, said:

I don't have any good stories, but often in conversation when you are struggling to think of the correct word to use (i.e it could be any word that "slips" from your mind) before it pops into your head and you say it, and at the exact same time the TV or radio say the same word you were struggling to remember.

Surely it happens to more people than just me?

Yes, that happens to me a lot.

And you just reminded me of another coincidence that just happened to me today about 3 hours or so ago.

I was on this computer, editing a photo I took of a sunset over the ocean (the photo I have to the left above my name there). I was copying that photo, and pasting a second next to it, to make a set of eyes. As I was working on it, I was listening to a bunch of Air songs I had on my media player. A cover by them of a Black Sabbath song (Planet Caravan) was playing. I noticed the song only after hearing "we sailed through endless skies, stars shined like eyes". Nearly every song from there on mentioned stars, Sun, and related things many times as I continued to listen and edit for the next half hour or so, putting my image and a poem I did together as a new image. It wasn't a hard hitting quick moment of synchronicity, but a nice, slow, smooth flow of them. It was really nice.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

My story isn't as nice as most of yours, but bear with me.

About 10 years ago I was taking a 1st-aid course and at the end of it we still had a few minutes of time. The instructor asked, "Are their any other injuries you want to ask about?"

Since I was handling a chainsaw during that time I said, "Yes, how about amputations?"

She picked me out of the crowd and told me, "Okay, pretend you just cut your right hand off..."

Six days later (gory details aside) I was giving 1st-aid to a guy that just cut off his right hand (30 miles out in the bush, on a snow road). We stored it, staunched the bleeding and he eventually got air lifted to hospital. A year later he was playing guitar. :)


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 17 December 2012 - 01:50 AM, said:

I don't have any good stories, but often in conversation when you are struggling to think of the correct word to use (i.e it could be any word that "slips" from your mind) before it pops into your head and you say it, and at the exact same time the TV or radio say the same word you were struggling to remember.

Surely it happens to more people than just me?
this is exactly whats began happening to me..starting a few years ago...it spooky kinda and facinating at the same time
it happens so often that there has to be some meaning behind it?..i will be reading and as soon as i come across any word i will hear it instantaneously in other peoples conversation,on the tv,radio...or i will be talking to someone and as soon as i mention any random word it will appear instantly in the background somewhere
are these forms of pre cognition?..or??  can we just not take notice and break it down to simple coincidence?..it happens often,usally many times during the course of a week then it tapers off and nothing may occur for a month...then it starts again..are there ways to strengthen this?..is there any explanation?...i would like to start meditating perhaps,learn more about that.Its funny but i just entered these forums yesterday..and in my introduction briefly mentioned synchronicity..after submitting that i realized this topic as a recent post...hahahh  go figure


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

I just had one so I decided to pop over here and post it. I'm browsing images of stars and planets taken through telescopes in another window, and suddenly heard someone on the TV say, "I was looking at the stars through my telescope and got hungry". lol


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

Ah, I just had a very nice one tonight (well, this morning).

Earlier tonight I saw the moon while driving home from work, and realized it looked full. I had wanted to take a photo of it when full, so made sure to check my earthsky.org bookmarked site to see if it was full tonight. Turns out it was. While on the page, I saw something that interested me in the FAQ section on the side 'Popular' section, an article from the 24th. It said 'what makes a halo around the sun or moon?"

http://earthsky.org/...around-the-moon

Well, I found this really interesting reading it, as I realized I've never seen one of these 'halos' in the sky before. I thought it would be so cool to see one, and while I was thinking about how I had somehow never seen one before, a voice in my head said 'you will now', and of course it made me laugh inside, but I also agreed with the little unexpected thought, sure I would eventually. So that was around 6:30 pm tonight (or last night), and I promptly forgot about it as I went out to 'shoot the moon' in its fullness. It came out well, by the way:

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But back to my story, I went back to doing my thing that night, and started to get tired listening to music, so it was time for bed. I went outside to the side yard before going to bed, and was wondering where the moon would be positioned in the night sky now, it being almost 7 hours later. As I didn't see it where it was previously (of course), I turned around and finally spotted it high up in the center of the sky, above my house. And was instantly awestruck. As I saw, for the first time, my first halo (it was so much more clear, bright, and beautiful than in my photo):

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"I can't believe I've never seen one of those"

"you will now"

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

Nice timing. I bought a new cd a few hours ago called The Story of Light by Steve Vai. It's been out for a few months apparently and I came across it on Youtube, so I raced out and bought it.  Anyway the 8th song is called The Moon and I.. so its nice timing with a few things.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

You could read my short real life story on Out of reason's reach, just a few below this thread. To me one of the many reasons where there is synchronicity is when some things just can't be explained by logic nor can you prove it with that.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

There have been several instances that have led me to ponder this topic... to contend with my innate curiosity. Several 'coincidental/psychic' occurences have happened over the course of these several years:

I had a dream in which my grandparents basement had flooded, only to wake up to discover that it had over the course of those several hours.

A gut feeling that something was wrong, terribly wrong... only to get home from school and discover that my uncle had committed suicide.

Another terrible gut feeling a few months later, in which I came down stairs from watching some horror/thriller movie... writing it off as a mere bi-product of the horror movie... and while back in my room, someone had broken into our house... simply by walking in the front door. This feeling though was so strong, so terrible.. that I felt physically sick to my stomach.

Hearing a song that I disliked on the radio, I switched to another station as a song was finishing.. I said to myself, that it will be 'that' song and sure enough, it came on the radio.

I was driving down the highway, the roads were unussually clear-- even for a highway that rarely saw accidents, the lady on the radio assured it's listeners that the highway was free of backups or traffic collisions... something didn't seem right... and on the way back home, a few km from my house was a horrific car accident.

Sometimes when I haven't spoken to anyone in a long time (over text/phone) I think of them, and sure enough.. when I check my phone, they have messaged.

I don't know if some of these occurences and feelings were simply instinctual, or there is some psychic merrit to them which i could in turn, hone whatever psychic abilities I may possess. Unless these are all simply coincidental?


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:20 AM

Today I had the feeling that I would experience some coincidences right before I set out to drive somewhere I enjoy going. I notice that feeling in the air (or in me) some days, and just know 'something' will happen.

I drove to a small hidden beach I like to go to for peace some times, and on the drive there was listening to a song where the lyrics said something about the shadow of the Sun hitting someone's face or something. I can't remember the exact lyrics, but just remember my thought in reaction to it. I thought it sounded weird, like as if the Sun was emitting a shadow itself (instead of shadow being caused from lack of sunlight), and I wondered how this would be possible. I then thought of a black hole Sun type deal, remembering the Soundgarden song.

I had a nice visit to my beach, then on the drive home was listening to a Type O Negative song, and heard the lyrics "In the shadow of the light from a black sun", which describes exactly what I was thinking of on my drive in.

It was personally blatant to me that this indeed was my 'something'.

Then, almost reaching home, I thought that a street light might go out soon (this is a thing that would happen all of the time with me for a period, and is highly associated personally with coincidence/synchronicity for me).

Not more than 5 seconds later, a street light I drove up to went out. This was the fastest it has ever happened for me, from thought to effect.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Another little funny one today (a common type for me).

I was looking for a vocal track to the song 'Pepper' by Butthole Surfers just now on YouTube. I typed 'pepper acapella', and the first result was 'Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge Acapella'. Well, not what I was looking for, but a pretty good find nonetheless, so I clicked on it, and looked at Flea's t-shirt in the video.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

While your thread's back up _Only, I'd thought that I'd share another one. This one is again coincidental.

About 7 or 8 years ago I flew to Cancun on vacation. The flight back however was cancelled for mechanical reasons and while everyone was standing in the lineup waiting to find out what they were going to do with us someone got bored and started asking people where they were from.

People were telling everyone else where they were from and when it came for my turn, I said "Likely". I was confident that no one else had heard of it because only about 300 people live here, in the middle of nowhere at the end of the road.

I was getting blank stares from everyone of course until a girl, standing right behind me said, "Hey, I know Likely, my aunt lives there." As it turned out I was working with her aunt at the time.





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