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Coincidence or Unexplained Event?

Posted in Random Thoughts by commorancy on August 14, 2014

I’m focusing this article on some recent events I’ve personally had. They are a bit on the creepy side, but this one is, amazingly enough, not a rant. 

Recently, I’ve had two unexplained events one might deem as coincidences. The first one I had definitely chalked up to coincidence. The second one, I’m not quite so sure. I typically don’t go in for the metaphysical aspect of life. I’ve also never been known to have any clairvoyant tendencies. But, these two events are so similar in what they are and how they manifested, I feel compelled to write this article. Let’s explore.

First Event

I had been recently interested in both contemporary and past vocalists. Don’t know why, I was just tired of the same old rock and wanted a change. Specifically, I had been listening to Michael Bublé, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. Nothing out of the ordinary there.

In the past, I had never really gone out of my way to buy or listen to Whitney Houston when she was big in the 90s. Though, it was hard not to hear any of her music as it was playing everywhere. I’d pretty much heard all of her hits just strictly because most of them had been played on the radio, but I had never purchased a single album. While I was going through all of these vocalists, it popped into my head that I should get Whitney’s greatest hits. I hadn’t heard her music in quite some time and I should give it a fair shake with objective ears. I also realized that her voice in recent years wasn’t that great, but I still wanted to hear her early stuff. So, I placed an order on Feb 6th, 2012 for her CD. I ordered it Amazon Prime with 2 day shipping and was playing the CD by the 8th of Feb 2012. I was diggin’ it. Though, I will say at the time she was really a scream-singer. But, she had such style around it, it really worked for her.

On February 11, 2012 came word that Whitney Houston had passed away. We were all a bit shocked and saddened by this news. Though, considering the life she choose to lead, it was not at all unexpected. Note that some of my co-workers had seen me open the CD package on the 8th and were just a tad bit freaked out on the 11th. I had opened the package just 3 days before. Granted, I was a bit freaked too. For years I had largely ignored Whitney Houston’s music and 5 days before her death, it pops into my head to buy her music. It’s creepy yes, but I simply chalked it up to coincidence.

Second Event

Fast forward to 2014. August 1st, I’m poking around on various videos on YouTube and I happen across random videos in the suggestion panel. Sometimes I click. This time I happened upon a video of the creation of Marvel’s Ultron character. For whatever reason while watching that video, it popped into my head ‘nanooo nanooo’ (like saying it all slow). I don’t know why. I don’t really see any relationship to Marvel’s Ultron and that phrase, but it just popped in. I realized that nanu-nanu was what Mork used to say on Mork and Mindy. So, I searched for a full episode on YouTube. I found and watched the opening intro, then one full episode and part of another. And, that’s where it ended for me. Content with having gotten that out of my system, I moved onto many other other unrelated videos and forgot all about it.

Note that I haven’t seen a Mork and Mindy episode since it was originally on the air. I also hadn’t seen a Robin Williams movie in probably 5 years or longer. I haven’t seen Pam Dawber in anything since Mork and Mindy. So, it’s not like I’d recently had any inkling to go watch Robin Williams, Pam Dawber or a Mork and Mindy episode until I thought ‘nanooo nanooo’. 

August 11 rolls around only to find out Robin Williams is dead by asphyxiation. When I first heard the news, I actually thought it might be a hoax because few major sites were yet reporting it. It wasn’t until about an hour later that it was officially being reported on all major news sites.

Again, a creepy coincidence. Yet, because this is the second one of these I’ve had, I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something else at work.


But wait, it gets even creepier. Reviewing the dates of these two deaths, they both happened on the 11th of a month. February 11th, 2012 and August 11th, 2014. That leads to an 11 11.  If you do the math around all the numbers here it’s also somewhat creepy.

One more event, but not at the same level. Tonight on the way home, I happened to look up at the clock at precisely 11:11PM and then precisely again at 11:21PM. While tonight’s event isn’t related to the previous two events in type, it is related by the number 11.

I don’t know how to explain these off as mere coincidence. I want to.  One event like this I might be able to chalk to coincidence. But two with almost the same signature? The first was basically 5 days before the event. The second was 10 days before the event. Usually things tend to come in threes. So, I am now on the lookout for the third going forward. But, it may again take 2 years before the third happens. Now, I’m just waiting. If a third doesn’t happen, maybe these are coincidence. Is it a message?

Comment if you can suggest any insight or have any experience with events like these.

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