The Writers Who Predicted The Sinking Of The Titanic

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After any large-scale tragic event, many people come out of the woodwork claiming to have had anything from “intuitions” to full-blown prophetic foreknowledge that the incident was to take place. The finger is also pointed, retroactively, at various symbols and story-lines from pop-culture that might have “predicted” the circumstance.

Such is the case for the Titanic disaster, regarding which there are dozens of anecdotes showcasing everything from “uneasy feelings” to the sudden insights of crystal ball gazing spiritualists. Two very startling examples of such seeming prognostication involve authors: one, a crafter of sea-tales, and the other a crusading editor with literally a life-long obsession with massive sinking ships.

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Messenger Shiva Part 1: The Event Itself

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In 2014 a phrase suddenly popped into my head; two words, actually. “Messenger Shiva.” I didn’t know what that meant, exactly, but I put it in my back pocket in case I ever needed a snappy cryptic title for something.

And here we are!

But I’m not sure if what I’m writing here will really be something….bigger. I just want to talk about something that is still a rather “raw” period of my life. A sad period. A weird period. A period from like a few minutes after 9/11 through fall of 2016.

And it starts with the rather odd little synchronicity that I think kind of changed my life…

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Better Call Paul: The Mystery of the “Winged Beatle”

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“…the accepted myth involves the premature death of a youth who is transformed by death into a god. This is a prevalent theme from Osiris and Achilles to Jesus Christ.”
–R. Gary Patterson, “The Walrus Was Paul”

“I’m not the phony—THEY are!”
–Saul Cartwright, “Batman” #222

We’re going to discuss now one of the key pop-culture conspiracy theories of the 20th Century…the supposed death and replacement of Beatle Paul McCartney. It is the Rosetta Stone for so many other celebrity doppelgänger folktales (up to “Dave Chappelle’s Clone” in the present day).

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Let The Rabbit Be Your Guide: Esoteric Bunny Symbolism

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Thank you, Harvey—I prefer you too!
–Elwood P. Dowd (not to be confused with J. R. Bob Dobbs)

Thanks to the movie Donnie Darko, human-sized rabbits—once the purview of Easter photo-ops and “nice” flicks like 1950’s Harvey—have taken on somewhat of a sinister cast. But if you haven’t yet picked up on the more unsettling—or at least uncanny—aspects of Oryctolagus cuniculus, you haven’t been paying attention!

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Is April Really The CRUELEST Month? (The Historical Evidence)

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A couple of years ago I started a calendar of events in world history to help better shape the content on this site. I thought it’d be helpful if I knew when certain anniversaries were going to come up, and things like that.

And as I went through April, I noticed something really strange—April seemed to be historically a really “dark” month. A lot of significant—often violent and/or “dark”—events have happened in April, especially in the second half of the month. This falls in line with what I’ve heard of regarding April being the “cruelest” month.

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