Spring Break In The Dead Zone

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“A procession of the damned.
By the damned, I mean the excluded.
We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.”
–Charles Fort, “The Book Of The Damned”

This is a story about two dreams I had that seemingly came true to a very specific degree.

I am not saying they were precognitive dreams. We can simply call them “coincidences.” We can call them whatever we’d like. It’s just a matter of semantics, really.

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10.13.18: Ian Malcolm And Fox Mulder Might Be Crazy Persons

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“If I may…Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now…you’re selling it, you wanna sell it!”
–Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”

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5.6.18: The Ki-Ki Prophecy

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So here is a true story about so-called “psychic powers” and how they can be misconstrued and how they can be a real pain in the ass.

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So one day—and this is like 25 years ago, at leastMy Friend From College gets a “psychic intuition” that the third in our little college group, Ki-Ki, is going to get hit by a car and die.

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Not only that—My Friend From College (MFFC) tells me the exact day Ki-Ki is going to die.

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And I was like “Ki-Ki! Our darling Ki-Ki! (sob!) Sweet, innocent Ki-Ki…she can’t possibly (choke!) DIE!”

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And MFFC just grimly shook her head and replied:

“Val, this is just the way it’s gonna happen. You can’t argue with the Universe, dear. It was so vivid. I saw her die and then I heard somebody give the date it would happen. Now, we need to not lose our heads about this, Val. This is no time for hysterics. We need…to make Ki-Ki’s last days on Earth special.”

And it was like in three days, man. Three days.

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So we interacted with Ki-Ki at school with a brave front.

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Certainly, we couldn’t inform her of the actual prophecy. That would just make her miserable and serve no constructive purpose.

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We would just…be the best damn friends to her EVER! (sob!)

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The three days pass. The date passes.

Ki-Ki doesn’t get hit with by car and doesn’t die.

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MFFC was set to sleep over my house that night—because…we had assumed that Ki-Ki would pass on earlier in the day and we’d need each other for comfort.

**But Ki-Ki was still alive!**

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The next morning, however, my roommate Sid wakes us up in distress. He had just received a call from his family—who informed him that the day before, his Aunt died in a car accident.

And so I’m thinking

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I suddenly ask to see a picture of Sid’s Aunt.

She looked just like a younger version of Ki-Ki. I’m not even joking. The resemblance was uncanny.

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So…it wasn’t Ki-Ki who was going to die that day…but Sid’s Aunt! MFFC probably “saw” a woman who looked like Ki-Ki in the “cosmic download”—and naturally assumed it was her. Because she had no other person to reference it to, she just went with what was most familiar to her!

And now I tell Sid everything—about the Ki-Ki prophecy, how me and MFFC were waiting three days for Ki-Ki to get hit by the car, etc.

Now, Sid’s thinking—

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And he says to us, accusingly:

“So the car that was supposed to hit your friend swerved…and instead killed my Aunt!”

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