Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Collapsing Bridges and Cryptozoology: Trouble Comes in Threes

Last week, over at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman devoted much space and commentary to the tragic story of the Mississippi collapsing bridge, as well as to the similar, fatal events at Point Pleasant, Virginia in 1967 - that many researchers believe were inextricably linked with the presence of the sinister "Mothman" in the area.

Well, now we have a new, breaking story (this one from China) that links collapsing bridges and cryptozoology - as, again, Loren Coleman notes today.

And they say that bad luck often comes in threes. And maybe it does. My new book, Man-Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot (which was published in the same week as the Mississippi tragedy) includes a chapter on the catastrophic collapse of yet another bridge with distinctly cryptozoological links - this one in Scotland.

Is all of this talk and activity of a collapsing bridge-nature in such a closely confined time-frame all some weird coincidence, or is it part of a larger - and infinitely more bizarre - cosmic mind-game?

At this stage, your guess is as good as mine.


Loren Coleman said...

I certainly look forward to reading your book's angle on the Tay Bridge Disaster.

Since the Tay Bridge Disaster and the Silver Bridge fall are two old events, and the Minnesota and China bridge collapses are two recent incidents, are you saying that there's going to be another forthcoming contemporary third collapse?


Nick Redfern said...

Hi Loren

No, I'm not saying that for certain. I just think that given the odd state of affairs re collapsing bridges and weird creatures being in the fortean news right now, and my new book that includes a similar story, it does make me wonder if there is some sort of synchronistic "flap" of sorts going on.

If so, I think it's worth us keeping an eye on things in view of the old "bad luck comes in threes" scenario.