Friday, July 31, 2009

Strange Synchronicities

In the last week or two I have been experiencing a wide-range of very weird events of a synchronistic nature.

One that isn't connected with Cryptozoology - but that may still be of interest to you - can be found over at Regan Lee's Vintage UFO blog, and deals with an odd event relative to a new book I'm working on (titled Contactees) and Regan's own research in the Contactee field.

Here's the link to the story at Regan's blog.

And, yesterday, right here, I wrote the following: "Something odd just occurred that I'll update you on tomorrow. Basically, it was just the latest in a series of very weird synchronicities that have been going on..."

Well, that odd occurrence went like this: if you check yesterday's posts here, you'll see one that I wrote on a couple of Neil Arnold's somewhat unusual experiences with crows.

Well, quite literally only about 3 minutes after posting the story, I heard a tremendous screeching noise coming from our back-garden. I opened the door and could see that stood on one of the branches of the big tree at the foot of the garden were three huge crows!

Not only that: they were directing all their screeches at a lone squirrel that was hanging onto the tree-trunk, a couple of feet from them.

The squirrel evidently thought that getting out of the area was a good thing, as he then climbed further up the tree, and made his careful way onto an electric cable that runs the width of our garden at a height of about 20 feet.

As I watched, the crows took to the air, and circled him, while making an unholy racket. But then, quite out of the blue, a smaller bird that was slightly larger than a sparrow, literally dive-bombed the squirrel and knocked him flying off the cable. Lucky for him, we have a large row of bushes at the end of the garden and he managed to fall into them. The last I saw of him, he jumped out of the bushes, raced for the fence, clambered over it, and vanished into the neighbor's yard.

Okay, it could just have been a coincidence; but to have experienced this only minutes after writing about Neil's odd encounters with crows, created a weird atmosphere in the garden.

And there have been other odd synchronicities too - on top of this one and the one at Regan's blog - and which I'll relate next week.

Any ideas what all this means?


Red Pill Junkie said...

Any missing time after your crow encounter? ;-)

Taking a non-rational approach, it feels like an omen. Like the squirrel was meant to represent you.

Nick Redfern said...


Nope, no missing time. Other than that weird few minutes it was just a normal morning.

Ciara said...

To be "stereotypical" here, Nick---there ARE no coincidences. May be the Universe acknowledging the truth of your interest in Crows. Who knows??? :)

Red Pill Junkie said...

Expanding more on what I wrote about the "omen": To me the three crows are representing the "Trickster" element, which can become quite menacing and sometimes deadly.

But, maybe, just as the sparrow ended up saving the squirrel from a gruesome fate, maybe you'll experience something that at first would seem a tragedy, but later will be recognized as very serendipitous and fortunate.

Nick Redfern said...


Er...thanks...I think! LOL

cryptidsrus said...

Great post, Nick!!!

cryptidsrus said...


The "Ciara" comments were actually by me---Cryptidsrus---

Either somebody has a hold of my password or something happened to the account itself. But it's me---what the heck's going on???

Nick Redfern said...


Wow, that's really weird!

cryptidsrus said...

Just glad the second message got through in my REAL screen Name, Nick. Yep, that is weird.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

A friend of mine who was involved with John Keel in the investigation of Mothman at Point Pleasant, W.Virgina, experienced an extraordinary series of bizarre and frightening synchronicities.

Now supposedly, there's another Mothman-like creature showing up in the woods behind a house in North Port, Florida.
Rob MacGregor

P.S. I think I've seen your name in Moseley's Saucer Smear, right?

Nick Redfern said...

Trish and Rob:

Yes, there are a lot of synchronicities associated with Mothman.

Yep, I get a few mentions in Saucer Smear from time to time. I just did an interview with Jim for inclusion in my next book.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I think I also saw you on an episode of UFO HUNTER, right? I was also interviewed for an episode, the one on USOs that was filmed on Andros Island. My part, unfortunately, ended up on the cutting room floor. My co-author of THE FOG made it on the show, tho. At least, I got a free trip.

Nick Redfern said...

No, I wasn't on the UFO Hunters series. However, about 5 years ago I was filmed for a History Channel documentary called UFO Hunters. But that was a one-off show, not connected with the series of the same name.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Sorry. My mistake.

I'm referring a Finnish man to your site. He says he has built a database of "Modern Sightings of Pterodactyls."

Nick Redfern said...

Cool, thanks! I'll keep a look out for an email from him.