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The Beanster BS: Explaining the Unexplained (206* d) RE: BS: Explaining the Unexplained 27 Aug 00

I've had my share of strange things happen; grew up in a haunted house of which I have countless stories to tell. And I went through a period of a few weeks as a teenager when I kept having dreams that would come true the next day. Then they stopped until the night John Lennon was shot. And this is tooo coincidental to be coincidence--and it's not my maleable memory weaving tall tales (because I wrote it down write after it happened).

I live in Manhattan and was taking a nap after coming home from work. I had a little snippet of a dream where there were two men on a dark street (I could only tell that they were males, nothing else). One shot the other and I knew the victim was dead or soon would be. Then a third man came up and quite upset, said to the shooter, "Do you know what you've done?!"

It woke me up. So I reached for the remote and turned on the TV. Maybe 5, 10, 15 minutes into the show I was watching, the local news anchor came on and said that Lennon had just been shot outside the Dakota. My eyes bugged out--not so much because he'd been shot but because I may have just seen it happen! Later on, on the news, I heard that a guy had been walking down the street just as it happened and he stopped and said to the shooter, "Do you know what you just did?! You just shot John Lennon!" It may have even been an erroneous report but let me tell you, my hair stood on end.

So yeah, I believe there are things that actually ARE occurring that we just don't have the brainpower to understand. But also, I think a lot of this type of stuff teeters on the brink of delusions of reference (in my psychobabble lingo). It's nice to think that we have some control over things (clouds?--they disappear on their own) which actually, we probably do not.

It's also nice to think that our dead loved ones come back and say howdy once in a while. I don't think they do, but that's just my opinion. It would be nice, I'll give you that, but since there is no scientific evidence of this, I'll have to reserve my final judgment. But I do think it's a matter of to-each-their-own when people believe this stuff. Like someone else mentioned, it's such a human thing--our brains are designed to try to make order out of chaos. I think that's kind of neat. Always trying to solve the puzzles. It's served us well so far.

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