There are stories of coincidence and chance, of intersections and strange things told, and which is which and who only knows? And we generally say, "Well, if that was in a movie, I wouldn't believe it." Someone's so-and-so met someone else's so-and-so and so on. And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that strange things happen all the time. And so it goes, and so it goes. And the book says, "We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us." ~ Magnolia, 1999.
This news is more than meets the eye. "Alex Jones" did die in Dallas on the eve of the 50th remembrance date. The event is part of the twilight language and the name game.
The musings here, as two million readers know, are about the synchronicities, synchromystic events, the name game, the twilight coincidences, and related human behavior patterns occurring daily and played out in these modern times.
Some deaths do cluster, and some people do wait to die. In the recent past, I wrote about "The Anniversary Effect," especially as it regarded presidential deaths. During the week of the 50th observance of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, awareness of the "anniversary effect" caused some observers to watch for whom might die.
Two prominent JFK-related deaths did occur during this weeklong "window."
In October 1959, aspiring presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie were guests at the International Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana. They were hosted by Judge and Mrs Edmund M. Reggie. (Judge Reggie is visible at left.)
On Tuesday, November 19th, Edmund M. Reggie, 87, a Louisiana politician who assisted in JFK's vice presidential campaign, was appointed a MidEast representative by JFK, and became Ted Kennedy's father-in-law, died. He had been a Kennedy associate since 1956. He passed away in his Lafayette, Louisiana home. (See also the "Fayette Factor.")
Meanwhile, a few days after the 50th date, on November 25th, celebrated comic artist Al Plastino died at 91. He had met JFK, and his life became entangled with JFK's assassination. As PBS noted in their headlines, Plastino passed away "amid JFK comic battle."
Plastino was the artist behind the famed Superman comic Superman's Mission for President Kennedy, a story that was written in collaboration with the Kennedy White House, but delayed upon his assassination in November 1963. At the urging of President Johnson, the comic was eventually published the following year, and Plastino's original artwork was slated to be donated to the Kennedy Library in Boston.
Controversy arose when the original artwork was found up for auction 50 years later -- not in the library as originally planned. PBS.
Finally, there is the matter of the news of the death of Alex Jones on November 21, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
Today, when people hear the name "Alex Jones," they usually associate it with Alex Jones (born February 11, 1974, Dallas, Texas), the American conspiracy theorist who hosts a syndicated talk show The Alex Jones Show, based in Austin, Texas.
On the morning of November 21, 2013, Eric Nicholson of the Dallas Observer published the speculation then being stated by this individual. Nicholson's headline says it all: "Alex Jones Predicts That He'll Be Martyred at Dealey Plaza by Cops This Week."
Nicholson reported that "It might happen this afternoon, when Jones and his followers march from Ferris Plaza Park, right across from Union Station, to Dealey Plaza. Or maybe it will happen late Friday morning, when they begin their march from Belo Garden and try to enter the heavily fortified assassination site just as it's filling up for the city's official ceremony."