This posting is a compilation of various synochromystic threads, which have been discovered running through this incident. More information has been gathered on the victims and the alleged shooter too.
(N.D. The Twilight Language blog's initial posting on the first news of the Clackamas mall shooting of December 11, 2012, is located here. Consult it for the breaking news moments after it was flashed across the country. Also at that posting are the first images from that afternoon's law enforcement response to the Oregon event. Also, see posting for December 14, 2012, on the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting for a Macy's linkage.)
I am going to share comments gleamed from this blog, Facebook, the media, and emails sent to me. Where possible, the author of the thoughts are credited.
The Victims and the Gunman Are Identified
The Imagery Overlap Is Reinforced
The alleged masked gunman, Jacob Tyler Roberts, who killed two people in the Clackamas Town Center mall in Portland, Ore., Dec. 11, 2012, left, and James Holmes, who was charged in the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater on July 20 that killed 12 people and wounded 52.
One is this image (first one, below), which he created to link the images many of us visually observed on December 11th, and remembered internally from July 20th.
Clyde gave me permission to share what he recorded on his Facebook page, which parallels some of what he told me over the phone:
ABC News reported that Holmes told police "I am the Joker." Witnesses say the Oregon mall shooter said "I am the shooter." Both declaring their roles in the shooting.
Steve Forsyth [one of the victims] a man that I knew when I worked at KWJJ and MAX 910 AM was shot and killed at the Clackamas Town Center. He was a radio salesman and manager for several successful radio stations at Entercom. He was born in Denver Colorado just a few miles from the Aurora shootings [of] 144 days ago.
Another coincidence of note with the Mall shooting. The shooting at Clackamas Town Center happened in the food court. On June 2, 2012: One person was killed and seven others injured in a shooting at the Eaton Centre in Toronto. That was at a food court. One of the witnesses Jessica Ghawi was a sports writer. At Clackamas Town center one of the chief witnesses is a colleague of mine and well known sportscaster John Canzano! Jessica Ghawi was later killed in the Aurora Colorado shooting.
Flashbacks to Wednesday, December 5, 2007 and the Westroads Mall shooting, and the food court where Jessica Redfield Ghawi experiences a “feeling” and leaves the food court at the Eaton Center right before the shootings.I discussed the Westroads Mall shooting in the broader context of dates and cycles, here, and with other mall shootings, with a list, here. The cafeteria at Columbine, the food court in the Montreal Dawson College shooting, and in other food gathering areas (see my 2008 essay on "Cafeteria Carnage") are well-known sites of mass shootings. The shooters appear to focus on these "fishbowl" sites.
As Clyde Lewis remarked above, Redfield/Ghawi escaped the Ontario mall shooting, but died in the Aurora theater (at a mall) shooting.
The shooting at the food court at the Eaton Centre mall, in Toronto, Canada, took place on Saturday evening, June 2, 2012. Several people were wounded. Media accounts told of one dead, and seven wounded. One high profile witness was MLB player, Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie. One of the deceased victims of the Aurora shooting was, as noted, Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster, who happened to almost have been shot during the Eaton shooting. Her immediate pre-The Dark Knight Rises tweets were published.
More On The Victims
Records obtained by 10News showed shooting victim Cindy Yuille, 54, lived at a San Diego address from 1985 to 1994. She also had previous addresses in San Diego dating back to 1980....Yuille earned a nursing degree from San Diego State University and worked as a hospice nurse for Kaiser Permanente in the Portland area.
Yuille, whose maiden name was Waddell, graduated from Grossmont High School in El Cajon in 1976.
The other person killed in Tuesday's shooting, 45-year-old Steve Forsyth, attended the University of San Diego from 1985-1989, majoring in business administration, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was a youth sports coach who owned a business in the shopping center, friends told area reporters. He had two children.
Who and why was she identified as Cindy Ann Rule earlier? Yuille heard, Rule written done, initially?
Steve Forsyth was a mall business owner, according to media accounts, as well as a former radio station salesman, as noted by Clyde Lewis - and then confirmed by news outlets, late in the day. But why Steven N. Forsyth vs Steve Matthew Forsyth? A simple mistake?
Roberts's address is listed at 7324 SE 84th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. This is the house that was raided by Portland police the morning of 12/12/12. In front of the house is a 1996 green Volkswagen Jetta, a car that matches the description of the one driven by Roberts to the shooting. (Google Street View)
Various media sources wrote that Roberts quit his job in recent days, sold all his possessions, got a ticket to Hawaii (reported to move there), then got drunk, overslept, and missed his flight. ABC News also found this,
Roberts, who attended Clackamas Community college, said on his Facebook page that he worked in a gyro shop in downtown Portland and posted a picture of himself firing a gun at a target.
His Facebook photo showed graffiti in which the words "Follow Your Dreams" were painted over with the word "Cancelled."
The painting that Roberts picked for his Facebook page is by "Banksy," an English-based graffiti artist. "Follow Your Dreams - Cancelled" was first spotted on Essex Street in Chinatown, Boston. It appears that the artist Banksy mysteriously leaves his painting around the world on Essex streets. One well-known one showed up on Essex Street in London in 2008.
Clackamas and Aurora Again
Enki wrote on December 11th:
I checked, and the Century Clackamas Town Center and XD theater is playing Red Dawn.
The Oregon mall shooter was dressed all in black and his face was covered by a white hockey mask.
The mask, the black clothes, the age of the gunman and a weapon are becoming a familiar and deadly pattern.
The gunman, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts of Portland, is one of a string of killers before him, including Aurora shooter James Holmes, who chose to wear black and cover their faces with masks.
While investigators try to piece together what made Roberts snap, [Dr. Mary Ellen] O'Toole, [a retired FBI profiler] warned the cycle of gun violence will continue."Somewhere, there is a male in this age range thinking of outdoing the shooter in Aurora and outdoing the shooter in Oregon and they are watching this and saying, 'I am going to do it.'"
Thinking, Syncing, and Linking: Colorado (red) Aurora (dawn) Again & More
Matt Bell emailed in his thoughts:
Here are a few randoms regarding "Clackamas." The first is a Jefferson tie-in.Cory Panshin observed,
The name Tyler strikes me not for its Masonic associations, but for the fact that Anonymous is using it as part of their Project Mayhem operation, which was set to begin on December 12. In this case, the derivation is from Fight Club.
And there is definitely some sort of psychic overlap between hackers and shooters that goes at least back to Columbine. They come out of the same deep well of disaffection -- but the hackers don't need to use guns to express it.
Roberts on Roberts.We've seen this post-shooting coincidence before = the name of the law enforcement spokesperson sharing the same or similar name of the shooter, but not related:
Roberts, 22, was armed with a stolen AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, Sheriff Craig Roberts told a news conference today [12/12/12]. He was not wearing a bullet-proof vest as previously reported.
Obvious, I guess, but...
Clackamas = Christmas
I see that there has been a Friday the 13th (Jason) movie playing on IFC the past week.
Clackamas definitely seems related to "Christmas" in some sort of way to me too.Enki wrote on December 11th:
Interesting one victim's name was "Yuille." I'm assuming because of the "Rule" mistake, it's pronounced "Yule".
So, did this guy manage to "randomly" kill Christmas/Yule? Because whatever else, it seems clear he didn't know his victims...
The scene outside the mall's Century Theater looks eerily like what we saw outside Aurora's Century Theater on July 20.Following up on the meteorite comment above by Enki, I shared this:
I have noticed some oddities:
The Aurora tragedy happened 144 (12 X 12) days ago.
The Clackamas Town Center mall's website advertises a giveaway for tomorrow. 12 prizes will be given away on 12/12/12.
The mall is located minutes away from downtown Portland, where [some of] the primary shooting for Twilight took place.
The Clackamas Indians are the technical owners of the Willamette Meteorite, the largest meteorite ever found in North America. We are currently experiencing the Geminid meteor shower, due to peak in a couple of days.
The Century Theatres chain is owned by Cinemark, which is headquartered in Plano, Texas (which seems to come up quite a bit). The first Century theater was the Century 21 in San Jose, California. This theater was built next to the Winchester Mystery House, a location where the themes of madness and guns certainly intersected.
The Willamette Meteorite was discovered in the Willamette Valley of Oregon near the modern city of West Linn….The meteorite was apparently venerated by the Clackamas tribe inhabiting the area where it was found. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, a confederation of Native American tribes, used the meteorite, which they call Tomanowos, in ceremonies and demanded that it be returned and filed a NAGPRA action (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) against the American Museum of Natural History in 1999. In response, the Museum filed a federal lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against the Grand Ronde in 2000. An agreement with the Museum was reached later that year in which the meteorite would remain at the museum with tribal members being able to conduct a private ceremony around the meteorite once a year, and that ownership will be transferred to Grand Ronde should the museum cease to have the meteorite on display.Cory Panshin then remarked:
Enki's reference to the Winchester Mystery House jumped out at me, since I happened to have watched a YouTube video on it just a few days ago -- probably the first time I've even thought of the place since I read about it in one of the old paperback collections of Ripley's Believe It or Not when I was a kid. A strange house with a very strange vibe -- and quite literally built with blood money.Twilight
Enki's comment about the filming locations for the Twilight (2008) film caused me to do a little more research. I quickly discovered the film "was made for practical reasons, largely around Portland in Oregon, with just a little Washington and even California," according to The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations.
Later, Enki emailed:
The shooter has been identified as Jacob Tyler Roberts. In the Twilight movies, Jacob is played by Tyler Lautner, and Edward is played by Robert Pattinson.Further, according to The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations,
The school cafeteria, though, where Bella first claps eyes on the strange Cullen clan, is back in Oregon. It’s Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Avenue in Portland, which also provided the biology classroom where Edward sends out strangely mixed signals to new girl Bella. Madison High was previously featured in local boy Gus Van Sant’s 2007 Paranoid Park.
The eco-conscious school trip is to Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, just south of Portland....
The fantastic Cullen house – no coffins, dungeons or moat – is a private home, the M1 Residence, a cantilevered glass and wood construction by Skylab Architects in Forest Park, Portland.
end to the 12/12/12 concert with Live and Let Die.
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