Sunday, December 30, 2018

Top Synchromystics of the Year 2018: Jim Brandon and Alex Fulton

"Synchromysticism: The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance." ~ Jake Kotze, The Brave New World Order, August 18, 2006.

Top Synchromystics of the Year 2018

Jim Brandon

Jim Brandon is the author of 1978's Weird America and 1983's The Rebirth of Pan: Hidden Faces of the American Earth Spirit. Both of these books have had a long-lasting effect on the thinking of Forteans and synchromystics, first in articles and books, and now in blogs, podcasts, and digital visual works.

The Fayette Factor, as I have characterized it, was first documented by researcher and writer William Grimstad back in 1977. Grimstad wrote about it in an article entitled "Fateful Fayette," Fortean Times, No. 25, Spring 1978, and in his two books shown here - Weird America and The Rebirth of Pan - credited as being authored by "Jim Brandon," who we know as Bill Grimstad.

In 2018, Jim Brandon/William Grimstad resurfaced with the reissuing of a revised edition of his audio book from 1974-1975, Sirius Rising, which he gave a new subtitle, Mr. Downard and the Synchromystical Boson.

Before Brandon became well-known in Fortean circles for his classic books, he had created and shared with associates his now-long-unavailable and difficult-to-obtain tape of his interviews with James Shelby Downard (March 13, 1913 – March 16, 1998). Yes, it was a reel-to-reel tape.

Renewed recognition of Sirius Rising was noted by me on March 30, and then bestowed as a formal critique on December 19, 2018, by Andrew W. Griffin of Red Dirt Report, in his review, "Magick Bullet: 'Sirius Rising: Mr. Downard and the Synchromystical Boson' by Jim Brandon."

Griffin gives a good overview of the entire contents of Siruis Rising tape, and there is no reason for me to repeat his words here. Griffin takes the reader along on the ride, and reminds us that Grimstad reinforces the definitions we are growing aware of ~ "Synchromysticism is the old study of 'name games' and 'Forteana,'" plus "All coincidences may have meaningful relationships."

Grimstad rightfully deserves to be one of the co-honorees for Top Synchromystics of 2018.

Following in the past tradition of receiving a small token acknowledging his award, Bill will be sent a cup with Lafayette and Washington on it.

Alex Fulton

Alex Fulton is the creator of Cryptokubrology on Twitter and the co-mastermind (in association with Robert Shawn Montgomery) behind various cryptokubrology contributions on YouTube and Facebook. (See their site here.)

During the fall of 2018, Alex Fulton began noting the Cryptokubrology hits were coming fast and furious.

Fulton further implied the cause behind this. The date 11/7/2018 "marked the beginning of the 237th month since Stanley Kubrick's death."

A Cryptokubrology "death watch" began.

Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL in 2001, died on November 11: "Here is the 11/11 Cryptokubrology hit," tweeted Fulton.

11/12/18 = Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee died.

11/16/18 = Alex Fulton's birthday.

11/16/18 = William Goldman, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, died.

11/16/18 = Pablo Ferro, graphic designer, film titles designer of Stanley Kubrick films (Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange), died..

11/24/18 = Another director died. Nicolas Roeg directed David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and other important films.

11/26/18 = Bernardo Bertolucci died. He had directed The Last Emperor, The Dreamers, The Conformist, others.

11/27/18 = Samuel Hadida, with over 70 producing credits including the Resident Evil franchise, died unexpectedly at 64, in Santa Monica.

Alex Fulton deserves the recognition as one of the Top Synchromystics of 2018.

As a token of his award, Alex will receive a Christmas ornament fashioned after the key to room 237.

Past Synchromystics of the Year

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Strasbourg Christmas Market Shooting

Four persons have reportedly been killed (early accounts discussed two) and 11, 6 critically, in a shooting near the Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg. It is the largest Christmas market in Europe, according to news accounts.

The killing took place at Place Kléber and surrounding locations, near the city’s Christmas market, which draws millions of tourists every year.  Early confusion was caused by the fact the gunman, known to police, shoot at different locations around the Christmas market area.

The interior minstry described the incident as a “serious security event” and warned the public to stay indoors.

This is located 20 minutes from the European Union Parliament in Strasbourg.

Traditionally, a huge fir tree (30 m) coming from the Vosges mountains is erected every year on the south west of the Place Kléber and inhabitants deposited gifts for the poors. During the Marché de Noël ("Christmas market"), the booths of 50 charitable associations make the Village du Partage ("village for sharing").

The suspect in the Strasbourg shooting has reportedly been identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt. The name apparently is Arabic in origin, probably of Algerian/French.

New information was revealed Wednesday at a press conference by France’s anti-terror prosecutor Rémy Heitz who said that witnesses had observed the suspect yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he fired upon the crowd at the Strasbourg Christmas market on Tuesday evening.

He escaped by taxi, and, as of Wednesday, December 12, 2018, had not been captured.

On the evening of December 13, 2018, police found Chekatt in the area of Strasbourg between Neudorf and the Stade de la Meinau. He fired on officers when they tried to question him and they returned fire, killing him. Soon after his death, ISIL claimed him as one of their soldiers.

The first name of Place Kléber was Barfüsserplatz ("square of the barefoot nuns" in German: square of the bare-feet-goers because a Franciscan monastery was standing along the square).

In the 17th century the name changed to Waffenplatz ("arms square" in German).

On June 24, 1840 the square was finally renamed for the French general Jean-Baptiste Kléber, also going by "Kléberplatz" after German annexation.

During German occupation in 1940-1944, the place was renamed after Karl Roos, a local ethnically German politician executed by French authorities in 1940 on the charges of espionage for Germany.

After his assassination in 1800 in Cairo, the body of Jean-Baptiste Kléber, general during the French Revolutionary Wars born in Strasbourg in 1753, was repatriated to France. Napoleon, fearing that his tomb would become a symbol to Republicanism, ordered it to stay at the Château d'If, on an island near Marseille. It stayed there for 18 years until Louis XVIII granted him a burial place in his hometown in Strasbourg. He was buried on 15 December 1838 below his statue located in the middle of Place Kléber. His heart is in an urn in the caveau of the Governors beneath the altar of the St. John Chapel in Les Invalides, Paris.

The statue, designed by Philippe Grass, was finally completed in 1838.

In 1992...

On January 20, 1992 Air Inter Flight 148 crashed into the Vosges Mountains while circling to land at Strasbourg International Airport, killing 87 people.

In 2016....

A terrorist attack on December 19, 2016, at 20:02 local time, during which a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, left 12 people dead and 56 others injured. One of the victims was the truck's original driver, Łukasz Urban, who was found shot dead in the passenger seat. A suspect was arrested and later released due to lack of evidence. Another person, suspected to be the actual perpetrator, was killed four days later during a shootout with police near Milan in Italy. See more Christmas 2016 terrorist events, here and here. Also, see "Red Army Choir Lost in Plane Crash" (December 25, 2016).

Trump Time Travels With Biff Tannan

On 11.18.18, President Donald Trump confused "Paradise" with "Pleasure," during a tour of the fire-hit California town. 

It did not take long for folks to make the connection with predictive cinema. It truly does appear that the reality star Trump is trying to catch up with the fictional Trump-like character Biff Tannan, from Back to the Future (especially II) movies.

Now, in December 2018, the "typos" continue. Enter "smocking."

"Smockin" is an intentional misspelling of the catchphrase "smoking" uttered by the protagonist in the 1994 comedy film The Mask, which is often associated with a photograph of Jim Carrey's costumed stunt double from the film.

This lead to "smocking" memes. See here

Who knows where all this is going? Certainly, we've been down this Trump-Biff rabbit hole before.

Last spring, a thoughtful essay was written by Anadae Q. Effro. We have to be reminded that a script has already been written, that Biff is Trump, and synchronmysticism is a road map. Even Donnie Darko links it’s time travel to Back To The Future. And the original Blade Runner (1982) happens in 2019. Endgame.

Coming soon...Blade Runner (1982) foresees 2019.

Robert Zemeckis

As many know by now, the Back to the Future Part II director predicted Donald Trump as President, in the movie that appeared in 1989.

More telling, in 2015, Bob Gale, the writer of Back to the Future II, admitted that "Biff Tannen Is Based on Donald Trump." the movie, Biff uses the profits from his 27-story casino (the Trump Plaza Hotel, completed in 1984, is 37 floors, by the way) to help shake up the Republican Party, before eventually assuming political power himself, helping transform Hill Valley, California, into a lawless, dystopian wasteland, where hooliganism reigns, dissent is quashed, and wherein Biff encourages every citizen to call him “America’s greatest living folk hero.”
“Yeah,” says Gale. “That’s what we were thinking about.” Source.

See also Goro's blog Trump insights, from earlier in 2018: House of Cards.

CH2 published "Every Single Donald Trump Film & TV Cameo" on Nov 14, 2015. Note that Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) appeared in Spin City with Donald J. Trump (a fictional Biff Tannen?).

This "lost tape" was published on November 13, 2010. has recently uncovered a copy of the complete video monitor footage from the 'Biff Tannen Museum' scene in Back to the Future™ Part II which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) watches at the museum's entrance while he's looking for answers about his father's demise. This never-before-seen clip is an extension of the material we briefly see on film, featuring some elaborate glimpses into Biff Tannen's (Tom Wilson) ill-gained rise to fame and power in Hill Valley. The 3½ minute segment was digitized from an old VHS tape which had been saved by a Back to the Future fan with family connections to the film production at the time the sequels were shot in 1989-1990. To date, the following clip is not available on any other commercial collection, including the recently released 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxed sets.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Can You Buzz Me In? Cryptokubrology Times?

Ant-Man: "Can you buzz me in?"


December 7, 2018 is here. 

I be on the lookout, my droogs, for heavy bezoomny #cryptokubrology action going down on the last day in the 237th month since Kubrick snuffed it. Have the #KubrickStare set with a lacty-free Moloko toast (sans Vellocet) at ready.

For some earlier background, see "Crytokubrology: Syncing Deaths." (h/t Alex Fulton)

Followup: Alex Fulton (@Crypto-kubrology on Twitter) posted late on 12.7.2018, these items (I am @CryptoLoren on Twitter):

"The Final Stand Against Thanos Begins in the First Trailer for Avengers 4"This is it @CryptoLoren—the long-awaited trailer for AVENGERS: ENDGAME released exactly 237 months after Kubrick's death—"ending" a month which saw the death of (among many others) Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, born exactly 2307 days before Stanley Kubrick.

"I don't know why it works, I just know it works. #cryptokubrology #midpoint #zenosparadox"

"Compare to INFINITY WAR, which released 4/27/18 or 999 weeks after Kubrick died (in 1999). If you check out these graphics I did last year, you see several incredible Crypto-K alignments regarding other Marvel films & crucial historical moments."

"The movie will in all likelihood involve the use of 'time-travel' to defeat the 'ultimate nemesis' Thanos. It will close the first chapter of the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe masterminded by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby."

I posted this: "Endgame is the Beginning. Ant-Man is the key to open the door. Eemya Eegra = Name Game. Now the interim 12.8.2018-4.26.2019. @cryptokubrology #Cryptokubrology @MrPeytonReed ~ @CryptoLoren"

Alex Fulton replied with: "🙏🙏🙏 ANTS = STAN? 🧐🧐🧐 Them!? Auntie Em? "


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