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Spooky coincidences of Sandy Hook and Aurora massacres

This is a follow-up to our lowtechgrannie’s post of yesterday, “Two Mass Shooters and Banking Fraud?,” which debunked the rumor on the net that Peter Lanza and Robert Holmes — the fathers of mass murderers Adam Lanza and James Holmes, respectively — were both due to testify before the U.S. Senate on the Libor banking scandal. (Read more about the rumor hoax here). The Libor scandal refers to a number of high-profile banks misreporting interest rates on transactions.

Lanza, 20, is the alleged gunman who killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. Holmes is the alleged gunman who killed 12 and wounded 58 moviegoers at a premier midnight showing of the third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in a Century theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.

Michael Brown of Spirit Daily points to five other spooky coincidences of the Sandy Hook and Aurora massacres:

1. The name “Sandy Hook” is written on a map in the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” — the same movie shown in the Century theater in Aurora.

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In “Dark Knight,” when plotters are determining where mayhem will erupt, police commissioner James Gordon (played by Gary Oldman) points to a map showing a targeted area identified as Sandy Hook, also known as “Strike Zone 1″ where Gotham Stadium is located. where there is a Sandy Hook Bay. (Source: Digital Journal)  While not Sandy Hook, Connecticut, it’s still kinda spooky that “Sandy Hook” is the only name penciled in large letters on the map.

2. Sandy Hook — a 6-miles-long barrier spit in Middletown Township in Monmouth County along the Atlantic Ocean coast of eastern New Jersey — was hit quite hard by last summer’s Hurricane Sandy. The barrier spit encloses the southern entrance of Lower New York Bay south of New York City.

3. The name “Aurora” appears on the top of a skyscraper in the backdrop of another scene in “Dark Knight.”

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4. Suzanne Collins — the author of The Hunger Games, about young people who have to hunt down and kill each other, which was made into a recent movie with the same name – resides in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

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5. In the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” there’s a scene showing the passport of Neo expiring on September 11, 2001.

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Are these mere accidental coincidences?

Are they instances of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung’s synchronicity? Synchronicity refers to temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events (i.e., the events are apparently not causally related) which reveal an underlying pattern or a larger framework.  If they are, what is the underlying pattern or larger framework?

Or are these not coincidences at all, but rather signs of a hidden hand manipulating events, which some attribute to the Illuminati or the shadowy Powers That Be?

You decide!

~Eowyn

Massacre in CO theater: 71 shot, 12 dead

UPDATE:

Police just released the identity of the suspect gunman as a “white” man, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora. Here’s his pic:

Originally from San Diego, Holmes had withdrawn from the Ph.D. program in neuroscience at the University of Colorado-Denver last month. He had his hair dyed red and referred to himself as The Joker to police. His apartment is said to be booby-trapped with a “sophisticated” maze of flammable devices. It could take hours or days for authorities to disarm it. Five nearby buildings have been evacuated. Police said Holmes had no criminal record in the state.

A midnight premier screening of the third Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” in a Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado, became a real-life massacre when a man set off a smoke grenade and started shooting, killing 12 and injuring 58 people.

Aurora is a suburb less than 10 miles east of downtown Denver. More than 250 police officers from across the Denver metro area, as well as emergency crews from several cities are on the scene.

The killer is described by eyewitnesses as a black-clad 6-foot-tall man wearing a gas mask and bullet-proof vest, and armed with gun and rifle. The police chief said there’s no evidence of additional shooters.

The suspect was apprehended in the rear parking lot of the theater. Police said he did not resist arrest. He made a statement to police about possible explosives at his home, so an apartment building in north Aurora has been evacuated.

The Denver Post says he’s 24 years old.

Witnesses said the gunman kicked in an emergency exit door and threw a smoke bomb into the darkened Theater 8, before opening fire. The bullets pierced a nearby theater and injured movie-goers in that theater. Salina Jordan, 19, who was in Theater 8, told the Post she saw one girl struck in the cheek and others in the stomach, including a girl who looked to be around 9 years old.

A bulletin was issued to other police agencies throughout the metro area warning them of similar incidences in theaters near their jurisdictions.

Sources: WPTV.com, NBCnews.com, CNN.com

~Eowyn

The Cat Hobbit

Watch the trailer of The Hobbit again, this time kitty style.

What better way to begin a week? LOL

H/t TheOneRing.

And here’s Trailer Cats’ version of the 3rd and last of the Dark Knight Batman movies. I like how the villainous Catwoman is a dog. LOL

~Eowyn