So there is something more
Perhaps you have experienced something you can’t explain, an incredible coincidence or something else, for instance a near death experience. Or maybe you know someone who did. You can’t reason it away so you believe there must be something more.
Death: the final frontier
Quite a few people have experienced near death. To some people this is proof of an afterlife but most scientists are not convinced. A psychiatrist named Ian Stevenson proved them all wrong. But why do so few people remember a previous life? The answer might be a bit discomforting.
The simulation argument
Perhaps we live inside a computer simulation. Human civilisation may have become advanced. Humans may have come to live very long and entertain themselves in with virtual reality universes and this universe could be one of them. The idea of this universe being a virtual reality is popularised in The Matrix.
Properties of this universe
Either this universe emerged for some unknown reason or it was created by an advanced civilisation. Some people believe they can prove that this universe is created by demonstrating that the underlying properties are just numbers that can be represented in a computer. But properties are not a cause of existence.
Again, those properties
Coincidences like the licence plate number of Franz Ferdinand’s death car being a reference to the end date of World War I suggest that history is a script. Evidence of reincarnation indicates that memories can be storied outside the body. The universe may not be what is appears to be.
If we live inside a virtual reality there may be a script. And if there is a script then this universe probably is a virtual reality. Presumably someone must be running the show in that case. Such a script might generate meaningful coincidences we can recognise. Some of them can be quite intriguing.
The law of large numbers
Meaningful coincidences may happen by chance. There are so many things happening all the time that meaningful coincidences must occur from time to time. That is the law of large numbers. Is there a way around this law so that we can demonstrate that there is a script?
Numerology is a way to give meaning to events using numbers. Numbers have no meaning, except the number itself. Weird things happened. This justifies a closer look at coincidences like 11:11 turning up on clocks again and again. There appeared to be a relation with the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December 2012.
Psychics, mediums and premonition
Perhaps mediums are so good at asking the right questions to influence people’s minds and reading people’s body language and facial expressions that they appear psychic. But perhaps psychics can make guesses that are more accurate than chance allows for without fraud. A prediction I made shows how that might be possible.
People believing in ghosts are sometimes seen as nutty or delusional. But there may be more to ghosts than science can explain. A Fox News reporter, who allegedly has been attacked by ghosts and daemons in a haunted house, had to admit that the ghostlike phenomena at least felt real.
History as a script
World War I ended with the Armistice of 11 November 1918. The licence plate number of the car in which Franz Ferdinand was killed referred to this date. The peculiarities surrounding D-Day are even more puzzling. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has been predicted. The coincidences combined suggest that history is a script.
11 September coincidences
One of the first major geopolitical events in the age of Internet was 9/11. This event has been the subject of conspiracy theories. That obscured a remarkable fact. No other event in world history has ever been riddled with so many peculiar coincidences. Perhaps the conspiracy theorists simply weren’t paranoid enough as history might be a script.
Aftermath of the 11 September terror attacks
In the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks some peculiar coincidences happened. For instance, 11 years after the attacks, on 11 September 2012 there was a collision of trams 9 and 11 near the Hollands Spoor Station in The Hague in the Netherlands. A few days earlier a report had come into the news that Al-Qaeda had recruited two Somali men to carry out a suicide attack in The Hague.
US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both involved in drafting the US Declaration of Independence that was signed on 4 July 1776. Both died on 4 July 1826, fifty years after the Declaration of Independence. There are more oddities in history.