Sunday, April 12, 2009

comrades

The blogisphere confounds and impresses me, and here's another example.

As a follow up to my previous post about my two sister blogs, I’ve found my brother blog, PARANORMAL MUSINGS, created by Canadian film maker Michael MacDonald. Both our blogs are focused on weird paranormal stuff, much of it personal.

We’ve commented on each others posts, e-mailed, and even spoken on the phone since meeting through our blogs, with the initial conjoint link being Mac Tonnies and his blog POSTHUMAN BLUES. Michael found my blog (and made a comment) on March 10th, one week after my first posting.

There are a bunch of curious similarities between Michael and myself. And I don’t know what else to do but list 'em, so here goes:

* We are both named Michael.

* We both have (beautiful) Scottish last names.

* I am 46 and he is 47.

* My list of labels on this blog have both "paranormal" and "musings" as a quick link to the posts.

* Both of us are involved with a documentary project on the subject of UFO abduction phenomenon. His film INTRUDERS, is completed but mine (alas) is on hold. We were working on them at the same time. We’ve each interviewed Budd Hopkins, Dave Jacobs and Leo Sprinkle. When he described his film during our phone conversation, I started laughing.

* We both are big fans of Mac Tonnies.

* We are both cat people.

* We are both creative types (and we’ve both worked on a lot of TV commercials).

* We both have curious memories, and we are blogging and sharing our odd personal stories in a very public way.

* And - His blog was started on March 2nd of this year, and I started my blog March 3rd, the very next day.

Am I reading too much into this? I can’t help it, these similarities fascinate me.



Michael MacDonald actually commented on my posting
The Neuron-like Nature of the Internet, as I was adding his picture to this post.

He wrote: Interesting, as I was reading along it made me think of my Ackerman 000 experience, and you actually posted an excerpt. I think the internet in its vast and complex interconnectedness becomes the equivalent of a web-based-style of quantum slit test. In a similar fashion I have often wondered whether systems on the edge of stability, such as an electric light bulb about to burn out, are primed for influence by entities such as ghosts, spirits, and even aliens, if they do exist in the paranormal realm as we suspect.


9 comments:

Dan said...

Mike, I just finished listening to your Paracast interview and I found your discussion on Dolores Cannon"s unconfirmed "observations" really hit home. Now, having just read your blog post on connecting with Michael MacDonald, I must say I'm LITERALLY shaking from the synchronicity. Here we go; I'm 47, my initial interest in UFOs began in the 1970s then resurfaced (quite obsessively) about 4 years ago, I've experienced ocational bouts of mild depression for most of my adult life, I'm a "creative type" who works in the film industry as a picture and sound editor, currently in preproduction on a documentary project with Barbara Lamb about crop circle experiencers, and my last name "Brock" is of Scottish origin. The parallels are beyond shear coincidence. Unfortunately, I'm really more of a dog person, BUT I too have had the experience of suddenly waking up in the middle of sex! Also, in my zealous drive to "do something", I'm putting together a new PodCast interview program for experiencers to get their stories out to the public (to be called The Ghost Rocket Reports @ www.ghostrocket.com). It certainly seems the preponderance of evidence is mounting that the aliens are guilty of programing a select few of us to act. As you discussed with Gene and David, expressing openly such bazar experiential aspects of our personal lives is exceedingly difficult, and I would of course welcome the chance to connect with someone like yourself with common experiences to ponder the possibilities. Maybe between us we could shed at least some personal light on this phenomenon. Sincerely, Dan (ghostrocket@gmail.com)

Dan said...

Mike, I just finished listening to your Paracast interview and I found your discussion on Dolores Cannon"s unconfirmed "observations" really hit home. Now, having just read your blog post on connecting with Michael MacDonald, I must say I'm LITERALLY shaking from the synchronicity. Here we go; I'm 47, my initial interest in UFOs which began in the 1970s resurfaced quite obsessively about 4 years ago, I've experienced ocational bouts of mild depression for most of my adult life, I'm a "creative type" who works in the film industry as a picture and sound editor, currently in preproduction on a documentary project with Barbara Lamb about crop circle experiencers, and my last name "Brock" is of Scottish origin. Unfortunately, I'm really more of a dog person, BUT I too have had the experience of suddenly waking up in the middle of sex! These parallels are beyond shear coincidence. I might also add that in my zealous drive to "do something" I'm putting together a new PodCast interview program for experiencers to get their stories out to the public (to be called The Ghost Rocket Reports @ www.ghostrocket.com). It certainly seems the preponderance of evidence is mounting that the aliens are guilty of programing a select few of us to act. As you discussed with Gene and David, expressing openly such bazar experiential aspects of our personal lives is exceedingly difficult and I admire deeply you movement towards personal disclosure. I would of course welcome the chance to connect with someone like yourself with common experiences to ponder the possibilities. Maybe between us we could shed at least some personal light on this phenomenon. Sincerely, Dan

Mike Clelland! said...

Reply to Dan:

Whew! Your comment really shook me up.

What is happening???

Kartott said...

Are you suggesting that this "happening" is only occurring to men of your age group with roughly similar backgrounds? Or is it perhaps that you are gravitating to each other BECAUSE of those similarities? I'm genuinely curious and would be interested in hearing your thoughts (from both of you) about that.

Mike Clelland! said...

(Both?)

Actually, I've found 4 people that fit a certain check-list, (being 46/47 and making a documentary on Alien Abduction, for a start). And 5 if you include podcaasting.

I'm utterly baffled. I'm suggesting that it's very weird.

Kartott said...

By "both" I was referring to the two immediate postings above (you and Dan) - but meant the question more generally (you, Michael, Dan, and the 2 or 3 others).

Michael R. MacDonald said...

I think we should all get together on some sort of radio show for an interesting chat. Karen too!

Anonymous said...

Macs out of the club fortysix

teapotshappen said...

Hail from the neighboring 31-yr old former skeptic/rationalist psychedelic mystical experience variant of the synchronicity blogging club!! And ya know, I did see a UFO once. But I don't know how to fit it into anything else so I wasn't gonna mention it ... and I've had a couple of things happen that sure felt paranormal on the ghostly side of things - but again, my club apparently is pursuing a slightly different emphasis ... :) Hi all!