This morning (July 20) when I checked my usual news sites, the headlines in Huffington Post were shocking: Movie Theater Massacre. During the midnight premier of the new Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises, a 24-year-old man, James Holmes, entered a theater in Aurora, Colorado, wearing a gas mask and armed with an assault rifle, a Remington shotgun, and two Glock handguns, and opened fire. A dozen people were killed, 58 were wounded, and 11 are still in critical condition.
Holmes entered about 20 minutes into the movie, threw a tear gas canister and then started shooting. The survivors initially thought it was a stunt for the movie. In one harrowing account a survivor in the line of fire describes the scene in the theater as “pure mass chaos.”
According to Huffington Post, this massacre was the worst mass shooting in the U.S. since the November 5, 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 soldiers and civilians and wounded more than two dozen others. “In Colorado, it was the deadliest since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999, when two students opened fire in the Denver suburb of Littleton, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves. Columbine High is about 12 miles from the theater.”
This tragedy has dark trickster written all over it. The character of the Joker has often been referred to as the trickster. Holmes, in fact, was dressed entirely in black, wore tactical gear, a gas mask, and had dyed his hair red, just like the Joker. He is supposedly a doctoral student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado, but was in the process of dropping out, according to recent reports. He was arrested behind the theater.
There’s another dark trickster twist to this story. In early June, Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster, narrowly escaped a mall shooting in Toronto, and tweeted about what she had seen and experienced during that event. She was in the theater in Aurora and while she waited, tweeted a friend that the movie wasn’t starting for another 20 minutes. She was one of the victims.
When I initially read the story, I wondered if any of the planetary empaths had picked up on this before it happened.We wrote our first post on these individuals on March 11, 2010, and have posted other stories about them in the years since. These individuals often exhibit physical symptoms hours or days before a natural or man-made disasters. I was about to email Math when one from her appeared in our inbox.
Just for reference, the police in Aurora began receiving 911 calls at 12:39 AM mountain daylight time (July 20) so on the east coast of the U.S., it was 2:39 AM.
Re: Dark Knight theater Colorado killings
I experienced severe symptoms not long before this manifested. At 7:20 pm EDT on July 20, I was sitting quietly downstairs in my chair watching TV. Suddenly, I had a “seizure-type” episode of some kind, and I don’t have seizure disorder. I felt “knocked out of my chair” but wasn’t.
Everything went black around me but I didn’t lose consciousness; I “heard” very loud “pops” in the air over my head; held onto arms of my chair to keep myself from falling; was afraid to open my eyes; I had several moments of feeling on the edge of hysteria but there was no reason for that; I felt intense terror but didn’t know from what. Pain in my cheek.
This episode lasted about fifteen minutes. Immediately afterwards I came to bed and went into a deep unmedicated sleep. Woke up this morning and saw the massacre on my computer news page. I had thought it was a natural disaster until I read about the shootings, etc. Knew that was what the symptoms were about.
In a later email, Math explained how she is gradually learning to decipher her symptoms:
I seem to pick up on man-made catastrophes in a different way than natural disasters. What I experienced prior to this event was very similar to what I experienced 72 hours prior to the 9-11 attack, but last night was on a much smaller scale and ended much more quickly.
I finally have been able to distinguish, most of the time, what will be a natural disaster and what will be a man-made one. Also, I apparently somehow remotely “connect” with a person who is injured or killed during the manifestation, and experience what that person is going to be experiencing. In this case, it must have been the child who was shot in the cheek. When I read that this morning, it instantly resonated with what I’d felt. Before 9-11, I experienced a woman burning to death, and her final thoughts, and I had similar symptoms to those I had last night. With the 9-11 event I spent the prior 72 hours in bed, feeling “dead”, until the impact of the first plane was shown, then it was as if nothing had happened in my own body. Last night, the symptoms put me to bed and into a deep sleep.
Did anyone else experience physical symptoms before this tragedy occurred?
It’s certainly time to revisit the second amendment, the right to bear arms. This topic came up after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, but nothing was ever done, not even a ban on assault weapons. The assault weapon that Holmes carried can shoot 50 rounds a second. Combined with his other weapons, he packed 6,000 rounds, much of which he purchased over the Internet. The weapons were purchased locally, legally; Colorado has liberal gun laws. The ammunition and tear gas canisters were also purchased legally. Such is the nature of the second amendment in this country, you know, that amendment that guarantees the right to bear arms.
The NRA is a powerful lobby in the U.S. and seems to have only gotten stronger since Michael Moore’s damning indictment in Bowling for Columbine, a documentary that won him an Oscar.
As one woman in the dark park lamented this afternoon, “We’ve become a country governed by the National Rifle Association and corporations.”
Is that the best we can do? Really?