First, the important stuff: Happy Valentine’s Day!
We’ve included three things in this post; we couldn’t figure out how else to do it.
We hope you’ll join us tonight when we appear on Darkness Radio from 11 PM-1 AM Eastern time, to talk with Dave, the host, about Aliens in the Backyard.
Mike Clelland kindly put up a post on his blog about our new book, Aliens in the Backyard: UFO Encounters, Abductions & Synchronicity. As he explains, when he received an early copy of the e-book version, he quickly found himself tangled up in a synchronicity in which he found himself reading his own story.
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Here is a funny synchronicity involving this book. Trish and Rob sent me a PDF file of the book for me to review. When I opened the file I do what I do with any book when I first look at it, I open it at random and see what I find. I did this with the digital document, I just scrolled down randomly. My eye was drawn to some italic text on the page that read Into the Fringe. I thought to myself, I read that book. It has that weird part about her son seeing a satellite dish in the yard, but he knew it wasn’t what it appeared to be.
I read the next sentence and it says:
“There was a creepy scene in that book where a witness describes seeing a ‘satellite dish’ in his yard, but he knows it’s not a satellite dish.”
Exactly the scene I just remembered.
Then I looked at the rest of the page and it involves a retelling of one of my own experiences! They used one of my blog posts as part of their chapter on dreams. It took me a few seconds to remember that a few months earlier Rob and I emailed each other about his book project. I sent him a few links to my blog with personal stories that I thought might fit into the book. I gave him and Trish permission to use whatever they wanted.
I opened the book at random and I immediately zeroed in on my own story, just a few sentences long.
And of course we attributed the story to Mike, and used his real name. Although the book focuses on the experiences of four individuals, we’ve used stories from many others, some of whom originally told their stories here on the blog.
On an entirely different note, here’s a one-hour podcast on Aliens in the Backyard that we did with TJ Ryan, a great guy from Michigan who does weekly podcasts/interviews on the various phenomena that fascinate us!