A Tale of Two Synchronicities (cont.)
By Mark Grant
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the morning of my 50th birthday, I woke up in a state of Grace.
hangover I deserved was a small fraction of what it should have been.
I adjourned to the living room, where my wife brought me a cup of
coffee and turned on the TV.
as the screen came into view I heard a sports broadcaster say that
the most dramatic day in the history of the English Premier League
had just concluded.
since this is an international board, it would be helpful to set
things up. In Premier League soccer there are no playoffs. This means
that the team that finishes the ‘regular season’ with the
most points is declared champion.
the case of the 2011-12 season, Manchester City and Manchester United
entered the final day tied for first place. As is the custom, the two
teams played each other twice during the regular season, which
included a very
unusual first game at United’s home field, where the hosts were
trounced at Old Trafford by a score of 6-1.
was United’s worst home loss in several decades – which
makes the outcome a true statistical rarity, as was the fact that two
goals were scored in extra time. And we note these things because,
when it comes to macro syncs, we presume that the ‘designer’
often speaks to us through the improbable.
‘City’ had a better goal differential going into the
final day of the season, all they had to do, practically speaking,
was match ‘United’s’ performance: if both teams
lost, tied or won, City would take the title.
only way United could take the title if both teams won, would be if
they outscored their opponent, Sunderland, by nine or more goals more
than City would in their game against Queens Park Rangers (QPR). So,
the table was set for City, in a way that evokes association with
that very unusual game played at Old Trafford in late October, making
it historically significant, and therefore prominent, in terms of the
2011-12 Premier League season.
so they played. With the entire Premier League season on the line,
fans across Great Britain and around the world tuned in.
the lead changed hands several times. Since the press hailed this as
nothing less than the most dramatic final day in Premier League
history, one can imagine the multitudes watching intently at home or
in pubs, craning their heads from one television to another as if
Andy Murray and Roger Federer were slugging it out at Wimbledon.
finished their business with Sunderland, winning that game by a goal.
meant that City had to win theirs.
by the time the United-Sunderland game was over, City and QPR were
very nearly done their match, with the Rangers ahead by one goal
going into extra time.
was very bad news for City Fan. As anyone remotely familiar with
soccer knows, it is extremely unlikely that two goals would be scored
by the same team in extra time. And this was exactly what City had to
do, for as we have noted, it wouldn’t be enough to draw with
this is exactly what happened.
tying the game a couple of minutes into extra time, the Citizens
scored another goal. That earned them the Premier League title.
before going into an analysis of this goal, I will state my working
hypothesis, which is that the ‘designer’ targets some
monumental moments, encoding them with design in much the same way
that growing numbers of people believe that certain prominent ancient
monuments are also discreetly encoded, like the Great Pyramid of
first we must ask, was the final goal of the 2011-12 Premier League
answer is yes, unequivocally, on two grounds.
the technical sense its prominence is clearly established through the
fact that it was the deciding goal of the deciding match of the
entire season of the world’s most watched professional soccer
the emotional sense, it was truly sensational, and anointed
accordingly as we have noted by the British press.
like I said earlier, when I first learned of this I was less than two
weeks away from finishing my book, which was largely concerned with
the same subject: monumental moments
in the world of sports.
might not have bothered to look any closer, but that all changed when
I heard the sportscaster mention that the final goal was also the
1066th goal of the Premier League season – a new record.
got me thinking that the final outcome was designed, because 1066 is
a number that practically SHOUTS England, through its association to
the Battle of Hastings. It is a number that resonates with the
English identity in much the same way that 1776 does the same with
many historians, 1066 marks the beginning of English culture as it is
when it comes to discreet interventions, one never knows if the
result is due to chance or design. With that qualification in mind,
my rule of thumb is to say, “If this is design, then...”
this case, such a statement could be reasonably completed by saying,
“...then the designer is demonstrating the ability and the
willingness to speak to English culture by determining the exact
number of goals scored in the Premier League season.”
may sound like a far-fetched (unconventional) way of thinking. But in
fact, a similar thing happened in relation to the most recent
monumental moment in modern Olympic history.
aforementioned Golden Goal that ended the Vancouver Games (mentioned
earlier) produced the 99th
win for Canada in the history of the Winter Olympics, by way of a
goal manufactured by players 12 and 87. “If that is design”,
then the designer is essentially doing the same thing, from a
slightly different angle.
thinking says this is just pattern creation. That may be true. But
can the statement actually be backed up, consistently, with equally
not, then the Golden Goal of 2010 can be regarded as a kind of design
precedent. This makes the 1066 interpretation I have just proposed
I have learned, it can pay to look deeper when it comes to
sensational outcomes that appear to be designed.
I decided to look further. Since macro syncs must be prominent, the
final goal of the City-QPR game was the most logical place to start
learned that the player who scored the crowning goal was an
Argentinean chap named Sergio Augero. Turning to Wikipedia, I then
learned that Mr. Augero was born on June 2nd.
caught my attention immediately, because over here in Canada there
has been much discussion about this being the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee year. This is a celebration that is based on Queen
Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.
I had known (or had been discreetly informed in advance) that Her
Majesty’s coronation had also been on June 2.
this meant, according to the designer interpretation, was that this
monumental moment was a macro sync with a convergence level of two –
that being the number of meaningful synchronistic associations tied
syncs are often tied to the improbable, brief mention should be made
of the fact that the chance correlation between the Queen’s
coronation and Augero’s birthday. The likelihood that both
would occur on the same date is about 1 in 365 – around halfway
between a straight and a full house.
we can’t pin down the likelihood that an entire Premier League
would end with 1066 goals, ranges can be established. If, for
example, we are to presume that variance in the Premier League goals
is 100 goals when all seasons are considered, we would expect to see
a 1066er once every one hundred seasons.
together, this means we would expect to see a Premier League season
end with 1066 goals off of the foot of a man born on the Queen’s
coronation once every 36,500 seasons (100 x 365).
reasonable ranges can almost certainly be established. But the truly
significant point is made clear, and one doesn’t need to an
exact number to know this to be true: what took place in relation to
that final goal was very, very rare.
it such an outcome just happened to occur during the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee year, when England, the Commonwealth of Nations, and
many other countries around the world are celebrating Queen
it took place in a game involving Queen’s Park Rangers, on
my reckoning, these elements increase the convergence level to
such, it seemed to me that the designer was saying Tally
symbolically, in a way that acknowledged what is, in fact, an
extremely special year for England.
is also very convenient that the Battle of Hastings of 1066 centered
around a William and Harry.
certainly makes one think of the current William and Harry.
the designer was trying to say, “I have been overseeing your
evolution since the beginning, as I do today.” Under these
terms the use of ‘1066’ is a very clever selection.
there is another curious feature about June 2, the date of the
Anglican Church regards English monarchs as Defenders of the
(Anglican) Faith. If I understand correctly – and I might not –
a coronation is regarded as a kind of act of sanctification, a
blessing bestowed upon the new monarch and, by extension, the
it becomes potentially relevant that June 2 was the 153rd
day of 1953. This number evokes association with the biblical story
found in John 21.
that narrative Jesus instructs Peter to assume the role as first
leader of the Christian church.
within the Christian community there are many denominations, one of
which is the Anglican faith. Perhaps the June 2–153 correlation
is a discreet way of acknowledging how John 21 relates to the
Anglican faith, through a more localized
application of this universally
closing, I wish to point out that this is one ‘hand’ of
several I have uncovered in the course of my research. The case I
make is very much like a ‘fixed’ card game. One needs to
sit down at the proverbial table for a while in order to see why
intervention appears to be going on. One hand can much more easily be
attributed to chance.
remains to be seen if the skeptics can consistently produce the
results I have found.
if this one ‘hand’ is actually the result of design, then
how superbly articulated it is, being delivered on some of the most
archetypal English soil, a soccer pitch, in the very land where the
world’s favorite game was first introduced, in the late 1800s.
in global terms puts us in a position to consider one more thing,
another discreet fact which may be intended to extend the overall
message beyond English and Christian associations to something more
to the hero of this crowning moment one last time, we find that
Sergio Augero last name means 'omen' in Spanish.
bad for what was dubbed “the most dramatic final day in Premier
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my opinion this monumental moment makes a fine example of
‘self-referencing’ design – a choreographed outcome
that speaks to the moment itself, on multiple levels, symbolically,
against a very
low chance likelihood.
the final result contains strong evidence of relational design,
elements that tie it to other events.
have found in the course of my research these last few years that the
numbers 44 and 89 often show up in relation to what seem to be
designed events. This is certainly true in the English case of Man
their two victories on the final day of the season, City and United
finished the season with 89 points each.
was City’s first title in 44 years, and since the club was 132
(or 3 x 44) years old at the time, this meant City was in its 88th
(44 x 2) season when they last took the title.
the wider design is considered, I wonder if 89 is intended to be
viewed as a symbol that represents the Fibonacci sequence. This
sequence is given much attention by scientists, mathematicians and
inverse, 1/89, when expressed in decimal form, produces a recurring
first six numbers, 011235, are the first six digits of the Fibonacci
to our poker table one last time, this correlation appears against
chance odds of exactly 1 in 1 million. This means the correlation is
about 1.5 times less likely than being dealt a royal flush.
there is evidence that suggests Man
may have been designed to evoke association with a UFO sighting that
was seen live recently, on national television in the United States.
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