Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Synchronicity Of Bigfoot And UFO's

Synchronicity refers to the "coincidental occurrence of events... that seem related." In addition, synchronicities do not adhere to traditional notions about cause and effect. If I drop an egg and it breaks on the floor, I know I caused the egg to break. One could argue that gravity, or the force of the impact, caused the egg to break - but my clumsiness would remain the root cause for the effect of the egg shattering.

Now imagine I've just set an egg on the counter when a glowing orb flies through the kitchen. I watch the orb flit out the window, out of sight, then I look down to discover the egg has broken. Nothing touched the egg, it hasn't moved, and nothing fell on it. But the egg broke precisely when the orb flew through the kitchen. The events seem related; however, I cannot prove the orb caused the egg to break.

I could formulate a dozen explanations for what happened to the egg, explanations which deny the orb affected the egg. The explanations might sound reasonable. But I'm left with one big problem: no egg before or since has ever broken when lying undisturbed on the counter. In situations like this, rational explanations begin to strain the boundaries of the definition for rational.

Similar problems occur with the synchronicity of Bigfoot and UFOs. Cases have occurred where witnesses saw a Bigfoot inside or in front of a UFO. What about the cases where the two phenomena seem related but have no direct cause-and-effect relationship?

If I see a Bigfoot stepping out of a flying saucer, I know the two are related. I saw it firsthand. The Bigfoot came out of the UFO, therefore the Bigfoot and the UFO share some kind of relationship, though I may have no idea about the nature of that relationship.

What if I see a UFO hovering over the woods, and when I go into the woods to investigate I see a Bigfoot? I never observed the Bigfoot coming out of the UFO. I can prove no direct connection between the two. If this happened once, or even twice, I could dismiss it as coincidence. If I encounter such coincidences 10, 20, 30 times...what then? At what point does coincidence become absurdity?

More and more witnesses report encounters with both Bigfoot and UFOsthough the encounters occur separately. The witnesses don't connect the two. They report whatever strange things have happened to them, wanting someone to listen, someone who won't ridicule them. If a Bigfoot witness starts talking about the UFO she saw on another occasion, a lot of Bigfoot researchers will laugh, walk away, or simply tune out.

However, if we ignore synchronicities we may miss a vital piece of the puzzle. Ignoring evidence because it disturbs you, or it doesn't fit your preconceptions, invalidates your research. No one can trust the research of people who only accept the data that pleases them.

Definition taken from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition.

Lisa A. Shiel is the author of Backyard Bigfoot: The True Story of Stick Signs, UFOs, & the Sasquatch, a ForeWord Magazine 2006 Book of the Year finalist. Critics have praised Backyard Bigfoot, saying [it] is as informative as it is entertaining (Midwest Book Review), [it is] one of the best types of investigative reporting I've seen (Reader Views), and you may agree or not with her conclusions but you will be entertained by the discussions (The Mining Journal, Marquette).

As a recognized Bigfoot expert, Lisa has been interviewed by big-city newspapers, drive-time talk radio hosts, local and national magazines, and TV reporters. In 2005, she founded the Michigan Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Organization (MUPBO) to explore all aspects of the Bigfoot phenomenon, from sightings to evolution to UFOs. Lisa has a master's degree in Library Science. She currently pens a blog, Bigfoot Quest,

Soccer Is About More Than Just Playing The Game: Its About Using The Right Equipment

Before a soccer player is even allowed to step out onto the soccer field, the referee does his standard check of each player to insure that he or she is wearing all of the necessary soccer gear. Shin Guards, socks, cleats, uniforms tucked in, no jewelry, and so forth. Along with the necessary gear among each of the players, the teams also need a soccer ball, a net, goalkeeper equipment, soccer bags, practice jerseys, flags, cones, etc.

One of the most important parts of purchasing any type of sporting gear is to make sure that the equipment fits the player correctly, in order for it to protect the way that it is intended. For example, soccer shin guards should cover the shins up to just below the knee, with the soccer socks covering the entire shin guard.

There are many different brands that carry soccer gear, so a little research and background knowledge of each company will aid in the selection of the best soccer gear for each individual player. Many of the most well known sporting and shoe companies make their own soccer gear. Nike, Adidas, Puma, Umbro, Lotto, and Franklin are just a few of the leading manufacturers in soccer gear. One of the first thoughts in many consumers heads when it comes to buying anything is where they can get the best deal. That is okay, but its important to remember that quality should outlast low cost, and quality made soccer gear will keep the players safe, and playing their best.

When searching for a deal on soccer gear, comparing products to one another will give the consumer a better idea of what it is that they are paying for. Looking at the materials used to make the equipment, how it fits, durability, if the gear will withstand washing, and whether or not the soccer player could actually play soccer with ease while using that particular gear, are all important factors to pay attention to.

Beginners, and those who are not as familiar with the game of soccer, may not realize that there really is much to the game than a ball and a net. Other forms of soccer gear such as shin guards, cleats, uniforms, practice equipment, and so forth are just as important to the game of soccer as simply having the required ten players on each team, a ball and a net.

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