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Riders on the storm (Strange days have tracked us down)

Andrew W. Griffin / Red Dirt Report
A thunderstorm passes through OKC on Aug. 15, 2017.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – While not a scientific poll, currently at Red Dirt Report 53 percent of respondents are “very concerned” about a possible war between the United States and North Korea.

As the editors of soberly wrote this past week, “The world is daily and hourly edging closer to the brink of nuclear war, as U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a constant stream of extraordinarily inflammatory and reckless threats against North Korea.”

Currently, in North Korea’s crosshairs, is the Pacific U.S. territory of Guam, home to several military bases and thousands of military personnel.  

Goro Adachi, writing at the Super Torch Ritual blog, noted that back in June he had written that with the coming Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21st, a solar eclipse had taken place on the same date – in 1914! – right after World War I had broken out.

And it was on August 21, 1933 – the year that Hitler and the Nazis came to power – that another solar eclipse was witnessed here on Earth. (Eerie, in light of the 

Clearly we are entering very troubled waters. And it seems that the collective unconscious of humanity is clueing in that we are entering a perilous period in our history.

So, when I saw Nick Redfern’s new post at Mysterious Universe – “Mothman and Nuclear Nightmares” – I took pause, as he notes that “(i)n the last week, three people have contacted me with eerily similar stories” involving nuclear apocalypse.

One person who communicated with Redfern, Kenny, lives in San Bernardino, California. He said his nightmare placed him near Lubbock, Texas. After Kenny (in his dream) hears thundering sounds in the distance, he looks outside and sees the mushroom cloud and the black atomic fire.

The scene was horrifying. And not unlike my own dream that I wrote about on Jan. 26, 2017, which involved nuclear detonations near Joplin, Missouri. I should note that I plan to be in that very area (not far from where the events of 1983's The Day After film took place - a film RDR's Louis Fowler is reviewing for us next week!) during the aforementioned Great American Solar Eclipse.

As Redfern wrote, “(T)he dream seemed like something far more than just a regular dream. Kenny felt he had seen something that was still yet to come: a glimpse of the near future.

I read Kenny's account, and that of Kimberly J., who lives in Chicago, Illinois. She too had an ominous dream - an apocalyptic nightmare, and one involving what may have been "Mothman," an entity that appears before terrible events occur, as written about by paranormal author John Keel, and the 2002 supernatural thriller The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere as a Washington Post reporter looking into the strange cases of the "Mothman," seen by folks in rural West Virginia, all before a bridge collapses over the Ohio River.

The scenario was almost identical: a gigantic explosion destroyed her home city, killing millions and vaporizing everything for miles. A huge mushroom cloud was hanging where, only seconds earlier, there had been a bustling city of close to three million people. In this case, however, there was more: amid the carnage and the chaos, a large “birdman,” as Kimberly described it, hovered over the massive cloud, “watching the end of us.”

I had noted, back in June, that "Mothman" was reportedly making appearances in and around Chicago, as this other Mysterious Universe story noted.

By the way, dear reader, was listening to The Doors' 1971 hit "Riders on the Storm" while it was storming here in OKC. There was a loud clap of thunder (just like in the song) and the power went out, ever briefly. I lost this article, being forced to rewrite it.

Interesting in that Jim Morrison has been coming up a lot lately, along with his birthday - Dec. 8th, the day in 1980 when John Lennon was assassinated - a topic that came up earlier today, oddly enough.

And you may recall that Morrison's father, had a hand in kicking off America's plunge into the Vietnam War in 1964.

As Business Insider wrote in 2016: “(T)hen-Captain George Stephen Morrison was the commander of US Naval forces at the time of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident that gave the Johnson Administration the justification they needed to enter the Vietnam War.

A rider on the storm. 

Dark times are here.

Strange days, indeed.

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