Here's an excerpt from the movie Repo Man-
starring Emilio Estavez, describing this same thing-
experienced it many times myself-
Otto and Miller in vacant lot under bridge
Otto holds up book he's about to throw in burning garbage can. Book says "Dioretix: The Science of Matter over Mind. By A. Rum Bi..."
Miller: A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidences and things. They don't realize
that there's this like lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. I'll Give you an example, show you what I mean. Suppose you thinking
about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will say like plate or shrimp or plate of shrimp out of the blue no explanation. No point in looking for
one either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.
Otto: You eat a lot of acid Miller, back in the hippie days?
Miller: I'll give you another instance. You know the way everybody's into weirdness right now. Books in all the supermarkets about Bermuda
triangles, UFO's, how the Mayans invented television. That kind of thing.
Otto: I don't read them books.
Miller: Well the way I see it it's exactly the same. There ain't no difference between a flying saucer and a time machine. People get so hung up on
specifics. They miss out on seeing the whole thing. Take South America for example. In South America thousands of people go missing every year. Nobody
knows where they go. They just like disappear. But if you think about it for a minute, you realize something. There had to be a time when there was no
Otto: Yeah. I guess.
Miller: Well where did all these people come from? hmmm? I'll tell you where. The future. Where did all these people disappear to? hmmm?
Otto: The past?
Miller: That's right and how did they get there?
Otto: How the # (hell) do I know?
Miller: Flying saucers. Which are really? Yeah you got it. Time machines. I think a lot about this kind of stuff. I do my best thinking on the bus.
That how come I don't drive, see?
Otto: You don't even know how to drive.
Miller: I don't want to know how. I don't want to learn. See? The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.