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Originally posted by jazoof
I said goodbye to my dying cousin.
Well, the main reason the Sep. 27th (or 26-27) stuff caught my eye was because 27 is my "magic" number, it pops up everywhere for me, and built up to a ridiculous degree this year, seeing it all over the place (not just in numbers I dig up, but like order numbers [such as today], highways/exits [such as twice today], looking at the clock [esp. 11:27], seeing movies pick "random" numbers/focus on numbers [such as yesterday], and many more), and I'm 27 years old.
Now this may seem silly, whatever, I see it a lot, but it's been the most dramatic year of my life by far. In the first week of 2011 a close friend got in a car accident and went into a coma which brought on amnesia. I won't say there's anything to this part but I told friends to watch out for a major earthquake on March 9 (half due to the solar flares which I know made others think of quakes, but also I ate a bag of "Quakes" ricecakes while talking about quakes not noticing till I had eaten half and finished the conversation... hah), then the Japan quake March 11. Since then just about every month (and more) something drastic has happened in the middle.
Around April 15, I got heat stroke/dehydrated and passed out on a job. May 14, I got arrested for a DUI and spent 3 days in jail. Obviously my fault but I only had 3 drinks and got caught because my car's tranny was suddenly dying. June 9 my grandmother had a stroke which we didn't realize until June 12 when she went to the hospital. On June 13, after coming home from the hospital, I got mugged- kicked in the head 20-(27?) times and got a broken jaw and one of the bloodiest faces I've ever seen- all for a cheap ass phone and no money. On July 7thish I got punched by a bouncer, yeah I was drunk. On July 16 I got arrested and jailed again, for walking in a construction zone to the bus, after having a drink, but no drink was on me (released 4 days later with charges dropped). I decided to be more careful with each incident but by this point I decided to hardly go out at all, and not alone. I willed August to be calm.
September has been safe for me, but I found out a few days ago my cousin who's had cancer for the last couple years and started to beat it over the last year, took a very sudden turn for the worse. She was like an aunt to me near 20 years ago when she always watched me and took me out and was great. She visited here in July in part to see how I was after my beating and see about my grandmother. This was also at the time I was hearing 9-26/27 was supposed to be the next doomy dates, and these stood out to me, because of the #27 but also because not long ago I discovered a close friend's "number" is 26, and for the past year or so we've joked (and sometimes seen some eerie patterns) that the 26-27th of every month is significant. Some truly were. But that died off overall.
Anyway, I came to realize I'd be travelling to say goodbye to my cousin around that time, and well, went to California to see her yesterday, the 26th. Talked to her while she was mainly unresponsive, then again today before we came back to Vegas. She actually sat up with help, opened her eyes a bit and smiled a bit toward me, and tried to speak, of which two words I made out. Everyone was very surprised. I also noted to myself (and a close person or two) that her mother died just over 27 years ago, right before I was conceived, and had shortly before that told my parents they should have a baby. I'm not having some delusions of grandeur or whatever other kind of mental illness, I don't think, but this number is not just another number. And I did put it in the backseat during this trip as much as possible- this was about my cousin dying, one of the most important people in my life- and no I didn't mention the number to her... but 9-26/27 will be one(two) of the most memorable and sad yet poignant (and happy those moments she functioned slightly) days of my life, and the one I'll want to always remember from this year, sad as it was.