Your True Tales
September 2008 - Page 9
9, 6, and 3 Patterns
by R. W.
When I was 19, my old aunt showed me a picture of my great-grandfather. He was a spitting image of me at that time. That wasn't the weird part... he was struck by lightning while tending to cattle in the pasture and died. He was 23. When I was 32, I was electrocuted while building a scaffold at work. The date was 9/9/99. Subtract 32 from 23 and you get 9. I burned 9 fingers and spent 9 days in the hospital. This is the 9th year anniversary coming in Sept.
Back in 1996, on St. Patrick's Day, at work I found a penny on top of a box face up. I was moving these boxes earlier in the day and there was only one other person around and he was busy on the other side of the warehouse. The date on the penny was 1919. In 2005, I bent over to pet my dog as he walked by and a penny fell next to him. Out of thin air! I saw it! It bounced off the carpet and I sat upright in a wide-eyed stare.
My mother had an experience with dimes falling and appearing in weird places back in the 1990s, but I thought she was nuts. (She is, but that's another story.) Anyway, the date on the new penny is 1996. The numbers 9, 6 and 3 have been popping up in patterns for most of my life. I'm a logically minded person and have been just thinking of these things as, "Just because I can't explain it doesn't mean there isn't an explanation." But, man I just don't know. If there is some kind of meaning to coins falling from thin air and patterns of 9, 6 and 3, then please, someone, let me know.
[Even the page number of this story quite incidentally turned out to be 9! -- S.W.]
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