"A Tragic Coincidence"

I don’t listen to the news or read the papers so finding things out comes under the ‘later or never’ category.
Thus it is, that I have only just learned of what the newspapers are calling a “Tragic Coincidence’. I myself am in a serious state of wtf ness.

A few days ago an AIR NZ Airbus crashed off the coast of France killing all 7 crew on board. A small death toll you may think & indeed it could have been much worse. The thing is it happened on the anniversary of our national air disaster 29 years ago. Although the incident took place just off France on the 27th, in New Zealand, it was the morning of the 28th November.

We are a small country with a very small population & an almost clean ‘bill of health’ when it comes to aviation accidents. The Erebus crash in 1979 shocked our whole country – it was our first ever serious aviation disaster, all the more devastating because of the story behind it – a change of co-ordinates in the middle of the night which led to a plane full of sightseers flying into the slopes of Mt Erebus in Antarctica (in Greek mythology Erebus is the gateway to Hades).

The crash of TE 901 profoundly shocked New Zealand. In such a small country, virtually everybody knew, or knew of, somebody who died when the widebody DC10 airliner crashed into the lower slopes of Mt Erebus on Ross Island

Just hours before TE 901 left, in the dead of night, the final waypoint for the Antarctic flights was changed by Air New Zealand’s flight operations division from the spot in the middle of the sound to a beacon near the McMurdo airfield. The effect of this change was to shift the flight path 43 kilometres to the east, on a direct course towards Mt Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island. Nobody told the crew of the change. It is clear from their comments, preserved on the cockpit voice recorder, that they believed at all times they were flying in safety over the flat McMurdo Sound, not over the adjacent Lewis Bay towards the mountain.”

For full details & if you have the time, here is a link to the article I wrote earlier in the year.

(I’m sorry but I didn’t know how to put pictures in the body of the article back then, in case it looks a bit wordy)

The ‘coincidence’ & wtf’ness of this crash has taken me on a journey back through a number of the articles I’ve written about over the past 10 months.

Back in March, a band of dark magicians-musicians swooped into NZ for a rock concert on no ordinary date – the chosen time was the vernal equinox of the Easter Weekend. It was a huge production, no expense spared. WETA Workshop Studios who created the special effects for ‘Lord of the Rings’ (which was of course filmed here), designed & built the sets.

It was advertised thusly ” This Easter will see an event never before experienced on the planet at any place at any time! In this very out of the way, corner of the world, a fiery extravanganza was held over two days – the bands that flapped in were Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, White Snake, Alice Cooper, Poison -plus NZ bands Sonic Altar, The Valves & Symphony of Screams.

Perhaps these are your favourite bands, no problem, my question back then, as it is now is why come here?? Why come to somewhere so out of the way & it wasn’t for scenery because they buggered off as quick as they came. I can’t see how they’d have made that much money – that’s a heck of a lot of big names to share the proceeds with. At the bottom the linked article above is a link to an article by the very knowledgeable Ellis Taylor who also spotted the ‘strangeness’.

What I felt at the time was that some ritual took place on our shores. Less than two weeks after that fire festival, a huge fire destroyed a cold storage building – killing one fireman & injuring 6 more Total = 7

And couple of weeks after that a flash flood washes through a canyon killing 6 teenagers & their teacher Total = 7

The amount of water that came down the canyon is particularly unusual. I’ve never seen it rise in that short a period of time in the 24 years I’ve been here.”

I noted that the teacher was 29 years old – Erebus was 29 years ago.


I wrote about both events at the time. And now when I should be contemplating making dinner, yet another ‘coincidence‘ springs to mind. Back in 1985, the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior was bombed in Auckland Harbour. Until a series of coincidences led me to look into this I had, like all good Kiwis, simply accepted the story we were told. The official sauces sorry sources ‘informed’ us that the Frenchdid it’– we accepted this because we ‘knew’ Greenpeace were being a bit of a nuisance by protesting about about the little nuclear tests that the bastards were conducting in our backyard (apologies to any peace-loving French people). We were pissed off at them & so it all kinda made sense – until you do the wtf that is!

Good God this is turning into a wise woman marketing article, however should you wish to read about the Rainbow Warrior & some wild (wise?) ramblings then you can click here


Anyway the reason I brought that up was the ‘coincidence’ of the link between sinkings – one caused by the French in NZ waters & now an Air NZ plane lies in French waters on a very specific date in NZ history.

Also we have the similarity in the crash – I still feel churned when I think of Flight 901, I’ve read the black box transcript, they thought they were somewhere else & were at very low altitude as they flew directly into the side of Erebus.

As for this recent crash:-

A gendarme who raised the alarm after he saw the plane go down said he watched as it suddenly went into a dive while flying at a height of around 300 metres.”

I am reminded too that there is now a linking between France & Antarctica – both now have a koru resting on their shores

The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace…Koru can also refer to bone carvings. Those generally take the shape of the uncurling fern plant. When bone is worn on the skin, it changes colour as oil is absorbed. The Māori took this to symbolise that the spirit of the person was inhabiting the pendant. When someone gives a pendant to someone else, it is the custom that they wear it for a time so that part of their spirit is given as well.”

Like the Rainbow Warrior, a symbol of peace becomes a symbol of death – here lies the tail (with koru) of Flight 901 on the slopes of Erebus.

More & more I become aware of repeating patterns, they seem to be repeating in smaller circles, or perhaps that’s just me. Once I would have looked just for a conspiracy, but ever since looking at the sinking of the Lusitania, I have wondered if it is repeating energy, because just how much can be planned? And if it is repeating energy, perhaps there are those who know how to manipulate that. Perhaps a small event in time & space is enough to send some kind of ripple that will create a domino effect that seeks out well worn routes. Just speculating – trying to move a little closer to a place & understanding so we can step out of the human zoo we seem to be have been trapped in for far too long.

Additional: I can’t believe I nearly missed this – sometimes you just have to say things out loud!
I mentioned to my son that I was just about finished ‘my article’ & he said “which one?” – as he knows I’ve been a busy beaver today. So I replied “the airbus one” followed by “oh my God!!” – this whole synching with the crash 29 years ago just came full circle because when you say ‘airbus‘ out loud it is but one tiny syllable away from ‘Erebus‘.
While I realise there are airbuses aplenty in the world, I just found this completely amazing.

Airbus – Erebus

December 2, 2008. Uncategorized.


  1. Devin replied:

    wise, I had just finished a post-it was kind of a lame attempt at humor-but I did mention for anyone coming through my site to see your fantastico post. When I was done I saw you had a new one up. It is very late/early here in Az-hmmm NZ/AZ-wonder if we could come up with anything with that. I will have to come back to this-I can tell already it is a great post-I remember the Erebus crash-and that disaster happened around the same timeframe-I think-78 and 79 that the Chicago 191 flight that went down-that incident starts off my non-fictional account of my life-didn’t know anyone-it was just the first time I had really realized how fragile life is.Peace and best to you and your family and I will definitely be here tomorrow!-Devin

  2. aferrismoon replied:

    oddly Siberia isn’t too far offThe Czechs have their main Xmas on the 24th, they eat potato salad and carp, at 5pm. If u don’t eat all day u may see a Golden Pig. They don’t have Santa, well they do now, but traditionally have Jezishek, [baby jesus]ciao4now

  3. Michael Skaggs replied:

    Wise,Eerie coincidences? Nada, I doubt it, conspiracy–your right again, no way all this can be planned. Ripple effects of repeating energy? Probably more spot on than you or I know!If indeed our physical world is a reflection of our inner world(s) driven by emotions and intent, scattered repeating energy is probably afoot. Then again, PTB that know how to manipulate energy, like the ritual of the rock concert [which is what I immediately thought of–was it on some kind of energy vortex/leyline too?] know how to create mass events through our emotional manipulation.Me thinks there is something to this “Divine Matrix” energy grid that everyone is effecting, but smaller circles, that adds a twist!Things do seem to be repeating closer and closer now don’t they?I don’t keep tabs on disasters here in the U.S.–they just get to me too much, I am like you its either “late or never” on any big so called ‘sacrificial news’ like that.Cheers and thanks for the muse!

  4. wise woman replied:

    Hi DevinI hadn't expected to be posting so soon either!Your NZ/AZ comments reminds me of an article I wrote linking ANZACs & Aztecs – with so many repeating patterns so perhaps more could be found – I may have to check out a map of Arizona.I noted when I wrote about Erebus that 1979 was quite a year for place crashes esp DC-10s. I've since worked out that 1979 is '33' years prior to the big one – 2012!!All the bestHi AferrismoonWhere on earth did potato salad & carp come from I wonder? I take it that seeing a golden pig is lucky – would they be like leprechaun's where you have to try & catch them?Am going to have plead stupidity on the Siberia comment – was not quite sure how to look at that.Cheers & hope all is well in your world.Hi MichaelYep the concert was in Wellington which is on a fault line. Also it's pretty much at the centre of NZ.I'm with you on some sort of energy grid. We have an author called Bruce Cathie who has done his own research – believed that atomic bombs could only be detonated at certain times & that (if I remember correctly) a nuclear test on Muroroa led to the eruption of Mt Ruapehu about 20 days later in the North Island of NZ. We are all connected, but certain people & places seem to be 'hot' property at particular times.All the best to you & your kitties

  5. Devin replied:

    wise I am very glad I came back to this-and was glad to read the other comments by Michael and aferris, also. Something Michael said about the news reminds of the saying in the US-‘if it bleeds-it leads’ I am trying to gather some thoughts on repeating patterns throughout history and other events-don’t know if I will do a post about it-it would probably be better handled by one of you synchromystic folks! will be back soon-Peace and be well!-Devin

  6. wise woman replied:

    Hi DevinYou've got me thinking of twinning in terms of history now – I know there are a few ideas, like Lincoln & Kennedy but perhaps we need to stand back & have a much better & longer look.I definitely think that the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was a re-enactment of Troy, but why stop there – I'll bet history is nothing but re-runs!Thanks for your ideas :)

  7. aferrismoon replied:

    Siberia = AIR-EBIS, bit like AIRBUS miXed with EREBUS. Also pretty hellish place in wintertime. Odd that Hell is in the region of coldnesscheers

  8. Michael Skaggs replied:

    LOL Aferris!"A cold day in Hell" I guess…in D&D, there are many 'frozen' levels of Hell…odd enough, maybe thats where bad Solar cultists go?;)Cheers!

  9. wise woman replied:

    Thanks AferrismoonGotcha now – vey good. Also I find myself seeing 'Air ibis'.I've come across this idea of hell as cold before & find it very interesting – mind you can mix fire & ice with Mt Erebus which is the southernmost active volcano in the world – am still drawn to the idea of something happening to Antarctica that turned her from Eden to ice-land.Hiya MichaelD&D seem to have very intersting ideas – and many levels too, perhaps 'planes'? As I mentioned to Aferrismoon I read a book that suggested that Antarctica was once Eden & the cradle of civilisation, but a cataclysm caused it to move to it's current location & caused humanity to spread out over the globe – the word 'Underworld' for hell would fit well seing that's exactly where Antarctica is.

  10. Devin replied:

    wise, I really just stopped by to say ‘hi’ and that I hope you are having a wonderful weekend-I assume you are already well into yours?-The only thing I could think to add was agreement with aferris and Michael and you on ‘planes’ and how on whatever ontological level of reality we are on when something happens with a plane(crash)it might represent something synchromystically-when the Spanair plane crashed this year I had a brief thought of ‘span’ as bridge and as it was a ‘plane’ that crashed maybe the planes between realms are about to get closer-I also thought of the ‘span’ as perhaps the bridge of peace between nations is about to fall-sorry for these meanderings-peace and be well and now I will go through more of your archives!-Devin

  11. Devin replied:

    why do i have this amazing ability to never get all of my thoughts in one comment-i wonder if someone looked back into history-as far back as the 50s say-if there might be any synch links between plane crashes of the time and events that followed-i think for whatever reason synchs are speeding up-as even a clod such as myself can recognize some of them, so maybe this wouldnt be the case-i do seem to remember a huge air disaster in france that involved a turkish dc-10 crashing in a forest outside of paris-and of course there was the horrid tenerife disaster in 77-a day before my 12th bday i think or two maybe-3-29 is mine. ok-best to you and now i will look through some more of your older posts!:-)

  12. wise woman replied:

    Hi DevinYou are always welcome & leave as many comments as you like – I truly understand what it feels like to need time to think things through – all good things take time.Those were very interesting ideas on planes – I had not thought of that. I think plane crashes may be highly symbolic & keeping an open mind for ideas may well lead to more interesting thoughts. I may come back & look at some more in the future. Your ideas tie in with some ideas I've been working on today – not about planes but about stories and words in life & their possible echoes through events. I hope your weekend is wonderful. Am reading another Tony Hillerman book & one of the main characters has just gone to Flagstaff – not sure if that's close to you, but I did smile.All the best

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