Carousel of Coincidence and a Case of Synchronistic Stick-Monkeys

MonkeystickHere’s an interesting tale of strange coincidence involving Texas Carnivals, Merry-go-Rounds, and a classic street-peddlers novelty toy from the website of Jason Offutt

With the statement that the story may not be paranormal, Jason Offutt relates the childhood experience of Dana Talley in 1964 when she was seven-years-old. Talley’s 1964 experience would be repeated with her own child seventeen years later when he was seven-years-old. Were the two events just coincidence? Or was some other force at work at two small Texas carnivals in Witchita Falls and San Antonio in 1964 and 1981, respectively?

SOURCE: From the ShadowsThe Strange Case of the Toy Monkey on a Stick.

Image from “Animals on Sticks / One-Stick Acrobats” page at Faire Tyme Toys.

My PhotoJason Offutt is a syndicated columnist, author, college journalism instructor, and fan of all things strange. His books about the paranormal, “Paranormal Missouri: Show Me Your Monsters,” “What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal In Your Backyard,” “Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us,” and “Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to Missouri’s Most Spirited Spots,” are available at Jason is available for interviews, speaking engagements and beer festivals. E-mail all serious inquiries to: View complete profile

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