Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 14, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Haunted Disneyland and Grim Synchromysticism?

50 years ago on August 9thThe Haunted Mansion attraction opened at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Later versions would open in Florida, Tokyo and Paris.
Also on August 9th, 1969, "members of the Manson Family invade the home of actress Sharon Tate and her husband Roman Polanski in Los Angeles.
The followers killed Tate (who was 8.5 months pregnant), and her friends: Folgers coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring.
Also killed is Steven Parent, leaving from a visit to the Polanskis' caretaker.
More than 100 stab wounds are found on the victims, except for Parent, who had been shot almost as soon as the Manson Family entered the property.
The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction located at Disneyland Park (Disneyland Resort), Magic Kingdom, and Tokyo Disneyland.
The attraction, although differing slightly in every location, places riders inside a haunted manor resided in by "999 happy haunts".
"Imagineer Ken Anderson visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, and was captivated by the massive mansion with its stairs to nowhere, doors that opened to walls and holes, and elevators.
Anderson envisioned stories for the mansion, including tales of a ghostly sea captain who killed his nosy bride and then hanged himself, a mansion home to an unfortunate family, and a ghostly wedding party with well-known Disney villains and spooks."
It was composed by Buddy Baker, with lyrics written by X Atencio.
Its melody has been adapted for numerous uses since its composition in the late 1960s.
Oddly enough, Buddy Baker passed away on July 26th, which is the date 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' will open on cinema screens this year, having been bumped from the original date of August 9th, 2019, which was the 50 year anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder.
July 26th just happens to be Stanley Kubrick's and Carl Jung's birthdays.
The ride narration was performed by Paul Frees in the role of the Ghost Host.
According to Wikipedia Paul Frees committed suicide at the age of 66.
Walt Disney Pictures produced a theatrical feature film adaptation based on the attraction and starring Eddie Murphy on November 26, 2003.
" In October 2018, it was reported that the Magic Kingdom was turning into a popular place for families to deposit ashes of their deceased loved ones, with the Haunted Mansion picked as their favorite location. 
The behaviour of depositing ashes of dead family members at the attraction is considered unacceptable and unlawful, and anyone caught doing that behaviour will be escorted from the park.
Something synchromystically spooky to think about come August 9th, 2019 ... or July 26th, 2019 ... if you dare.

1 comment:

Trish MacGregor said...

Awesome. And TRULY strange!