The time frame for the celebrity deaths is the time frame necessary to allow three celebrities to die. People believe the principle * a priori * to it actually occuring, therefore will feel that any time period over which it occurs is sufficient to say that it does occur. Its one of those self fufilling prophesies. BTW, the way I have always heard the theory is this:
- The deaths occur within 1 week of each other.
- The three people are famous in some relatable way (i.e. all actors, all politicians, all world leaders, etc. etc.)
Thus Kennedy, Huxley, and Lewis were all at some level authors.
Princess Diana, Mother Theresa, and Mubuto Sese Seko were all “world leaders” of some sort.
Jimmy Stewart, Martin Balsam, and Robert Mitchum were all actors.
Richie Valens, Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly all musicians (and another example of three at once)
Still, peoples minds tend to create the time frame necessary to back the principle. It’s the power of suggestion
Jason R Remy
“And it could be safely said that at that moment, in the whole of India, no one, absolutely no one, was f^(king a goat.”
– John Irving A Son of the Circus (1994)