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The 1963 Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum Explosion

On Halloween night of 1963, a pair of explosions rocked the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum during a performance of Holiday on Ice. Improper storage of gas tanks containing liquefied petroleum had burst underneath a section of seating, sending both people and debris hurling into the air just minutes before the show was scheduled to end.

With a total of 81 people dying from the incident, it was one of the worst tragedies in Indiana’s history.

However, the Coliseum quickly rebounded, re-opening just over a month later. Not only did the venue resume holding its usual events, but it also played host to a pair of performances by The Beatles during their 1964 North American Tour. It was one of only a handful of sites to hold two shows by the group – interesting here since there were two explosions.

Back in 2021, I made this post that explored the synchronicity linking the Beatles to the Catholic Church. In short, the church had not had a pope named John or Paul in several centuries, but during the Beatles’ decade of the 1960’s, there were two back-to-back popes named John and Paul. Then, the next pope was named John Paul I – the first ever time a double name has been used by the pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome.

This explosion certainly appears to be a part of this overarching riddle. It happened in 1963, just a few months after the death of Pope John XXIII.

Pope John XXIII died 150 days before the explosion and exactly 15 months before the concerts:

"Pope John XXIII" = 1500 (Latin)

The Beatles in Indianapolis

The Beatles were first introduced to America on The Ed Sullivan Show, with a three-week series of performances that ended on February 23rd, or 2/23/1964.

Beatles = 223, 19, and 64

The 64th Prime number is 311
The tragedy fell on 31/10

64 is also Kill in Reverse.

"Kill" = 64 (Reverse)

The number 4 is associated with death in Chinese culture. The fact that Kill is 44 in Ordinal is likely related. In Latin, Bishop of Rome sums to 440.

"Kill" = 44 (Ordinal)

"Bishop of Rome" = 440 (Latin)

Pope John XXIII died exactly 4 months, 4 weeks prior to the explosion:

Beatles also shares 44 gematria with Kill, yielding a 309 in Satanic.

Beatles = 44 and 309 Satanic

The two Beatles shows fell exactly 44 weeks (or a span of 309 days) after the explosions:

The Beatles went to Indy 44 days before Pope John Paul I’s birthday:

Albino Luciani, who was better known as Pope John Paul I, would later die on a date with Reduced numerology of 44:9 + 2+8 + 1+9+7+8 = 44

The 44th Prime number is 193

Albino Luciani = 404 Latin and Pope John Paul I = 193 Reverse

Coliseum and Bishop of Rome both = 193 with Caps

The Beatles played the Coliseum a span of 1 year, 93 days after Pope John XXIII died:

The blast occurred on Halloween, which sums to 95.

"Halloween" = 95 (Ordinal)

The Beatles played the arena on a date with Primary numerology of 95:(9) + (3) + (19) + (64) = 95

Pope and Indianapolis Indiana both = 175

In June of 1963, the same year as the disaster in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pope John XXIII passed away. XXIII equals 23 in Roman numerals.

The detonation fell a span of 23 years, 23 days after Lennon was born:

Lennon / McCartney

Pope John XXIII, Gas explosion, and Holiday on Ice all = 60 Reverse Reduction

In connection with the death of Pope John XXIII, the Gas explosion during a Holiday on Ice performance in Indianapolis fell on a date with Primary numerology of 123 and 60:(10) + (31) + (19) + (63) = 123 and (10) + (31) + 1+9+6+3 = 60

Indianapolis = 123 Ordinal and 60 Reduction

"Coliseum" = 123 (Capitals Added)

The two frontmen of the Beatles were chief songwriters John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Beatles frontman John Lennon turned 1203 weeks old the day before:

Paul McCartney was exactly 1115 weeks old:

In the Wikipedia articles based on local news reports, the numbers 11:23 and 11:15 make multiple appearances when discussing the times of certain police actions…A police car first arrived on the scene at 11:15 p.m., and additional cars were dispatched to the scene shortly thereafter.[16] This initial police car radioed that an estimated 10 to 15 people had died.[18] Around this same time, additional crisis organizations in the area, such as The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross,[19] were alerted to the situation and began to mobilize,[12] sending some of their personnel to the coliseum to assist.[19] Within nine minutes of the explosion, a photographer for local television station WFBM-TV was at the scene, and news of the event would be broadcast on the late-night news.[20] The Indianapolis Star would have over 40 employees work to have the story quickly added to the next morning's paper before the press deadline of 1:30 a.m.[21] Partial view of the fairgrounds, seen here during the 2006 Indiana State Fair. The coliseum is visible in the left background. At 11:23 p.m., a police car at the scene radioed a request for cranes and tow trucks to be sent to the arena.

See the 1:30 press deadline?

Thirteen (13)

The Beatles’ first show at the Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana was their 13th of the tour.

"Indianapolis Indiana" = 103 (Single Reduction)

"Indiana" = 103 (Capitals Mixed)

The disaster was also 10 months, 3 days before the shows in Indianapolis, Indiana:

Human sacrifice = 130 Ordinal and Ritual human sacrifice = 103 Single Reduction

"Pontiff" = 103 (Reverse)

The Catholic Church believes that Jesus Christ, or J.C., was sacrificed for our sins.

"JC" = 13 (Ordinal)

The explosion happened on October 31st, the date written 10/31. It happened underneath the box seats of Aisle 13:The explosion occurred at 11:06 p.m.,[note 1] during the show's finale.[7][2] The explosion was centered on the southeastern end of the arena,[8][3][9] just underneath the box seats of Aisle 13.

This all started at 11:06?

In Satanic, Ritual human sacrifice = 911 and Blood sacrifice = 611

Ninety-Three (93)

Both Sacrifice and Ritual sacrifice have matching gematria with the number Ninety-three.

Ninety three = 62, 55, and 154. Sacrifice = 62 and 55, Ritual sacrifice = 154

The Beatles’ performances there were on 9/3, or September third:

September third = 81 and 81

81 people died in the explosion
81 is 9×9

The initials for Indianapolis, Indiana are also 9-9:

The date 9/3 connects to Indianapolis in another slightly-roundabout fashion, as 930 is the Latin sum of 94 – a number that syncs up with the city’s Ordinal and Reduction values.

Indianapolis Indiana = 94, Ninety four = 930

The 93rd day of the year is April third. It’s widely-believed that Jesus was crucified on that date between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A man hanging on a cross is pointing to 9 and 3 if there were a clock behind him.

April third = 903 Trigonal and 930 Reverse Sumerian

Gods son, Nazareth, and Crucifix all = 93 Ordinal, Christianity = 930 Sumerian

Pope John Paul I died exactly 778 weeks after the explosion. The Beatles played the same arena 7708 weeks after Indiana was admitted to the Union.

The most amazing thing about the Beatles to me is still the remarkable alignments their birthdays share. The original four guitarists of the group were Stuart Sutcliffe, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

Sutcliffe was born 109 days before Lennon’s 10/9 birthday, which was 618 days before McCartney’s 6/18 birthday, which was 252 days before Harrison’s 25/2 birthday:

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