Major Art Theft Prediction Realized?

In the chapter on Predicting the Future in The Synchronicity Code book (go to, the prediction was made that 2011 would bear witness to a major art theft. It appears that this has come true. In fact there is a surfeit of stories about major art thefts hitting the news right about NOW. Under the Code, dates range from March through August 2011 for qualifying events, but this cycle is 100 years old, so I do not consider it necessary to be precise to a specific day.

Here are some details that were recited in the book about the past events that underlie the pattern:

The first art theft in the sequence occurred on August 21, 1911, when Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris by Vincenzo Peruggia.

The second art theft occurred on August 21, 1961. Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington was stolen by an unemployed bus driver named Kempton Bunton. Note the anniversary date coincidence. And the exact 50 year time span (which is a Power of Ten thing described in Chapter 5 of the book).

The prediction was for “an art theft of potentially major proportions in 2011, ideally (but not necessarily) on or about August 21st.”

Synchronous characteristics of the pattern include: (i) the prior “thefts were all of masterpieces, so masterpieces are a fitting target”, (ii) “all three of the prior thefts were recovered, which hopefully would be the case here”, and (iii) “the thefts were by amateurs”.

We are right in the time window for the fulfillment of this Synchronicity Code sequence. Personally I often feel some amazement when things unfold according to the theory, but at the very least, we are at the cusp of fulfillment of this prediction. Perhaps we are already there.

On July 14, it was reported that Mark Lugo, a man accused of stealing a valuable Picasso drawing from a San Francisco gallery, had about $500,000 worth of other stolen artwork in his New Jersey apartment, including another Picasso.


Prior thefts recovered.

Prior thefts were by amateurs.

It’s within the time window. I think this is a hit. This qualifies as a case where the Synchronicity Code predicted a future event that then occurred as predicted.

This may not be all there is to this moment in time. I am also following with interest the June 23rd arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list after 16 years on the run. There are those who believe that Bulger was connected with the infamous 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, in which a Vermeer, five Degas and three Rembrandts estimated to be worth more than $500 million were stolen. This case, called “the holy grail of art crime,” has remained unsolved for decades. Will “Whitey” turn over? Will it turn out that the true thief of this quintessential art theft has in fact been arrested right in the art theft time window established under the Synchronicity Code?

Stay tuned. We will revisit this story at the end of August to see what further news unfolds which allows us to complete an analysis of the prediction and its result. But so far it is promising.

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