An unfortunate synchronicity

OBIT Edward J. Conrad died Thursday, November 19, 2020

Here I go and post a video about Ed Conrad on the 22nd of November, and then I learn that he had died 3 days before. I had tried looking him up, but he’d dropped off the internet as near as I could tell in 2015; I guess he was living the quiet life all this time.

I hadn’t mentioned that one of his other obsessions was life after death, and he wrote a fair bit about the Sheppton Mine disaster, and was confident that the experiences survivors and families had in that traumatic evident were proof positive of an afterlife. I did not find his stories persuasive. And no, the ghost of Ed Conrad did not visit me and tell me that I had to memorialize him with a YouTube video.



  1. John Morales says

    Ah, John Donne, No Man is an Island and all that.

    Well, nice to have clarification. Kinda suspected that.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    Maybe his personality was harvested by the Eschaton? Provided the time-travel detail works out in the future.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Do not blame P Z for his death, blame me. Zod accidentally hit him when he was trying to smite me for my immoral applications of fermented herring and particle accelerators.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Anyway, the ooooOOOOooo part is just caused by leftover programs floating in the Matrix. Nothing mystical.

  5. Vreejack says

    Man. Ed Conrad was ever on Usenet pushing his ideas on fossils. He was always finding odd rocks and claiming that they were fossilized kidneys and such. Y9ou could never convince him otherwise. He also had his own weird hypothesis of the evolution of the solar system that was like something out of Velikovsky.