Randonauts are a group of explorers, like astronauts, but instead of the cosmos, they explore the random. This act of random exploration is what they call randonauting and it has become a worldwide phenomenon. Author and researcher Nick Hinton joined Richard Syrett (Twitter) to discuss randonauting (related article). Randonauts utilize a quantum random number generator which detects fluctuations in the quantum field to produce truly random numbers, Hinton explained. Those numbers, in turn, are run through an algorithm to generate random coordinates (within a set radius), he continued, noting all of this is done within the Randonautica app. Hinton stressed the importance of setting intentions before generating the random numbers.
"By going [to the location generated by the app]... you are breaking out of your reality somehow, you are doing something that was unpredictable to the universe so you're bound to see some abnormal things," he said. As an example, Hinton shared his first randonauting trip which led him to a lonely lamp post on his college campus. According to Hinton, he snapped a photo of the lamp post then spotted a glove on the ground nearby. As he moved closer to take a photo of the glove his phone froze, and it only unfroze when he moved away from the area. Hinton suggested the location was an anomalous spot where he was not supposed to be.
"These places may not be random at all, they might be affected by your mind," he revealed. Hinton spoke about the despair meme which is when randonauts experience feelings of dread during their travels. It may be a defense mechanism for the subconscious mind whenever there is a break in its routine, he proposed. Hinton believes randonauting with the right intentions can potentially change the world for good as such travel creates ripples that were not supposed to happen.
Open Lines followed in the second half of the program. John from Lakeland, Florida, phoned in on the Past Life Hotline to talk about his mother who told him she recalled dying as a British soldier during the first World War. John said he purchased an old British rifle through mail order and gave it to her. "She took it, opened the bolt, set the sight, pulled the magazine out," he reported. She called it a "Smelly" which John later found out was the nickname of the British Lee Enfield army rifle. Lance in Los Angeles also shared a reincarnation story. He remembered when he as a child having brief memories of being humiliated as an adult by a crowd of people, and a row of sharp objects being pressed into his head. "They're profound and deeply emotional," he said. Lance wondered if his memories were related to the life of Jesus.
Jeff from Alaska told Richard about an intriguing event that happened to him in 1988 around the Seattle area, where his fellow church friends would go to a local Denny's to eat together after mid-week services. On one occasion, part of the church group stayed late at the restaurant and encountered an old man clinching his chest in the entrance area. Jeff remembered the man smiling at them and saying his name was Clarence (perhaps a reference to "It's A Wonderful Life"). They called for an ambulance and the man was taken away. According to Jeff, he called the hospital the next day to find they had no record of treating anyone picked up from the Denny's. "I really believe that was an encounter with an angel," he admitted.
News segment guest: Tim Binnall