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 Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you?

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PostSubject: Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you?   Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you? Icon_minitimeSun Jun 05, 2016 10:45 pm

It's far less populated than some of the other nearby Denver suburbs, yet Littleton seems to come up often for me outside the context of Columbine. For example in high school a girl I knew had to move to Colorado with her family and she ended up in Littleton going to Chatfield. Also, I was recently reminded of a karate instructor my friend and I thought was cute when we took lessons as kids, so I decided to look him up on Facebook out of curiosity and it turns out he lives and works in Littleton now. I know there have been other situations where there have been few degrees of separation between me and someone in Littleton but I can't remember them. I just find it interesting that at out of the only 44k in Littleton, at least 2 are from my own suburb of about 60k 1500miles east. I know these aren't tiny populations but it's not like knowing someone who moved to Denver.

It's got me wondering if Littleton has some unique pull factors that could be making this situation more than a coincidence. Anyone know anything about Littleton being a hot spot to move to or see it popping up in your own life like this?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you?   Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you? Icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 4:33 am

Idk anyone from Littleton, so I couldn't tell you, but I'd like to check out the Denver area sometime!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you?   Anyone ever feel like Littleton sort of follows you? Icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 4:27 pm

There's actually a name for that. Its called the Baader Meinhof effect. Basically once you learn about something you're more likely to notice when it comes up. If someone is big into reasearching Columbine then they're more likely to recognize a reference with relevance to the tragedy. Here's an article about it:

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I know what you mean though. Littleton seems to come up quite a bit for a town of its size. About a month after I first got into reading about Columbine I found out some friends of my family moved to Littleton. Then my brothers ex wife moved to right outside the Littleton area about a year ago. I thought it was kind of odd at the time lol.
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] INTERESTING. thank you!

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No problem! I actually just learned about that the other day, so I got Baader Meinhof myself by teaching you about Baader Meinhof hahaha.
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Lol Nirvana92 I almost mentioned that in my post! I'm sure that's all it is. I have been researching for about 10 years so it makes sense that it would come up a lot. I was going to say it shouldn't count since I've been interested for so long and those were so recent but then I remembered how long I've actually been out of high school Razz
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I have yet to read up and learn more about the Baader Meinhof phenomenon, key words surrounding it is something like synchronicity , etc, but just to ask, is it also something such as one subconsciously expects the thing to show up again, or be brought up again in your day, like...in a way you are expecting to face the particular thing again but without even realizing it? or is it more like a the work of higher forces or stars aligning and it just aligns with your life.
do you know what I mean?

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My brother's girlfriend just moved to our state from Colorado. I found out on Saturday she was from Littleton and went to Ken Caryl middle school. I was like wow...small world.

She knows about Columbine but doesn't really care about it.

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