Monarchs at Ground Zero

Bob Parcelles,Jr. rjparcelles at
Fri Mar 8 07:51:16 EST 2002

--- Erik Runquist <erunquist at> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I don't know if anybody else saw this story last night.  Nightline
> had a 
> great story about a photographer recording the aftermath and
> cleanup at 
> Ground Zero. He told a story about several firefighters walking
> through a 
> plume of smoke and then suddenly being swarmed by dozens of
> monarchs! 
> Apparently they were landing on the firefighters and swirling
> around with 
> the smoke. He said that the firefighters equated the monarchs to
> souls 
> rising from the rubble. The photographer certainly was much more
> eloquent in 
> describing the events than I can do it justice.  It was quite
> poignant.
>   Just thought you might be interested.
> Erik

Hmmmmmmm! Leps Go metaphysical.

I knew there must be a manifest destiny for all of the "monarch
huggin" going on. They convey souls! Dr. Brower...the Pope for the
monarchs? :) 

What is your take on this discovery, Paul, Master of pseudo science
and pragmatic challenger of the Hallowed Monarch? 

All joking aside, maybe there is a lot we scientists will never be
able to explain.

Butterflies may be for more than peace. 


Bob Parcelles, Jr
Pinellas Park, FL
RJP Associates, C2M-BWPTi
rjparcelles at
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale

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