There were many strange coincidences in October 2004 when Scott Smith
appeared as a contestant on the Australian Channel 9 TV programme Who
Wants to be a Millionaire? Scott was a New Zealander, a chemist who lived in
South Auckland. He did very well, winning $500,000, but he was
stumped by the Million Dollar question – Which Saint B built the monastery
at Monte Cassino? Was it Benedict, Boniface, Bonaventure or Bernard?
Ironically, it was a religious question that floored him. A little later, at
the end of the programme, had said that he had aspirations to go to Bible college
and become a Pastor.... Was this a sign he was going the wrong way, I
Yes it was a religious question but the real million dollar question is
also a religious one. It is a question which has occupied some of the best
minds for perhaps ten millennia : ‘Is there a God?’. I can now
answer that question SCIENTIFICALLY.
Over the past twenty years, I have been led to use the
techniques of science to enable me to give a scientific answer to that
scientific question. This site discusses some of the more recent
much more from the last two decades and beyond. Yet more will be
There have been so many significant coincidences. Is it really logical to
dismiss them all as chance? Does Something actively choose to link us
together when the time is right? For I too am a chemist who lives in South
Auckland. Was it really chance that caused me to meet Scott Smith some two
and a half years after his great win? Was it not design, the will of
the Designer, the Hand of the Designer? For the experience came
through some evangelical Christians. It was intended to be their
chance to 'see the light'. But like everyone else they didn't want
My wife, Jenny, sings with South City Soundz, a women’s barbershop chorus.
One night one of the other chorus members was talking about driving down
to Napier, some 420 km, for the Art Deco Weekend. It is a festival when
Napier remembers the February 1931 earthquake which altered the foreshore
and caused enormous damage to the town. 256 people died. It was New
Zealand’s worst disaster until the Mt. Erebus air crash which exceeded the
loss of life by one. Jenny had been thinking of visiting her parents and
spending her 60th birthday with them. As they are getting old, she felt it
might mean something to them. Her birthday that Friday happened to be the
start of the festival. So she asked Vivienne about a lift. “Plenty of
room,” was the reply. “We’d love to have you.”
So, on 14th February, Jenny went off to Havelock North. Even the vehicle
had a curious link to ‘Going Home’. On the afternoon of 19th February, I
got a phone call from Jenny asking me to clear the garden table to
entertain Vivienne and Bill for tea. For some reason, shopping in the
supermarket only half an hour before I had decided to get a roast chicken
so Jenny could have a quick snack before going out to singing.
Over tea, I chatted to Bill and slowly many curious coincidences gradually
emerged, linking Bill and Vivienne strongly into our research. They had
met when they both worked at Harrods in 1960, but of course that was
before Mohammed Fayed’s acquisition of the luxury department store. Even so,
it linked strongly to the present owner of Harrods, Fayed, and his
connections to Princess Diana’s death. Bill and Vivienne married on Easter
Saturday, as did Jenny and I, nearly three decades later. But, there was
even more. Vivienne’s father had lived in a flat at
World’s End, Chelsea
not far from my first London flat, where so much
of my earlier psychical research took place in 1985.
I talked of the coincidence of the
Lockerbie plane crash and the curious code 557. Bill’s response to
this was “You’d get on with my friend, Scott Smith. He’s interested in
numbers too, but not numerology. We go to the same church. He was on Who
Wants to be a Millionaire? a few years ago.” Then it clicked. He must be
talking about the other South Auckland chemist.
“What a curious coincidence,” I said. “He is a chapter in one of my books,
The Million Dollar Question. Mind, at present it is only notes. I have got
to write it properly. It is one of the unfinished chapters towards the end
of The Alpha and Omega Codes.” Then I remembered the South Auckland
chemist had religious connections. He had said at the end of the programme
he wanted to use some of the money to go to Bible College and become a
At the Napier Art Deco picnic, Bill and Vivienne had found a 1922
Tutankhamun display. It was another coincidence link to Jenny and the true
Ankhsoun-pa-Aten, Tutankhamun’s wife, which had come through
Jenny in a trance in 1986. The next morning, I rang Bill to query
something he had said. After quite a long chat, he invited us for a meal.
He chose 2nd March, the anniversary of Howard Carter’s death in 1939.
Howard Carter had discovered the tomb in November 1922.
A few days later, Bill rang to tell me Scott would like to meet me. He
suggested a café in Manukau City would be fairly central for us all. I
agreed and the date was set for 10th March. About half an hour before I
was due to meet them, I got the idea to do an internet search for Scott
Smith. More coincidences flowed. Scott Smith, a chemical engineering
‘sophomore’ at Texas A&M University, won $8000 in a college Who Wants to
be a Millionaire? Another search return was a Steven Scott Smith in New
York, waiting for the call back to be on the American version of the TV
I narrowed the search by adding ‘Australia’ to Scott Smith Millionaire,
and up came the link to the right Scott Smith. The show had been broadcast
on 4th October. I thought it was odd I had not registered
date at the time.
I clicked on the item and up came a picture of Eddy McGuire and a $1M
cheque. But what struck me were the numbers on the cheque 1902 555 700.
The Lockerbie disaster code is 557 and my talk of the Lockerbie 557
disaster code had caused Bill to think of Scott Smith and his interest in
numbers and religion. But there was also the ‘NZ code’ 5570….. And here I
was about to go off and meet Scott Smith to talk about Lockerbie, 557,
coincidence and evidence for the existence of God in the shadow of Manukau
City’s own Twin Towers, on the flight path into Auckland Airport.
Scott began the meeting by talking a little about his interest in numbers
and their connections to the Bible and especially to Jesus. Then he spoke
of the TV programme and the strange way he got ideas to read up on a
couple of things before hand. Only he had not managed to do so. And the
questions came up! I asked about his job. What kind of chemist was he? At
one point, he had worked for one company doing water analysis and my work
had been in waste water treatment, so the chemistry links between us were
even stronger. We were both analytical chemists.
As time went on, I noticed that both he and Bill were quoting passages
from the Bible at me, especially the Old Testament, and I began to wonder
whether I was being targeted for conversion to Jesus. Were they hoping to
'bring me to the Lord'? They would most certainly be disappointed.
I had no intention of giving over control of my life to some entity that
offered spurious Salvation. From my chats with
Bill, I knew they were both staunch Baptists who met at church each Sunday
and at a men’s group each Thursday. I began to suspect the
worst. I tried to change the subject. I asked about Scott's
interest in numbers. I was disappointed. He was interested in
the Greek Gematria, but his examples did not impress me with their
As time went on my disappointment increased. I was hoping to be able to discuss
the curious patterns in numbers with Scott as one scientist to another,
especially as he had a professed to a keen interest in religion on the
Millionaire programme. I was trying to use my experience of the numbers to
illustrate coherent design and hence by implication, the existence of a Designer – God. But my approach was
deductive, from my own personal experience. He seemed to be using the Bible as the
of his work. It is rather peripheral to mine. But the existence of God is
the only logical conclusion of my long-running scientific experiment. For
my Great Experiment, I had no need to depend on any Holy Book, but there
were connections to several. Scott seemed to come to what he
considered to be God, through a troubling personal experience, but largely
thereafter through the
Bible. In essence, he was just like other better known religious scientists,
men like John Polkinghorne and
Francis Collins, men who made exactly the same mistake in confusing Jesus
with God. Francis Collins had been Richard Dawkins’ opponent in the
magazine debate in November 2006.
I noticed Scott glance at his watch. I asked if he was in a hurry to leave. He said
he had to go soon as he had a social function that evening. “OK, one last
quick thing,” I said.
I opened my folder and took out the print of Eddy
McGuire and the million dollar cheque. “Look at that. See anything
significant in it?”
Scott looked – “555 – Well, I’ll be 55 next year and I get a lot of 44’s.”
“What about you Bill?” I asked, turning the paper round to him.
“I don’t see anything,” said Bill.
“Read the cheque numbers, 555 700.
Remember Lockerbie and code 557?”
I asked. At that moment, I glanced up and, going past the open door of the
Columbus Café beside us, was a greeny-yellow sports coupe. My eye was
drawn to the number plate - SQ4557.
“Bloody hell fire,” I said and dashed to the door and photographed the car
going away. I had been able to see it from where I was sitting. They could
not see. Scott and Bill both had their backs to the world outside. I
turned back into the café and saw the car had turned right, going around
the café. It was now visible to them, going away, from the other entrance
of the café.
said. It is “Coherent, concurrent confirmation in space and time. It
happens so often, when I am trying to explain things to people. The coincidence
is saying ‘He is right. You really should listen.’”
Then Scott said “There is a 577 coming the other way.” “The
Chicksands unbeliever,” I said laughingly, but they didn’t know what I
meant. There was no point in explaining, so I didn’t bother to try. The other
people in the café looked on with some amazement at these mad goings-on.
Not for nothing had they called me 'The Mad Professor' at work, both in
Tuakau and in Portsmouth.
I saw this coincidence as my answer to their attempt to ‘bring me to the
Lord’, if such it was. But Scott had given me a useful additional piece of
information. The 4th October date was the transmission of Millionaire in
Australia. It had not been shown in New Zealand until 11th October. “Good
Heavens!” I had responded. “Both those dates tie so strongly into my
latest book, The Diagrams of Truth, especially 11th October, Code 10-11.”
That explained the internet reference to 4th October and why I had not
registered that date when the programme was shown in New Zealand.
Is it really all chance, or is Scott Smith and his huge win a significant part of the answer to
the real million dollar question?
On 16th March, I had heard an announcement of the Prime evening programme
as I was about to switch it off after the British Who Wants to be a
Millionaire? programme which finished at 7 pm. The Australian programme
was returning that night for the first time in ages. It turned out to be
the celebrity edition. Shane Warne was the ‘fastest finger first’. Then I
remembered his 557 link. A few months ago, his last cricket match, his
last win, was against England and, in the top left hand corner of the
screen as Shane Warne leapt in the air for joy, had been the letters
TARGET 557, the runs England had to make….
same number 1902 555 700 is on Scott’s own $500,000 facsimile cheque too. My attempts to
find out whence this number sequence arose have proved fruitless so far. I
spoke to Ellie at Channel Nine in Melbourne……. She had worked on
Millionaire but knew nothing about the cheque numbers. Someone
at Celador in London promised to make enquiries. Someone would
contact me I was told. Nobody did.
Perhaps it is significant that I write this today. It is the second
anniversary of the day the End came in my rendering job, the AΩ link to
the End indicated by the weighbridge dockets, some five months earlier.
I have had a few conversations with Scott since, and we
are both convinced that the coincidences are the Hand of God, proof of His
bringing us together. But Scott sees it as my opportunity to accept Jesus
as my Lord and Saviour. I see it as God saying to Scott to look beyond the
Bible and beyond beyond the corruption which thanks to Saul/Paul is the
saviour Jesus of the New Testament. Christ never claimed to be God.
He wasn't. If you want to know the truth about Christ, read the
story of Mary Magdalen.
18th March 2007
And still my meaningful coincidences continued. Fourteen days after my meeting Scott, I was at the
Countdown supermarket checkout. The checkout lad scanned the Tui beer
crate twice in error. We began talking about scanners and computers. Then
I noticed the checkout lad’s name was Scott. I thought no more about it
until later that night when I happened to look at the receipts to check
the time. The first receipt was number 9557 for groceries and number 9558
was a packet of videos….. It was more confirmation that the ‘Scott’
coincidence codes were part of the Countdown….to the End, the Last
Judgement for all mankind.
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I drafted the following letter to go to Eddie McGuire 'The
synchronicity is fantastic" to use his words, far more than he ever began
Channel 9 TV
F.A.O. Eddie McGuire
3rd July 2007
I enclose, for review, Volume 1 of Fragments of an Outer Mind. This is
the first of a
new series of books published by Lux Aeterna Publishing. The Diagrams of
Truth contains some results from a novel but controversial study of the
phenomenon of meaningful coincidence over a period of 20 years. It draws
thought-provoking conclusions from this seemingly inexplicable phenomenon.
The book identifies an order of coherence behind world events, a real
signal in the apparent random noise of major disasters.
I also enclose a copy of a chapter from another book showing how the
Australian TV programme Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? has become a
significant part of the overall pattern. The Million Dollar Question which
Scott Smith was unable to answer on 4th October 2004 was a religious
question: ‘Which St. B. founded the hilltop monastery at Monte Cassino? –
Was it Benedict, Boniface, Bernard or Bonaventure?’ Take your pick.
The real Million Dollar Question for everyone is ‘Is there a God?’ For in
that answer lies the whole thrust of our lives. Are we really here just to
seek opportunities for wealth creation, however dubious, or to seek
happiness and pleasure as the highest good?
Is there a higher purpose? Is there a destiny we each should strive to
find? Is there a pattern behind the chaos of world events? Is there indeed
a God? The evidence to answer all these questions is to be found in these
books. But they take effort to really read and comprehend. They are aimed
at the thinker, not the couch potato, for the latter has no hope at all.
Use the mind God has given you for the purpose intended. Think, question,
evaluate, decide. Then choose.
Is it all chance? Are all the strange coincidences behind Millionaire
really chance? Or is it all evidence of purpose, evidence of design? Is
there indeed a reality beyond space and time, however intangible to
Perhaps you can pass this material on to some thinking journalist, print
or TV, if you know one.
Dr. B. J. Cocksey
PS: I wrote the first draft of this letter to you on the morning of 29th June
2007. That very night, I flicked across from the NZ TV early evening news
programmes with their highly parochial news coverage, to find the nightly British
Who Wants to be a Classic Millionaire ? programme with a question on the abdication of Edward
VIII, an event which is of great importance in Fragments of an Outer
Mind Volume 3, Kismet and the Keys to Space and Time. That contestant
went on to win £1M, ie A$2.5M
Half an hour later, you appeared on the weekly Australian
edition of the programme on Prime TV. It featured the lucky Irishman who
had ‘expected’ a question on NATO. Fortunate choices had got him to
$125,000. Then came another brief contestant who had had dreams about the
show. But her dreams were let down by her mathematical ability and she
departed with $1,000. But it caused you to talk of John Edwards,
the spiritualist. Our work is much concerned with the reality of
communication from beyond the grave, but not trivial theatre style, like
Then came an opera singer who won the Fastest Finger First because he had
sung the song which was the subject of this question only three weeks
before at a corporate function. “God’s talking to us,” you quipped. “The synchronicity is fantastic.” The opera singer won his
Fastest Finger First in 6.77 seconds, which is the unique ISBN identifier
of our book, The Diana Enigma giving messages which have come to us from the spirit
Princess Diana in the period between 1997 and 2005. But the Duke of Windsor and Princess
Diana are connected in so many ways, and not only by exile form the Royal
Family and death in Paris.
Yes, as you said "The synchronicity is fantastic". I prefer the term ‘meaningful
coincidence’ because Jung was right about very little else, other than
that meaningful coincidence is a real phenomenon with a deeper
significance than most of his fellow psychiatrists are prepared to admit. And Jung’s
experiences of synchronicity or meaningful coincidence pales into
insignificance compared with our own.
PPS: I also enclose a copy of a letter I have sent to a number of
Since he was a successful quiz show contestant, Scott was later invited to
appear on a new New Zealand TV quiz programme The Rich List,
in August 2007. After the qualifying roud, his money scoring -list
was 'Name the international airlines which fly into New Zealand'.
The strange thing was that that car at The Columbus Café in Manukau had
the registration number SQ
is the airline code for Singapore Airlines. That cafe is directly on
the flight path into or out of Auckland Airport, depending on the wind
direction on any particular day. I heard a plane loud and low over
the cafe as we spoke. I had gone out to photograph it. I later
discovered that it was a Singapore Airlines flight.
But Scott or his partner made a mistake. They got
one wrong. So they won nothing from that game.
I inserted the image of car SQ4557 image on this page 22.9.7. It was at 3.19pm.
Code 319 means Crede Signo,
Believe in the sign. See Land of My Fathers
for the full account of this important reference or
Kismet and the Keys to Space and
Time for a brief explanation. As for why 2297 is important see
The tune with which this page opens is known as
Slane. I had wondered about a tune for this page.
Immediately I got Who wants to be a
millionaire? But then I thought no. It
needs to be a hymn tune about wealth. Then these words came into my
mind. Riches I seek not, nor man's
words came into my mind with the tune. But what was that tune called?
It was then that Jenny
appeared with a cup of tea. "What tune do you get for the Millionaire
page?" I asked her? Immediately she started to sing
Who wants to be a millionaire? I don't.
The trouble is that 99.9% of the population do. They dream of
winning the lottery and giving up work. To the question "Then what
would you do?" there would be a blank look. Who needs a purpose in
life. You can just take it easy like the rest of the world's
parasites, the 'High Net Worth' individuals whose money is working so hard
for them. I said "That's what I thought at first too, but no, its
not the message of the coincidences. No, it has to be a hymn." I sang the words
Riches I seek not nor man's empty praise..
"But what is the tune
called?" Then the words of the first verse came into my mind.
Be Thou my
vision o Lord of my heart. Jenny said "Is it Slade".
"No" I said, "but you are close though. Now I remember, it is called
its homophone is a warning to the wealthy. For too many people in
the world, the Lord of their hearts is gold.
I had already realised it had to be this tune because
it is number 557 and that number 557 is the real theme underlying this
web-page. In the Autralian and New Zealand Combined Churches Hymn
Book, With One
Voice, the tune Slane is given for
hymn No 557, hence it is WOV 557.
That was the hymn set for communion the last time we sang in the Mount
Albert Church Methodist Choir. That service gave an important
message about the errors of the priestess-hood, linking powerfully to
and code 557. The hymn is given
here. I added these two hyperlinks at 1557hrs on 22.9.7.
For proof see here..
But the significance of this particularly intricate train of events does
not end here. There is much,