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Topic: Space (01/23/06)
TITLE: Seeing Is Believing!
By Marilyn Schnepp
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Mother and daughter were heading home after attending Paul's wedding. Paul was the Mother's first born, and her daughter's big brother. After the reception, the newlyweds left for their honeymoon; so Mother and Daughter decided to start for home and sleep in their own comfy beds instead of staying another night in a hotel.
Chatting about the music, the dresses and the In-Laws, Mother and Daughter sailed through Indiana toward the Kentucky line...and home! All of a sudden Mother put on the brakes! Something was up ahead blocking the highway!
It was huge! A metalic grey machine with blue neon-type lights emanating from beneath it's cigar shaped body, It was just silently hovering a few feet off the ground above the highway!
Their headlights illuminated the object on one side, while another car traveling in the opposite direction, was illuminating the object on the other side....thus placing this "thing" in a limelight like on a stage.
They watched as it hung ee'rily in space just a few hundred feet in front of them! Then suddenly it went straight up without a sound! Like a rocket= but without even a "shhhish" of a motor or a "whiirring"sound - completely silent, straight up, at a fantastic rate of speed! Gone! Out of sight in a split second!
Occupants in both automobiles sat motionless, bright lights still beaming across the now empty and silent highway...and needless to say, all were staring literally into empty, silent, and frightening space!
Sightings were frequent in those years, but the ridicule and mockery of those that claimed to see them forced Mother and Daughter to make a pact of secrecy. Neither would tell anyone, not even Dad, about their secret rendevous with that UFO (unidentified flying object)!
Mother explained as daughter listened: "You don't want people to think we're a couple of nuts, do you? Or make jokes about our not having all our oars in the water? Having a screw loose, marbles missing and not being wound too tight?" So the pact was made and the daughter remained silent for years...until yesterday!
Yesterday the "now-adult-daughter" listened as the pastor's wife told of seeing a space craft land in her backyard some years ago, but nobody would believe her! She described it as ..."a large hovering object, metalic in color, blue lights underneath, fantastic speed on withdrawal, which was straight up without so much as a sound..completely silent!"
"At last! At Last!" I shouted! "Yes, Forgetting my Pact and five decades of silence, I've finally found Somebody who will believe me!" As I hugged the pastor's wife, she winked at me, then turning to her smirking, skeptical husband, she said, "You see, Dear? Seeing IS Believing"!.
Well,... until the world saw the photographs of planet Earth hanging out there in space, unattached ...did anyone believe that "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place and hangeth the earth upon nothing". (Job 26:7 KJV)?
Think about it!
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