Sunday, December 18, 2011

Was that real?!

Most of the trip was pretty uneventful. Beautiful weather was the norm, Indiana was all rain, ceasing almost instantly upon entering Illinois. The roads were mostly calm and quiet, with the occasional interruption of turbulence from the passing tractor trailer. I was the sole witness to something that in my mind can only be described as a flying saucer. The funny thing was that it wasn't flying.
It was about 2:00am, I was the only one awake out of the four of us. I had been sipping on some coffee, contemplating the mysteries of the universe; good, evil, Yahshua, his teachings, and how they apply to our daily lives. The radio was off now. The broadcast had sounded different than other radio shows. Very polished and clean, hardly any commercials. It was a lesson in history. The story of a man who attempted to kill a president. I can't remember any names or dates clearly but what sticks in my mind is the story of the man's life. He had a history of being dishonest and stealing.  Sins presented along with other facts about his life. The commentator was sharing the history in such a way that lead the listener to believe that everything about him was evil. He and his wife were homeless. They had very few possessions and they traveled a lot. The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head. Killing, lying, and stealing are evil, being homeless is not, nor does it lead to evil. Sin is evil. People will try to impose their point of view and they will call evil good and good evil. Let us know the difference between good and evil and choose to set aside our own will, and do the will of the Father.
It initially caught my eye as it crested a hill in the distance. It was a parade, a giant convoy! Leading the way were four police cruisers with lights on, followed by several other escort vehicles with flashing yellow lights. It was being transported by a tractor trailer. It was an exceptionally wide load, the truck was driving in the center of a two lane highway. That alone is probably enough to explain the police escort. It was dark. The only illumination was from the headlights around it. It was shaped like a giant disc, extremely aerodynamic. As it got closer I was able to see that it was metallic and it had landing gear. No cockpit, more like drone, with no visible place for a person to sit. There were small reflectors on the front and back of the object. 10 to 20 tractor trailers were in tow. Then... empty highway. I found myself wishing I could hit rewind. If only I had a pause button. I would have stared for hours, got out of my car and walked around it, tried to climb inside and sit in the pilot seat. That was awesome! Why wasn't there a tarp on it!? Was that real!?
After the adrenaline and coffee wore off, around 4:00am I couldn't drive anymore. We stopped at a rest area for a couple minutes. Grace woke up and took over driving. The St. Louis skyline stood in the distance with glowing highlights. A truck-stop just across the boarder in Illinois was our home for a few hours. The sun came up and we were rested enough to contemplate going to the City Museum in St. Louis.

My sister posted this link this morning.  Mike has confirmed that it's the same aircraft:



    :-) You just never know WHAT you will see on the road. lol

  2. I guess there are wings that are attatched after transport. You'd think they would build it closer to the desitnation so they wouldn't have to haul it cross country. :-)