posted on Dec, 20 2019 @ 10:03 PM
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: rickymouse
Dude thats a fantastic vegas story...next time I go into a casino I'm gonna ask about these mice of olden times if I see anyone I think might know.
Sounds crazy as hell!
I went down to Arizona to help my uncle pack up, clean his apartment, and drive my uncle back up. I was only going one way, so it was way cheaper to
round trip, I flew to Vegas, stayed there two days, then flew to Tucson to go help him and saved three hundred bucks.
So on the trip from Chicago to Vegas, a charge built up on the nose of the jet and formed a lightning bolt that hit one of the engines on my side of
the jet, the stewardess was standing right next to me and jumped up and landed in my lap with her arms around my neck. WOW. She was appologizing to
me for that and brought me some drinks because she was embarrassed. The pilot came on and explained what happened and said there was no problem at
all. But when we landed we could not go to the landing area, they taxied off and a couple of fire trucks and inspectors came and looked at the engine
for half an hour. People were getting cranky, sure, it was safe but not safe enough to just go to the loading docks I guess, people were worried that
something might happen to us sitting in that plane. Nothing happened though.
That was a very interesting trip overall, I stayed in Arizona with my uncle for ten days and went look at all the old airplanes and went into Mexico
with him and wound up past the barriers into the town where I bought a hat cheap and also some things like elephant ears from the bakery.
In vegas, I went to a little bar behind the strip to check out what the regular people were like in that town. I just happened to pick a bar where
there were three relocated Yoopers that hung out there, what is the chance that the only bar out of the tourist part I went to would have three locals
in it from the Upper Peninsula, then they called another Yooper at home to come over and we talked till two in the morning. They had to work in the
morning, I hope they made it in.
So that whole trip was very interesting and blew away my belief that coincidences are the only explanation for things. Maybe lightning striking the
engine on the jet actually made it so I could communicate with the mice.