posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 04:10 PM
Let me start by saying I'm NOT telling a fairy tale. This is fact, and very strange. I'll try to make it as brief as possible, if you want more
details feel free to ask. I figured I'd throw it out here, as no where I've turned has any clues as to how/why.
In 1976 I was a cub scout, buried a time capsule (ha, just noted that name) at the Oklahoma City fairgrounds for the big bi-centinial celebration. We
were to come back in 25 years and dig them up and see if we became who we wanted to be etc. I was only in Oklahoma from age 7-9, then we moved back
home to California after my grandmother got well. To note, she told us she had seen the classic UFO disc over her town, silent, silver, etc. On with
my story. Wife, kids, job, life done. My wife's aunt became ill in 2001 so we planned a trip to Oklahoma. Her town was 15-20 from where I lived as
a kid there, so I was totally excited to go see the old school, house, etc from my youth. My wife and I also talked about going to the local scouting
hall and looking to see if they had a time capsule display, and that maybe mine even was on display. She's well aware of my scouting as a child, as
I always say things like "Be Prepaired", and my mom collected "every" scouting article, bead, promotion, that I ever got and had them in a scrap
Now, lets get to the weird part. We arrive in OK at around 6am on Saturday, offered the guest room, lay down after an all night drive, go to sleep.
We all wake up around 9, have coffee, talk, catch up etc. However, I'm freaking nutty wanting to get to my old house. My wife finally caves in that
we can go because I'm bugging the crap out of her. We grab our kids and head out for the 15min drive to my old house. We drive down the main
street, turn left on my street, house is gone, totally bummed beyond words. Drive down the road, visit my old school that I walked 5 min to from my
house, took some pictures, got back in car. Wife says, why don't we see if there is a scounting place around. I open my scrapbook that I brought
with us, because it had names and numbers of old scout masters etc, and we were actually talking about donating it to the scouting center. I call
information and ask for a number of the scouting master that was the guy at the time, and get a number to call. I call the number, and a kid answers,
and I ask for the guy, and he's like yah, that's my dad, he's at a scouting function today. I was like, holy cow, after 25 years, this guy is
STILL in scouting! What a great guy this guy is. Anyway, I leave my name and number and say I'm here from California and would like to get any info
I can on the time capsule thing. Off we go to show my wife and kids where I used to catch tad poles, where we fished, etc.
About an hour passes I guess, and my phone rings. It's the scouting masters wife. I say hi, I'm from California and want to know what happened
with the capsule thing, was there a big ceremony, where did they put the bottles etc. She then asks me, "You're here for the ceremony?" I tell
her no, we're here to see my wife aunt, but want to see if there was any time capsules that survived all these years, where they were and if they
could be seen on a Saturday. At this point my world turns completely upside down, because she says "The ceremony is TODAY and that is where her
husband is" Obviously we have lost comminication and I ask her what ceremony, and she affirms that it is the 25 year reunion for the time capsules.
I tell her it can't be what she's thinking, it must be something else, and she holds steadfast and tells me that I can still make the ceremony as
it's in OK city, and I'm about 30 minutes away. We say our goodbyes, and my wife can already tell something beyond weird is going on as she pretty
much followed the conversation and saw the absolute disbelief in my expressions. So, I say, what the heck, let's go see now, I have to.