posted on Dec, 29 2003 @ 10:21 PM
First of all I must state that this thread may be just as appropriatedly located in the subject area of medicine according to the opinions of some. I
think it best fits here.
This is a true story and I believe an interesting one.
This christmas I was able to meet up with a favourite cousin of mine that I rarely see more than a few times a year. I had heard that in the fall this
person had had a rather scary auto accident and the description of what happened chilled me to the bone.
My cousin in broad day light was travelling towards work in the middle of the afternoon of a Monday on his way to work during the afternoon shift. He
was on a four lane highway that bypasses our city and because it is a pay highway not as busy as it could be. He then blacked out or fainted or
whatever happened and at highway speed by himself proceeded off the highway and hit at highway speed a bridge abuttment (likely for an overpass lane).
The vehicle was totalled. Not an easy feat you see because it was a V8 large GMC with crew cab and heavy 4wd rearend. It was also a 2003 vehicle and
it could drive over many SUV's you see on the road these days. Anyways this is what I heard and apparently despite all this he only suffered minor
injuries as a result and was back to work in only one week. But many medical tests ensued as the medical system tried to figure out what the hell
happened as they had suspened his driver's liscense for 90 days.
I was told that this had never happened to him before and that it was uncharacteristic of him in general. I do know that he is a good and highly
experienced driver and while he was a bit overweight and liked his beer, relatives assured me he was stone sober and not hungover when this
So when I met my cousin at my mother's place at Christmas eve I was eager to ask him what the hell really happened over glasses of wine and other
stories. I noticed when he recounted the story it was told just a little differently depending on who he spoke to. If you were a really convential
type of person he would tell the old 'I passed out or fainted story but I haven't a clue why?' To me he told annother different version of what
But before that, I have to tell you that he comes from a Christian familily and although he believes, being a younger man he is not so hog wild for
the church. Heck I even agree with this even though I consider myself a christian. Furthermore, being the radical I am I have no problem telling
people that I believe in ufo's and all that stuff. People used to laugh at me and some still do until I start asking them what they have seen and
then they inevitably tell me that they too have seen a ufo or had a stange experience in their life. They always act differently after their episode
of sharing their most secret revelations with somebody they can trust. But that is annother thread.
So my cousin starts his story but his version for me is a lot different. He tells me he is driving alone, perfectly sober and even eager to get to
work. He tells me he had 8 hours of sleep the night before. In short he is in as good a shape as he can remember ever being behind the wheel. The
traffic is light but moving at about 60mph or up here in Canada 100kph on his commute. He tells me the sun is setting behind him as he drives
eastbound. He tells me it is as nice a day as you could ask for, and that the road is perfect in front of him. Then I am not prepared for what he days
next. He said a blinding white light just appears right in front of him and it is so bright he cannot see through it. But it is not blinding just pure
white so that he cannot see anything else. The next thing he tells me he is coming too and he is in his truck with the airbags deflated and on his
side looking out the smashed windshield at the grass of the median in the middle of the divided highway. Medics are yelling at him to ask if he is
okay, can he feel him limbs. He pulls himself out and stands up feeling dizzy but otherwise fine. He has severe brusing and a pulled tendon in one leg
and the medics are surprised at what good shape he is in.
Apparently, he hit the bridge abuttment on the passenger's side and then the truck careened off it and rolled a few times and for some reason nobody
knows why but the truck stopped in the middle of the median just before oncoming traffic.
I was immediately struck by two realizations one, that it was an angel that saved his life and that is what the flash of light was. Two that he
probably should have died in this accident. If the truck had hit at the drivers side or continued into oncoming traffic the odds of his living would
have diminished greatly. Remember this is a large sturdy vehicle and it was totalled beyond repair. I figure if the drivers side had been impacted he
likely would have been killed. In the case of the truck crossing into opposing traffic I was told that it had travelled some distance on its own right
down the middle of the bowl shapped grassy median area. The damage to the vehicle was so extensive that the insurance company cut him a cheque for the
entire replacement value of the vehicle. Something that doesn't happen too often these days.
I told my cousin that I think the spirits' want him to believe in god and realize that he is here for a purpose. He didn't say much to me but I
could tell he thought the same thing because he smiled when I told him what I thought the light was. I could tell that he was nervous talking about
this due to legal issues and believability index. But where I had doubted him before as probably hung over and the cause of the accident I now
believed that it was not his fault. When it came to the light I asked him if it was some reflection. He said no because it seemed to last a long time.
I even mentioned the idea that aliens abducted him but that seemed stupid in after thought. Why would aliens abduct someone before an auto accident? I
even believed for a few minutes that maybe the doctors were right and it was some kind of seizure but when he told me how close he came to dying, I
then saw the purpose in the light. Besides he had every known test they could give him as well as numerous heart tests too. Presently he is being
examined by one of the top neurologists in the country but I am quite doubtful they will find anything wrong.
I am happy he is fine and I noticed this year he is taking better care of his health. He even seems to have changed his attitude in certain positive
ways so whatever happened in the end it has been positive for him.
Even if they prove me wrong or try to I think it is amazing that he survived this. More interesting for me is his sharing what really happened when he
wouldn't do it with everyone else.
So the moral of the story for me is this: and I will pose it in the form of a few questions:
When somebody wants to tell you a strange story which version are they going to tell you? Are you open minded or are you like everyone else?