Many years ago, when my hair was still red, and my body was not covered with life’s roadmaps, I actually worked at White Sands Proving Grounds for one of the big aerospace companies of the day. I would record information from missiles coming toward White Sands from Green River, Utah, and that would often mean getting up at 3 AM and driving the 90 miles go get there. Once there, I would go to our site, a strange-looking metal tower with a roof that opened from the top, the four sides sliding down so that we could record data from the oncoming missile we always hoped would be exploded before it reached anywhere near us.
Now this particular morning on my way to the site, a long drive once I got to White Sands Proving Grounds, I saw a strange looking flying object coming in fast. There was a hangar not too far away, and as that flying object came speeding in, it suddenly dived straight down and dived right into that hangar. Now this flying mystery was really fast, and I was certain that disaster was about to strike. But instead, once the plane entered the hangar, it apparently shut down and stayed in there. There was no explosion or smoke or anything to indicate it had even been in the air minutes ago. I will never forget seeing that.
I saw lots of strange things in that area. It is one of those really eerie areas that no one quite understands. There are ancient powers at work there, ones that go back to the primitive times when strange creatures still walked the earth. Things have happened over the many years that to this day, no one really understands. It is something that I hope others on this group will come forward to contribute to. I look forward to reading it all.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention that I never saw that hangar again. It is as though it disappeared.
About the author
I am a young-minded senior mentor, advocate, and activist for physically, developmentally, and emotionally physically challenged adults and children. Sometime in the late 60’s, my younger and only sibling came home from Vietnam 100% disabled, and it gave me the heart to do this work, which I have been doing ever since.
I am also an activist for anti-bullying of any age or race of person. I pretty much say what I think and think what I say; no game playing or untruths here. I am the editor of a book filled with the writings of the lives of 23 physically challenged fiber artists, Artful Alchemy: Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating, and also Pumpkin, Pumpkin: Folklore, History, Planting Care, and Good Eating. The second book is in its 3rd Edition, and is currently being revamped to include a paperback. I have two children’s books awaiting illustrations and final formatting and editing, and I have a book on quilt history awaiting my time and attention when the others are completed.
I am a professional artist in mixed media, urban art, and fiber arts, and I have had my own businesses and careers most of my life.
Meet Anne Copeland at her website – Artful Alchemy
Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating
Edited by Anne Copeland
With the assistance of Barbara Williamson
Available now via Amazon
The medieval practice of alchemy was concerned with trying to combine ordinary materials into something unique such as turning base metals into gold, finding a cure to end disease, and the path to prolonging life. It was practiced hand-in-hand with spiritual beliefs that it was possible to change that which was known. By the same token, artful alchemy is the process of spiritual discovery that enabled the artists in this book to transform their challenged lives, resulting in personal growth and international success in their art.
Most of these artists have their own businesses teaching, lecturing, designing patterns, writing books and creating and selling their unique art, leaving a rich legacy for upcoming artists and other creative people. All of them have been involved in international exhibits, winning major awards, and receiving written recognition. As you read through this highly inspirational book, we believe you will discover the possibilities available for your own life through the discovery of artful alchemy.
This book contains a collection of beautiful art, plus the personal stories of the 23 multi-talented contributors. The common thread through their lives is that each woman has overcome physical and other challenges to become a successful artist in the textile medium. Many of these women have websites and sell their work through the Internet sites, while others sell in galleries, exhibits, or through their teaching. Some create to speak to political and other social issues, while others use their quilts to educate the public about their physical challenges. If you have dreamed of expressing your own creativity, this book will provide the inspiration you need.
If you have had a strange experience or encounter that you would like to share, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or my usual email if you already have it) and we can discuss a guest post.
I am not looking for sensationalism or fictional tales… but in light of the response to some recent posts, I think it would be both useful and reassuring to others to realise that none of us are alone in these strange encounters and experiences and perhaps we can open discussion on what they may be or may mean.
If you would like to share your story but prefer to remain anonymous, we can discuss that too. If you would like to share your beliefs and opinions on the nature of these experiences, I would be happy to talk about a guest post. Through sharing with respect we may learn to understand our world and each other a little better.
You can find previously published encounters with elusive realities here.