Hi there and Happy New Year!!!
Yep, it’s me again… Flying the friendly and ghostly skies for the world’s greatest airline!
Ok. Here’s the scoop on my latest “possible” para experience. A few days ago I was working a flight from Atlanta to NYC. We were on an MD88 and I was halfway through my service . I was facing aft and the tailcone exit. Also, the lavatories are back there. Twice I thought I saw someone standing right by the tailcone, but when I looked up, that person was gone. As I was working on my beverage cart, I was looking down at what I was doing, but also scanning the entire back of the aircraft. As I was pouring a Coke or something, I sort of looked up a little and saw someone standing there. When I raised my head to directly look at this person, they were gone! Now, it was after 5 pm, but I did have a light on by the lavatories. Also, the last two rows were empty and no one was milling about. This happened twice!
Shadow person? Apparition?? I’m not sure… But I did get the feeling that he or she wanted me to see them. It’s as though they were asking, “Do you see me?” I’m thinking it was male, because of the height, and wearing a heavy winter coat. It was warm on the plane, so no one should have been wearing such a heavy coat during flight.
I’m just over here flying the friendly, yet sometimes, haunted skies…
#lifeasahauntedstew #ghostsareflyingpublictoo #doyouseemenow
I just recently learned that one of my favorite authors, Ann Rule, passed away. She set the bar very high for true crime authors. Ann Rule authored the true crime novel about one of the most notorious serial killers,Ted Bundy. The book is The Stranger Beside Me and detailed how they worked side by side for a suicide crisis hotline center and the dawning realization that a friend was a cold blooded killer. She was an amazing author and will be sorely missed. Fly high sweet lady… I know that not only the Angels met you when you crossed over, but those souls that you honored through your words in telling their stories… God Bless…
The following is an except from her bio from Wikipedia:
Rule’s career path included working as a law enforcement officer for the Seattle Police Department as well as writing for publications geared toward women. Beginning in 1969, she wrote for True Detective magazine under the nom de plume “Andy Stack.”
While working at a suicide crisis hotline center in Seattle, Rule met Ted Bundy in 1971. Both were volunteering their time. She didn’t realize until a few years later that Bundy was responsible for a series of murders and while working together, Rule noted nothing disturbing in Bundy’s personality at the time. To Rule, Bundy was “kind, solicitous, and empathetic”. Her first book, The Stranger Beside Me, is considered one of the definitive biographies of Bundy and was written under her own name rather than her previously used pen-name. (Wikipedia)
Here is a list of her books…
Lust Killer (1983)
The Want-Ad Killer (1983)
The I-5 Killer (1984)
The Stranger Beside Me (1986)
Small Sacrifices (1987)
If You Really Loved Me (1991)
Everything She Ever Wanted (1992)
A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 1(1993)
You Belong to Me and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 2 (1994)
Dead by Sunset (1995)
A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 3 (1996)
Bitter Harvest (1997)
In the Name of Love and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 4 (1998)
The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up: Crime Files Vol. 5 (1998)
A Rage to Kill and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 6 (1999)
And Never Let Her Go (1999)
Empty Promises: Crime Files Vol. 7 (2001)
Every Breath You Take (2001)
Heart Full of Lies (2001)
Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 8 (2003)
Without Pity: Ann Rule’s Most Dangerous Killers: Crime Files Updates (2003)
Green River, Running Red (2004)
Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 9 (2004)
Worth More Dead and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 10 (2005)
No Regrets and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 11 (2006)
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 12 (2007)
Too Late to Say Goodbye (2007)
Mortal Danger and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 13 (2008)
But I Trusted You and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 14 (2009)
In the Still of the Night (2010)
Don’t Look Behind You and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 15 (2011)
Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases: Crime Files Vol. 16 (2012)
Danger in the Dorm (re-released 2013)
Practice to Deceive (2013)
Lying in Wait (2014)
Something happened on an airplane you ask??? Why, yes it did!!
How many of you have heard your name called, turned to look, and no one was there? That has happened to me my whole life… My most memorable time was when I was a teenager in our very “active” house in Mississippi… But that’s for another blog… 😉
On Tuesday morning we left Albuquerque for Salt Lake City. I had not slept well the night before, thank you to the AC that when it was on it was freezing in the room and noisy… My choice in the matter was to be hot or cold… Sigh. I got about 4 hours sleep… Ugh!
OK, on to what happened… I was the lead position and my jumpseat is at the forward door near the cockpit and first class galley. I always check, double check and triple check all cart brakes, latches, etc. before every take off and landing. On this aircraft there are a lot of carriers that need to be latched and secured or they will fall out.
It was time for takeoff and I had given the “OK” to the Captain for takeoff. Loudly I hear my name called and the words “look again!” So I pop up and see that I DID NOT latch the top part of the galley!! Thank you to whoever was looking out for this very tired flight attendant!!! I love my Guides and Angels!! I know it was one of them or my Dad!
The trip I was on had a 31 hour layover in Albuquerque; we get there around 9 pm and spend two nights in the hotel. I left on Sunday and then did the same trip again on Wednesday. Look out for my next two blogs about this layover! Something weird happened when I first got to my room on Sunday night and then something else happened while I was sleeping on Wednesday night… Bwaahaahaaa….