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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celestial Care...Sect Scorn

I received the following email a few days ago. Some of the content is similar to other accounts from witnesses who I have talked to in the past. I wanted to discuss the content with the experiencer before it was offered to the readers. I was finally able to reach her by telephone today (Saturday 9/27).

To begin, this particular experiencer has been an extremely devout Christian. This encounter and the subsequent events have shaken her beliefs to the point where she had stark questions as to what she actually confronted.

I was a bit reluctant posting this correspondence because it involved religion, but I'm not going to express judgement as to what she was told and the reaction received when addressing people she had trusted. But I will say that many people should consider employing more of an open-minded approach in similar circumstances. If anyone is offended by this post, then I am sorry...that was never my intention:

Hello Mr. Strickler, I hope this email finds you well. I would like to discuss this incident with you at your earliest convenience. I will offer some details in order for you to understand some of what I have endured over the past two years.

In July 2012 I was involved in a serious automobile accident, in which I sustained several injuries. The worst injury involved severe rupture of three lumbar discs. I had two surgeries to stabilize the injury, but the pain was unbearable. In February 2013 I contemplated taking my own life, but I was conflicted because of my devotion to life and deep commitment to my faith.

The date was February 22nd and I had a particularly frustrating day that included extensive pain and the inability to move around my home. That night I said to myself that I had finally had enough. I lay on my bed praying to my savior not to forsake me and to give me strength to continue living. In the meantime, I thought about that full bottle of Oxycodone on my night stand. It would be so simple to end the suffering.

As I prayed, I was abruptly surprised by a radiating blue light that began to emanate from my bedroom window. As I watched it I felt peaceful and sedate. I was so relaxed that I must have fallen asleep.

I remember opening my eyes while lying down in a bright room with several white lights shining down on me. On each side of me stood two distinct 'people.' One of these people was a woman who wore a light blue coverall uniform. She had close-cut blonde hair and a beautiful face with very pale skin. Her eyes were deep orange in color and larger than human eyes. She smile at me but never spoke. She was assisting the person on my right side, a rather tall ugly man who wore a yellow smock. He had no hair and his face had several disgusting lesions that looked infected. He never looked at me, but continued to concentrate on something and would occasionally mumble to the woman on my left side.

I could not see what he was doing to me. I could sense pressure on my side and back, though I never felt pain. Then the woman leaned over me and placed something dark over face. That's the last thing I remembered.

When I woke, I was sitting in my recliner in the living room. I looked at the wall clock which showed it to be 2:35. Since there was daylight, I must have been mid-afternoon. I sat there disoriented, vaguely remembering what had happened to me. How did I get into the living room? I looked for my cane but it was no where around me. Why was I not feeling pain when I moved? I slowly lifted myself out of the recliner. There was no pain. I walked around the house, then climbed the stairs. No pain whatsoever! So what had happened to me?

I will briefly describe what occurred afterwards, which includes much of what I wish to discuss with you.

When I went to my next orthopedic appointment, the doctor thoroughly examined me. He then ordered that new x-rays be taken. I walked back into the examination room and sat down. The doctor soon walked in, sat in front of me with a scowling look and said 'what did you do?' I told him what I had experienced. He got up from his chair and walked to the door, then said 'I want you out of my office. What happened to you is the result of association with Satan. I want you to leave immediately.' I was so shocked that I began to cry. The receptionist walked over to me to see what was wrong. The doctor saw this and he screamed 'Stay away from Satan's associate.' I hurried out of the office and quickly drove home.

The same day, I called my pastor at church. I briefly explained what had occurred and asked if he had any idea what happened to me. He then told me that it was obvious that I had allowed a demon into my life and that it now possessed me. I asked if something could be done for me. He responded that a deliverance may be possible, but he was not capable of conducting it. He then said 'until you resume the faith, God refuses you to enter this church.' Again, I was absolutely stunned!

Not long afterwards, I had an independent medical examination performed. I was told that my lumbar discs and general health were normal. I asked the physician to write a letter explaining that my physical condition was normal. I wanted to present it to my pastor. Since that time, the pastor has refused to see me and has had all mail returned.

This is the reason I would like to discuss the incident with you. I just want my life to be back to normal. Cindy C.

NOTE: I had a lengthy conversation with Cindy this morning. This is not the first time I have heard of such closed-minded reactions to experiencers. I did suggest that she change her residence to another area. The community where she now lives is rather fundamental conservative...though she has lived there for her entire life and reluctant to the prospect of moving. She is also a private business owner and stated that rumors about her have affected her livelihood.

I referred several alien abduction and encounter scenarios to her, including those instances where people have apparently been healed. There is usually a 'push back' by people who refuse to consider any possibility that we may not be the only 'intelligent beings on the celestial block.' Lon

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