An Appointment That No One Can Miss -- Our Final Hours On Earth
Do we have an appointment with the maker of all? Sure! But when, how, or where? Most of all, are we going to be ready?
Why some people depart in the midst of terrible accidents... and some just go to sleep overnight and bye!
Just to give you an example, a nephew of mine, who was five, had time to be laid down on his bed and waved bye to us and closed his eyes slowly... and returned to heaven.
I was thinking to myself, if we all fight every day for problems, do we change our mind knowing that today will be our last day? How can we have time to fix things that will be left undone in a matter of minutes?
Some parents left for work, and didn't have time to share their last words or warmest good byes, like on September 11 for example.
Some performing artists went for a trip and never had a chance to come back. Comes to my mind this movie, 'Final destination.' You deeply feel in your heart is coming and want to cheat death...If your guardian angels pleaded for those extra days or months, then you are spare until your next 'calling date' is due again.
Was wondering if those guardian angels were decreased relatives -- somehow--
Let us share some vivid example of ours:
- Potential Murderers -- How Do You Know If You Live Next To Them?
If society is becoming more and more vulnerable to these mass murderers, we need to know in advance where these potential killers are, and who or what might be the next target for their evilness. We discuss an insightful approach on the subject.
Our own footage on South Western Pennsylvania
January 16, 2001, 7 p.m.
We found ourselves, driving a 1994 Nissan Sentra (coming back from Belle Vernon PA). We had a rough day, and we knew we were tired. While driving through one of those Appalachian curves, we did bump into a mess of some deer remains, slaughtered with no mercy. Didn't have a chance to avoid it; driving at 70 miles/hr on a dark blind spot didn't help us at all.
A few seconds later our car stalled and we saw, clear as right now, through our rear mirror, an upcoming 54 footer trailer that... whew! Managed to avoid hitting me It stayed behind me as a 'Transformers' shield. I didn't know then, but my guess is that one of the battery clamp bornes got loosen, or some spark plugs were already acting up -- potholes and those deer bones added up to the long list, of uninvited cast members for the new 'Final destination' flick.
This driver knew we were in danger, and called 911 on his two-way radio. If it wasn't for him we would've been in big time trouble. He actually told us to get onto his truck for safety.
Trailers were coming at 70-85 miles/hr. and they were not in the mood of stopping for this small sedan of ours.
State troopers arrived within minutes and did help me to get my car towed. They were kind enough to take me to a nearby Econo Lodge. We knew we were lucky that night. Looking back 13 years from today, this felt like a miracle, because this good samaritan of a driver needed some space to... brake on time. The shoulder to my right was big enough for him to use it and slow down his 'monster' to a safe stop.
How about some movie stars that didn't make it?
Let's see... checking dates, pictures and events. Here are some tragic examples that were chosen randomly. Bad luck and wrong decisions played a big role in the end.
The Queen of R&B, Aaliyah.
Aaliyah Dana Houghton
Born on January 16, 1979, Aaliyah was predestined to succeed in the entertainment business. Her auntie was award winner singer Gladys Knight. Her uncle was producer Barry Hackerson from Blackground records.
Aaliyah signed for Jive records at the tender age of 12 and R. Kelly became her mentor and producer when she was barely 14. Rumors has it that, both got married in a Hotel in Ohio. Her star started to glitter and shine more than ever, when she landed a role on the Movie 'Romeo must die,' next to Jet Lee in 2000. There were no signs of a nearing appointment until one day on...
August 25, 2001
Aaliyah had been shooting a video clip for her song 'rock the boat' in Abaco Islands, Bahamas. She was already missing coming to the States and made the 'decision' to leave around 6 p.m. She knew that her flight was scheduled for the next day. But she did not change her mind afterwards. Things were unfolding with tragical consequences: The pilot was unlicensed and the small Cessna 402B got overloaded-- They arrived in a 404 that was bigger. How could you hand this soul to a destiny like that?
By 6.30 p.m the ill-fated Cessna took off. After a few seconds both engines gave up -- the pivoting effect from heavy musical equipment didn't help at all.
The plane practically fell 200 feet from the runway, on a swampy area -- A family of mine that can foresee things, told us that she was conscious for a few seconds, to let her breath and hardly pronounced her saviour's name.... and that was it.
Hard to go into details for respect to a beautiful soul and her family. Aaliyah, wherever you are, we will miss you and your heritage will continue. The post has been handed to so many talented singers that learned from that unique style of yours. R.I.P.
Her last 35 seconds...
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
Lisa Nicole Lopes born on May 27, 1971 was a member of the Hip-hop and R&B group TLC.
We know a lot about them since they debuted in 1992 with their single, 'Ain't 2 proud 2 beg.'
From the beginning Lopes boasted and 'told us' like it was. There was constant friction with the other members: Tionne T-Boz Watkins, and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas.
April 25, 2002, 6p.m.
La Ceiba, Honduras
Lisa went to Honduras for a healing retreat, like other stars went to India. Her mom was a drug addict and that impacted 'Left eye' for the rest of her life. She was driving a Mitsubishi Montero when the accident happened. Studying this video to our right, we notice, on the last 25 seconds of her life, a Left eye almost dosing off. Whatever she had in that Coca Cola container, was not a good sign -- lack of alertness and an announcement of a reddish end...?
Days before she died, Lisa's personal driver hit a boy with a similar last name: 10 years old Bayron Isaul Fuentes Lopez.
Going back to this footage, Lopes wanted to pass a truck in front of her, moving her Mitsubishi to the other lane. But there was another vehicle heading towards them in the opposite direction. In seconds she was facing herself with death . The thing is, in small poor areas, two lanes are all they can afford. The area shows a tropical scenery, and heat is an all year round companion.
Instinctively, she swerved all the way to the left, and her Montero Sport rolled several times after hitting two trees, throwing Lopes and three others out of the windows. She died due to severe head traumas and fatal neck injuries. What we want to rescue from this tragic event is her desire to sponsor a School down in La Ceiba Honduras. One tip for our readers: driving down there is not the same like in the States. No one happens to obey any driving rules.
Our close calling?
Talking about other countries, I took a Taxi (South America) from the Airport to my Hotel. The driver got lost, and missed my Hotel. He seemed to be nervous from the very beginning -- Some youngster rent the Cabs from retired drivers as I learned later on.
Knowing that he was at 'fault,' he decided to make a sudden quick turn on the same road without even putting the the left signal turn on. What he didn't do is watch before making that 180 degrees turn. What happened? If you go back to Lisa Lopes blurry and surreal second, then you are there with me as well. The first chilling words that I still remember were: "Oh ##k! No!!
What was happening? Yep, mister death came for me this time. I saw a black shadow on the left corner of my eye, and in a split of nanosecond I got hit by a bus. The impact was so severe that it blew the taxi's windows. I threw myself to my right and felt the collision. It was so traumatic that... I could not breath for five seconds. I thought I broke my neck. We both got out of the cab and fell on the unforgiving road. My lips burst and I was sweating cold. My nose was bleeding, and the scene was like my best shot on my own 'final destination.' So dantesc and unreal. Felt like Cinderella's Cristal royal 'Cabriole couch' was crushed to pieces by the biggest Ogre. I swore not to trust young drivers anymore.
We have learnt from experiences, and sometimes we cannot predict uncoming things. Life is too short to create problems or fuel fights that don't make any sense. Just glad to have awaken myself today to finish this hub.