The Testimony of O   

Dear brothers in Christ,

I came across your interview from several years ago on Future Shock. Here is my testimony:

About three months ago I was visiting a friend (not Christian and truly a disbeliever of God) at this mountain house in Cumberland, Maryland. It was around 10 pm, and we had been having a discussion in his living room about God, family crisis and other subjects. We decided to come out to see the sky, it was pitch dark. All of a sudden the light of what seemed like two flood ligths like the ones you see in WWII movies looking for enemy planes, in the shape of cones, began rising from a mountain right in front of us, about a quarter of a mile away. There are no houses there nor way of climbing it, since it is a steep mountain covered with thick vegetation. The moment I saw how these lights slowly emanated from the mountain and lit the clouds above it, I became terrified. I was immobilized with terror, as this is what it inspired. Immediately I realized there was something ominous about them. Since I couldn’t talk, I was paralyzed with fear, I prayed in my mind and asked for Jesus' protection, to cover us with His holy blood. The minute I started praying in my mind, the lights slowly began to go down and to disappear into the mountain.

Needless to say that my friend was dismissive about the whole thing, deriding me and my spiritual Christian beliefs. I am not crazy, nor am I easily impressed. I am not a coward either. But I can tell you that the terror I felt was not human induced, but induced by something I cannot explain. My friend is a lost cause, he is a drunkard and promiscuous, but has a good heart. We have known each other for over 40 years, and I have tried to make him see the errors of his ways. I have been in the Christian walk for over 28 years, falling at times, but lifted up by the grace of God on many occassions! My Lord has been truthful and loyal, it is me who has been beyond contempt. But I feel that He protected me that night. The same way He has done so in who knows how many times.

I thought Id share this with you. Needless to say that I have not returned to that house, nor intend to either. By the way, I had spent last year three weeks alone there, and was never afraid, though it is dark and removed from civilization.