Surfing with the Aliens


When I was 15 years old, a man in my hometown vanished.

When he disappeared, he left the following note for his parents:

“Dear Mother and Father. I have gone away to walk aboard an alien spaceship, as re-occurring dreams assured a 42-month interstellar voyage to explore the vast universe, then return. I am leaving behind all my possessions to you as I will no longer require the use of any. Please use the instructions in my will as a guide to help.
Love, Granger”

He was a mechanical genius: restored a steam engine, built a replica Kitty Hawk war plane, and fixed the unfixable.

He was also intrigued with UFOs and built a flying saucer shell on his parents’ property.

As far as I’ve heard, he was a friendly eccentric character.

I was fascinated with his disappearance.

42 months later, he didn’t return. I was really hoping he would come back with amazing stories to tell.

Years later some hiker’s found his remains behind one of the local mountains. He’d blown himself up in his truck trying to reach the stars. (dynamite is not good rocket fuel)

I still like to think he really did go away with the aliens, and he’s out there somewhere surfing with them now.

Some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.


note: for more info on his disappearance check out these links:

3 responses to “Surfing with the Aliens

  1. I hate to say it but perhaps some dreams aren’t worth pursuing? When they found him behind the mountain in his truck, I wonder if that’s where the journey began or if he at least had his truck airborne for a little while starting from his house. lol.

  2. Might I just add…

    How do we know he didn’t get his interstellar trip in BEFORE he went “boom”?

    The dynamite thing might have been part of an extraterrestrial bet after a hard night drinking on the back side of Europa.

  3. Maybe it wasn’t dynamite. Maybe he got hold of the aliens’ Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator and it accidentally went off.

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