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.
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: