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gblowfish
12-08-2004, 08:34 AM
My apologies if this has been posted before. This story was sent to me by a pal of mine in St. Louis. Woman killed and causes big car wreck in Arkasnas because she believes the Rapture is under way. Story posted below:

Arkansas Woman Killed in Mistaken Rapture
by Elroy Willis


ARKANSAS CITY (EAP) -- A Little Rock woman was killed yesterday after
leaping through her moving car's sunroof during an incident best
described as a "mistaken rapture" by dozens of eye-witnesses.

Thirteen other people were injured after a twenty-car pile-up
resulted from people trying to avoid hitting the woman, who was
apparently convinced that the rapture was occurring when she saw
twelve people floating up into the air, and then passed a man on the
side of the road who she believed was Jesus.

"She started screaming `He's back! He's back!' and climbed out
through the sunroof and jumped off the roof of the car," said Everet
Williams, husband of 28-year-old Georgann Williams who was pronounced
dead at the scene.

"I was slowing down but she wouldn't wait till I stopped," Williams
said. She thought the rapture was happening and was convinced that
Jesus was gonna lift her up into the sky," he went on to say.

"This is the strangest thing I've seen since I've been on the force,"
said Paul Madison, first officer on the scene.

Madison questioned the man who looked like Jesus and discovered that
he was on his way to a toga costume party, when the tarp covering the
bed of his pickup truck came loose and released twelve blow-up sex
dolls filled with helium, which then floated up into the sky.

Ernie Jenkins, 32, of Fort Smith, who's been told by several of his
friends that he looks like Jesus, pulled over and lifted his arms
into the air in frustration and said "Come back," just as the
Williams' car passed him, and Mrs. Williams was sure that it was
Jesus lifting people up into heaven as they drove by him.

"I think my wife loved Jesus more than she loved me," the widower
said when asked why his wife would do such a thing.

When asked for comments about the twelve sex dolls, Jenkins
replied "This is all just too weird for me. I never expected anything
like this to happen."

http://web2.iadfw.net/~elo/news/rapture.html

Dartgod
12-08-2004, 08:59 AM
It's been posted before (not busting on you, just letting you know) and is false according to Snopes...

http://www.snopes.com/religion/rapture.htm

Baby Lee
12-08-2004, 09:20 AM
Yes, false urban legend. They even incorporated it into the opening story for an episode of Six Feet Under.

And in light of recent of events, I am pains to reassure you that contradicting your post is by no means an attempt to attack your manhood.

Cochise
12-08-2004, 09:24 AM
You know, the website you are linking to says "Some of the stories below are really true. See if you can figure out which ones they are."

:spock:

snopes before posting prz

gblowfish
12-08-2004, 09:26 AM
DAMN INTERNET!!!

I drive thru Ft. Smith all the time and if it were true, that would be the place!

morphius
12-08-2004, 09:38 AM
You could tell that was false, but damn, still funny.

Cochise
12-08-2004, 09:40 AM
The guy supposedly filled his blow-up dolls with helium? :spock:

StcChief
12-08-2004, 09:49 AM
It would be good to clean out the gene pool though....

Ultra Peanut
12-08-2004, 11:01 AM
DAMN INTERNET!!!

I drive thru Ft. Smith all the time and if it were true, that would be the place!YOU TOTALLY PWNT DARTGOD AND BABY LEE!

Ugly Duck
12-08-2004, 11:35 AM
That actually was the Real Rapture. Those of us that are still here have been left behind. Sorry.