1 ) Rod Hull and his Emu, publicity shot 2) Astronaut John Glenn 3) Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer 4) Alcides Moreno Before his 47 Floor Fall 5 -6) The Groesbeck Dodge Caliber in the Spanish Fork River (Spanish Fork Police Dept).7-8) The Hatbox Baby (Sharon Elliott) just after she was found. 9) Sharon Elliott now.
Sometimes we get a second chance and sometimes it seems we had no chance at all. What we can count on getting is a cycle of the heartwarming followed by heartbreak, the mundane punctuated with despair and assuaged by moments of joy. But greater than our earthly concerns, the cycle of life continues. Birth follows death as spring follows winter. And within this cycle, every once in a while just to keep it interesting, the wondrous happens. Whether you view the seemingly impossible as merely a coincidence, as a mistaken observation, or as proof that miracles do happen and that love never dies the choice is up to you. Which one sounds like more fun?
“It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.”
We’ve found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!
- Forrest’s favorite version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol http://bit.ly/2hDWXP0
- Rod Hull and his Emu on the Hudson Brothers’ Razzle Dazzle Show http://bit.ly/2h3JSgX
- Rod Hull on Wikipedia and his Untimely Death http://bit.ly/2hWN8rW
- Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to Orbit Earth http://bit.ly/2hG8XMR
- Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer http://bit.ly/2hPfDM9
- Greg Lake on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2gTiaD8
- Kingman, Arizona, 20 Miles West of Where Scott Broke Down http://bit.ly/2hG37ex
- Alcides Moreno’s Miraculous Survival after a 47 Floor Fall http://nyti.ms/2gTj5n2
- Fox News report on Alcides Fall http://bit.ly/2gJzcQM
- Guardian Story on his Recovery http://bit.ly/2gSHhHY
- The Splat Calculator http://bit.ly/2h90LUS
- Highest Freefall Ever Survived http://bit.ly/22za9CY
- Skydiver Survives 12,000 Foot Fall http://dailym.ai/2hWVeAD
- How to Fall 35,000 Feet and Survive: Popular Mechanics http://bit.ly/25ao7fW
- Amazing Old ‘Desert’ Magazine Article on the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2hDyRBk
- The Hatbox Baby from Our Favorite Show, Unsolved Mysteries Wiki http://bit.ly/2h96ASp
- Pro Crime Writer’s Blog Entry on the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2gTnV3N
- Fascinating Arizona Republic Interview with the Hatbox Baby http://bit.ly/2hWSO5d
- Wordsmith Blog on ‘Tunket’ http://bit.ly/2hDxjar
- More on ‘Tunket’ http://bit.ly/2hCLbEm
- Tophet, the Origin Word for Tunket http://bit.ly/2hsgFN3
- Tophet on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2h99oP4
- Ma Dana of Mesa, Arizona http://bit.ly/2gSPtrF
- Newsreel of United 610 Crash http://bit.ly/2hDBHXc
- Wreck Chasers at the Crash Site http://cbsloc.al/1uXBr56
- NY Daily News on the Spanish Fork Car Crash http://nydn.us/1E7e26p
- Officer Beddoes’ Bodycam Footage from Crash Site (Warning: Emotionally Intense) http://bit.ly/2hCQjZ9
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Episode 057 – “2nd Chances” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright 2016 (last one of the year!) Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.