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Old 12-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Pierre South Dakota 1999,
The first day of our fall 1999 vacation Was labor day We were heading for the West coast from Minnesota and our first night we stopped at a campground below the dam in the down stream recreation area. just north of Pierre.. We made camp early in the evening, and as I plugged in the 110 to the trailer the circuit breaker on the pole tripped Never had any problems before. I found that when I disconnected the green wire from my fuse box it then wouldn't. trip., so we could live with that. Now I see that the refrigerator lights were out they are on the 12 volt system not the 110. So I traced the wire to the terminal on the 12 volt converter and found that the screw was turned out. And the wire disconnected. We have had this trailer 3 years at this time and pulled it over 30,000 miles. So after tightening every thing worked fine.. Now to prepare our evening meal which we would cook on the portable gas grill. As I opened the compartment where the small propane bottle was kept it was full of gas as the valve was turned full open. Now this had. to have been done within the last few minutes as it would have been empty if it happened when I put in that morning. . So we went ahead and had our supper. It was a beautiful evening so we decided to go for a walk down to the river about three blocks away on one side of the path was a cattail swamp. When we got down near the river we were attacked by mosquitoes as if something was out in the cattails chasing them out. We had to run back to the trailer. We got inside and decided to watch some TV. There weren't any stations on the set as we were down below the dam and out of range of any stations so we would watch the VCR. we picked out a movie and watched for a half our or so and the sound got so bad we decided to try a different one. and on came a movie about the American Indian uprising at wounded knee South Dakota. Now this wasn't what it said on the tape So I decided to check it out and discovered that we were now watching a channel on some local station that wasn’t there an hour ago.. After about 15 minutes of this every thing went black No VCR No TV. Although the battery showed full and the lights worked fine. So we might as well go to bed.. We both slept well. when I first woke up as it seemed as it was beginning to get light out. Now we have a talking alarm clock hat you push the button and a voice comes on and tells you what time it is.. So I pushed the button and it said the time was 12:13 So as I lay there it seemed to be getting lighter and I pushed the button again an it again said 12:13 as I lay there thinking about what a weird time that was Midnight The bewitching hour and the unlucky 13. and so recalling the events of the night before. I woke my wife and told her to get up as we were leaving right now Now. I surly expected the truck not to start but it did and we polled out FAST!! The truck clock said 6 AM. Everything went well that day and when we camped the next night. every thing worked fine the TV VCR and get this the clock was right on the correct time.
Now all of the above is the honest truth and my wife LouAnn will attest to that, And she has only said Dam once in her life, but that is another story.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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lyndon, that is the strangest set of happenings i have heard!! and you were right on the money to get out of there when you did...i know i probably would have been gone before bedtime!

kind of gives me the creeps while i am thinking of it again!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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When I was a kid, my father drove a cross country moving van.

It was the second summer that I was to go along on his trips and we left Atlant GA. towards points west. When we got to Colombus GA. my father pulled to the curb near the bus depot and said he was sending me back to Atlanta and home.

I didn't understand why he was doing this and asked if I had done something wrong. He sid no, that he just didn't have a good feeling about it. I was confused and dind't quite understand. However I was always ready to comply to my father's directives and dutifully rode the bus back to Atlanta and home.

Some time later on the same trip he as driving eastbound towards Reno Nevada when a drunk ran head long into him doing in excess of 100 mph. The passenger's side of the truck was obliterated and the saddle tanks split open and the rig burned to the ground. My father survived, ---- but I would not have.
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