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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What Happened to David Lang, A Strange Disappearance by Eleanor Stem
September 23, 1880 on a farm near
Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
David Lang had just returned from
Nashville that morning. He had brought his two children, George & Sarah a
toy of a wooden wagon pulled by wooden horses. He and his wife talked to the
children, then David set off across a pasture, scorched brown from a hot summer
and no rain. No trees or bushes marked the place. His family watched him enter
the field and hike across it.
The open field David walked across
At that moment, Judge August Peck
and David’s brother-in-law were riding in a rig to the farmhouse. The judge was
about to hail David when the man vanished. He had been standing in the open
field, a plain of short grass, with no rocks or fences.
If, as they thought in the
medieval days, he stood on the edge of the earth, he had somehow fallen off. He had vanished in full view of his wife, his children and two men.
“Mrs Lang and the 2 men went to
the spot where David had disappeared, thinking he might have fallen into a
crack in the earth but they found no such crack. Mrs Lang became hysterical and
was led, screaming, into the house. Someone rang a huge bell, which brought the
neighbors to help. Soon scores of people were searching the field and nearby
land, but to no avail.
A surveyor and geologist who
examined the field later found limestone bedrock just a few feet underground.
There was no fracture in the bedrock.
For a month the search went on.
Curiosity seekers came to gawk. All the Lang servants except the cook quit in
A year later, the grass where
Lang had disappeared had grown high and thick in a circle 20’ in diameter. Not
one of the farm animals would graze there, and it seemed free of insects. It
was as though an ominous presence hovered over that piece of ground.”
In August 1881, the two children
approached the green circle of high grass. “The daughter called out, ‘Father,
are you anywhere around?’ There was no answer but she repeated the question 4
times. They were about to walk away when they heard a faint cry for help, a cry
that came out of nowhere. Quickly the children ran and got their mother who
returned with them to the spot and called as they had done. Her husband
answered. For several days, the family returned, and each day when they called,
the answering voice became fainter, until finally there was no response at all.”
So, what had happened to David
Since the UFO sighting in the
1940’s, one would think he’d been snatched by alien beings, but that doesn’t
answer the question of his voice drifting to them over a year later. He could
have slipped into another dimension like an episode of Twilight Zone back in the 1950’s or early 60’s where a little girl
fell out of bed. Her father had to get her through a strange dimensional entry
in the wall. Or, as a time slip author/reader would say, he could have found a
time portal and slipped into another time.
A time slip portal?
Whatever happened to him, David
Lang never returned to his time, his dimension, or his farm.
For more information on this, the internet is filled with this type of strange phenomena.
Many thanks to:
The People’s Almanac by David Wallechinsky & Irving Wallace, Doubleday & Co.,
Inc., Garden City, NY, 1975.