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The bathtub plane flew like a giant concrete brick, shaking and vibrating violently through the air. Two babies took off from the bathroom floor without wings – the bath flight baffled aeronautical engineers. The structures around them rattled, shook, and then disintegrated. The entire house exploded from the pressure of the hurricane. The timber struts, trusses, studs, and bracing collapsed like matchsticks in the powerful force of the storm. Once a beautiful family home, the dislodged timber swirled for a couple of seconds before it was swooped into the air for tens of meters. Only the concrete floor remained. When the bath-plane received enough momentum: it took off with a 3-month and 15-month old baby pilot inside.
Someone had given them an emergency manual. It was sitting neatly between the two tiny pilots swaddled in blankets and pillows. They were well prepared for their journey. They had no idea when and where they would land. All they had with them was the instruction manual. The shocking thing – only discovered after the miraculous touchdown – was that they could not see properly out of the bath to navigate where they were heading. The two wee aero-pioneers could have possibly communicated using limited baby language.
They took off at a moment’s notice with devastating force. And, then they landed after a very short flight at an arm-breaking speed. Luckily the swaddling and pillows supported their heads and necks as the bath-plane rocketed from the concrete floor of the bathroom up into the air.
“From which airport did the baby pilots take off? “
“Where were the pilots heading?
As the rescuers paged through the manual, they found some maps at the back of the book.
“Are these two from Israel”
‘Must be, the maps show details around Israel.”
Could they be from Israel? All the maps in the manual – at the back of the book – were of Israel. The rescuers were mystified.
I have included this section on Israel to add some humour to the story – it is not true. However, most Bibles have maps of Israel at the back or in the front.
When the rescuers handed the two brave pilots to their nana – Clara Lutz – she was overjoyed.
“When the hurricane struck, I held onto the bath; however, the force of the winds was so powerful it ripped the bath out of the floor and launched it into the night sky. I believed that the blanket, pillow and the big Black Book would keep them safe,” said Lutz.
I have written this introduction to this story from my perspective. It is my interpretation of the true story that occurred days ago. The stunning true story was published on 17 December. A Hopkins County (US) woman was looking after her two infant grandchildren that Friday night.
“I was looking everywhere to see where the tub may be. I had no clue at all where these babies were. All I could say was, ‘Lord, please bring my babies back to me safely. Please, I beg thee,’” said Lutz.
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