You'll find this local legend so true on page 191 in Frank Edwards' book "Astounding stories of strange events! All authentic - all absolutely true!"
From our free world's past battle cries to the present....
Remember the Alamo! March 6, 1836
Remember the Maine! February 15, 1898
Remember the HMS Lusitania! May 7, 1915
Remember Pearl Harbor! December 7, 1941
Remember September 11, 2001!
1 & 2 World Trade Center's Twin Towers
Remember Madrid! March 11, 2004
Remember London! July 7, 2005
Remember the Fort Hood Massacre! November 5, 2009
Remember the Boston Marathon! April 15, 2013
Remember Paris! January 7, 2015
Remember Paris! November 13, 2015
Remember San Bernardino, CA! December 9, 2015
Remember Brussels, Belgium! March 22, 2016
Remember Orlando, Florida! June 12, 2016
Remember Istanbul, Turkey - Ataturk Airport! June 28, 2016
Remember Nice, France! July 14, 2016
Four blocks West of this pc a strange legendary quirk of human nature took place. A sixth grade boy was mad at his Geography teacher and during the night of December 6th wrote in white chalk "Remember Pearl Harbor" on the school's front sidewalk. That huge 80' foot long message in 2.5' tall letters WAS prophetic to the exact place, the exact month, the exact day and bells sounded the exact time the first bomb fell on Ford Island! That strange graffiti was 1st viewed by hundreds of young Americans walking into school just as the first call to classes clapper bells sounded at 7:55 AM and we know it's the same time to this day!
Our fleet desk manager lady from my town mentioned this time Friday morning talking about getting her 8 year old son to school on time vs riding the bus route in town. A local truck driver from this town was chatting with her. Bring up our legendary 6th grade boy I then hijacked the conversation noting the time of 7:55 AM the first bomb fell at Pearl Harbor and the driver remembered our legend saying it was one year before the attack. I said, "It was two years before the attack!"
When the local Toyota plant was under construction local veterans posted a huge banner on a fence opposite the site and just across U.S. 41 south of Princeton, IN. On it was printed in huge letters, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR!
National Geographic Explorer's Time Line for the attack on Pearl Harbor
0755 hours At the Command Center on Ford Island, Comdr. Logan C. Ramsey looks out a window to see a low-flying plane. A reckless U.S. pilot, he thinks. Then he sees “something black fall out of that plane” and realizes it’s a bomb.
Ramsey runs to a radio room and orders the telegraph operators to send out an uncoded message to every ship and base: AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL
The coordinated attack begins as dive-bombers strike the Army Air Forces’ Wheeler Field, north of Pearl Harbor, and Hickam Field, near Ford Island’s Battleship Row. The Japanese, wanting control of the air, hope to destroy American warplanes on the ground.
Most U.S. planes have been parked wingtip-to-wingtip in neat rows to make it easy to guard them against sabotage. Most are destroyed.
I have only one question here. Have you heard of this true American legend? Plus comments if you have the time. clock
This local legend is seldom brought up in conversations in the coffee or pizza shops. Many aren't aware of Bobby's chalk message. Most would be indifferent about it like we all were in late 39, in 40, and most of 41. Over the years there's been plenty said in magazines, the Sci-fi Channel, TV shows, and radio. All were mostly inaccurate in their account of local news that became news in all the nations newspapers after 12/7/41d!
This was a chillingly prophetic child's prank. One that will never amount to anything but the coincidence or God wink (SQuire Rushnell) that it was to a sleeping nation.
Sometimes there's a fine line between coincidence and fate!
Before the release of the new Pearl Harbor movie I talked to an AP reporter. I suggested AP look him up in Cincinnati, Ohio USA for a first hand accounting from Bobby who is 77. She seemed interested and hadn't heard it. So much for her interest; she dropped the ball
My cousin, the late Hollywood actor Robert Lowery, was the radar operator in the documentary that accompanied the Pearl Harbor 2 tape set sold in the US. It is narrated by actor Fritz Weaver.
I doubt US war films like this are shown on UK television. Here, our History Channel will always show our need to correct the world's repeated historical blunders usually of the religious idealology /political /military kind. This unprovoked attack on the United States of America and the Free World had very many unheeded warnings. I believe this local legend is another Pearl Harbor warning seldom heard or correctly told. We lost 50 sailors on the USS Panay dive bombed by a future imperialist enemy on China's Yangtze River in 1937!
Pearl Harbor's U.S. Naval Base 7th Fleet Commander Admiral Husband Kimmel was born and raised 35 miles from here. Kimmel is a familiar name from this town also.
"When God winks" is explains coincidence and it was penned by New York City author SQuire Rushnell. He writes about the Lincoln-Kennedy parallels in their lives. Some call that part of Tecumseh's Curse on the US Presidents. Also he mentions the 1898 book of fiction named "Futility". When it hauntingly coincided with the fictional HMS Titan vs the 1912 sinking of the real HMS Titanic. Both hit an iceberg and lost a similar number of souls to the frigid North Atlantic waters!
Comments? Questions? Or crickets?
_________________This came along for the ride across the Atlantic Ocean via the UK!
"Coming Back to Life" - The Division Bell - Pink Floyd - 1994
Ref the above link: Was there a spooky tribute, in lyrics, to Monsanto's CEO in 1994?