I got home, debriefed it with my wife, decided after a while that it may have been my imagination after all, as the other option was too awful too comprehend and dropped it. I walked home many nights across that bridge and never experienced anything strange.
Four years later on one bright, sunny morning with beautiful clear skies, I found myself walking to work and as I approached the bridge I leaned over the wire fence to check out the mullet I could see in a shoal. Then I heard the words "Why don't you throw yourself in".
I looked up, and on the other side of the bridge were two men, in black robes like coal bags. They formed a hood at the top. Their skin was pale and they had sores on their faces. They stared at me and said nothing more.
Now I was in a suit, with a briefcase on the way to work. This was the last thing I ever expected. But I felt that these were not 'real' people so to speak and so in reaction I just yelled across the bridge "In the name of Jesus of Nazareth leave". And they did, they both vanished into thin air.
I had to go straight from that situation into a meeting to set up a deal with Coca Cola for our 45 stores - what an interesting juxtaposition of experiences within minutes of each other. The natural and the supernatural seamlessly cross paths during our daily grind.
So to assess the experience: Was I hallucinating? Was the voice I heard all in my imagination? Do I need psychiatric help?
Possibly - for a healthy skeptical approach these things need to be considered. We always cover those bases in our investigations and when dealing with people and my own personal cases need to be measured by the same protocols.
Or did I encounter what many people would describe as a demonic force? If they were indeed real, their agenda would have to be considered hostile and specifically targeted.
I have walked that bridge almost every day since, and as yet have never experienced anything else strange. But I personally attribute that to the power of Jesus Christ in having authority over the spirit realm. For the rest of our readers, you will have to take it with a grain of salt and put it on the shelf of a possible encounter with the spiritual realm or the power of the human mind playing tricks.
See you next week,