The letter was postmarked on Aug. 26, 2010, from Houston and the first part of it was written by someone who had spoken to an angel.
The second part was written by the angel.
Both parts used the same font.
Needless to say, the letter predicted cataclysmic events will happen in North America and Hawaii in a couple of years. It urged us media types to warn the populace.
The most interesting part of the letter, it seemed to us, was when the non-angel asked the anointed one about his profession - angeling. The angel - who, by the way said his name is the Archangel Michael - replied that he had been chosen by God and that he likes his job. Incidentally, they don't have wings and they look like humans.
The letter then revealed a bit more about angeling:
"I asked him where he is exactly. He said 'Celestial Effort.' They call what we call angels, Celestial Efforts. They have families like we do and they experience the same kind of love we do. I asked him where he is and he said in Effort, which is a planet like ours in the galaxy Damhioni.
"I asked him how he sees us and he said they see us through a lens. Everyone is a Celestial Effort there and everyone has a lens through which they see us."
Well, in any event, the writer said he/she wished to remain anonymous (geez, imagine that), but would try to stay in touch with us through a radio talk show host named George Noory. Mr. Noory will be the writer's "point of contact."
Mr. Noory is the host of an overnight talk show called Coast to Coast AM.
Now, normally we wouldn't be doing this plug for Mr. Noory's show, but things haven't been going so great lately, so . . .
On the off chance this really is from Michael and Anonymous - not Mr. Noory's public relations man - watch out in 2012!
(Note: A version of this editorial appeared previously in The Maui News)
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