The late Martin Caidin was an author of numerous books including “Ghosts in the Air” which chronicles various paranormal occurrences in air space and within the airplanes themselves. On October 22, 1995 Caidin gave an interview on Dreamland with Art Bell, a well-known radio program that some of you may be familiar with. (Today, it is hosted by Whitley Strieber.)
In that particular conversation, Caidin detailed such a supernatural event that may have saved his life, along with the lives of two other pilots.
Caidin and two men were flying back in a Piper Aztec, from “California to the Cape,” as he described it in the interview. Next to Caidin was Eddie Keys (a WWII pilot) and fast asleep in the back seat was an engineer. The plane was flying at about 8000 feet on a clear night when suddenly Eddie said to Caidin, “Marty, turn right.”
Caidin responded with, “What the hell for? We’re going on to Wichita which is straight ahead of us.”
Eddie looked at him strangely, “I didn’t say anything.”
Caidin replied, “Oh, come on, you just told me to turn right!”
But Eddie had heard the voice too—“I thought you did!”
Both men looked at each other and tramped their right foot down on the right rudder pedal, fleeing the airspace as fast as possible.
According to Caidin, within about twenty seconds of that split second decision, they saw a bright light descending rapidly. They pulled the nose up and killed as much of their power so they could have complete control of the aircraft. And in the very spot that they were flying just moments earlier, a meteor screamed thru the night sky and smashed into the ground below.
Had they had not listened to that impersonating voice, they would’ve been killed instantly upon impact with the meteor.
Was this voice emanating from another form of their own consciousness, that for whatever reason they connected with and picked up on? Could it have been the “ghosts” of these men who were in fact killed in another reality warning them in this reality? Or was it a high-flying case of an invisible, though audible doppelgänger? In traditional folklore, the latter is usually a sign of imminent doom, yet in the case of these men, it was arguably a life-preserving force for good.