Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jesus Take The Wheel



Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver broke through
the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, where the people are standing
on the road, pointing. The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph from right to left
when it crashed through the guardrail. It flipped end-over-end bounced off and
across the culvert outlet, and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert,
facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling. The 22-year-old
driver and his 18-year-old passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.


I am correcting this story - it is not in Flagstaff, AZ on Hi 100 (as the email originally stated,) it is in Utah. See the Snopes account of this: www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp


Now look at the second picture below...



If this guy didn't believe in God before, do you suppose he believes now?

41 comments:

Livingsword said...

LOL…Similar to my car accident that got me seeking! Except I did go over the cliff! LOL

Gabrielle Eden said...

Oh yes, I remember - I'll have to read your testimony again. LOL Livingsword - glad you made it!

Sherri said...

A MIRACLE!

I BELIEVE!

Awesome photo.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Sherri - your blog is amazing! Keep up the good work!

Sherri said...

Thank you Gabrielle. You're very kind.

Yours is great too.

I love this stuff!

I love to read other's perspectives on things.

Anonymous said...

Is there even a Hwy 100 in AZ? Something smells like photo shop!

Anonymous said...

The second photo is obviously fake. The ground that extends towards the camera from the chain link fence in the first photo is missing in the second. If the second photo is legit, the photographer for the first photo would have been standing in mid air.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Isn't the ground that extends just from a different perspective? That's how it looked to me.

Anonymous said...

There is no US Highway 100, and certainly not near Flagstaff, AZ.

Anonymous said...

I just Googled, and it appears there IS a Hwy 100 -- when comments are made as though they are absolute, I am compelled to research.

Gabrielle Eden said...

That's funny anon, I hope you found peace now!

Anonymous said...

I have been born again but to use subterfuge and falsehoods to gain believers only causes a more permanent loss when they find out. The photos are nice and inspiring but the second one is a fake. ANON is correct, the ground by the fence is missing. There used to be a highway 100 near flagstaff. It now is part of I-40. Google earth is very handy for showing these types of things. Things that can be proven are much more apt to help those sitting on the fence to become believers. i.e. testimonials, personal experience with photos. This just justifies believers.

Don't mean to rain on your parade, but working in a motorcycle ministry to the "1%", seeing is believeing and they will check it out. It is a nice piece of photoshop though.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, this is a known fake that's been around awhile. Besides...
1. There is no Hwy 100 in Arizona.
2. This terrain looks nothing like anything near Flagstaff - maybe 100 miles away.
3. The perspective IS skewed, if you have eyes to see.
4. The big hole looks suspiciously like some features along the Grand Canyon's West Rim Drive, like Hopi Wall or The Abyss. But the surrounding terrain is not from the Grand Canyon.
5. Any such geologic feature would be well-known to the AZ locals and after 40 years of living & driving all over the state - nada.
Hope nobody loses their faith over this.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Dear anon,

I can see there are two different "anons" at work here. Sorry anon no. 1, you seem to have knowledge of the area, and that ruins your acceptance of this piece of art. That's what this is, if it is fake.

See, things like this happen all the time, right? So it's art imitating life. I would enjoy it for that. It's just an email that was sent to me. I didn't create it. I just accept it as a representation of the thing that Livingsword experienced for real.

Livingsword said...

LOL

Here is a true story about falling off a 200 foot cliff…

http://lifeontheblade.blogspot.com/2008/03/life-on-blade-1-year-anniversary-how-it.html

Anonymous said...

Actually this happened in Hurricane City, Utah in Dec 2006 - check out Snopes. The pictures are real - the story is real

Gabrielle Eden said...

That's just amazing anon. (which anon. you are I know not! ha!) Where did you get that? Snopes? Notice that Livingsword just happened to comment again in the interim, mentioning that he had a similar accident that is the real life story.

Anonymous said...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp#photo

It's true. See for yourself.

Owen CLARK said...

I just did a Google Search on US Hwy 100. According to response, the US Hwy 100 is also I40, or US 99, in AZ. I'm no authority, but, BUT i40 runs right thru Flagstaff. US 90 is south-west of Flagstaff, and EVEN numbered US Hwy's run East-West, while ODD numbered US Hwy's run North-South, generally, thus, US 100 would be NORTH of US 90, and would generally run EAST-WEST, which could correspond with I40, though I don't know for sure! Just a curious observation! PS - I believe in God, and was driving about 60 mph on I95 headed from NC to PA, and did 1 360-degree in the middle of the hwy, with a spare tire on that wasn't the same bias! That was scarry enough for me! PS, wrecked about a week later! Nothing like this scene... God Bless, and NO ONE KNOWS WHEN IT WILL BE THEIR TIME TO GO, unless God shows them (which is possible, though probably not often experienced.) Happy New Years - 2009

Anonymous said...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp#photo
says this is true, but different place, different highway.

Anonymous said...

We all believe in GOD, tha cannot be denied.

The fact that GOD sent some religion down to earth, or talked to Jesus, Mohammad etc or handpicked Moses is simply incorrect. No conversation with God has ever happened. Religion is man-made fabrication. God is there and has always been there and has no connection with man-made religions.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Owen Clark - I'm sorry I waited to long to reply - Happy New Year to you and I'm happy to hear your testimony.

To the last anon. I'm glad you believe in God, but Jesus said - "believe in God, believe also inme. In my father's house thereare many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepapre a place for you. And I will come again and take you to myself so that where I am you may be also." From the gospel of John.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp#photo
It's true. See for yourself."

Are you serious? You went there (to snopes) and saw the photos AND the big chunk of land missing and you still think it's real? Really? No, REALLY? Come on , I'm serious, are there REALLY people out there that could possibly believe this? Wow...we are all screwed.

Gabrielle Eden said...

To the last anon. - you don't believe the Snopes account? Why not?

Anonymous said...

CNN confirmed 200 foot cliff a foot away from where the truck landed...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2007%2FUS%2F09%2F06%2Futah.crash%2Findex.html&ei=L9hkSayNF6CO8wTEx8DYCQ&usg=AFQjCNGYrsaq8ZKzww3ekNxWh667UhNtww&sig2=P3t3iIzNGisyevJ1dwwmzA

Spinrocker said...

Just a note to the last anon comment. There is a little program called google earth,you may have heard of it, cool about it is you can take the coordinates from the picture on snopes.com (coordinates are a pair of numbers that define a places location anywhere in the world by using a standardized system). Anyway, plug those into google earth,exactly as they are written, and it will take you to a little place called Hurricane Utah, which is where this accident took place. If you look at how the canyon is configured your question will be answered. Have a happy New Year.

Chris said...

Come on Anon, public safety officials have verified this as true. You can look at the aerial shots on Snopes & see the angles the photos were taken from. A decent zoom lens can produce a photo like that last one. This photo caused a lot of debate over its authenticity. Check out this CNN story, http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/06/utah.crash/. Sorry, but this story is true!

Anonymous said...

i dont care if its true or not. why on earth would god save a speeding driver? its that breed that kills more people every year than anything else around.

Gabrielle Eden said...

To the last anon. - why would God save anyone? We are all sinners. Jesus said, "Those who are well have no need of a doctor, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Vesta Lains said...

If this picture is real, and if god exists, and if he's prepared to save speeding motorists, then wouldn't he make certain that the rescuers were wearing safety harnesses?!

Anonymous said...

Its definately not photoshopped.
It happened in Utah, the town outside where i live
Its real
thanks though:)

Magicsmom said...

I clicked on the aerial photo that's posted on Snopes. It is very easy to see where the photographer stood to take the wide angle photo that shows the depth of the culvert. I think "anonymous" has an issue with the fact that God was brought into this. Yes anonymous, God does intervene in the lives of people. When I was still in rebellion against Him, God showed Himself to me through a set of circumstances that only could have been engineered by Him. I wasn't a believer then, but I am now. ;-)

webservices said...

Magicsmom - i dont doubt that you "think" you have experienced "god" - but the human mind is capable of hallucination and creativity and it is this that has caused your delusional "experience".

Ashley said...

Read the Article its real... Just like God is real.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/06/utah.crash/index.html

Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29

You should not need proof to believe that God can do miraculous things in your life as well as others.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Ashley - can't believe how this post has drawn comments. Thank you for that one.

TriniCrucian said...

That's equivalent to winning the Powerball jackpot. Just because the odds of something happening are really, realy small, doesn't mean it's impossible. Just because it's near impossible and it occurs, doesn't mean any god had anything to do with it, but "believers" will use this as proof.

The fact that a believer cannot with complete confidence ask his god to regrow his child's amputated limb or return his 3 days dead child to life and then see his prayer answered is proof to me that Chance is God. If it's impossible, it's impossible even if the bible claims it's possible.

Hey believer, can you walk on water? The bible says you can.

Gabrielle Eden said...

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

Unbelievers, I pray for you that you do not perish an eternal death.

Livingsword said...

Hi TriniCrucian

Interesting point…what Biblical address (book, chapter and verse) would you use to support your supposition about followers of Jesus walking on water etc?

Hey Gabrielle congratulations on this article…it sure has legs…I am wondering if I have ever mentioned to you that I have a political blog…

Shameless plug ;)

http://politicsontheblade.blogspot.com/

Gabrielle Eden said...

Hi Livingsword!

This post has been amazing! I never thought it would generate so much interesting thought!

Clark said...

As the correction states there were some mistakes made in the original story. This is not in Arizona but in Hurricane, Utah on Utah State Route 59 just east of the main part of town.

I can verify that this story is true as I was on call for the Hurricane Emergency Services that day. Hurricane is still a relatively small town and was even smaller back then and most of its Ambulance/Fire was provided by volunteers.

Two things. It is correct that the angle does make the truck look closer to the edge than it is however it would be difficult to say that there was more than two feet between the right side of the truck and the cliff however there was enough room that being tied off wasn't necessary.

Secondly no, the officer who took the second photo isn't standing in mid-air. The cliff is somewhat crescent shaped and the photographer was simply standing on the same cliff as the truck. I know there will always be naysayers but I was there. It is completely true.

Gabrielle Eden said...

WOW CLARK!