My wife and I accidentally stopped at the site of Betty and Barney's
UFO abduction (we pulled into small convenience store to go pee, and walla....there was a testimonial on the outside wall. At the time, Betty said their abductors were from the Zeta Reticuli System and drew a map. Authorities looked for the system Betty described with no success.
Eight years later, astronomers found the star configuration Betty drew.
Nothing that cool ever happens to me. I read On Writing
by Stephen King once where he said "adverbs are not your friend,"
only to find out they were his friend. The next Stephen King book I read
had eleven adverbs on one page (of course I was looking - I had been taught
a great sin). I agree it was not a UFO experience, but it was exciting to learn
something about writing even if the information had some shape shifting
As Betty would have said, "It's spooky, but it's the story that counts."