MBTA Orange Line operator Charice Lewis saw the passengers at North Station flailing their arms. At about the same time, her radio crackled with a warning that she should pull her emergency brake to avoid hitting a woman who had fallen on the track.
Lewis didn’t have time to think. She just did it.
The heavy subway car stopped just inches, if that, from the woman who had tumbled off the T platform Friday night. The woman has not been identified.
“It was so close, I thought it was not good,’’ Lewis, a 27-year-old train operator from Mattapan, said yesterday, recounting her emotions in the seconds after the incident.
“Afterward she came up with a big smile on her face and I’m like ‘Oh my God, you really scared me,’ ’’ Lewis said. “The most exciting part for me is she crawled out from under.’’ The woman had scraped knees but was otherwise all right. She told police she had been drinking for several hours before the incident. She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
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Michael Jackson is annoyed he was not buried alongside Marilyn Monroe, according to a medium.
Derek Acorah claims he was contacted by the star during a televised seance and reduced fans to tears with his account of the singer adapting to spiritual life.
Acorah said the singer wished he had been laid to rest by his icon Marilyn Monroe.
He claimed Michael Jackson was speaking through him and said: ‘I wished to lie alongside her. I suppose it’s of no consequence.’
(via Dangerous Minds)
The founder of a religion must be able to turn water into wine, cure with a word the blind and lame, and raise with a simple touch the dead to life. It was necessary for him to demonstrate to the satisfaction of his barbarian disciple, that he was superior to nature. In times of ignorance this was easy to do. The credulity of the savage was almost boundless. To him the marvelous was the beautiful, the mysterious was the sublime. Consequently, every religion has for its foundation a miracle â€” that is to say, a violation of nature â€” that is to say, a falsehood.
Robert Green Ingersoll, The Gods, (1872)
(First posted on June 19, 2007)