Third Man on the Leaning Tower, Yosemite Valley, California
A climber nicked named Sierra Ledge Rat gives a remarkable account of his ascent of the Leaning Tower on SummitPost. On day three he describes the following enounter:
"Suddenly, a white comet shot out of the clouds and engulfed me a blinding light. Someone -- or something -- spoke to me in that light, without ever having said a word. He -- She -- It -- reassured me that I was going to live, but I had to reach the summit the next day. No more bivuoacs on the wall.
Although I never saw anyone, this unseen "being" imparted knowledge to me. Suddenly I knew everything that this "being" wanted me know. It was so real that I didn't even question it. I was going to follow orders from this "being," without question, and I was going to get to the summit tomorrow. I was going to sleep on the ground at Sunnyside Campground tomorrow night. That was that. It was settled.
I wasn't frightened anymore. And then the "being" left me alone to take care of my tasks."
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