I would like to share with everyone something that occurred when I was around 10 or 11 years old, while living in Orange Park, Florida, back in the late 60′s. This wasn’t something that I had experienced myself, personally, but, rather, an article that I had read about in a well established newspaper, and that has stayed in the back of my mind for years. I have enjoyed sharing this with many of my friends over the years. I was at my best friend’s house watching television one evening, when her mother came into the room and told us that there was an interesting article in the newspaper concerning an incident that happened at an elementary school in Jacksonville, and that she’d thought we would like to read about it.
What I can remember from the article (and, after all these years, I wish that I had thought to have kept a copy of it), there was an elementary school that, if I remember correctly, recently had an additional small building built on the school property, but separate from the school itself, which housed probably around 10 to 12 children and their teacher. I can’t remember what type of classroom it was, but, one afternoon during class time, a man, wearing work clothes and a hardhat, walked into the classroom, went up to the teacher and told her that his construction company was going to be doing some work around the classroom outside area and that there would be a lot of noise for awhile, and it would probably disrupt the class. That it would probably be a good idea if she’d get the children outside onto the playground for awhile until they were finished. The teacher went ahead and immediately got the children out onto the playground, and shortly after they had vacated the classroom, portions of the roof caved in. Had the teacher and the children been in the classroom during that time, most likely, they would have all been killed or severely injured.
I remember reading in the article, that the teacher, who was very much shook up (which was quite understandable), later on tried to find the construction worker and thank him, but, he wasn’t anywhere to be found on the school property. The principal of the school had contacted the construction company, giving them a description of the man (that the teacher had given), and the principal was told that there was no one who had worked for the company, or who had ever worked for the company, that had fit that description. So, when the story was given to the newspaper, they wrote that it was a “Guardian Angel” who saved the lives of the teacher and her students that afternoon.
Even to this day when I think of this news article, it gives me goosebumps. Even though there may have been some rational explanation about what had happened, I do believe in Guardian Angels, and I believe that it was a Guardian Angel who walked into the classroom that afternoon and saved the lives of that teacher and her students.
Written by Bonnie Lou, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com