Chapter 69: The Last Goodbye... The Final Chapter of "Deceptions in the Air"


Cover by Peter Poast Publications with Photo by Junior Cruz

Similar to what newspapers in the 19th Century did, the published a chapter a day from a book.  Deceptions in the Air, with this being the final chapter along with the epilogue, was the fictional book chosen. It was a blend of reality and conspiracy with a mix of Biblical Prophecy. My hope is that you enjoyed the story, while it put a desire in your heart to seek Truth.


Russ came rushing in through the front door announcing, “Donovan is dead. He died of a massive head wound.”

“When?” asked Bri in disbelief.

“When the city experienced that strange electrical outage. He fell down a flight of stairs,” Russ quickly answered.

“The whole city experienced that?” Bri asked surprised. “I thought only Jack and I experienced that.”

“What? Why would you think just you and Jack experienced an almost national blackout?” Russ asked somewhat confused.

“I’ll tell you in a minute. First, tell me what happened with the senator,” she begged.

“Donovan was getting ready to exit the plane he was on. While he was standing at the top of the exit ramp steps, he received a call that they had re-covered his daughter Marcy’s body... ” Russ tried explaining, but was not able to finish due to Bri’s interrupting question.

“His daughter was Marcy, Alex’s administrative assistant?” asked a stunned Bri.

Russ nodded his head yes... trying to finish, but was again stopped by Bri.

“Alex’s Marcy… she's the senator’s daughter?” Bri asked again just to be sure she understood what was being said to her.

“Yes. She died earlier today… or yesterday... when the weather began to go haywire… in a plane crash. While he was getting ready to take a step down, all the lights went out. When they came back on, he was lying at the bottom of the steps with a horrific head wound,” Russ explained.

“Oh my gosh, Russ, if you only knew what happened at that time with me and Jack. Alex did you hear that?” Bri said looking down at Alex.

Alex did not move.

“Alex, honey, are you awake?” Bri repeated a little nervously.

Still nothing. A quiver overcame Bri as she gently shook Alex, begging him to waken.

“Alex, please answer me.”

Terror filled her eyes as she looked up to Russ for help. Russ quickly headed towards the couch to assist her.

“Alex,” she cried. “Please, answer me… please!”

As Russ was helping Bri get up from underneath Alex’s limp body, the front door opened. It was Michelle and Jack coming back from the hospital.

“Hey, hey, hey. I’m okay, I’m gonna live!” Jack came dancing into the room. But his dance soon came to a halt when he was greeted by the look of terror on Bri’s face.

“What is it Babe?” Jack said quickly heading over to her.

Michelle, noticing the lifeless Alex, went over to help Russ get Alex flat on the ground where she began doing CPR.

Jack gently maneuvered Bri over to the fireplace mantel where they both watched as Michelle and Russ worked on Alex.

“Call 9-1-1!” Michelle ordered.

Within minutes, the paramedics arrived.

Michelle quickly explained to paramedics who she was; what was happening; and the orders to use the defibrillator.

“One… two… three!” the paramedics counted together aloud. Then, hitting the paddles' button, Alex’s lifeless body was lifted off the floor from the jolt of the electrical charge.

No response.

“Try it again,” the doctor ordered.

No response.

“Please, try it one more time,” Bri prayed into Jack's chest as her body trembled.

“Try it again,” Michelle ordered.


The paramedics looked at the doctor, whose eyes were now, too, filled with tears as she looked up towards Bri.

Bri fell limp into Jack’s arms as her body began to shake uncontrollably as she tried to fight back the anguish. Jack wrapped his arms around her... giving her all the strength he had left to give.

Michelle did her official work with the paramedics before heading over to Bri. Russ placed his hands on Michelle’s shoulders trying to give her comfort and strength in the part of her job she detested.

Slowly walking towards Bri, the doctor’s thoughts flashed back to just the other day where she saw a jubilant couple exchanging marriage vows. Placing her hand upon Bri’s shoulder, she softly said, with much compassion and tenderness, “I’m so sorry, Bri.”

“Why? How?” Bri asked, fighting back tears.

“It looks like he suffered a massive heart attack due to dehydration. We can have an official autopsy done on him and find out for sure?” Michelle explained.

“I don’t even know what to do? I mean we just got married. We never even…. I mean,” Bri tried explaining... but was unable to speak any longer as her grief took control of her thoughts and actions.

“Let’s have them take his body to morgue,” Russ quietly said to Michelle. “This will give her some time to figure out what to do.” 

Her body trembled as she made her way to Alex’s lifeless body. Falling to her knees, she laid her head upon his chest. Jack watched as the only woman he had ever loved endured the death of love.

Taking Alex’s hand, Bri softly whispered, “I’ll always love you Alex. And, as long as God grants me life you’ll live in my heart and my dreams.”

Softly, Bri kissed his forehead, then closing her eyes she began to weep.

Both Jack and Russ slowly walked over to her, giving her sometime to mourn before helping her up.

Barely able to stand, Jack held her in his arms allowing her to cry.

The paramedics gently moved Alex’s body onto the gurney to be placed in the ambulance.

Getting herself together the best that she could, Bri walked over to the ambulance where both Michelle and Russ were standing talking with the paramedics, but away from the gurney that was holding Alex’s body.

Jack ran into the house to get her a bottled water.

As Bri gently removed the white sheet away from Alex’s face, a soft breeze whirled by, lifting her hair in the soft wind. Gently giving him one last kiss, she returned the covering over his face.

Looking up into the sky her attention drew to the white fluffy clouds in the bright blue sky. For an instant, she thought she actually thought she saw him wave bye.

Russ and Michelle finished their conversation with the paramedics on where they wanted Alex’s body to be delivered.

As paramedic Neal Thompson turned to cover Alex’s body up properly one more time before placing him in the ambulance, he was met with a strange and peculiar situation.

“Hey, what did you do with the body?” he asked.

“What do you mean, what did I do with it? I haven’t left your side. It was right there,” answered his partner. 

“Well... it’s not there anymore!” Neal responded.

The two paramedics slowly turned their eyes to Russ, Bri, and the doctor, who were also now staring at the empty gurney.

“A body just doesn’t vanish into thin air,” said Russ.

Right at this time, Jack came rushing out with a bottled water in his hand asking, “Who's playing a trumpet?”

Then, within a twinkling of an eye... Bri, Russ, Jack and Dr. LeClaire vanished right in front of Paramedic Neal’s eyes.

“Where’d they go?” Paramedic Neal tuned to ask his partner.

But to his surprise, his partner, too, was gone.

Standing there alone, Neal Thompson began to remember the words of his grandmother when he was a child...

First, the dead will arise to meet Jesus. Then, those still here on earth that are alive and believe in Jesus as their Savior and Lord will be called up to the clouds to meet Him. There will be a big celebration up in Heaven. You don’t want to be left here Neal. Bad things are going to happen on earth. The Church will be gone... and God’s anger will start to be poured out.

As fear began to take grip of his heart, he heard a phone ring.

It was Alex’s phone lying on the gurney with the rest of his clothes. Ignoring the screams and sirens all around him, Neal picked up the phone. Accepting to receive the call, Neal was hoping he would hear the words... “You’ve been pranked.”

But before he could put the phone to his ear, it began to vibrate and heat up to the point he had to drop it not to get burnt. Bending over to pick it up, he suddenly froze as human like figures began to exit the phone’s screen.

Getting his thoughts together, Neal decided let the phone lie and run into Russ’s house to get away from the figures that were pouring out of it.

Once inside, he closed and bolted the door shut. Leaning against the door, he slowly slid his body down to the floor. With his head in his hands, he softly whispered.

“God, please save me... I’ve been left behind.” 


Currently, we live in a world that is busting at its seams. With all the advancements in transhumanism, artificial intelligence, digital tracking devices, UFO sightings, pandemics, major natural disasters and world-wide civil unrest, many are wondering... what is going on?

Ever since 1972, when I was told that Jesus was coming back to earth again, I began my study into Bible prophecy and learning about both Christian and non-Christian religions and doctrines. And, there are many!

While I believe in the Second Coming and that the Bible does teach the Rapture, the how it will happen and the when it will happen… I can only imagine. And, that is how this story was inspired — through the imagination that God has given me.

Eschatology, which is the study of End Times, is fascinating. I admit, though, it can be very confusing since there are different “endings”— depending on which religion and/or denomination is being studied.

In Christian eschatology, the Second Coming of Jesus is the most important End-Time event needed to fulfill Biblical prophecy. But even in the Christian religion, there are many different interpretations on how and when Christ’s return to earth happens. While many in the Christian faith believe the Second Coming is yet to be fulfilled, there are Christians who who believe these events already happened in 70 AD. They are known to be Preterist.1

In the evangelical Christian circle, where the Bible is translated literally rather than allegorically — when Jesus talks of returning, it is believed, He is physically coming again to set His Kingdom here on earth. This is known as the Second Coming.

Prior to the Second Coming, there will be a period of time that consist of seven years. This seven year period is known by different names: God’s Wrath, The Great Tribulation, The Time of Jacobs Trouble, or The End of Grace. The Bible explains this as a horrific perilous time.

21For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. (Matthew 24:21-22 NKJV)

This horrific period is talked about in the Book of Revelation, the Book of Daniel and throughout the Bible. Actually, over 25 percent of the Bible is prophetic according to The Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy by J. Barton Payne. In his publication, Payne states that out of the 31,124 verses in the Bible, 8,352 verses are about prophecy, which is 26.8 percent of the Bible.2

Before this seven-year period begins, many evangelical Christians believe an event known as the Rapture will occur. But, some Christians say there is no such thing as the rapture... since the word does not appear in the Bible.

True, the word rapture does not appear in the English Bible, however it’s meaning does.

The verb rapere, which is used in the Latin Vulgate when translated into English, means to carry off, seize, or drag away. Jerome, who produced the Latin Vulgate in the early 400’s, used the verb rapere when translating scripture from Greek to Latin. In the Greek, the word for caught up is harpazo.3 It was the English speaking Protestants who created the word rapture from the Latin verb rapere .

Even for those who believe that the Bible does show a rapture, there are three different view points.

One is the Post-Trib believers who think the rapture occurs after the seven years of tribulation. Then, there are the Mid- Trib thinkers. They believe the Rapture happens in the middle of the Tribulation period. Finally, there are the Pre-Trib thinkers, which this story is based on, that believe the Rapture takes place sometime before the Great Tribulation begins.4

Pre-Trib believers take this stance because of several verses found in First Thessalonians that are interpreted that God will spare His children (believers in Jesus) from His wrath.

8But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.9For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. (1Thessalonians 5:8-10 NKJV)

Believers are also told in First Thessalonians to comfort one another knowing that “they will be caught up” when the Lord descends from heaven, if they are still alive on earth.

13But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [b]sleep in Jesus. 15For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are[c]asleep. 16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV)

Pre-Trib believers often use the many different examples found throughout the Bible to show how God has spared His children in the past from His wrath. God saved Noah and his family from the flood by giving Noah instructions on how to build an ark to survive. Lot and his family were saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah when the angels came and pulled them out of the two cities doomed for destruction.

When the Israelis were enslaved to the Egyptians, Moses was called to lead them out. It was during this time that God displayed that He can and will separate certain groups of people from experiencing His anger when He so desires. Several times the Egyptians saw His wrath while the Israelis were spared. During the last seven plagues: the swarms of flies, death of livestock, boils, hail, swarms of locust, complete darkness for three days and the Angel of Death for the first born, the Israelites were protected from experiencing these plagues while the Egyptians were not.

Even when the Angel of Death came through, he knew to “pass over” the households that were sealed with the blood of the lamb on their doorway. Hence, we have the celebration of Passover in the Jewish religion. And, Jesus being called the perfect Lamb that was slain for our sins on the cross and whose blood saves us from death in the Christain religion.

Because of the above examples and others found in the Bible, Pre-Trib believers see these Biblical stories as great testimonies that God will remove His Church from this planet before He unleashes His wrath told about in The Book of Revelation.

Also, there are examples of raptures happenings in the Old Testament: Elijah is taken to heaven without seeing death by a whirlwind in a chariot of fire; and Enoch is caught up to heaven so he, too, never saw death.

Many Pre-Trib, believers also hold onto John 14 where Jesus tells His followers that He is going to prepare a place for them to be safe.

14“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so,[b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:1-6) NKJV.

These verses have been compared to the preparation of a Jewish wedding... when the groom leaves his soon-to-be-bride to go to his father's house to prepare a place for them. The Jewish wedding is also a great example of the Rapture. For not only does the future groom leaves his future bride to help prepare a place for her in his father’s house, he does not come and get her until the his father says it is time, just like Jesus referenced about His return to get the Church.5

32“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32 NKJV)

That gives a quick synopsis of the Rapture, but what is the Blue Beam Project, also referred as Project Blue Beam? The Blue Beam conspiracy became known to the public after Serge Monast published a manifesto in 1994 explaining the project. In his career as a journalist in Canada (Montreal Quebec), Serge began studying the different conspiracy theories concerning the New World Order. It was in his published work that he claimed NASA, with the help of the United Nations, was attempting to start a One World Religion to help usher in the New World Order. He believed that technology would be used to simulate the Second Coming of Christ prophesied in the Bible. 6

It was my love for a good conspiracy, such as Project Blue Beam, and my study in Eschatology that Deceptions in the Air was written.

My hope is that you enjoy a quick read, and the topic creates a little spark in your own curiosity to make you begin searching for the truth. The Bible does tell us to seek ...

7"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 NKJV)

Often followers of Christ tend to stay away from the Book of Revelation, the last book in the New Testament of the Bible, and the Book of Danie, found in the Old Testament. Many say it is too complicated... or even scary. Since many Christians stay away from reading the Book of Revelation, they are unaware of the promise that is found it. It is actually the only book in the Bible that has a blessing for reading it.

3Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. (Revelation 1:3 NKJV)

My hope and my prayer is that this book helps you find God, Yahweh, The Great I AM, and see He is still in control and He has a great plan for His children.

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