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This may seem like a delusional Friday night thought—and with hours of travel today and three days away my mind may be in a bizarre state of mind.  But here goes anyway..
As I sat in a very lonely hotel bar room, sipping a club soda and lime (after a beer or two of course) I got into a conversation with someone who slipped into a stupor long before I ended up with my non alcoholic  beverage. There was a muted TV playing coverage of the news, that night, that they thought they found wreckage from Flight 370. That turned out to be untrue of course, but during our short bar talk, he told me that he thought aliens abducted the passengers and threw the plane into the ocean.
I laughed at that thought but immediately remembered reading the Langoliers by Stephen King. I also recall, quite well, seeing the made for TV movie starring Baulky from PERFECT STRANGERS. The movie was just awful as far as graphics and acting.. but the concept from King was marvelous: The Langoliers are creatures that eat time. And a red eye flight gets caught up in a time slip .. the passengers have to figure it out. And before you know it, they encounter 20th century computer graphics that eat their time out from under them, and around them.
Interesting concept.
And some have compared the Langoliers to today’s new mystery.
You’d need to suspend logic for a while.. what better time to do it than at a lonely cold bar room in the central part of Pennsylvania. I did.. and I wondered if these passengers were battling time demons in a galaxy close by.. 
Of course, reality may end up with a tragic result in this matter. A crash site.. or something worse.. 
The Langoliers would be bad, too. Especially if they are as graphically challenged as the 1995 version of creatures that eat time..
This may seem like a delusional Friday night thought—and with hours of travel today and three days away my mind may be in a bizarre state of mind.  But here goes anyway..
As I sat in a very lonely hotel bar room, sipping a club soda and lime (after a beer or two of course) I got into a conversation with someone who slipped into a stupor long before I ended up with my non alcoholic  beverage. There was a muted TV playing coverage of the news, that night, that they thought they found wreckage from Flight 370. That turned out to be untrue of course, but during our short bar talk, he told me that he thought aliens abducted the passengers and threw the plane into the ocean.
I laughed at that thought but immediately remembered reading the Langoliers by Stephen King. I also recall, quite well, seeing the made for TV movie starring Baulky from PERFECT STRANGERS. The movie was just awful as far as graphics and acting.. but the concept from King was marvelous: The Langoliers are creatures that eat time. And a red eye flight gets caught up in a time slip .. the passengers have to figure it out. And before you know it, they encounter 20th century computer graphics that eat their time out from under them, and around them.
Interesting concept.
And some have compared the Langoliers to today’s new mystery.
You’d need to suspend logic for a while.. what better time to do it than at a lonely cold bar room in the central part of Pennsylvania. I did.. and I wondered if these passengers were battling time demons in a galaxy close by.. 
Of course, reality may end up with a tragic result in this matter. A crash site.. or something worse.. 

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