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  Columnist: Sharon Diane Roberts

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A supernatural encounter in Greece

Posted on Friday, 19 October, 2012 | 6 comments
Columnist: Sharon Diane Roberts

We decided to go to the Greek islands. We saw a movie about living in Greece. We went to Crete first and saw the US military base there. We spent only about a week there. We really didn't like the island very much. The people there were not very friendly. We then took a boat ride to Santorini. This was the island that we saw in the movie back home. It also happened to be Easter Sunday when we arrived there.

The first encounter I had when I arrived there was "I've been here before". I've never left the US, so how could I have been here before? But yes, I had this very strange feeling when we got off the ship and took a cab to our hotel. The hotel was called "Aphrodite Hotel" it was up on a hill overlooking a volcano called the caldera.

As my husband and I were driving up to the hotel, I had this very strange feeling again! I started to get excited and said " I've been here before! The room we are about to go into is this room number, and the hotel looks like this and I also described what everything looked like inside the room even down to the colors in the room and furnishings!"

That night I could not sleep. My husband even said I was speaking in a language he never heard before!

At the time, I was not a Christian, nor have I been baptized. The next day we took a moped ride to the other end of the island. Again, everything looked familiar. I thought well perhaps I've seen some of these things in a magazine?

We had lunch at a little Greek restaurant called Petros Estiatordio or Petros Restaurant. Petros the owner greeted us and wanted to know how long we were staying on the island, we said a few weeks but we weren't sure how long exactly.

He said he happened to have a villa available for $100 American or 12,000 drachmas a month! We were thrilled at how cheap it was! Everything was included in the price including the dishes and furniture and linens!

As we walked towards where the villa was located, both my husband and I had a weird encounter together! As we were behind Petros walking down the sidewalk, we both were admiring the white wash buildings on our right and the ocean view on our left. We looked in front of us, and it was though everything around us disappeared! There was no ocean around us or the white wash buildings! Where did they go? All I remembered was seeing Petro's footprints as he took a step. But we didn't see Petros! Or at least I didn't anyway. It was really hard to describe.

Later that night I mentioned it to Michael, and he said he experienced the same thing as well but didn't mention it to me because he thought I would have thought he was crazy or something. We found out later that night that there were lots of Gods and idols worshipping on this island at one time and that the volcano was used as a place of human sacrificing to the Gods.

It even erupted many thousands of years ago around the time of Noah's Ark and the rising of the oceans in that region. That the super volcano caused a tsunami to make the ocean rise like it did.

It's interesting though that both my husband Michael and I had the exact same experience but could never explain it.

Just one of the unanswered questions of life that we'll never know until our time is up and we meet our creator for the answers.

We've traveled back to Greece several times since 1985 up to the early 1990's and visited many different Greek islands such as Mykonos, Kos, Patmos. But were never able to experience anything like the time we were in Greece on the island of Santorini.

It was truly a magical time and an experience I will never forget!

Article Copyright© Sharon Diane Roberts - reproduced with permission.

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