is Episode 6
drove us way out into the desert one day. He said we were going
to smoke Peyote and hang out with some cool Indian dude.
how shocked I was when we got there and Kit spoke to the guy in
his own language. It turned out Kit had been raised on the reservation.
His parents were missionaries, but Kit rebelled, rejected Christianity
and absorbed a lot of Indian religion.
explained the spiritual significance of Peyote. He said it wasn't
just a drug, but tool put on Earth by God to allow humans to connect
with the spiritual world.
I said, "Just pass the bong." It was a fantastic water
pipe. Really impressive. Much more sophisticated than anything
we had ever concocted back at my Yale frat.
it wasn't long before I started taking Kit seriously. A fox appeared
before me, hovering inches above the ground. Kit didn't see it,
but the old Indian man, who was chanting softly, seemed to give
the fox a knowing nod.
fox then opened its mouth and spoke...and I know this sounds crazy..with
the voice of Henry Kissinger. I would have disregarded
the episode as a simple hallucination if it wasn't for what the
fox said. It gave me a set of navigational coordinates which I
recognized to be in the Caribbean. The fox, with Henry's voice,
simply repeated the coordinates over and over until the vision
at base I checked out the coordinates on the maps and was astonished
to find a tiny island, just a rock really, located there. The
chances of anything being located at those coordinates were too
astronomical for me to call this a coincidence.
decided that no matter what the consequences, during my next flight
I was going to fly by the island. It was hours off the cost, and
I would no doubt get into horrible trouble. But something inside
of me knew that I needed to do this.