We have a new guest for you this evening, Mary Joyce is the author of the book, “Cherokee Little People Were Real.” The book has been out for almost a year, has gotten very good reviews, and is available on Amazon.com. Mary is also the editor of the website, SkyShipsOverCashiers.com.
And we’re not talking about the people that take your money when you check out of a retail store. Cashiers, North Carloina is the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you go to CashiersNorthCarolina.org you will see some SPECTACULAR images of the Blue Ridge Mountains, waterfalls, valleys, streams, and just some of the most beautiful land in America. It’s REALLY something! And it also is becoming a UFO hot spot, which is the tie in to the website SkyShipsOverCashiers.com, and we will get into a little of that towards the end of our hour.
Mary Joyce’s book, “Cherokee Little People Were Real” adds to the growing body of awareness that we DO NOT have a clear picture of our past. And I’m not referring to “ancient” past, but the not too distant past. In the last few years there has been a steady stream of books about little people, Hobbit-like people with big feet, giants that gave the Conquistadors a very unfriendly welcome here in Florida, red haired giants that were do unruly and ill-tempered that the Native America Indians killed them off, and not that long ago. We also have beings generically called Bigfoot or Sasquach have been seen all over the world, as well as lots of other strange and even dangerous upright humanoid-type creatures. (sleep well, tonight…)
YES, it is a very strange world and we still have much to learn. J.R.R. Tolkein wrote in his classic book, “Lord of the Rings.” “History became legend… And legend became myth.” This can happen almost before our very eyes. Mary Joyce’s work has added a valuable part of us remembering our past.
Back in early 2001 Mary interviewed several senior citizens who were in their 80s. These were not particularly talkative men, but they were willing to share with Mary their recollections of stories they heard in THEIR youth from THEIR elders. So, we are talking about stories passed down from people that may well have been born BEFORE the American Civil war!
What we have are “stories.” Sorry CSI fans, no DNA or forensic “proof.” But I would urge you to consider the source. Seniors, very serious seniors, grounded men, close to the end of their time, with nothing to gain. That’s called “character.”
So, as we move forward, remember the famous words of William Shakespeare (who was possibly The Earl of Oxford), he wrote… “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.”
Thanks for listening!
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Mary Joyce talks about her book, “Cherokee Little People Were Real” with Scott Teeters, on Far Out Radio.