I was at an outdoor gathering of people. Some tickets were being sold for an airplane ride and I decided to buy one. I bought my ticket, boarded the place and we ascended. We flew about six kilometers high and two different layers of clouds were below us. I didn't know exactly what was going to happen up here. But suddenly to my utter astonishment and disbelief, someone began passing out parachutes to everyone on the plane.
About 20 people who had bought tickets were on the plane and they were all going to take a parachute jump. I hadn't been prepared for that and I immediately decided I definitely wasn't going to jump. But they gave me a parachute anyway and I put it on.
People began jumping out of the plane and finally I just jumped out also. I found myself floating down through the air. Everything had occurred so quickly I hardly knew what had happened.
My parachute opened. Some people were floating close to me and I talked with them about what was happening. Things seemed to be going smoothly. I realized I rather liked the sensation of floating.
I saw one fellow floating not far from me; but he just looked like a black silhouette. In one way it reminded me of an eagle standing on its hind legs and in another way it reminded me of a person riding on the back of a large bird.
We continued down and suddenly someone close to me told me to get ready because we were going to go through some clouds. Then we would hit the ground. I began preparing myself as the ground drew closer and closer.
Finally, I lightly touched down on what appeared to be an earthen levy and stood up. The landing had been very gentle. The fellow whose silhouette I had seen landed nearby. I realized he had parachuted down inside a van and that a boat was on a trailer in back of the van. I couldn't believe he had jumped with all of that. He, like everyone else, had landed safely.
The jump had gone so smoothly I began thinking I might even like to try it again.
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