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Money from Heaven

Pennies, dimes, quarters - even dollars that miraculously appear out of nowhere

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HERE IS A bizarre phenomenon that I'm sure we all wish we could experience: money appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Pennies, dimes, quarters - even bills - appearing miraculously from who-knows-where. We're not talking about finding coins on the street. We're talking about money materializing from the sky and, more mysteriously, in and around houses and apartments - with no easy or logical explanation.

It's Raining Money

There are many documented instances of money raining down from the skies. During a storm in August, 1940, numerous coins fell on the Meshchera region of Russia. In 1956, pennies and halfpennies plopped down on children in Hanham, England as they were heading home from school. And in 1976, two clergymen watched as 2,000 marks worth of banknotes fluttered down from a clear sky in Limburg, West Germany.

Bryan B. was on his lunch hour when he was showered with pennies one September afternoon. He was walking in the office parking lot when he heard something metallic click on the asphalt...

  • Just a couple feet in front of me, I saw two shiny new pennies, glimmering in the sun against the black pavement. As I was about to pick them up, something fell right in front of my face, then another, and another, which almost hit me in the arm before hitting the ground. There were now about 6 or 7 bright, freshly minted cents around me. I looked around to see who might be throwing their change at me, and from where, but I seemed to be alone in the lot, and there was nowhere above me somebody could be dropping them from; I was still too far from the office building for that to be possible. As I stood there, wondering what the heck was going on, I felt a sudden shooting pain on the top of my head, and saw a penny land at my feet after it struck me. I bent down and picked up the handful of pennies, and as I was picking them up, two or three more fell to the ground nearby. I picked one up and it was very warm. What was also somewhat odd was that every penny was dated 2000. (Read the complete story)

Even luckier was Ellie to whom a fortunate wind blew higher currency. She was gathering dry clothes from her backyard clothesline in Australia. A small dust eddy whirled around her, carrying dry leaves and dust - and something else...

  • Whirling in the centre I saw a flash of blue. I grabbed at it as the eddy whirled past and was very pleased to see it was a $10 note. A bit of luck, I thought - unusual perhaps, but not that surprising, seeing it was such a windy day. A few more days passed. No wind now, just completely calm and still days. Once again I was out in the yard, and under a lilac bush I saw a glimpse of red. This was a $20 note! That wasn't the end. In the next few days, I also found lying on the grass in various parts of the yard a $5 note (purple) and another $20. The next day my son came in the from the yard calling jubilantly, "Hey, mom, look what I found in the yard!" It was yet another $20 note! But just as a final little joke, one day I pulled out from under my bed a pair of slippers that I hadn't worn for a long time - and there nestled in one was a 50 cent coin! (Read the complete story)

Sometimes this "money from heaven" truly seems like a godsend when it appears in desperately needed situations. This was certainly the case for a woman we'll call Mary who was an unwed mother of an 11-month-old son. She barely earned enough to pay the rent, buy food and medicine, and pay the babysitter so she could work. One day at Christmas time, she took her baby to the grocery store with her because she couldn't afford to pay a sitter while she shopped. She had only $20 to her name...

  • We were parked at the store, and I remember thinking to myself, "Oh, God! How am I going to get the things I need with only $20?" That amount would cover diapers and formula, but not the food we needed to get by. It was a very cold, damp and windy night. I asked God to protect my son, since there was no other way than to take him out in the elements. As I got out of the car and put him in the grocery cart, I noticed that no one else was anywhere in sight. Then, three $20 bills blew up to me! Then the wind suddenly stopped. I could hardly believe my eyes! I looked left, right and all around. There was no one else in the parking lot! I knew somehow, somewhere God saw and heard my plight and sent "money from heaven." (Read the complete story)

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