Chicago Illinois, 1977. This is an absolutely true story. My father tells this story every so often, and when he does it gives me the chills!
My parents (unmarried then) were driving to the west side of Chicago on I-57 at 11 a.m. headed south when their car just died right in the middle lane of the highway. My father frantically tried to start the car, but with no luck. My mother says she was terrified because she knew it was a possibility that another car could smash into their car going over 70 mph!
They said cars were whizzing by and the wind was so great that it would shake their little car. My father said all of a sudden they looked back and there was a black pickup truck behind them. The truck was at a "T" shape formation with the driver side door so close to my parents' back bumper that it could have been touching.
My father said this truck just appeared out the blue with no sign that it had ever been driven. My father stated that in order for the truck to make that perfect "T" position, it would have to have made several different maneuvers -- but it didn't! It was like it was dropped there from sky!
My father told my mother, "What is this fool doing? He's going to get someone killed!" My father said the man in the truck never got out, never rolled down his window, nor did the man look my parents' way. The man just stayed looking forward, never even acknowledging my parents.
My father described the man as having a long neck and sitting at attention like a soldier that has been given a order. After about 45 seconds, the car finally started. When my parents looked back to thank the man, the truck was gone! The only way for the truck to leave was to do a maneuver and drive passed them, but it did not! It just vanished.
My parents now know that the angel was there to protect them, to preserve their future. Later in the future, my parents became ministers of the gospel and have ministered to people all over the world. My parents have always been extremely truthful people and they recall this story as it was yesterday!