Yes, This Really Happened.

It was a day like any other. Which, in Niagara Falls, meant anything could, and probably would, happen.

And it sure did.

One of my hotel’s most popular features is the pool, a chlorine-filled hole in the ground brimming with liquid fun for both young and old. Rather than a traditional roof, the pool is covered by a tarp and loomed over by two towers containing guest rooms.

And, as recent events have amply displayed, a pool is also a place where anything can happen. The early afternoon unfolded as it always does; with dozens of swimmers frolicking like characters in a G-rated Disney flick.

Until the flick became a R-rated disaster picture.

Cue the unidentified object of unknown origin hurtling from the sky to the earth (in this case, the wet earth), below. It shredded the fabric tarp separating the pool from civilization like tissue paper and plunged into the fun tank with enough force to end a human life. Fortunately, no one was occupying the same space as the object in question and so the only collateral  damage was to the hordes of young guests who were summarily informed of the pool’s closure.

As for the object…. well, my friends in the Maintenance Department allowed me to examine it up close and so I can personally verify that it was the sort of thing that one would never expect to see descending from the sky. Ironically though, when utilized properly, it does make one “high”.

Yes, children, on Saturday, May 23, in Niagara Falls, Canada, a bright, blue bong fell from the Heavens and landed in a hotel pool.

No one knows who owned it or how it came to such an ignominious end, but one thing is certain; it has earned a lifetime spot in the Hook’s “Are You Kidding me?” file.

See you in the lobby, kids. Apparently it’s safer than the pool…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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25 Responses to Yes, This Really Happened.

  1. Gives credence to Newton’s law “What is high must come down.” or something like that there.

  2. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, bongs from the heavens make an appearance.

  3. susielindau says:

    Did it fall from a helicopter or are aliens getting high these days?

  4. 😀 😀 😀 I have no words…

  5. Sir Isaac and The Hook in one space. How could I want for anything more??
    I hope you are doing well, my friend!! xo

  6. Paul says:

    I assume all the building windows are sealed , as most are these days for heating/cooling reasons. If that is so, it must have come off the roof. Lucky it wasn’t followed by a doper or two trying to catch it before it hit the ground. I just had some obscure movie on TV and a guy and his date were on the roof at night hitting golf balls into the parking lot (aiming at a light pole) when one ball went astray and hit the occupant of a car in the head. Ha!

  7. Doug in Oakland says:

    Did everyone file out of the pool in a quiet and orderly fashion, like a reenactment of the joke about Canadians?

  8. Austin says:

    Sounds like that bong did a high dive… 🙂

  9. thehobbler says:

    The insanity of your life never ceases to amaze me!

  10. curvyroads says:

    A priceless addition to your list!

  11. Ha ha! Someone celebrating the new New York law legalizing restricted use of marijuana?

  12. New meaning for splash downer.

  13. Ned's Blog says:

    Isn’t this a sign o the apocalypse? “And bongs shall fall from the heavens, mostly over Canada…”

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