Carl J Barnes flying at 6,000 feet hears celestial music
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Casebook of Otherworldly Music – D Scott Rogo
Case No. 15 - Carl J. Barnes
The case of Mr. Barnes was originally published in Fate magazine (July, 1951):1
In 1945 while flying at 6,000 feet near Sioux City, Iowa, for a period of thirty seconds I heard, or more exactly I felt, strains of the most fantastic music, the like of which I have never heard before or since. I remember thinking as the feeling passed that, if man could write and play such music, then more than mice of Hamelin town could be lured to some river's edge.
The bomber was flying a routine training cruise. The radio operator sat at his position signaling ground station.
I was lying on the radio room floor with my head on a parachute, when the melody floated into my consciousness.
The tune rose and, fell and swelled in pitch and tone. No sharp notes were struck and no musical instruments ever heard could have made such a sound.