I don’t want to write about this, but I think I have to. I’d rather not write anything more on this blog (most of my articles are now on Catholic Exchange and the Ink Desk), and I’m closing this post to comments. But what I have to say has to be said.
- A world wide financial collapse.
- The collapse of all order in society.
- The conversion of President Obama, who will not finish his term in office.
- The suspension of the 2016 elections.
- The appearance of the Virgin Mary sometime in 2017, to be noticed by all people.
- A utopia following the Storm, in which the Church is reunified and true believers live in harmony. Our society will go from Ferguson to Mayberry, so to speak.
- Charlie departs from Alabama on Feb. 11, 2011.
- He appears to be on foot all the way to Houston, where he posts on Facebook on July 4, 2011, covering over 400 miles in about five months.
- He then posts from San Antonio, then Austin (a strange detour to the northeast), then from somewhere in New Mexico by Oct. 11, covering perhaps 600 miles in three months.
- He then gets on a plane and flies to Chicago on Oct. 18. He has pictures of this.
- He stays in Chicago until Nov. 24, when he flies to San Diego. He posts pictures from the plane window. One of his Facebook friends doesn’t seem to realize that Charlie’s “walk across the U.S.” includes more than one plane ride and says, “So you have made it all the way to San Diego??? That’s truly incredible Charlie!!! God bless you.” Charlie replies, “Ha! Most of the rest of the journey will involve going up and down mountains. Glad I had almost a year to train for that - because it is this second leg that, at least physically, is truly incredible.” What’s truly incredible is the gullibility of Charlie’s Facebook friends.
- After the first of the year, in 2012, Charlie is posting from his hometown of Belleville, Illinois - 2,000 miles to the east of San Diego by foot.
- From his Facebook posts, Charlie appears to remain in Southern Illinois for several months. He even alludes to this at one point, writing, “Funny thing...after a few months of living indoors, I am really no stronger than ever I was...I still have to conserve my strength and rest frequently because of my neurological damage. If you took any group of outdoorsmen, I would be among the last people [you] would think is the guy who has hiked 2000 miles across the country and has another 1200 or 1500 to go through the desert.” At this point, he has walked perhaps 1200 miles, if that many, has not walked at all for almost six months, and is certainly not about to walk through the desert - especially from Southern Illinois, which is nowhere near the desert. In fact, his remaining posts demonstrate that he came nowhere close to the desert on foot - and the only mountain climbing he did was in state parks, abetted by some car rides when he got tired.
- By April, Charlie is posting pictures from the California coast.
- By May of 2012, he’s freely admitting that people are driving him pretty much everywhere he’s going.
- On April 25, he admits he rode in a car from California to Kansas. After that, he says he rode into Colorado.
- He seems to be on foot part of the time and hitch hiking most of the time through the High Plains of Colorado through the spring of 2012.
- He spends the final two months of his “walk” living in Loveland, Colorado.
- He claims he climbs Mt. Meeker, where he plans to build a shrine that will probably cost (from the look of the design) upwards of $50 million to construct. Mt. Meeker is the end of Charlie’s “walk across America” - a walk that included at least two airplane rides and that featured very little walking at all or that saw him riding in cars for the bulk of the final nine months of his journey. And this is all documented on Facebook!