This Week

Walter Wyatt Square

1. Survived a Plane Crash

2. Fought Off Sharks for 15 Hours

3. Lived Through Hurricane Andrew

      Walter Wyatt Jr - Surviving the Shark Filled Sea
      *Bonus* - The Epilogue

Surviving the Shark Filled Sea

As an adult, I realized I had an irrational fear of sharks.  Given that I grew up in rural Illinois with the nearest shark about 3000 miles away, this fear didn’t make sense to me.  I went through my childhood memories, and found the source of this fear:  A Reader’s Digest article recounting the survival story on one Walter Wyatt, Jr.  In this story, Walter fights off three sharks while waiting to be rescued, with only a leaky life vest to keep him afloat.  *Spoiler Alert* When you read this story at nine years old, you will develop a life long phobia.

Listen as Walter and I discuss the details of this ill-fated flight, including his waterlogged flares, failing engine, and broken compass.  Plus I try to connect his story to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

*BONUS* – The Epilogue

Walter’s survival story wasn’t the end of the tale.  Struggling with PTSD, Walter had a rough road ahead of him.  Things got dark, but eventually he got back to scuba diving, and flying.  Plus his plane is discovered 25 years after it went down!

Rod Crawford


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Leonard Kinsey

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The Joy of Retro Cooking

Chasing the Murder Hornet