Sharing the bizarre stories of men and women who have been through hell and back has been a passion of mine for the majority of my life. In early 2014 I stumbled upon a story in the newspaper about an American Patriot turned government contractor who had reportedly died in an accident in the Nevada desert. The story reported that he had been proclaimed dead by authorities, but months later was found on the roadside in a coma. I was immediately intrigued by this story and wanted to learn more, so I tracked down the hospital he was being treated and visited every day to check on his condition. About three weeks after being found near death, he awoke. Allowing him time to adjust from his awakening , I visited him a week later to inquire about where he had been during the time he was presumed dead. Ray was reluctant to share his knowledge with me, but after visiting with him every day for six weeks, we became friends and he finally decided I could be trusted with what he had to say. As he began, I immediately knew this story was going to be like nothing I had heard before.
He began explaining how he awoke alone and confused in the hospital bed and pressed the call button continuously until an aging nurse with nearly white hair and the most sincere, happy smile he had ever seen appeared in the doorway. Nurse Claire explained to him that he was found in a coma for three weeks and two days after an alien-enthusiast spotted him lying on the side of the road near Rachel, Nevada. She explained how he was brought into the North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas as a John Doe. Officials were eventually able to identify him by his fingerprints through his military record. On the following pages is the incredible story he shared with me.