Falling Over Reno: The True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife

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This fascinating book by Mary Stevenson presents the true story of the June 2, 1972 skyjacking of United Flight 239 from Reno International Airport. Mary waited faithfully for her boyfriend Robb Heady to come home from his year of military service in Vietnam. She did not suspect that he would skyjack an airplane shortly after his return. His crime ended their plans to create a happy life together. This true crime story offers an in-depth look at the understanding Mary gained throughout the ordeal, and how this event was to thrust her onto her spiritual path. Here is a love story offering readers the example of how hope, courage, determination, and unconditional love can help people get through even the most profound calamities. We can take inspiration as we read this story and see what it took for Mary to wait for Robb during his years in prison, so that she could eventually become The Skyjacker's Wife.

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INTRODUCTION:  Resist it as we may, we are all called to find our spiritual path, even if we are hiding under a rock at the time.  Whatever rock I was hiding under when I was 22, I had no inkling that God's idea of yanking me out of there and into a new reality, would be with an airplane skyjacking!  Every detail you are about to read is true.  Sometimes life is just stranger than fiction.    This account covers a fourteen-year period of my life, starting on June 2, 1972, when my boyfriend Robb Heady skyjacked United Flight 239 from the Reno International Airport.  It is amazing that I saved all his letters to me from jail and prison in a notebook, these past forty-two years.  Throughout my many moves from place to place, I hauled that notebook around in a box, never opening it until now.  It was quite an experience to read them again after so much time.  This process took me back to the emotions of those younger days.  It has been simultaneously both a painful yet healing experience.  It also feels strange, and somehow perfect timing, that it is just now, so many years later, that I finally felt guided to write this book.  In these pages, I share how I was to realize that it took this tragedy to get me on my spiritual path.  This is also our love story - a look at what we both went through to stay in touch and keep our love alive, all those years Robb was in prison.  I remained silent on my version of events for all these decades.  Now it is time to tell my story at long last.    This book is a recapitulation of my spiritual journey, as I emerged from the dark night of the soul caused by our sudden tearful separation.  You know the saying: "if you want to  make God laugh, tell Him your plans for your life."  It took a long time to see it all in perspective, but I had the help of some wonderful spiritual teachers along the way.  I hope that my sharing of this very personal story, will help others become more aware of how God is trying to reach them as well.  We can run, but we cannot hide.  Resistance is futile when it comes to listening to the voice of our own Higher Self.  Don't I know, after having to learn the hard way.  What you are about to read reveals the deep spiritual breakthroughs that Robb's skyjacking and its aftermath brought about in my life, and how I was to become the skyjacker's wife.

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From Chapter Six:  I found out later that my uncle was listening in on some police scanner equipment that he happened to have, during the skyjacking.  It was clear that the authorities were trying to trick Robb.  They told him that the first plane he boarded where he was holding the crew hostage was low on fuel, and had some mechanical problems.  All of that was a lie, of course.  They were just trying to get him to walk out in the open, heading for the second plane they said they'd let him take instead, so that a sharp shooter could shoot and kill him.  They were planning to shoot him in the head and put an end to this adventure.  The one thing Robb did right in this whole fiasco, in terms of his own self-preservation, was that he put a blanket over his head and that of a stewardess and walked her with him to that second flight, his weapon in hand the whole way.

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