Greta Van Susteren And A Reverend Get Into An Elevator…What Happens Next Brings Them Closer To God, Quite Literally…
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Jan 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Scientologist Greta sounds very scared throughout the whole video, while Reverend Graham is very blase': “If it goes down, I’m going up.”

Excerpted from Media Equalizer: On your list of worst nightmares, where does suddenly-plunging elevator rank?

If not number one, at least in the top five, right?

For Greta Van Susteren, that bad dream suddenly became reality as the car abruptly dropped four floors with no warning at all, then left her and several others trapped between levels with no way out. Lasting 10 frightening minutes, they were finally able to pry the doors open and crawl out.

Incidentally, if a lift is headed uncontrollably to the bottom, the best possible way to survive is to lie flat on the floor.

The incident happened in Hanoi as the Fox News Channel host, Reverend Franklin Graham and several charity workers were headed to the offices of Samaritan’s Purse.

Some of it was filmed, where at one point Reverend Graham quips “if it goes down, I’m going up”:

After escaping, they used the stairs, even though they were on the 24th floor.

Van Susteren later described what happened:

We had just reached the 24th floor when the elevator stopped for no apparent reason….then jerked and jerked…and falling and jerking …and falling and jerking until it stopped. We were all quite rattled as we did not know if it would continue to fall and we had no idea if the cable holding the elevator car was broken and if there were any back up system (this is an oldish building in Vietnam.)

One of us pulled the door apart only for all of us to see the worst — just a solid cement wall. That was really bad news. Then the elevator car started to slip further down… Keep reading