Jason Scott Jones, a film producer and father of seven, experienced a harrowing emotional roller coaster after a false missile attack alarm was sent to Hawaiian residents on January 13.
For 38 minutes, Jones, his family, and Hawaii’s 1.43 million residents thought they were going to die from an imminent missile attack.
Fortunately, the missile attack warning turned out to be a false alarm caused by human error. An investigation is pending to determine why it happened and how to prevent it going forward.
Jones recounted on a Stream post what went through his head the day all Hawaiians thought they were going to die.
“My wife called up, ‘Babe, it’s garbage day. Take out the trash!’ So I rushed downstairs. My typical Saturday ritual. As I dragged the trash out a bizarre sound boomed from my phone. I read the message:
‘Ballistic missile threat inbound. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.’
“So it’s today,” I thought.”
Jones grabbed his wive and their five small children (the oldest two are adults who don’t live with them) to seek shelter in nearby Makua Cave.
“So when I saw the alert on my iPhone, I faced it with the same realism that wise Midwesterners greet tornado warnings. And like them, I had a plan.
I rushed into the house. ‘Kids, get in the car. Babe, grab the case of water bottles.’ They knew the drill, and soon the minivan was fully loaded. I filled water jugs, two mugs of coffee and grabbed my 9mm.”
After speeding through traffic and rushing toward their designated shelter site at Makua Cave, Jason Jones said his cell phone rang, and the State of Hawaii finally let everyone know the missile warning was a huge mistake.
While Jones was upset over the false alarm and how long it took for state officials to correct it, he was overwhelmed with gratitude and joy. “Thank God for this experience,” Jones told the Daily Caller. Realizing he wasn’t going to die after thinking he would made Jones grateful for his life, his family, and all the blessings they have.
Meanwhile, Twitter user Aloji Gardner posted a viral video that shows her dad defiantly continuing with his golf game despite the missile alarm.
“If you’re watching this video, that means I didn’t make it because of the missile that’s coming toward Hawaii,” Gardner’s dad says nonchalantly. “I just parted the last hole … I love you all, but I’m playing golf. It’s the last thing I’m gonna do.”
— Alohi Gardner (@GardnerAlohi) January 13, 2018
Predictably, liberals like actress Jamie Lee Curtis and actor Jim Carrey blamed President Trump for the fake missile alert even though he had nothing to do with it.
This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 13, 2018
I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination. ;^ pic.twitter.com/Kwca91IIy2
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 13, 2018
Here’s Jason Jones’ response to Jim Carrey’s anti-Trump hysteria:
Others warned that Twitter’s shadow ban of conservative users could have jeopardized people’s lives.
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