DISCLAIMER: These are my experiences, shared by me, as they happened to me. People in these true event(s), may not remember them in the same way. Certain facts can be agreed upon by all parties, nevertheless. I met Tim Curry, in New York, on August 28, 1987. Beyond that, I do not, in any way, suggest, hold or express that anyone else experienced this event in any paranormal, psychic or unusual way. That is how my experience of the event(s) happened, though.
YOU MUST BE HIS DAUGHTER
By Angela Theresa Egic
It was getting very near the time I would finally meet the man!
Everywhere I went I could feel Tim near me, around me. I would ‘just know’ he was in New York.
A day or two later, I’d read in the gossip column that Tim Curry was seen in New York, on the very day I thought he was nearby!
This feeling of knowing Tim was nearby began when Clue was released. I had missed TC by one day. I went to the theater the day before the movie opened to the public; they had the premiere (for the actors) the day before that, nevertheless.
My life was about to be forever changed, though:
A little overview:
On September 28, 1984: I turned 21-years-old. I had barely survived anorexia, had a boyfriend away in college in somewhere near Flagstaff, AZ; was living with Mom & Dad in Phoenix, AZ. Before the anorexia got the best of me, I had applied for and auditioned for NY’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The audition was held right there in Phoenix.
October 4, 1984: I took my first airplane ride and arrived in New York City, for the first time in my life. Had a job at Macy’s in three days and began school at AADA.
One day, I called home to Phoenix. My father answered the phone. He was not the most observant or demonstrative man.
I said, “Hey Dad, remember me?”
My father grumbled, as usual, “Of course, Little One [he always called me this]!”
Absent-mindedly, I replied, “So, no one is home?”
My father, a man of 71-years-old [17 years my mother’s senior], was not terribly reliable about taking messages. Thus, if he was there and answered the phone, he’d surely forget I had called by the time Mom returned from her errands.
Dad, rather defensively, told me, “I’m home, I’m somebody!”
Laughing, “Oh, I know, Daddy. I didn’t mean it that way.”
Then he really shocked me, “You know, I saw that actor you like on television. Is he British? Tim …something?”
I was pleasantly surprised that my rather aloof father would even notice my obsessions, especially from three thousand miles away!
Excited and happy, I asked him, “You mean, Tim Curry?”
“Yes, he was on TV. I like him! Have you met him yet?”
I told Daddy that I hadn’t, but hoped to someday. Dad gave me his blessing. That was a lot for my father and made me happy.
Late 1986: My father had cancer surgery, went into a coma and was declared dead. My mother and I, after five neurosurgeons reported he was brain-dead, opted to turn off life support.
My father breathed on his own for three months, then passed away, in Arizona, on February 4, 1987. The same day Liberace passed on. My father’s spirit came to me, all the way in NY, the night he passed and he told me goodbye.
Right before my father passed, my Uncle Curly, Mom’s brother, [the uncle that Tim Curry resembled in Clue. Yikes!], passed away. After my father, my Mom’s sister, Aunt Mary Margaret, passed on. My poor mother lost her brother, her husband and her sister all within a few months of each other. Rough year.
In New York, my Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight friends/cast and I were still going strong, doing our shadowcast show in Brooklyn each Saturday. We called ourselves The Low Down Cheap Little Punks. I played Frank N. Furter and getting great reviews.
Our friend in the cast, Susie “Squeaky” Schwartzberg, 19-years-old, was, like my father, battling cancer – a malignant tumor under her eye.
While I sought my meeting with TC, Susie and her family were trying to contact her obsession; Christopher “Superman” Reeves. [This was before his tragic accident.]
I had seen a psychic at a psychic fair (duh) and the minute I brought up TC– she said “Yes, you will see him soon!”
I didn’t even tell her his last name. When I did tell her — she had never heard of him!
As the reading went on, she said I’d meet him at a place with the initials MM – my first thought was the Mid-Manhattan Library. I worked near it and Tim is known for his keen interest in literature.
I, naturally, spent a lot more time at the Mid-Manhattan Library. I spent some time there, anyway, as I love books, too.
In the meantime, I listened in my head and my body for that vibration that let me know, rather accurately, when TC was nearby.
The psychic also said, “TC is just a breath away, just turn around and he will be there.”
I was walking my regular route home from work, towards Times Square, and my usual hang-out, The Marriott Marquis. Wait one minute! Hitting me, like a ton of bricks. I hung out at the Marriott Marquis, a lot – that has the initials MM!
I became aware of TC being nearby, just then, and remembered “just a breath away, turn around and he will be there.”
At a ‘Don’t Walk’ signal, I turned around slowly.
There! In bright red letters:
CURRY IN A HURRY
When did that restaurant get there? I walk here every day and have never seen this restaurant, and there it was!
Nearly out loud, I talked to TC telepathically, “Very funny! If I am going to meet you, tell me when, please!”
The numbers 23 and 24 came into my head. This was June or July 1987.
I almost instantly understood: I will meet TC while I am still 23-years-old and nearly 24.
My 24th birthday was coming up, too, September 28th, 1987.
At the Times Square area, I was passing 1515 Broadway on the corner of 44th, a block before the Marriott Marquis [the Broadway show Me & My Girl was playing at the Marriott Marquis Theater].
Inside the big glass windows of 1515 Broadway, you can see the escalators to what I believed to be a movie theater.
I was still feeling TC in the area and wanted to test my intuition, see if I could actually track him down this time! As I stepped in front of those glass doors this very overwhelming thought to go up the stairs made me stop and stare at the plate-glass doors of 1515 Broadway.
I argued, in my silent voice, with this thought. I figured it was from TC. “But, Tim, I don’t want to go to a movie!”
The thought was even stronger, almost pulling me to the entrance turnstile doors. The number three (3) invaded my thoughts as well – theater number three? After about twenty minutes, I forced myself to walk away and go home, without ever following my gut feeling to enter 1515 Broadway and head to Theater 3.
At home, my TC picture fell off my desk. I cried out, “I just need to meet him!”
I talked to my father, my God and TC in my prayers. I asked God and Daddy to help me meet Tim. And I asked Tim, since I didn’t understand these signs, to show me, in my dreams, where he is exactly!
I cried myself to sleep with these thoughts and prayers — to meet the only person I had ever felt such an intense spiritual connection to. I no longer believed it was just attraction.
TC reminded me of something deep in my soul . . . a soul mate, yes, but more than that! A long-lost love, friend, brother, father, a voice in my very soul, a guide, a comfort and the spirit which accompanied me through lifetime after lifetime in so many ways. Crazy maybe, certainly it couldn’t hurt to meet him, to befriend him or to date him.