Randall Sullivan was a famous agnostic and contributing editior to Rolling Stone magazine for over 20 years. He was raised by parents who were atheists and has two siblings who have remained atheists. While traveling as a war correspondent in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Randall ended up in Medjugorje and decided to investigate the story behind the apparitions. He tells his story:
â€œIt was a blistering hot dayâ€¦so hot nobody was crazy enough to climb the mountain that afternoon, so I found myself alone. Making my way up the mountain I was quickly engulfed and terrified by the strangest and most focused thunderstom I’ve ever seenâ€¦Lightning was so intense and close I could feel the heat. I thought, â€˜Well if there is a God, I guess this is my time.’ Strangely, as the storm raged, I heard a sound of French voices singing. I continued up the mountain on very shaky legs, led by the beautiful song. I then came upon a group of nuns kneeling in the mud at a Station of the Cross. As they knelt the thunder and lightening continued to cascade around us. Then suddenly I felt compelled to go down on my knees to pray myself for the first time in my life. After a few moments of prayer I continued up the mountain with the nuns, stopping with them to pray at each Station of the Cross. And then on the mountaintop of Cross Mountain I was comforted by a young womanâ€¦The young woman had a special grace when I suddenly felt this immense sense of peaceâ€¦The whole episodeâ€”the storm, the singing nuns, my first prayersâ€”was overwhelming. I then closed my eyes to pray for a moment and after opening my eyes again I discovered that the sun was out, the skies had cleared, and the nuns and the young woman were nowhere to be seen. I ran back down the mountain and then up again and then down again looking for the nuns, not being able to find them. I went into town and asked everybody that I could or anyone at the cafes at the bottom of the mountain who had seen any group of nuns on the mountain that day. Nobody had seen the nuns. I was then confronted by the thought that I might have hallucinated, but I quickly came to a decision that I HAD seen what I had seen and that it would be like slapping away God’s hand to deny it.â€
Sullivan wrote a book about Medjugorje called The Miracle Detective which inspired the television show he hosted about miracles.