September 3, 2003 AD Around 5:45 PM a large rainbow appeared over Florida State Prison, then around 6 PM a great storm arose and the sky turned black. I remarked to Paul's lawyer that this is like when Jesus was crucified, the sky turning black. While I was in the observation room, the lights flickered two or three times; this happened right before Paul spoke his 'last words'. I sat wondering if I would be sitting in the dark and started thinking whether the prison had back up generators; and if so, would they go ahead with the execution.
From reports outside, both from media and Paul's friends, some long bolts of lightning happened around 6 PM, so close that smell from the lightning bolts was obvious. Another appeared to hit close to the prison itself. A few minutes after 6, the storm ended as suddenly as it started and then began a gentle rain. I do not think this was coincidence. DS