Pastor Ore Haagh of Trumpet Sound Adventist Church was halfway through his dedication remarks when the baby he was holding let out a scream that Haagh later described as being “completely disproportionate to the infant’s size.”
The piercing scream was quickly replaced by a ringing sound in his right ear that stayed with Haagh for the rest of the day.
“It felt like I was listening to an especially awful bell choir all Sabbath long,” said Haagh.
By Sunday morning the ringing sound had been replaced by complete silence. A medical check-up today confirmed that Haagh was completely deaf in the ear.
A somber Haagh left his doctor’s office this afternoon determined to delegate future baby dedications to his associate pastor. He also made a mental note to remember to lend church complainers his right ear.
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