PA PA - Patricia Kopta, 52, Pittsburgh, June 20, 1992 - Street Preacher

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    Has Sparrow taken wing?

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    http://wikibin.org/articles/patricia-kopta.html

     
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    [video=youtube;3Ba7IPY6zn0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ba7IPY6zn0[/video]

    Patricia before her disappearance.
     
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    Missing Age 52 Years

    First Name Patricia
    Middle Name Gail
    Last Name Kopta
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    Sex Female
    Height 5' 0" - 5' 4" (60 - 64 Inches)
    Weight 110 - 115 lbs
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
     
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    Patricia Gail Kopta – The Charley Project

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    Kopta was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 20, 1992. Her husband didn't report her missing until November 27; he told the police his wife had a tendency to drop out of sight for short periods, and that's why he was initially unconcerned by her absence. They lived in Ross, Pennsylvania.

    Kopta was well known as a street preacher in Pittsburgh in the years prior to her disappearance. She walked throughout the city, approaching strangers and telling them she'd had a vision of the Virgin Mary and the world was about to end. Her sister stated she'd had a "religious obsession" since she was a child.

    She lead a normal life, with a job as an elevator operator at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, until 1984, when her religious vision occurred. Soon after, Kopta lost her job because she was "seeing things" and her behavior was disruptive, and then she began to walk the streets to spread her message. She believed she was chosen as one of God's 144,000 "bond servants" on earth, and gave up all her other hobbies, such as dancing, to devote her life to spreading the word of God.

    Unlike most people who stayed on the streets all day, she maintained a neat, attractive appearance, wearing makeup and a dress and skirt each day. She had had numerous run-ins with the police and, each time, would tell them to be ready because the end of the world was coming.

    Her sister stated Kopta was often mistreated by the strangers she approached. At least once she was beaten and robbed of her jewelry, and she had a vision that she would eventually be beaten to death. She told others she would die a martyr on the streets when she was too tired to walk any longer. Before her disappearance, Kopta's sister had tried to get her to seek medical treatment for her feet, which were in poor condition from excessive walking.

    Kopta's family believes she took a flight to Puerto Rico after her disappearance, spent a week or two there, then returned to Pittsburgh. She wrote a letter saying someone was after her, but her husband stated she always thought someone was after her.

    There has been no indication of Kopta's whereabouts since 1992, and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
     
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    A video a former Art Institute of Pittsburgh student made of Patricia Kopta AKA The Sparrow.

    Description of video : This video is an excerpt from a piece I made in 1987 called Welcome to the Home Psyschoanalysis. I went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1981 where the school still had elevator operators and there was this one operator; she was very sweet and polite and my friends and I loved her big Ann Miller hairdo. I left Pittsburgh for about 5 years and when I moved back I was working downtown and one day walking to work this lady comes up to me in the street telling me about the three days of darkness and to stay inside, "the end times are coming"...At first I wasn't listening to her because she looked so familiar and I couldn't place her until I finally asked her if I knew her...she asked if I went to the Art Institute and then I immediately remember who she was. Apparently a few years after I left the Art Institute she saw a vision (it was written to her on the blackboards at that school) and thru that vision she found her mission which also got her fired because she would stop the elevator midway and give her warnings to the art students trapped in the elevator. I would run into her all the time (everyone did) and I ended up helping her out by videotaping her spiel and putting it on public access television. This early first taping has some bad audio problems because I really didn't understand the equipment at that time. This video is an excerpt from a piece I made in 1987 called Welcome to the Home psychoanalysis Network. Heres a link to an article about her in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Has Sparrow taken wing?
    2nd video
     
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