LIKE A PHOENIX IN OUR TIMES ~ The Story of k.t. Frankovich By Julianna Joyce Perkins
The Frankovich family name has been associated with the film industry since 1936 producing films such as Meet John Doe, The Shootist, Cactus Flower, and Butterflies are Free. K.t. Frankovich’s producing and screenwriting career gleaned accolades from her peers in the 70’s, however in the midst of her success, she fled the Hollywood scene relocating to Florida where she followed her passion to produce documentaries highlighting endangered species and bringing awareness to environmental issues.
Then a series of events crushed her world, beginning with the devastation of Hurricane Andrew. As the brutal storm tore apart her condo, her only thought was to hold on for the sake of her young son. K.t. dragged herself through the debris and miraculously found him. However, the severe head blow she received when a beam fell left her without the ability to walk and led to her becoming legally blind. With her worldly possessions gone, she found herself homeless, and in a wheelchair. The only means she had to feed her young son and herself was to scrounge through trash cans behind the posh Miami restaurants. Once courted and wooed, k.t. was now spat upon and shunned.
For years k.t.’s friends encouraged her to go public with her story, which she has now done in her latest book, “Where Heavens Meet”. She reveals the continued horrors endured by the survivors of the storm. She treats each subject with her keen sense of truth and honesty, and presents the facts with her compelling story-telling abilities. K.t.’s speaking engagements and private consultations have helped thousands who find in her a kindred spirit, a friend, and a mentor. Her world embodies everything from her firsthand knowledge of government cover-ups, to alien encounters to her psychic abilities that scored off the scale at Duke University.
K.t.’s husband, the renowned English journalist and poet, David Taub recounts their initial meeting,
“I am not the first, nor will I be the last to travel literally thousands of miles to meet with k.t. Frankovich . . . Within a year of making contact with k.t., my life was turned upside down and inside out at the speed of a whirlwind tornado. This remarkable woman and her unparalleled life, continues to receive the interest and attention from leading experts and scientists in both the fields of parapsychology and the science dedicated to UFO studies.”
In a recent interview I asked k.t. about her traumatic past. Her answers aren’t about herself, they are about others —— their struggles, pain and plight —— their need to be seen. She sits amongst ten handicapped dogs lying peacefully at her feet, all of whom she rescued from inhumane abuse or cruelty. “These little fellas are a major part of my life,” she says. “They gave me joy at a time when there was no hope. It’s always heartbreaking to witness the results of inhumane violence, whether it pertains to human victims or animal victims.”
K.t.’s story sounds like a modern day “Job” of Biblical times, yet she continues to reach out to others. She calmly comments, “My life has been about life and that’s where I stay focused.”
Commenting on k.t.’s going public, Dr. Bruce Cornet states:
“Where Heavens Meet” is a true story of the life of a woman who was given the choice and a challenge of being a living example of unconditional love, sacrifice, responsibility, and service to all peoples of the world. She is a divinely blessed and divinely loved woman who accepted that challenge for all of us in order to teach through example the living Word of God. You will be shocked to find out who she is.
Her story will bend your knees, humble your judgment, bring tears to your eyes, love to your heart, and profoundly change your world view . . . triumph over tragedy, the power of unconditional love in overcoming bitterness and tribulation, an example of responsibility in response to unconscionable evil by individuals and governments, and a testament of hope and faith that there really is a higher Spiritual Power, a God, a Father, a Christ, a Heaven, and a Life after Death. She is the proof.”
One of k.t.’s recent appearances took place at the Clearwater Convention in Florida, sponsored by Project Awareness (This organization is currently undergoing reconstruction and a name change.) The platform was perfect for her. She has had firsthand experiences throughout her life in the diversity of interests to which the convention catered —— from UFO phenomenon to paranormal and metaphysical subjects, to wider issues including unusual weather phenomenon and natural disasters.
As a direct result of appearing at this event, k.t. reflects, “There was a feeling of recapturing and now returning to similar events during my movie/TV documentary-writing career. Having been asked to bring and display the prestigious Gold Venus Award, presented to me during the peak of my film career, further compounded the feeling. The fact that only a few are in existence, held by individuals like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, means the public rarely gets a glimpse of them.
Let’s hope that some wise producer will turn her life story into a film, resulting in yet another prestigious award!
The plight of the poverty stricken, the discounted, and the hurting people of this world top the list in k.t.’s heart. She says, “They are all around us and yet we choose not to see them. I have few affiliations or connections with organizations such as these. However, the National Coalition for the Homeless is an organization I urge people to at least check into. Over the next eighteen months the disasters we have been experiencing will continue to get worse throughout the world. Our future survival depends on our ability to learn how to listen to one another, specifically learning how to listen to the survivors. Man must learn how to depend upon mankind and not hold onto the false illusion that any external intervention will come to the rescue.”
Yes, k.t. is speaking out —— on how natural disasters, specifically Hurricane Andrew and the scale of devastation is down-played or misrepresented by the media; on the unseen tragedies resulting from millions of homeless Americans here in the United States; on paranormal and psychic phenomenon; and on her personal encounters with unexplainable beings. She writes for a number of magazines and appears on television and radio talk shows, always drawing large audiences and amazing the hosts.
Rising from the ashes of her devastating past, k.t. spreads her message, which contains the keys to release the invisible chains around our hearts and our humanity. (See Book Reviews on page 8.)
Journalist Marci Elliott of the Daily Commercial Newspaper in Leesburg, Florida, went out on a limb to break the Hurricane Andrew cover-up story in a 6-page article that hit the streets as Awareness went to press. Marci states, “Writing about k.t. Frankovich is like trying to catch Niagara Falls in a cup. This diminutive author, poet, screenwriter, psychic and spokeswoman for the suffering and the homeless is indeed a woman of many voices.
Her life and experiences are overwhelming, but what she is doing now may be the most important thing she has ever done. K.t. has dedicated her life to telling the truth about Hurricane Andrew, the unthinkable disaster that struck South Florida in 1992. But even more disastrous than the monster storm itself, and the devastation it left in its wake, was the governments’ coverup of the aftermath: the thousands of dead victims and the governments’ blatant refusal to help the ones who survived.
Other attempts to make these things known have been crushed by higher powers, but k.t. Frankovich refuses to be silenced. Her firsthand experiences are revealed for the first time through an equally unafraid, award-winning Central Florida journalist — and k.t. has rightfully become the victims’ voice”. Full Story next issue
Where Heavens Meet Paperback – December 30, 1999
“That extraordinary psychic ability exists within some human beings can no longer be disputed. It is however, arguable as to who can do it, and how well they can do it. The field is fraught with fraud and self-deluding individuals. The governments of the United States, the former Soviet Union, Great Britain and others have used psychics in national security work. There are police departments in the U.S. and around the world who, though seldom like to admit it publicly, have used psychics successfully when all else had failed. As past President of the Society For Psychical Research of Beverly Hills, California, and a TV producer and talk show host on the subject, I investigated many psychics. It was a part of our mission to inform the public about the frauds and scams that are so prevalent in that field. We found most simply could not perform as advertised, and of course, some who were outright frauds. Those few who were extraordinary, were almost beyond description. k.t. Frank! ovich is of the latter group. She is a gifted and seemingly natural psychic. I have always approached all paranormal events as an open-minded skeptic. Ms. Frankovich is the first psychic to cause my jaw to involuntarily drop. Ive referred many others to her as well, with the same results.” — Tom Justin
“This book is so multi-faceted … is many books in one … This book is a revelation unlike anything I have ever read before!” — Hunter Todd Chairman and Founder of the 33rd Annual World Film Fest
“This book is so multi-faceted…is many books in one…This book is a revelation unlike Anything I have ever read before!” — –Hunter Todd, Chairman and Founder of the 33rd Annual Film Fest.
From the Publisher
If ever there was a book that held you spellbound by a person’s life and experiences, Where Heavens Meet does all that and more. k.t Frankovich takes you through her childhood and paranormal experiences to bring you to a new heightened awareness. She also shares her Hollywood rise during 1975, where she was recognized as one of the top screenwriters in the world. This autobiographical account of her life’s evolution in the form of premonitions is revealed in chapter after chapter, interwoven from one riveting scene to another. This true story takes you through her homeless days spent on Miami streets, and how she survived the devastation of Hurricane Andrew. k.t spent more than a year researching the truth behind this disaster and discovered how one piece of her research neatly fit into her entire life to reveal the secrets of this human tragedy. Where Heavens Meet is her life’s prophecy. Other survivors in the devastated areas surrounding South Dade expand the truth of this book for all Americans.
From the Back Cover
“I’d like to introduce you to k.t. Frankovich. This woman’s versatility is unmatched. She’s Been involved with films, comedy, drama, stage…(also) She is a poetess extraordinaire. A remarkable Woman and my friend.” –Tara Dawn and Rolling Stone, the radio TV network “k.t you have been a real joy to have on. I have never had anybody with such a wonderfully descriptive way about her…and it is the most detailed, careful description of an encounter, with somebody-something from elsewhere, that I think I’ve ever heard. That, along with Travis Walton, and Betty and Barney Hill, and others of the same ilk. Absolutely remarkable!” –Art Bell: Coast to Coast Radio Broadcast Jan’98.
About the Author
You may be familiar with the Frankovich family name behind just some of the movies such as Exodus, Laurence of Arabia, Bridge over River Kwai, Purple Rain, Kojak etc., k.t. is one of the family members, and in her own rights holds the Gold Venus Award ( also held by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas) and The Golden Horn of Plenty from actor Peter Graves for Major Movie and TV documentary writing – specializing in wildlife/nature.
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Chapter 1 The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert EinsteinMy life began on a premonition according to my mother.
Mrs. Robinson was a kindly soul who was ever so sweet. The dear little old lady lived next door to the small apartment my newly wed parents rented. In the beginning of the relationship, my mother had no idea Mrs. Robinson was an extraordinary clairvoyant. The elderly woman did not boast about her ability, much less advertise or use it in a commercial manner. She remained very secretive about this aspect of her life. As time went on and my mother began to know her a little better, the truth was made known. It all began with a simple statement Mrs. Robinson made during one of her frequent visits.
“I can see into the future. It’s something I’ve been able to do all my life,” she said quite casually in passing conversation.
My mother was somewhat taken back by the strange comment. She’d never had any association with an individual who claimed to be clairvoyant. Even if she had, Mrs. Robinson would have been the last person in the world she would have ever expected to hear this from. It wasn’t as if the elderly woman was some kind of transient gypsy traveling through the neighborhood.
“That’s nice,” my embarrassed mother smiled back, not knowing what else to say.
From that point on, Mrs. Robinson astounded my mother with one accurate prediction after another. She was never wrong. Her ability so strongly pronounced, it enabled her to correctly describe the minutest details in things she foresaw.
“This is a very special baby you are about to have,” Mrs. Robinson stated one day to my pregnant mother.
“Oh yes, I know,” my mother smiled back sweetly.
“I don’t mean in the manner you’re thinking,” Mrs. Robinson answered gently. “You are going to have a baby girl. A special baby girl whose life is one of destiny. She will be destined from the moment of her birth.”
“Someday her name will be known all around the world. She will become famous. More so than you can possibly imagine. People will travel great distances to see her. Hear her. Just to be near her. She will stand on many different stages, in many foreign countries.”
“What will she be doing on the stage? Acting?” my curious mother asked.
“Oh no, my dear. She will not be acting. Her own words are what the audiences will come to hear. I see her talking to huge audiences. People listening, hanging onto every word she says.”
“I also see a man standing in the wings. He is someone very close to her. He introduces her, sometimes stands on the stage beside her, other times steps back into the wings. He listens to every word she says. Watches every move she makes.”
“I don’t understand what she could possibly be doing if she’s not acting,” my confused mother stated.
“Talking,” Mrs. Robinson replied. “She is simply talking to the audience. I see her speaking her own words. She’s not acting. This is something entirely different than acting.”
Mrs. Robinson reiterated this fascinating prediction to my mother several times before I was born. This left my mother a bit confused as to what I would be doing on stage. In 1947, one generally associated audiences and the stage with theater. Surely not with public lectures or poetry performances. It’s no wonder she remained confused.
After my mother gave birth and brought me home from the hospital, the first time Mrs. Robinson laid eyes upon me, she excitedly clasped her hands together joyously exclaiming, “Oh, yes! This is the child of destiny! Welcome to the world little darling. Oh, she is so adorable.”
Mrs. Robinson’s premonition is particularly interesting because I also possess unusual psychic abilities. Psychic phenomena is a normal part of my life, just like with her. Odd as this may sound, I can’t imagine what it feels like going through a single day without the use of psychic abilities. What may seem astonishing to others is often quite natural to me.