Lincoln in SupervolcanoEdit
Bryce Miller was on an airliner flying from O'Hare to LAX when the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupted causing the flight to divert to Lincoln, Nebraska. However, the shock-wave and ash from the eruption hit the aircraft before it could land causing the engines to shut down. The pilot succeeded in "pulling a Sully", that is gliding the stricken plane into a water landing onto Branch Oak Lake. All passengers managed to get off the plane and those who were not hospitalized, the Red Cross put them up temporarily in a Motel 6 in Lincoln.
While stuck in Lincoln, Miller gravitated to the university campus, both for its own sake and because he had a slight acquaintanceship with some of the facility and their grad students from various conferences. Marcus Wilson, one such student, took him to a local museum which had artifacts from the Ashfall State Historical Park. These were the fossil remains of various animals from a supervolcano eruption 12,000,000 years ago.