Interesting? Eh. More like pattern hunting. This is why I detest magical thinking.<quoted text>
Since I mentioned Utah, I thought this was interesting. Brigham wanted to name the state Deseret, but the President of the US at that time was not very fond of Mormons, so he said it will be called Utah, after the Ute indians. It could be argued that this fulfilled a prophesy by Isaiah:
Chapter 2, verse 2
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
In Ute, the word utah means top of the mountains. Just thought that was interesting.
I'll reply to you later on the witnesses thing. I think you are wrong about their validity. If I remember correctly, none of them literally saw anything. Weren't they speaking of spiritual "sight"? As in God told them?
When God tells you something it is not exactly compelling evidence. Unless you also think Allah and Buddha and Indra and Odin told people valid things.