No, Rella and Cobalt1959, we have never said Christ’s return was in “total secrecy”. “Every eye” of all those tribes of the land of Israel - “those who pierced Him” that were sitting captive in Jerusalem - these visually witnessed Christ’s bodily return to the Mount of Olives, and the resurrected saints entering the kingdom, with themselves shut out. But most of these tribal witnesses died by pestilence, the sword of civil warfare, and famine that was rife in the city during those last few months. Those last survivors, (the 97,000 Josephus said were enslaved by their Roman captors), by the close of the siege in AD 70 did not have the means to provide you in 2021 with a written record of seeing Christ’s return. Captured prisoners don’t exactly have access to writing materials (provided they can read and write to begin with) or time to write journals on their way to die as slaves in the mines or in Roman coliseums.
Even if a prisoner survived for a time in slavery and made such a documentation in those days, who of their slave owners would have sympathetically preserved that document, or even believed them, and saved that document in some kind of literary collection for posterity? I think you are both having unrealistic expectations. It’s not like those in Jerusalem back then could whip out an iPhone and record the event, you know.
The second coming return of Christ was NOT going to include His bodily remaining on earth at that time. He was going to RETURN TO THE FATHER with the resurrected saints, and present the kingdom’s children to the Father, saying, “Behold, I and the children whom thou hast given me!”
Scripture evidence of Christ leaving this planet after His second coming in order to return to heaven with all the resurrected saints is found in John 14:3 and 17:13 & 24. “...I will come again and RECEIVE YOU unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.” Also, “And now come to thee...Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, BE WITH ME WHERE I AM, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me.”
And for this second coming, scripture NEVER promised a so-called “translation” of living believers, that would take them to heaven at that time without their having to experience the physical death process. No one skips out of having to physically DIE ONCE in order to experience a change to immortality and incorruptibility. It’s a scriptural “appointment” for all mankind to go through (Heb. 9:27).
So if you both have an idea that somehow living, translated believers at Christ’s second coming were supposed to sail slowly through the air on their way to heaven while the entire amazed world visually witnessed their gradual ascent - this is not the way scripture’s “rapture” of the (resurrected) saints was going to be fulfilled. It’s popular perception that paints this picture, but it’s not an accurate portrayal of scripture’s account of that event - as it occurred for the bodily-resurrected saints on that Pentecost day in AD 70.