Campfire Story

Remembering-2 - Mystery
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Oct 21, 2008 02:50 PM Introduction
jeremiah started with:
An old man sitting alone in his apartment suddenly gets up and goes outside and looks up at the stars and begins to remember.
Oct 21, 2008 02:50 PM Entry #1
jeremiah wrote:
The old man walked out of his little apartment and into the night. He found a quiet place and sat down, leaned back and looked up at the stars. He hadn’t done this since he was a kid and he didn’t really know why he was doing it now. He just got the impulse to go out and look at the stars. There weren’t as many as there were when he was a kid many years ago. The ones he saw were different now, even the ones he knew weren’t quite the same anymore. But then again neither was he, so it didn’t really matter. As he looked up he saw one star larger than all the rest and it was a perfect circle of light. As he watched it he realized it was growing larger and larger. It reminded him of something he had seen long years ago, and it wasn’t a star. He blinked and looked away for just a second and when he looked back it was gone leaving only a reddish trail in the night sky. He had seen that before also and knew what it was. There was no mistaking what that was, it was only made by one thing, plasma energy. He remembered it well now as if it was only yesterday. He was a young soldier at the time. He was in communications and as such had several high level clearances. Because of this he was often tasked to go along with the commander or some other high ranking officer to check on certain secure facilities. Some of these were laboratories where all kinds of experiments were carried on. He liked to hang around the scientists and listen to them talk of the work they were doing. It was while on one of these that he had seen the testing of an experimental propulsion system that used plasma energy. The rumor was that it was a system that had been back engineered from a crashed UFO. Some time later he and a friend had seen a UFO one night and that same reddish trail in the night sky. Now over fifty years later he was seeing it again. It made him wonder, were they really here again. Had the visitors came back or was it one of our own that was up there now exploring the dark reaches of space.
Dec 10, 2008 12:36 PM Entry #2
Trynadad wrote:
The chill of the cold Seattle night sent a shiver down his spine. After his time in the service, Tom Callahan became a writer and eventually editor in chief of the Seattle Times. Now, after 35 years of working at the newspaper and one month of being retired, Tom sat on the bench star gazing, and wondering what to do with himself.
Feb 26, 2009 03:58 PM Entry #3
jeremiah wrote:
Tom had been married but his wife had passed away some years ago and now it was just him alone.  He did the best he could to keep himself busy by being active in my church and helping others whenever he could.  He now had time to read and study things that had interested him but before never had the time to pursue. One of his hobbies was to occasionally check the numerous government websites concerning surplus equipment and property to be sold or auctioned off to the highest bidder.One day he noticed a five-acre piece of property in the desert listed as an agricultural test station. It was just now dry desert fenced in and containing nothing but an old hanger and a cement building. When he checked the location he noticed that familiar set of coordinates he had long ago committed to his memory. The property was listed as surplus abandoned property and unbelievably the bid was only twelve hundred dollars for the entire thing.  He did some checking and realized that he was the only one left who knew of the huge underground complex hidden below that area.