posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:44 PM
Uri looked down at his watch. It was 10:21PM. They had been climbing flat out for close to two hours now. "Im gonna drop down dead if i dont get a
drink anytime soon" said Uri. Igor handed him his canteen. "What the heck? Youve had this all along? And its full!? Youre full of surpises Igor."
"They dont call me Igor the resourceful for nothing" said Igor, as he swigged from his own canteen. "Lol, you are a real wind up sometimes" said
Uri. "No, thisnis a windup!" Said Igor, flashing his dynamo flashlight in Uris face... "Ok, enough swift it off" said Uri shielding his eyes...
Igor laughed and turned it off. Just before he turned it off he moticed something out of place a few metres up as the beam passed over it. He switched
it back on again. Above them about 30 feet away was a large hole one of the walls. "Hey, Uri, it think ive found the sinkhole" he said pointing his
flash light at what looked like the mouth of a large cave. Uri was silent, waiting for instruction. "Ok, keep climbing" said Igor. They made their
way up to the same level as the cave opening. The light was to dim to make out what inside. Igor took his flashlight out again and switched it on.
They couldn't beleive what they saw. "That's not a sink hole Igor, it's a freakin wormhole!" Said Uri. "No kidding" replied Igor in his deep
Russian accent. The wormhole was at least 5 foot in diameter in the deepest part and had a large chunk at the front missing where clearly a boulder
had been dislodged resulting in their elevator becomimg trapped. "What did this?!" asked Igor...
Uri looked up and fell silent. Igor sensed something odd about Uris reaction. Igor studied Uri with a piercing gaze... Wind came through the tunnel
and gave them both a chill... Uri refused to look down... "Tell me what you know!" Demanded Igor.
Uri's body ceased up in terror, and he closed his eyes tightly not wanting to beleive what he was about to say. "About 16 years ago... Me and some
guys were on patrol duty on camp carinae. It was a normal night, nothing out of the ordinary. There was a wild atmosphere, like we were invincible.
The stars were out, and our convoy was speeding through the desert like we were on an off duty joy ride.... All of a sudden, our lead vehicle gets
picked up from under ground by a giant sandworm... We all narrowly swerved round it nearly crashing into the damn thing. We looked back and it had a
whole jeep in his mouth about 50 feet in the air, and that wasnt even its whole body. We opened fire and it tossed the jeep from between its jaws and
it exploded a few feet away from its body. 5 men died that night. The explosion was big and it obvioisly caused injured because next thing we know
this giant desert sand worm start emitting this noise like bat on a loudspeaker going crazy... We emptied clip after clip on this thing until finally
its ugly writhing body collapsed and fell over. We all felt relief that whatever this thing was we didnt let it stay alive out here and threaten any
more of our boys lives. Turns out killing it was out biggest mistake. Not long after the first one went down, all over the desert sand dunes exploded
one after another sending clouds of sand and dust into the air. Poof, poof, poof, poof, poof, poof. Raaar, raaar, raar, raaar, raar, raar. The noise
was horrific! These things were pissed. Truly. We didnt hang around for a round two. The sight of hundreds of these 100 foot crawling legless beasts
coming toward you at speed from every angle is enough to strike terror in any man. We made it back to camp are individually cross examined for over 6
hours first by the commander of the camp, then by officials from the Dod, then by the secret service who told us never to speak of what we saw again
and that if we did our lives and the lives of our families would be in serious danger. News of this was not to get outside of our camp. We were tasked
with special roles in a new ultra secret unit. Camp Carinae, was officially closed but continued operations as nornal on a black budget. Everything
was increased, the budget, the food portions, the sleeling hours (as many as we needed), the personnel (seemingly coming from nowhere), and the number
of operations also increased. We discovered the sandworms were reppelled by the strong frequencies of our radio tower so the base was never attacked.
Never the less we were at war with these 100 foot jeep munching subterranean legless terrorists, and we were going to win. Thankfully most humans had
already colonised marz, so they posed little threat to the survival of us as a species, unless they were on mars of course. We found out they had a
250 cycle. Eggs are buried deep in the earths crust, and hatch every 400 years, like the cicada, but longer, much longer. It just so happens that we
were alive in a time when they decide to start hatching. We really dont know how long they can go on hatching for, but some say decades. We tried
everything, even nukes, but we realised the reality was we didnt have the means to take them out, the onky thing we could do was wait it out."
END OF PART FOUR