posted on Jul, 26 2020 @ 07:58 AM
The warmth of the sunlight and the sound of birds chirping their morning tunes gently nudges me out of my slumber. It's the 22nd of December 2012,
the world didn't end yesterday despite what many people predicted, "that Mayan calendar stuff was such baloney" I think to myself while climbing
out of bed. Quickly getting dressed to avoid the chill of the morning air, I give Sarah a kiss on the cheek and leave her to sleep then walk
downstairs to the kitchen preparing to cook some bacon and eggs for breakfast. I'm in an unusually good mood today, probably because the apocalypse
didn't happen, it's a beautiful day, and it feels like everything is right with the world.
My sense of bliss is abruptly broken when the sound of police sirens and a car crash is heard down the street. I run outside to see what's happened
and notice one of the neighbors packing their car with food. Police lights can be seen flashing down the street but I'm unable to see exactly what
happened. I look towards the sky and realize something is very wrong because the sky is changing colors but we don't get auroras here and it wasn't
dark. Then I notice what appears to be a second moon in the sky but before I have time to react the sound of screams and gunshots echo from the
direction of the police cars. A feeling of dread falls over me and I sprint back inside despite the feeling that my legs may give out at any
"Damn it where's the clicker", I desperately search for the TV remote but fail to find it. Sarah stumbles down the stairs still half asleep to see
what all the commotion is about.
"Do you know where the clicker is, something strange is happening with the sky. I need to know what's going on!" I ask while frantically searching
for the remote.
"What was that sound just now, was that a gunshot? Adam what's going on?", Sarah inquires with a concerned tone.
"I don't know, just find the damn remote and we'll find out!" I aggressively scream at Sarah.
After taking a moment to look around Sarah responds, "Here it's under this magazine, just calm down you're starting to scare me."
"You're right panicking wont help" I reply as my trembling hands grasp the remote control and press the power button.
We are immediately presented with scenes of chaos around the world, a reporter speaking over the footage explains what is happening. "As you can see
massive numbers people are trying to leave the city which has blocked up most of the main roads and caused absolute mayhem out here Dan. Rioting and
looting has already broken out across the city with many people starting to think the 2012 predictions were right all along. At this point we simply
don't know if this is an alien invasion or something else. What we do know is that the false moon is emitting some sort of signal capable of
controlling people. Authorities are telling people not to stare at the sky and especially not the false moon. It's recommended to stay inside or some
other place where you are shielded from the signal."
"Jesus Christ... they've done it... this... this has to be Project Interconnection!", my voice stutters as I contemplate the situation.
"What are you talking about? This is a prank or something right?", Sarah leans over and snatches the remote from my hand and proceeds to flick
through the channels. It quickly becomes apparent all channels are reporting on the same thing and she wasn't being pranked. Sarah continues
switching between channels in a state of shock, refusing to believe what her eyes see.
"Hold on I want to listen to this, leave it on this channel!" I demand when a report catches my attention.
"Those affected by this strange signal will become extremely violent and start attacking anyone they believe is not under the influence of the
signal. They will attempt to force their victims to look at the fake moon but if it has no affect they'll proceed to kill their victim. Reliable
sources tell us looking at the fake moon can induce some form of hypnotism.", it's at this moment I knew for sure psychotronic technology was being
used. The report continues, "Some people need to stare at it for an extended period of time but others only need to look at it for a second. However
it appears around 20% of the population is completely immune to th-." the TV suddenly turns off as the power for the entire block goes out.
"We have to leave now, I know a safe place where we can ride this out!" I suggest knowing Sarah wont like the idea.
"Are you crazy, we can't go out there it's too dangerous, they said to stay inside!" Sarah yells hysterically.
"If we stay here we're dead, whether it's by looters or those mind-controlled zombies, either way this place wont keep us safe!" I argue while
trying to remain calm.
"But... where would we go? I really don't like this idea Adam, we can just lock the doors and-", I cut Sarah off mid-sentence.
"No that wont work, I own an underground bunker we can use. I know you have questions but it doesn't matter now, we just have to leave while we
still can.", I can see by the expression on Sarah's face that she's furious but understands. She says nothing in response and we begin packing
essential items into the car.
After 10 minutes of packing we jump in the car and start driving to my nearby bunker. By a stroke of luck I had purchased this bunker a few weeks ago
intending to use it as a base of operations for the team. Then again maybe it wasn't luck, maybe in the back of my mind I also wanted a bunker
because I feared the 2012 predictions were true. Once Sarah sees all the computers and other tech I have stored in this bunker I wont be able to hide
my secret life from her. I could probably say I'm a secret agent or something but why continue the lies at this point, especially now when my enemies
appear to be waging war against the world. I can finally tell Sarah about this technology, about Eve, about everything.
We try to avoid people by taking the back-roads but the sound of chaos can be heard all around us. "So uh... are you going to explain why you own a
freaking bunker?" Sarah questions as I drive while trying to avoid abandoned cars and trash littering the roads.
"Honey I just need to concentrate on driving right now, it will be easier to explain everything once we get to the bunker." I insist.
"Adam watch out!" Sarah screams as a person runs toward our car.
I try to avoid the guy but he runs in front of the car and I hit the brakes. That was a huge mistake because this man appears to be hypnotized and
begins banging on the passenger side window. The window quickly breaks and the man grabs onto Sarah before I can react. He begins trying to pull her
out of the window as Sarah flails her body wildly trying to release herself from the grip of her attacker. I reach over and grab onto Sarah but she's
already half way out the window and this guy seems to have a super-human level of strength, I can't hold onto her for long. He manages to pry most of
her body out of the window and I grab onto her hand trying to pull her back in.
"Don't let go of my hand, hold as tight as you can, I wont let him you take you!" I tell Sarah with with clear desperation in my voice.
"I'll always love you Adam... I understand now, I'm not scared, I can feel it..." Sarah mutters as her hand begins to slip out of my grasp.
"Nooo! Don't look at it! You can't leave me! Don't let go damn it!"