The Sightings 2020
We were sent to Iraq on a peace mission, the war has been over for some time now about 5 years. Trump was out of office, I guess he just couldn’t handle the stress and hate of the American people. It didn’t bother me much I wasn’t much into politics, all I knew was I had my orders the UNSS (United Nations Secret Service) wanted my unit to “calm down” a small uprising. It was no big deal since we were all experienced soldiers. “Wake up Josh, we are almost there”, I could always count on Jenkins waking me up in the middle of a dream. It was 9 am when we arrived in this old abandoned field. We headed to the embassy to be briefed on the exact details of the mission. I soon realized something more was going on when a small girl ran up to the truck and looked as if she was losing the skin off her face. The men they seemed fine, I guess the things that they saw in “real” war made this seem like it was part of every day life. But it made me feel a little uneasy about this mission.
We finally got to the embassy, it was a small ragged looking building but I guess low key is a successful strategy. It wasn’t the normal “embassy’s” that the civilians would know about, in fact it was more like a secret military facility. Embassy just always sounded better when speaking to the family about heading out. A man greated us at the gate,”Finally, we have been waiting for quite some time now for the UNSS to agree they needed to deploy a special unit like your’s.”. He was a older man didn’t look like military personal, but none the less he was higher ranking and more knowledgeable then any man in the S.D.U.
“Well sir, we still have little information about why the Special Disaster Unit would have to come for riot patrol?”, The man just looked at me and with a smirk said, “This isn’t a riot son. This is a eradication of a town..” Be for he could finish I cut him off “Your telling me you have a quarantined area with living people, and you want me and my men to “eradicate” them?”, I just stood their staring at Jenkins and Lur’Mar. The man just kept walking, so of course we followed. We entered the building and noticed it had no other rooms or windows. The man sat in the only chair in the room behind a dark desk and looked directly at me, “Not exactly living, but Commander don’t miss interpret what I’m saying these bodies are still extremely dangerous.” . I noticed on the desk it said “Dr. Walse”. Lur’Mar quickly glanced at Jenkins and I, “So when are we leaving?”. The Dr stared blankly into the wall and replied, “When the rest of your unit gets here.”. We all started laughing, “Im sorry sir, but this is the hole unit we aren’t considered “Special” for nothing sir.”
The Dr told us to wait out side for the transporter. “Hey commander.”, “yeah Lur’Mar?”, “well I was thinking, what does he mean “NOT EXACTLY LIVING”?.” I chuckled of course at the thought of the phrase being said by one of my men. “Well Lur’Mar we aren’t paid to think, are we now? Don’t answer I don’t want you to think about it again.”. This loud rumbling sound came from the north, “The transport boys get your gear and be ready! I want to get this done as fast as possible.”
“Doctor Walse. Hey Doc.” The doctor replied with a quick, “yes?” .
“Have you heard from them yet? It’s been three days.”, “No, I knew the UN wouldn’t take this as a real threat. John I think its type we leave and forget about this place.”.
John looked confused, “But doctor the orders.”, “Screw the ORDERS we need to think about are safety now, does it look like those men are coming back? The states don’t care and no one can convince the UN this is a serious outbreak.”. The doctor started to pack well John soaked the “embassy” in gas. “Its ready sir.” and with a blaze John lit the place on fire. It was about 3 am be for they finally found a small private plan company.
The sign said “In the air we fly, in the seas we die.” John couldn’t stand the thought of this flight, but the the Dr. Walse convinced him it was the only way out. “Don’t wanna be left in this god forsaken country when it happens do you?” John looked like he was about to puke “No sir, I just hate flying. What are we like fifty thousand feet up now?!”.
“JENKINS GET DOWN!” I couldn’t see much but I could see his sticker on his helm right where I tossed the T.A.D( Target Assault Droid.). Luckily for him it wasn’t targeting heat. Lur’Mar was yelling through the hole in the wall,”Commander what are these things?!”. None of us have ever had experience with a “Outbreak” of a highly reproductive parasite that the US was testing as the transport driver told me be for the little Explorer XV was ambushed. “Yo commander its been what 4 days an no sign of back up? How much longer can we stay held up in this cabin?” I couldn’t see the face but it was defiantly Jenkins, the little SOB was hiding in the bathroom again. “Jenkins, Lur’Mar, lets get out of here..” they both just looked at me like I was crazy. Lur’Mar jumped out from behind the tore up bedroom door, “Those gates out there are still live sir. The electric current is coming from a outside source we have no way to shut them off and no way to unlock the entrance we came in threw.. the keys where with that guy Rich the driver.”.
The doctor was looking intently at the pilot of the plane. “Whats wrong doctor?”, John seemed worried the doctor could tell. He quickly looked out the window and spoke quietly, “John don’t panic, but remember 5 days ago?” , John replied with a quick “yes”, “well john the man who escaped ground zero looked a lot like the pilot.” John instantly started having a panic attack. The pilot looked back and saw the severity of the situation and announce he will would land the plan quick. The doctor looked irritated and relieved at the same time. They where landing in Egypt at a small air port out side of Mut.
John seemed to calm down now that he was off the plane, “Doctor it is him.” John noticed the pilot had a small bite mark on his finger. “John this isn’t going to end good.” John nodded as they quickly left the airport. The pilot didn’t want to chance driving back in the dark so he found a place in town to sleep. It was around 10 pm when the house keeper came to check on room 30 the room the pilot had rented out. “Aaaaah HELP HELP” the maid screamed, the man in the bed was dead. The maid quickly ran out to get the owner but when they returned he pilot was gone. The owner whose name tag read ja’hlum, just shrugged it off . It was no big deal to him they ran a shady hotel with a no ask policy. The pilot was out back by now stumbling around in the alley ways. No one really paid him to much attention he looked like another out of town drunk “visiting” for the wrong reasons.
Me and the guys decided it was time to make a break for it. We grabbed the last of are ammunition and head out in mid-day. We realized that those infected humans didn’t like the sun much, and in this weather I could see why. “Jenkins blow the gate! Screw it if we draw them out where would they go we are in the middle of nowhere!”, I wish I never said those words Jenkins got to close to the fence with the C4 and a spark spit off. “JENKINS Noooo.” Lur’Mar started running towards him. All I could do was blame my self, but it wasn’t the time for it. The noise had drawn the infected closer, they seem to get more irradiated when they hear loud noises. I yelled, “Lur’Mar, this is a direct order leave him and run. He’s gone we can’t save him at least he’s not infected like the driver.” Lur’Mar looked at me and shook it head, “This is all wrong it was just supposed to be a riot patrol.”. We started running as fast as we could, we had no idea how far the next town was, or even what way to head.
Nightfall and all we could do was hide in the cliff sides. Their wasn’t many infected in the town only about hundred. A hundred living rotting immortal beings, it just kept playing in my head over and over the first time I saw them I knew this wasn’t natural. The skin was rotting, the bellies where bloated and the stench was worse then three day old egg salad left out in the sun. Lur’Mar was staring at the moon when he asked me, “How does this happen? How can they…those things be alive we filled half of them with a full clip.”all I could tell him was I really don’t know. “I think we should get some sleep we should be safe up here.” Lur’Mar shook his head, “I don’t think so commander what if they learn how to get up those rocks and over to us?” I just laughed. “Lur’mar let it be. Forget them for tonight you need some rest, I’ll stay up and keep watch.” Lur’Mar nodded, “okay sir.”
“This was a horrible tragedy”, Said president Lampson, “this was never ment to happen, we where supposed to just test this “idea” in small isolated area’s and now we have reports of break outs in Egypt? And Dr.Walse and his assistant John Hermin is missing…What about are S.D.U.?. What are we doing about this Bill?”. Bill, a older gentlemen who had the military uniform but lacked the stance of a commanding officer, “well Jack, we have been through a lot … its been what 10 years since college?” President Lampson replied, “What does this have to do with the incident at hand?”. Bill walked slowly over to the presidents side and whispered some thing in his ear. The president stood quickly, “What did you say Bill? This has to be a joke.”, Bill turned around and walked towards the door, “Good bye my old friend.”. As Bill shut the door a gun shot rang out through the halls. Secret service was there in a instant just to find Bill out side the presidents door dead from a self inflected gun shot wound.
The press was catching on by this time about the “virus” circulating through the middle east. President Jack Lampson was holding a press conference about the incident. “Sir Sir Mr. President Sir.” all President Lampson had to do was tap the microphone a few times and they all seemed to quite down. “I am here today to discuss the crisis in the middle east. I have heard many of the rumors circulating through are news papers none of which are true. We have only known about this “disease” since the first incident was reported in Egypt. We are sending help over to the middle east as we speak to bring them supplies and medicine.”. A loud young reporter named Roger blurted out, “So we have a vaccine? There are earlier reports we just learned about that happened in Iraq is this Chemical war far? Is Iran attacking?”. The tension in the room was over welming at this point. The President had no comment and was rushed out of the meeting a hurry.
Lampson was siting in the plane heading back to the bunker, ” Poor Bill, I understand what he meant now by the plague… the people know to much. Im ruined and Bill knew it he knew we wouldn’t make it through this one.”
It was 3 am and the sun was rising already, it was already starting to warm up so I it was time to move. I went to wake Lur’Mar but his body was cold, I knew what had happened I didn’t want to accept it. I saw the marks on his arm, I must not of noticed them in the commotion or maybe I didn’t want to. I saw what it did to the pilot, I saw how it made him into a monster after he died. I knew be for he “re-awoke” I had to end it he wouldn’t want to turn into one of those things so I grabbed my 45. I was already half way down the cliff when I saw the X1 transporters, I was so excited all I could do was yell and scream, “I’m up here! I’m one of you!” . Luckily one of them must of saw me they stopped. I realized they weren’t normal soldiers by the bio-hazard suits they had on, but I didn’t care I just want out of this hell hole.
The Dairy Of A Vet.
The outbreak struck me as a surprise, I mean you hear about it everywhere but Hawaii never thought I would be in the middle of this. The first sighting was over 2 months ago, they started to wash up in the waves, at first they looked like just normal dead bodies we have been getting a lot of those. I guess people trying to escape figure if they swim out to the ocean they will be safe. But something was different about this one, it had a odd sense about it. I could see it out my window and I was amazed and shocked when I saw it stand up and head for the what the main landers call the “jungle”.
Within weeks we had about 10 cases of the virus popping up in the “boonies” I guess since its a known ice area, which is what we call the meth factories, that it must not of been noticed when these people where walking around white and torn up. It almost felt right to know those addicts where the first to go.
I wasn’t to worried since the first sign of outbreaks in the world I’ve been setting up, I know I must sound like a crazy old man. But I have seen so much that I knew if you’re not prepared for the worse then you will be one of the ones left behind.
Its be 4 weeks and finally I saw them, the horde has finally come. I probably shouldn’t of canceled my cable for the fact I had no idea what was going on in the outside world any more. But I thought it was the best idea save money, stock up on food. So now Im sitting here watching these things walk around the beach side. They seem to have no fear of the water they get sucked up and spit right back out. Some of them who have just recently washed ashore are bloated and soaked in the salt water, all I can think is the virus doesn’t need to breath or maybe it has a secondary breathing method. Im not a scientist so I really don’t know all I know is I have to survive, I want to live and watch the world rebuild.
Its been two weeks since I wrote this, Im starting to feel the pressure of getting out of this place, but I don’t know if the main land is even safe any more. Last I heard it was only in Canada, but even if its not to the mainland, I’ve seen what they do and how they spread. I don’t think we have much time left they need to take action. Maybe its just this island who’s been hit by the infection this hard… I hope the government comes soon.
I heard a knock on my door well I was writing earlier it was a young child, I was worried she was bit but I couldn’t leave her outside in that chaos. It seems not all the “hordes” are actually the living dead some seem to be human, alive… not so well though it looks like the junkies have started going mad and the most civil of us are resorting to thievery and murder to get what they want. The young girl has been telling me stories all day about how the city is in ruins and the police can’t contain the outbreak and deal with the riots at the same time, I’m worried what if america has forgotten us?
What are we going to do?
It’s been three days since my last entry, I haven’t been feeling up to writing due to what I had to do the other night, remember the young girl I told you about? She was bitten, I’m not sure what she was trying to get from outside but I saw the attack. I could do nothing but shoot her and the attacker down. I knew she would never want to be one of those things, I had to stop it.. I had to.. I could ..
Its been 2 weeks since the last entry I’ve only left the house for moments at a time, I know its not safe outside but I have to wonder what is going on. The riots seem to have stopped but the hordes are still lurking around. This is nothing like Vietnam, nothing at all these tactics the zombie uses are animalistic to a point but genius other times. I watched two of these creatures rush a riot patrol group from the front well five others came from the alley way and took them out from behind. I have no choice but to try and get my hands on a phone or radio of some type I need to get out of here.
It happened today
one the west side of the island a missile was launched I heard on the radio for all survivors to head to the east it is a safe evacuation zone, Im not sure if I believe this. I know are government has done some horrible things and I know how worried they get when a disease or virus goes ramped, they might just be setting all of us up to die.
I have been taken without my permission to the east side camp. But so far it has all been fine I hope this is the end of it! Maybe they have contained the outbreak to the west only.
I was wrong, they have been doing test on all the survivors, I have even seen a few
“living dead” on the other side of the barrier. The island is gone, we are gone.
I don’t think I will be writing any more the camp has become like one of those in nazi germany.
I would like for everyone to know what’s really going on down here so I am sending this to all the news companies in the main land.
All I could hear was the alarm sound, I couldn’t stand the noise anymore. To my surprise it wasn’t the alarm at all. “Bloody hell, what is that noise.. Its only 2 am.”, I glanced and noticed the emergency broadcasting system was blasting on my telly. I couldn’t help but talk to my self. “What am I missing? What is going on…” I was used to the loneliness. I worked long day shifts so I never really watched telly much, so I was dumbfounded when I saw the emergency broadcasting system blasting with the word scrolling around at the bottoms, “Please stay indoors, major riots in the metro area. Stay tuned for more information.” I just couldn’t figure it out. It was fine yesterday maybe a little less traffic but nothing that I knew of that would cause a riot. Then again another World War could be breaking out and I wouldn’t have a clue. I work in the underground Water Containment Center down in Manchester and before that I was never a “social bee” as my granny used to say, but that was before I moved to Droylsden. I’ve lived alone in the boonies for about 3 years now, I originally came from the states to this peaceful place in the UK.
I figured I would try and call my sister make sure everything is okay over at her place. The phone rang for a good 5 minutes be for anyone answered, “Hello…” the voice on the other end didn’t sound like her husband, but it was definitely a mans voice. “Roy? Is that you? Is every thing okay??”, I waited for a reply and got nothing. The phone was silent but I could tell they didn’t hang up. Suddenly I heard “Oh my god….”, and it went silent again. I couldn’t take it any more I threw the phone down and grabbed my jacket. I was speeding down the road, all I could see was fire and people running around like lunatics, it was a sight straight out of a Stephen King novel. I took the left past RiteMed, she lived less than a block away from the drugstore. I was almost to the house when I saw her running down the street. I honked the horn and rolled down my window, “Sis are you okay?! Whats going on?!”, she looked like she was missing a chunk right out of her arm. “They are … they are….” instantly she passed out.
I grabbed her and put her in the back seat. She was bleeding all over….