Winter Snow!

High in the mountains lay a small logging town

that during the summer months

crews were active cutting down the old tall trees

then quickly transporting them

either by river or trucks off the mountainside

working hard for profit and pride!

 

This was until winter snow set in and cut it off

from the rest of the country

as rivers froze and all roads were impassable

it became a small ghost town

the permanent residence of sixty-five souls

much easier for the sheriffs patrols!

 

A tough fifty-five year old widow father of three

two daughter’s lived in the city

the eldest was his deputy making a good team

at home in the desolate wilderness

knowing trouble could erupt any help distant

but fugitives would meet resistance!

 

Legends of the Sasquatch and ghosts haunting

this vast inhospitable wildness

never really bothered these officers of the law

until the first body was found

kneeling head bowed as if  they were praying

terror on their face displaying!

 

Over several weeks more bodies were discovered

exactly the same in different areas

very perplexing there were no  physical marks

on any of the eight bodies

none were local all were male of varying  ages

decomposition at different stages!

 

Out of their depth called on detectives from the city

who were also baffled at this case

no clues nor tracks were anywhere close at hand

the only course of action watch

risky as there was no indication of what it could be

in the snow and each pine tree!

 

The autopsies showed they died from heart attacks

these fit young males scared to death

the conclusion of the coroner nothing else was found

help could only be flown there

as an atmosphere of uncertainty and panic spread

why so many strangers found dead?

 

The sheriff and his trusty deputy and six city cops

made their way into the mountains

uncertain where to position the limited numbers

to seek out what they knew not

the temperature dropped the snow began to fall

their enthusiasm began to stall!

 

Being police officers expected a rational solution

even with the lack of evidence

gathered in the area where  corpses discovered

from there in pairs spread out

for the nights vigil hoping it could be resolved

and causes of deaths solved!

 

With cloudy skies and increasing heavy snowfall

wishing they were in a warm place

hoping the riddle could finally be settled tonight

through the bad weather and foliage

a blue pulsating haze formed coming their way

to their rapidly increasing dismay!

 

Within this mesmerizing haze there seemed to be

a grotesque beast metamorphosing

before their vision the deputy turned her gaze

contacting the others not to stare

static was all that came through no human voices

what now thinking her choices?

 

A groan from close by had her running she knew

it was her dad he was alive

awful ear-splitting sounds came made her feel sick

reaching the crumpled figure

kneeling grabbing him with all the will power

she could muster as it had gone sour!

 

Stumbling and falling in the deepening soft snow

exhausted reached the jeep

the phenomena no longer was anywhere in sight

soon heading back to their office

to report what had occurred soon reaching base

knowing this was a classified case

 

Once back in the warm and familiar surroundings

felt better but deeply shaken

after contacting the police headquarters waited

for the reinforcements to come

they knew the military were alerted to investigate

there was little time to contemplate!

 

What was this frightening and unknown apparition

this would be their dominating mission!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

 

 

 

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Mortuary!

The paranormal team secured an investigation

in disused depressing hospital.

Many tales of  experiences in this decaying relic

still littered with equipment.

From a more disciplined and cruel period of care

and complain you wouldn’t dare!

 

But it’s said the torment of the patients lingered on

untold misery within its borders!

The group split into pairs and sent to each hotspot

where staff had witnessed events!

Each armed with a voice recorder and torches

went in to face unseen forces!

 

Down in the basement they approached the mortuary

glad to have radios to communicate.

Entering the large room cold with an unpleasant odour

four fridges directly in front!

Immediately they heard sounds of metallic tapping

and their batteries power sapping.

 

Realising it was emanating from the rusting fridges

contacted the base unit.

As all the crew converged to the active location

a cry of  anguish was heard.

What sounded like scratching quickly followed next

leaving some perplexed!

 

A suggestion was then made for somebody to lay

on one of the body trays.

Shut inside on their own for an hour-long vigil

who was brave or foolish?

Regretting being a volunteer the female got on

the feeling of death strong!

 

Tingling in her legs began to turn to numbness

and a soft voice spoke!

Sounding like ‘ stay with me’ from her left side

this she didn’t expect.

Panic made her shout to be released fast

seeing also a shadow cast!

 

They each decided to leave a few hours early

they sensed a hostile presence!

On reviewing their audio and visual devises

evidence was really clear.

The tapping was chilling on hearing it again

soon after the girl went insane!

 

None returned to the mortuary as their lives fell apart!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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