The mixed group of hikers felt a slight tremor
as the wind picked up
on a desolate icy and snow filled wilderness
lost as the heavy snow
hit their bodies as the temperature dropped
it would be foolish if they stopped!
Finally found a sheltered area safe to camp
protection from the elements
though some equipment lost on the trail
had enough supplies for now
six-men and women huddled in a tent
it would be a night of torment!
It had been reported bright lights were seen
falling from the swirling clouds
the night before the hikers passed through
from details on investigation
during the atrocious storm they left the tent
for some unknown intent!
More hikers alerted the rescue authorities
after finding the deserted camp
there seemed to be no signs of any struggle
search parties were formed
finding their mangled corpses what desire
going out only in night attire!
None being alive at first it was thought bears
the culprit of a despicable act
injuries caused by a weapon not any claws
covered all the bodies
but what had drawn them out into such cold
would the truth ever be told?
No tracks beside the victims could be detected
adding to this enigma
many reported feeling nauseated on the recovery
and were glad to leave
sensing whatever had done this was very nearby
they to could easily die!
Tests carried out later gave them more surprises
tissue and fluid samples found
were not of human origin adding to the conundrum
many years later unsolved
few would ever venture to the area no locals dared
either sensible or truly scared!
The Foureyed Poet.