A week or so had passed. Tom, John, Sasha, and Mark had walked back and forth from school and talked from time to time, but never about the feelings or the noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was Friday now and the whole weekend was before them. It was cold out but clear and crisp. Great weather to play ball. Tom, John, Mark, and Sasha agreed to meet at the basketball courts at school Saturday morning at 9AM. Right now, Tom went home to a dollar store with John to buy his family some Christmas presents. As they got to the store they split up doing their own shopping. Sisters, Tom thought, I have to buy for my sisters. He went in the hair and makeup section. Picking out some things he turned the corner to get something for his parents and heard a group of three girls talking. Tom stepped back so he would not be seen. The conversation went like this.
Girl with blue sweater “Well I heard my parent talking about a military installation being opened up again over on route 102. It was the old base from World War II. I wonder why they are opening it up.”
Girl with the brown boots, “You remember all the talk a week ago about some strange kind of feeling and a weird noise some people heard? I think it has to do with that. There is something going on that they are not telling us!”
Girl with the blond bangs, “It just doesn’t make sense. What kind of “feeling” could produce such a reaction? I don’t think one thing has to do with the other, but I did over hear something myself.”
Girl with brown boots, “Ok mystery girl with the answers, what did you hear?”
Girl with the blond bangs, “I heard some police men talking on the street. They were whispering, but didn’t see that I was right there behind the tree.”
Girl with blue sweater, “So what did they say. ‘Nice day today, isn’t it?”
“No, that is not what they said silly.” girl with blond bangs retorted, “They were talking about that if things get anymore intense they were going to get their families out of town for the holidays.”
“That is the word they used, intense?” asked the girl with the blue sweater.
“Oh yes, they sure did, the world was intense. No doubt about it, that was the word they used.” Clarified the girl with the blond bags.
“Does anyone know someone who actually heard those noises? Asked the girl with the brown boots.
“I felt the feelings and know people who heard the noise at the same exact time.” It was Tom coming around the corner. “My friends and I were talking about the Bible, and Satan, and aliens from space. We couldn’t come up with an explanation. My aunt felt the feelings too!”
What kind of Bible Satan story are you talking about?” inquired the girl with the blue sweater, “What does that have to do with opening up a base?”
“I don’t know but here is my friend. Hey John come over hear a minute, would yaw?” Tom motioned John to join the group.
John came over and said hi, with his eyes looking at the floor. “What do you want Tom?”
“I want you to tell these girls your theory about the Bible and the noises and feelings.” Tom requested.
The girls chimed in together, “Please give us you theory. We are hearing all kinds of things that don’t make sense and the army is opening up that old base on route 102. It is all very hush, hush.”
Just then Mark walked into the store and overheard the girls, “Really, you want to hear that rubbish. Did you hear they are opening the old World War II army base? I bet that they are doing experiments there and need the army to guard whatever they are doing. That is where the noise came from and the noise was supersonic. That’s what caused the feelings! Part of the noise that was so high that it caused some people to hear something and others did not hear a thing! Well that’s what I think.”
Tom interjected, “We were just asking John to explain his point of view. Everyone this is Mark. Now John tell us all what you said last week when we were talking.”
To be continued…..