Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

A Halloween horror story.

Written by Ken Carman

“Morely Safer reporting for 60 Minutes.”
“Tonight a special report on what everyone who is left alive is talking about. We visit the enemies who have no name. No one knows what to call them, though attempts have been made.”

“Where they came from we may never know. We thought we were safe. We thought we were the superior species, if not in the universe, at least on our own planet.”

“Even when the creatures first started to appear, we thought since these creatures could not see they had to be inferior; they could be easily beaten. It could be called a herd mentality. But now we’re just waiting for that final cattle call.”

“For years the bats were dying. Going extinct. Now we wonder if they were just making way for a new bat, maybe coming to the surface from the depths of what we used to call ‘our’ planet. Now it’s ‘their’ planet.'”

“But they’re not just bats. Scientists speculate maybe some mutation that combining bat DNA with spider DNA with… only God knows what.”


“Even theologians are baffled. Only a mad God could have created these monsters.”

“Their eyes: useless. They use some kind of sonar like method to spot victims and snatch them. In that sense they may see far better than we do. If we could isolate the frequency maybe we’d have a weapon, but even attempts have only served to provide more than a few meals.”

“They eat Christians, Atheists, Deists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims: an equal opportunity huge bat buffet.”

“At first we only knew something was wrong because spelunkers started disappearing. Those who went into the caves disappeared. Several search and rescue groups disappeared. Army platoons next. So people stayed out of the caves, but these monsters didn’t. At night they fly through our cities, our towns, the country. We rarely see them until it’s too late. The prostitutes, the homeless and the drunks disappeared at first. Few noticed.”

“But then they started breaking into the homes and, yes, they also have arms and hands as useful as ours. YouTubes exist of those who took those YouTubes just before they too were taken: warning the public not to confront them. We only know what little we do know through hidden cameras and microphones.”

“They speak a language no linguist seems to be able to crack. They obviously either don’t care, or don’t realize, we’re smart too.”

“A few have escaped and they tell horror stories of underground cities built out of spider web like threads. Their technology is totally unfathomable to us; mostly bio in nature. But it seems so advanced.”

“As we enter the main chamber of the cave now we can see hanging from a crowded cave ceiling their food: us. They eat by starting with the fingers, the toes, then seal up the wounds with spider web-like bandages, and then wrap us the rest of us up in cocoons, except a hole to breathe though. They like their meals live and raw. By the time they reach the torso they have a buffet, while those satisfied by previous meals have dessert. Apparently the cracking of the nut like skull serves them their candy-like dessert: the brain.”

“This chamber is a human slaughterhouse. Now we know how our cows, chickens and pigs must have felt on mega farms.”

“This is Morley Safer, not feeling all that ‘safer’ in…”
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Ken Carman
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