7th August 2016
Route 375 - Extraterrestrial Highway
The cold night air blew a cross the baron desert of Nevada. The desert was illuminated by the light of the moon. Stars shone brightly in the clear night sky. There was nothing to be heard but the sound of a running car engine. A silver SUV sat in the middle of the road, the engine running, the head lights on and the doors open but the driver or its passengers were no where to be seen. The windows of the car were either shattered or cracked. The front right tire was flat and the indicator lights were flashing. In the car the radio crackled quietly. At that moment a Nevada state police car came to a stop behind the abandon SUV.
The officer inside the police car stared at the SUV in front of him before picking up the radio.
"Dispatch, I gotta 10-38, suspicious vehicle on the 375, over"
"Copy that, investigate the area"
The officer got out of his patrol car taking out a flashlight. He slowly made his way to the SUV. Once he got to the vehicle he inspected the area. After looking around for about several minutes he made his way back to his car. Once again picking up the radio.
"Dispatch, I have failed to find the occupants of the 10-38 on 375. It looks like a 10-50 but doesn't seem like anyone sustained injury but something happened, the windows are cracked and shattered, right front tire is flat, the doors are open and the seat belts in the front seats have been torn out. Requesting assistance and a tow truck, over"
The officer waited a moment then the radio crackled
The radio went static then turned off.
"What the...Dispatch do you copy?...Dispatch?....Shit"
It was at that moment he heard a rustling not far from him. He got out of his car slowly getting out his flashlight again. The rustling began to get louder and he could hear rocks and stones being kicked. With that he drew his gun, moving slowly to the edge of the road.
"Nevada state police, anybody there?"
He got no reply.
He was about to turn back and return to his car when a young woman came out of the darkness and collapsed on the road a few feet away from him. She wasn't much older than 25. She was covered in dirt, small bits of gravel and blood. When she got to her feet the officer noticed three long gashes across her chest. It look similar to a bear or big cat attack but you wouldn't get any of them out here in the middle of a baron desert. He made his way to the girl, putting his hands gently on her shoulders to stop her from panicking. She continued to struggle desperate to get away. After a few minutes he managed to calm her down.
"Hey...calm down ok. Tell me what happened"
She struggled a little more then looked at him.
"...Me..and my friends..we came out on a trip then....then..."
She began to cry and then looked down at the ground.
"What happened your friends?"
"They're gone....taken...or killed...."
"Who did this? Who did this to your friends?"
She only mumbled at that point, quietly to herself. It was then a loud rustle was heard.
"Anybody with you?"
She looked at him terrified shaking her head no. He went back to the car putting his pistol away and grabbing the cars shotgun loading it.
"You stay here. I'll be back in a minute"
He walked to the edge of the road and scanned the area before moving out into the darkness, holding his gun tightly. He walked for several minutes and had reached the top of a hill. He turned looking back at his car and the abandon SUV. It was then he heard a bone chilling scream from the girl he had found.
He began to sprint back to the road, once on the road he turned to face the SUV.
He froze on the spot. The young woman was standing motionless by the SUV. Blood ran from her mouth and her shirt stained red from blood running from a large gash across her throat. She dropped to the ground taking her last breath that was nothing but a gurgled cry as she choked on her own blood.
Blood spilled out of her cold lifeless body onto the road. The officer looked down at the body in shock. Then a weird sounding growl from the darkness behind the body. His head snapped up. His eyes met with that of the girls killer. He turned pale like he had just seen a ghost. As the officer stared into the eyes of the killer he saw nothing but cold dark lifelessness. The killer took a step into the light revealing itself to the officer. It wasn't what he expected. He began to tremble, filled with fear. What stood before him was something he thought couldn't exist. Before him stood a creature about 9ft tall. It was incredibly thin and looked like it had little to no muscle. Each of its bony fingers ended with large sharp claw like nails. One of the hands nails had blood dripping off it. A large hairless head set on top of a long thin neck. The head and the creature was featureless. The head had nothing, no ears or hair. It had two small slits for a nose and the mouth was a barely visible slit also. Most of its face was taken up by two large black lifeless eyes that where angled and started off circular then came to a point at the top of the head. The creatures grey skin hid it perfectly in the dark. The officer noticed that its shoulder had a stab wound. A black substance ran out of it slowly, he assumed it was the creatures blood. He raised his gun to the creature causing it to growl and hunch over a little in an almost defensive stance. The officer fearing what the creature would do if he didn't act pulled the trigger. His gun shot back as the shell left the barrel hitting the creature in the chest and knocking it to the ground but to the officers surprize the creature rose to its feet again growling in anger.
"What the fuck..."
He fired another shot but the creature managed to keep its balance and began to slowly move towards him. He fired again and again until the creatures body dropped to the ground and stopped moving. Large amounts of black blood ran out onto the road. He turned to return to his car only to come face to face with another one. He looked around to see another two. He was surrounded by them. Not wanting to waste more ammo one just one he fired at one of the creatures legs. Due to it being so thin the power of the shell blew part of the leg off. He ran to his car shutting the door and reversing doing a handbrake turn and slamming his foot down on the accelerator but as soon as the car began to move everything shut off. The radio began to crackle and go through all the frequencies. The pointers in the dials began to spin. Then the car alarm went off. As the lights flashed the officer could make out the silhouette of the two remaining creatures in front of the car. The officer picked up his pistol and began to shoot at the creatures through the windshield. After he stopped shooting he began to get headaches and became dizzy. The last thing he saw was a bright white light as everything faded to black.
As the sun rose up lighting up the sky with an orange glow another unit arrived at the scene. Dispatch didn't hear back from the unit that reported a 10-38 on Route 375 so two units were sent at dawn to the area and called in two abandon vehicles, a body, evidence of shots being fired and a missing officer. When the two units arrived at the scene they found the unit from that nights car smashed up, engine destroyed, battery fried, doors open and seat belts torn out. The where abouts of the officer was unknown, there was no evidence to show where he could be, this lead to a road block being set up.
The officer on watch at the block was rather confused when two black unmarked SUVs pulled up followed by a truck with military markings, it soon unloaded. At least a dozen soldiers armed with M16A4s and all wear gas masks with strong tape around the wrists and ankles of their uniforms that made their way to the scene some carrying weird cases with strange symbols on them. The officer on guard at the road block watched as they ran past him then turned back to the SUVs only to be confronted by a man in a black suit holding up a badge, the officer glanced at the badge noticing it was that of a CIA badge.
"We will be dealing with this from here on out"
The man in the suit walked past the officer before he could reply then to all of the officers in the area,
"Alright gentlemen you are all relieved of your duty, we'll be taking it from here"
Soldiers began to escort the officers back to their cars ignoring everything they said in protest. The man in the suit was approached by one of the soldiers.
"Sargent, I want you to have this little mess cleaned up before the press finds out about this or anyone for that matter, got it?"
"And Sarge...remind one of your men to take blood samples and to inspect the body of the girl which I want you to burn when you are done"
The man in the suit turned picking up his phone as he returned to his car.
"Yes?...The problem is being dealt with.....No we didn't let them question it too much.....We'll make something up like we always do, these are dangerous roads accidents are frequent....anything will work as long as nobody find out about....them..."