Something In A Dark Cloud (Sightings Part 3)

“Something In a Dark Cloud” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

This poem didn’t make it into the Madhouse collection, but I thought I’d share it here to finish up my three part pondering on Sightings.  I’m astonished at the amount of reported UFO sightings that I’ve read about online.  Add to that the many stories from those that claim they’ve been abducted by aliens in the middle of the night and then you have to wonder: Do these abductions happen?  It’s one thing to rationally explain the many causes that create strange lights in our evening skies, but what about the abduction claims?  Are they all lying, and if so, to what gain?  Makes me wonder.  On top of all this, I wonder how many rational minded human beings have had encounters but have never reported them.  “Who would believe me?” I can hear them say.  Indeed, who would?…and if that’s the case, and abductions do occur, then how does one stop these strange creatures from taking anyone they please when they creep undercover in the shadow of our doubts and unbelief?  Something to consider, should you ever find yourself waking up in a strange place with no idea where you are or how you got there…assuming it wasn’t the tequilla, or course.

Whether it’s the Boogeyman lurking in the closet, strange beasts that roam the wilderness, or beings from elsewhere visiting our nightly skies, there’s certainly enough evidence to say that people have seen something.  Either our eyes are liars in the dark and our imagination betrays, or perhaps we’ve caught a glimpse into the unknown and our minds are unwilling to accept the strangeness of what our senses have revealed to us…and we deny these strange sightings all together.  I, myself, am skeptical to a point, but not foolish enough to dismiss these sightings completely for there are things man has yet to understand and mysteries that still wait around every dark corner. 

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From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.
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