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Case 9856-B – Classified

SSS - Short Scifi StoriesPosted by Röjarn 2009-03-23 13:14:17

Sara Danfield, 32 year, Scientist, specialized in signal analysis

WayNE-5, deep space observation station.

On January 6, year 2143 two of the three man crew working at the station had to leave it for reparation of an antenna in the vicinity. When they due to a distress call from Sara 10 days later returned, the interior of the station was destroyed. All the wall panels had either been screwed loose or broken off and Sara could not be found. Later when they checked the logs they found video logs made by Sara. The following is a transcription of those logs.

Day 2

Hello Jayne. You are probably surprised to see and hear from me and yes I know you won’t be able to see this until I get home. When you look at it you will probably already have heard all this from me in person. It’s just that I need to talk to someone as I’m all alone out here, at least for the moment. My colleagues had to leave to repair an antenna. You know me, I need to talk. It’s funny that I only managed one day alone without talking to someone. I never told you what I’m supposed to do out here. Well it was a bit hush-hush but come on. The thing is that they found a signal from an unknown source and that’s what I and my colleagues are here to look for, among other things. So my days contain mostly of observing stuff. I sit and look for signs, collect data and other kinds of information. I bet you think wow, sounds like a blast and you probably wonder why I volunteered for this mission. Well at the moment I actually wonder that my self. No seriously it’s a great opportunity and it’s not as bad as it sounds. Ok, perhaps it’s getting a bit boring as nothing interesting is happening. We have been here for 98 days and we have found nothing of this mysterious signal. The only thing we get is a lot of static. But you know what? I’m only here for 202 days more. I can’t wait until I get home. You really get to think a lot out here on the rim of world and you realize what’s important in one’s life. I will spend more time with you and my friends when I get home.

[Something beeps and Sara looks at the panel on her wrist.]

Well, I got to go as the test are ready. I will probably talk to you some more as my colleagues will be gone for a couple of weeks

Day 3

[Sara looks happy and excited]

Hey, I’m back. I didn’t manage another day without talking to someone. Today I wished you where here with me as it was so beautiful. I took lots of pictures and I will show you when I get home. Sorry I’m just babbling away, perhaps I should tell you what I saw? It was when I was out on my regular walks. I didn’t tell you that last time but that is one of my duties too. The station is placed in a belt, that consists mainly of small bodies and in regularly intervals I go out and collect samples among these bodies. It probably sounds like a dream for you and let me tell you it is. I have taken this walk so many times and every time is as wonderful as it was the first time. You can’t believe how big the universe is. Here I am light years away from the colonies and still the universe expands endlessly. The panorama I have here is amazing. You get this enormous black canvas painted with millions of different kind of lights. Well today it was especially magic as there was this amazing light show. When I was collecting some samples something on the edge of the belt caught my eyes and I stopped what I was doing. There in the far distance was this small light but it was too far away to discern what it was. After a while it grew larger and it seemed to be coming straight at me. At first I was a bit scared but as closer it got the more amazed I became. It was a cloud of lights and there were green, red, blue, lilac, all possible colors. Thousands of different small light balls were dancing around in the cloud around and around. It was an amazing experience and I have never seen anything like it before. I wanted to stay and see if it would come all the way to me but my oxygen alarm went off and I had to go back in to the station. Back in, yes that was rather spooky as when I was in the airlock it felt like there was something there with me. I don’t know what it was or why I got the feeling, well it was probably nothing it felt weird anyway. When I got in I ran to the instruments to check if there was something on the signal scanners or any other reactions. But I found nothing and when I tried to zoom in on the light with the telescope I couldn’t find it, it was gone. I have no idea what it was, though I hope it will come back.

Day 5

[Sara looks tired]

Hey, it’s me again. Do you remember that I told you that I though that something was with me when I got back in to the station after the light show? I know this will sound completely nuts

[Sara leans up to the camera and whispers]

I think there is something or someone else on the station. Yes, I bet you laugh but I’m almost certain that there is. Perhaps there was something in the airlock with me? I don’t know what it could be though as I saw nothing in the airlock, it was just a feeling. I don’t know perhaps I’m exaggerating but several times since then I have experienced strange things. I can leave a room and when I return the tools I have been working with have been moved or disappeared. That’s not all as several times I have heard someone talking, well not talking but it’s like a whisper. When I try to follow it and enter the area I heard it from there is nothing there. Perhaps it’s an alien or perhaps there were something in the cloud of lights, but I have rechecked all the signal receivers and all the other equipment but I can find no trace or sign of contact. Everything is as quiet as when I got here. Then it could just be me who is tired and imagining things. Either way I have started to lock my bedroom door, just in case.

[Sara wipes her forehead with her sleeve]

I don’t know what it is though. It has gotten so hot in here. I have checked the air controller but there seem to be nothing wrong with it. I have to ask Carl when he gets back as he is the tech wiz around here. The strange thing is that at the same time as I’m sweating my muscles feels stiffer like I’m freezing. It’s probably because I’m out here in deep space. They told me that there could be some physical changes during my stay. Well enough about me. If I get the days correct your wedding must be near. I bet you are really nervous. I hope all the plans are going well? Oh my god, my little sister will be married when I get home. Ohh that’s so

[Sara starts to cry and dries her eyes with her hands]

Look at me crying, silly me. I’m really sorry that I will be missing it and I hope you are not too mad at me for choosing to go out here. I miss you and I wish that you have a great wedding. Lots of hugs my little or I should say big sister. See you

Day 6

[Sara is moving around on the chair and looks scared]

Jayne, I’m sure that there is something onboard and it’s nothing I make up. I will tell you how I can be so sure and then you can decide if I’m crazy or not. Yesterday evening I was working in one of the observatories trying to analyze some of the sample I have collected when I heard a sound from the corridor. When I came out into the corridor I heard the sound coming from the dining room. It was like a faint whisper that I have told you about before. I slowly walked towards the room, constantly hearing the faint whispers. I stood outside the door listening to the whisper, though I couldn’t make out what it was saying. As soon as I entered the room the whisper was gone. Gone, I was just outside the door hearing it and there is no other way out from the room than through that door. Then the lights went out and I could feel something cold like a soft breeze pass by me. I got so scared and as soon as the reserve backup lights went on I ran and locked my self in my bedroom. There I have stayed locked and I haven’t been able to sleep all night. The only thing I have had is water and today I had to go out and get something to eat...

[The female looks around like she is checking for something]

There the whisper is again, I’m starting to get really scared and I have sent a message to Carl and John my colleagues to come back as soon as they can. I just hope that it will not take to long as I don’t feel like being alone much longer. I have to go as I don’t dare to stay here any longer. I have filled the bedroom with food and will stay there until they come back. I don’t know if I will be able to record any more messages and I hope to see you soon.

Day 8

[Sara looks really tired. She acts nervously, constantly moving her eyes back and forth like she is looking for something. Her hair is a mess]

Jayne, There is something strange with the walls. Everywhere I go the whispers follow me, from the walls.

[Sara looks around the room and then back to the camera]

It’s like the walls are whispering things to me. I think there is something inside the walls. My bedroom is no longer safe and everywhere I go I can hear the whispers. I don’t know what to do. I have to constantly keep moving around the station, I’m so tired but I dare not to sleep.

[The female starts to cry]

Day 9

[Sara has red eyes and is hyper active. In the back of the room you can see that some of the wall panels are torn down]

I can’t take it anymore. No matter where I go I can here them whispering. I can’t see them but I know they are there, hiding in the walls. I don’t know what to do, please help me. I can’t find them, they constantly move. I’m so tired. It feels like the walls are closing in on me. This constant whisper, telling me not to worry, to come, but I won’t.

[Sara covers her ears, closes her eyes and shakes her head. She gets up and with some kind of lever she bends loose one of the wall panels and screams]

I will never come to you

[Sara gets back and looks into the camera]

Please come and help me to get out of here. I need to get out of here.

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