The Terrenceville Terrors

Ghostly TownSomewhere in Southwest Colorado lies the forgotten ghost town of Terrenceville where a nearby Insane Asylum was de-funded by the State Government in 1903. Asylum Director Shawn Adams let loose all the kooks rather than cooperating with a procedural transfer to another facility. It was an act of revenge for the loss of his prestigious job.  Most of the patients went missing, and were never seen again!  Out of embarrassment the State deep-sixed the entire debacle, and covered up the interesting incident which was easy enough before the advent of modern mass media.  It was rumored the patient’s hid among the abandoned buildings of Terrenceville, and inbred with each other along with tourists they kidnapped.  Over the past century various people have claimed missing tourists, and local residents ended up the victims of the mentally ill ghost town populace. Inspection of the town by various law enforcement agencies yielded no sign of any so called residents. So the Terrenceville terrors were always touted as an urban legend.  Mainly by high school, and college students looking to frighten each other. In some cases merchants in nearby communities bolstered the story of the loony bin town to increase tourism.  Now the tales of terror this town has inspired have finally been confirmed as true by us here at Mystic Investigations!

Some of the Mystic Investigations Team barreled down the dusty highway at high noon in the Mystic RV heading back to Woodland Springs, Colorado from a supernatural symposium in Farmington, New Mexico.  It had been a productive two day meeting of paranormal professionals from around the Southwest United States. At the wheel was Mystic Investigations President Xavier Remington. That would indeed be me! Research Assistant, and Werewolf Seth Morgan came up with the brilliant idea to take a shortcut through Terrenceville for a brief impromptu investigation of our own.  Unfortunately none of us had ever heard the urban legend when I said why not, and maneuvered down the tumbleweed ridden dirt road.  We were all eager to get home for Memorial Day Weekend but our curiosity got the better of us!  As we spotted the ghost town ahead both front tires blew loudly, and I hit the brakes.  The RV skidded further, and then the back tires blew as well! Upon inspection we discovered rusty old railroad spikes semi-buried in the dirt road.  We only had one spare tire, and as usual those pesky cell phones can’t get any signal when you really need them the most.  So we decided to wait until our Executive-Vice President Drake Alexander woke up from under the hidden compartment in the floor safely away from the sunlight.  Once a vampire is in a deep sleep he’s impossible to wake-up!  Especially if he’s in the Astral Dream Plane visiting with other vampire spirits from around the world.  We did try to shake him awake but it was no use. The intent was to have him run at super vampire speed to the nearest town, and get a tow truck. Or possibly hoist the whole RV on his back with us inside, and then carry it to town. However that was probably somewhat outside his strength range as a 5th generation vampire.  Certainly his vampire mother Duanna Sargon, a 4th generation vampire, could have accomplished it!

On this trip it was just me, Drake, Seth, our Cryptozoologist, and Demi-Zombie Doctor Ashley Abercrombie (Seth’s Girlfriend), Investigator Elizabeth Weatherly, and Ghost Buster Rob Edmunds.  Back at Mystic Investigations Headquarters Senior Vice-President & Demi-Mermaid Witch Rebecca Abernathy was left in command.  It was 8 AM so we had a good amount of time to kill before sunset.  We scattered to explore the abandoned community that sprung up during the 1800’s as a mining town as evidenced by the nearby rusty railroad tracks presumably leading to an old mine.  Only Seth, and Ashley stayed together while the rest of us went off alone. Elizabeth Weatherly was a British stowaway on the infamous sinking 1912 Titanic when my time traveling brother Michael Remington brought her to the future.  She had read about the old west, and hoped to see it along with the rest of the United States when she was on her way here aboard the ill fated Titanic.  She entered a Curio Shop, and was surprised to find a few antiques still lying around.  It was odd nobody had stolen them all these years, and they were without dust as if just placed there.

She opened a music box that played a most macabre sounding tune.  Suddenly she heard the floor creak. She turned around to see what appeared to be a disfigured looking teenager with one eye far larger than the other.  Elizabeth shrieked, and ran out of the shop only to see an otherwise beautiful looking young woman with a full on beard skipping, and dancing toward her in a disturbing manner while holding her long skirt.  She was singing a song about slicing people up while displaying a sinister smile.  Elizabeth screamed,”Help!”, and was about to run down the main street when a big brute carrying a bloody ax came strolling across the street toward her.  She instead bolted in between the buildings frantically but was met by the disfigured boy, and an even more horrifying looking individual who resembled the Elephant Man.  Her howls for help fell silent as the bearded woman came up behind her, and placed her hand over Elizabeth’s mouth.  The bearded lady then whispered in her ear,”Be silent sweetheart or your friends will die long agonizing deaths. You’re a member of our family now!  Earl John seriously needs a wife.”  A somewhat less than savory looking man, yet not deformed, stepped up from behind Elephant boy, and said,”She’s mighty pretty! Oh might pretty indeed!”  The ax wielding behemoth named Jeb arrived next to the bearded woman, and said to her,”The future father of your unborn child must have heard the screams.  He’s running this way!”

Rob Edmunds ran into the alley between the wood buildings but found nobody. However he noticed the dirt freshly scuffed about indicating someone had been there recently.  He spun around to find the motley crew of societal rejects.  Rob was then instantly met with the butt of an axe to the face courtesy of the the muscular 7 foot tall Jeb!   Out cold he eventually awoke in a dark room with mouth gagged, and hands tied to a squeaky old bed.  The bearded lady named Shelly Ann tending to his head wound.  She silently reassured him,”Shhhhh honey we’re together now.  If you treat me right I might shave my beard off for the honeymoon.”  Rob lie there thinking,”Oh God please shave that thing off if I have to go through with this!” LOL!

I was in the saloon looking around imagining a piano playing, card games taking place Old West Saloonamong cowboys, and gunfights being instigated.  I did think it was interesting that the place looked rather clean when there was an open door letting dust blow in. A small tumbleweed even blew in while I was there.  I was looking into the shattered mirror in back of the bar when I saw the axe wielding giant Jeb behind me.  I said,”Well hello there big fella?  Are you with the Welcome Wagon?”  He ran at me roaring ready to ax me good but I thew two Ninja stars at him rapid fire. One hit his hand causing the axe to fall to the floor.  He fell to his knees, and I roundhouse kicked him in the face causing him to fall backward. I hopped over his hulking form, and ran on to Main Street.  Before I knew it a swarm of freaks came out of various buildings holding large sticks, and sharp implements. One even had a pitchfork!  I then declared,”I never felt so welcome in a town before. The love I’m feeling right now is really heartwarming guys.  Seriously I’m feeling a special connection here!”  Yes in dangerous situations I often act like a smart ass. It’s a defense mechanism. LOL!  They ran at me screaming with crazed looks in their deranged eyes!  I then utilized my special martial arts mix of Kung Fu, and Ninjutsu to let loose my fists of fury, and crushing kicks amid my flying Ninja stars, and throwing knives.

As I fought the mob off I grabbed a broom handle from one of them, and began swinging it around wildly batting them away.  These wayward wackos were coming out of the woodwork in droves, and a whack to the back of the head brought my epic battle to an end!  I awoke on a wood floor with my head aching in what appeared to be a jail with one of my legs chained to the wall.  The sunlight filtered through the boarded up windows with the shadow of the axe loving jerk named Jeb sitting nearby.  Once he saw I was awake he walked over with a menacing look on his face, and said,”If you weren’t already promised to my sister Sue Ellen I’d rip your guts out, and feed them to my hogs!”  I replied,”Oh for joy! You’re the dream brother-in-law I always wanted you big bastard!”  He literally rattled my cage, and roared like an enraged gorilla while unlocking the jail cell. I got up, and he punched me in the gut causing me double over back onto the floor. I then muttered,”May I have another sir?” He then kicked me in the stomach, and I barely replied,”Awwww God thank you! I loooooove it!”  He let out a guttural roar again before locking the cell, and stomping out of the building slamming the door behind him.  I sat on floor allowing my head wound to rapidly heal as all my injuries inexplicably seemed to do since I was a child. This despite the fact that our Cryptozoologist Ashley Abercrombie certified I wasn’t supernatural in any way.  Once I was back to full fighting ability I planned to escape, and save my team members.

Seth, and Ashley went to the outskirts of the town following the railroad tracks as they indulged in their romance holding hands in the desert like wild west outdoors.  They entered a dark mine shaft as Seth joked,”Let’s see if we can find some gold to make a ring for you!”  They giggled amid the darkness that they could see in since Seth had enhanced Werewolf eyesight, and Ashley had a more limited ability with her Demi-Zombie vision.  Seth was by no means in control of his Lycanthrope transformations, and was beholden to the Full Moon.  However in human form he did have enhanced strength, speed, agility, and senses.  Still nowhere near that of our 5th generation vampire associate Drake Alexander who still lie asleep under the floors of the Mystic RV in a sealed special tank to prevent him from burning to flames in the light of the holy sun!

Meanwhile a group of nutty Terrenceville citizens entered our RV scavenging it for supplies.  A man named Thomas Allen, the Mayor, and leader of the morons, said,”After you pick this bastard clean get the tractor, and pull this thing out by the barn.  I think it’s high time I had a proper Mayor’s office!”  Drake Alexander deep in vampire sleep was in the astral plane visiting various vampire blood relations including his vampire Mother Duanna Sargon who was currently sleeping in a New York City penthouse. He was unaware of the nefarious happenings going on above him nor in the ghost town around him.

Seth, and Ashley found an ore cart on some tracks.  Seth said,”Hey let’s ride this thing!Abandoned Mineshaft Looks like fun!” Ashley replied,”Why not!”  He shoved it off with them inside, and further down the sloping mine shaft they went. They pulled out their trusty LED pen flashlights as every remnant of daylight disappeared  At the end of the line they climbed out, and headed down a side tunnel because they both smelled something peculiar. The tunnel opened up into a larger cavern. There they witnessed the horrific sight of over a century’s worth of rotting beheaded corpses, and skeletons riddled about the cave.  Seth commented,”Man this is jacked up in a major way!”  They decided to head back, and tell the others about what they found.  Unfortunately they didn’t get far as bright lights were switched on, and a group of loony locals were blocking the way out with sinister smiles on their sick faces!

An old woman wearing creepy mime make-up said,”You really shouldn’t have come down here.  We can’t really let you leave now.  By the way how on Earth could you see in here with those small flashlights?”  Seth replied,”Oh I’m a Werewolf, and my girlfriend here is a human-zombie hybrid.”  The old woman wasn’t amused while some laughed, and a few of the younger ones acted scared.  She turned to the frightened ones, and said,”Don’t fret! They’re just silly sacrifices for our Director Lord Savior The Shawn Adams.”  She pointed toward a side chamber as the pitch fork, and sharp stick wielding clan marched forward.  They all ended up in a room with some despicable looking religious altar that had the well preserved body of a man in a black business suit embalmed inside a glass case filled wtih clear liquid.  The old woman continued,”He released our ancestors from the very bowels of hell itself!”  Ashley replied,”I bet you mean a mental institution don’t you?”  She saw some documents on the altar indicating who the man was. The old woman screeched,”Shut up, and be grateful for the privilege of being a sacrifice to The Shawn Adams!”  The normally well reserved, and respectful Dr. Abercrombie then replied,”I’m more grateful for having the privilege of punching you in the face!”  At that moment Ashley did just that, and Seth joined the fray in the chamber of horrors! Clearly the group was taken by surprise at the enhanced abilities of this unusual paranormal dynamic duo.  Seth heard more people coming down the mineshaft, and they both ran in order to prevent being trapped. On the way up they fought through more townsfolk.  Seth picking up a number of men, and tossing them aside.  The attackers looked shocked at how easily a small girl like Ashley could knock them to the ground.  Once out of the mine they fled the scene quickly!

Unfortunately the group in the Mystic RV managed to find the controls to open the hidden compartments including the weapons cache.  The Mayor now holding a machine gun along with the rest of his now well armed group cut Seth, and Ashley off at the pass.  The Mayor then coldly yelled,”Kill them now!”  Bullets flew everywhere riddling the bodies of both Seth, and Ashley before they could spring away.  Their lifeless bodies were then returned to the mine shaft altar for “proper sacrificing” as the Mayor put it.

Back in the jail I heard the mass gunfire, and picked the old lock on the rusty chain around my leg with a hidden tool I always carry with me.  I picked the cell door lock as well, and then easily kicked down the old wood door of the jailhouse along with beating the ever loving hell out of guy standing guard!  I ran in the direction of the gunfire to witness Ashley, and Seth being dragged away leaving a trail of blood behind.  Although I wasn’t particularly alarmed as I was rather sure they were still alive. You can’t kill a Werewolf nor a half-zombie with mere bullets! There was however a part of me that wondered if any of them shot the one gun that was loaded with silver bullets!  If that was the case then Seth was a goner for sure. Thankfully Ashley would not be affected since silver doesn’t hurt zombies. I lurked back to the RV to see them removing the metal casket with Drake sleeping inside.  They opened it as the Mayor tested for a pulse, and breathing yet found none.  Luckily it was under the shade of a large tree otherwise his body would have began smoking, and eventually catching fire in the light of the holy sun. He then said to one of his cohorts,”Maybe these folks are our kind of people driving around with a fresh corpse!  Take him to the sacrifice chamber.”  At the time I wasn’t worried because I had no idea that their method of sacrifice was beheading. A sure way to kill a vampire! I couldn’t worry about the supernatural members of my team now because I had to find the humans Rob, and Elizabeth. I promised my brother Michael I’d keep Elizabeth safe the last time I saw him before he left on his last trip through time never to be seen again.  At that moment Elizabeth was being forcibly bathed in a horse trough after having her clothes ripped clean off.  The bearded woman Shelly Ann whispered gently to her,”You’re going to love Earl John.  He’s such a big man if you know what I mean?”  She giggled as Elizabeth cringed at the thought.  A girl ran in, and happily exclaimed,”Hurry up, and get her dressed the Preacher is ready for the wedding!”  Shelly Ann, and two other women helped her out of the tub to dress Elizabeth in a dirty white wedding gown.  Shelly was excited,”After you get hitched it’s my turn with your friend Rob!  In fact I have to go get ready now.  You gals tend to her, and make sure she gets to the church!”  I saw the bearded woman run off as I sneaked up on the building.  Sure enough there was Elizabeth standing there as naked as the day was long! LOL!  I allowed her the dignity of getting dressed before I entered.  I ran in and demanded,”She’s coming with me ladies!”  One grabbed Elizabeth, and the other came at me with a large rusty razor blade.  I easily overpowered her while Elizabeth elbow jabbed the other in the ribs.  We both hightailed it out of there, and headed for the hills as the women screamed we were escaping.

Rob wasn’t having it so easy as he was being literally hosed off in a horse stall in a rickety old barn.  The three men standing there were laughing as the man with the hose yelled,”Come on spread those legs!  You need to be clean for your wedding night!”  Shelly Ann strolled in just then, and gazed upon Rob with lust in her deranged eyes as he covered up with his hands.  Shelly then said,”Oh don’t be shy sweetheart!  We’re going have so many nights of love together.  I know it’s supposed to be bad luck to see the bride before the wedding but I just couldn’t bear to stay away from you honey! I just got a new blade so I’ll be shaving my beard soon.  I do declare I look absolutely divine with just a mustache! Don’t you think boys?”  The men all giggled, and nodded.  The bearded woman turned around to leave but she fell to the hay lined barn floor because Elizabeth punched her in the face. I grabbed the hose from one of the guys, and began rapidly wrapping it around each one while simultaneously punching, and kicking them.  They lie knotted up on the ground rather quickly.  Elizabeth tied Shelly up, and gagged her because she kept screaming.  Rob got dressed, and said,”Am I glad to see you guys!”  As I had been skulking around I estimated there were well over a 100 residents in this so called town! We all made our way to the mine as quickly as possible hiding from terrifying townsfolk along the way!

Ghastly Ghost TownSeth was placed on the altar of The Shawn Adams ready for beheading by axe courtesy of the giant Jeb.  Ashley, and Drake lie next in line.  All appeared to be dead but they weren’t.  Seth’s bullet wounds were rapidly healing. Ashley’s far less quickly due to her zombie half not getting the human flesh it needed because she refuses to partake of such cannibalistic acts! Fortunately she could most likely still function being riddled with bullets. Drake a vampire fast asleep without a care in the world was about to meet his demonic maker!  Jeb stood menacing over the sleeping Seth as he raised his axe with sinister glee, and let out a guttural roar, while exclaiming,”This one’s for you my Holy Lord & Saviour The Shawn Adams!”

To Be Continued…..Now of course since I’m telling you what happened I’m the only one you know survived this ordeal for sure! At least I got back in time to celebrate Memorial Day! LOL!

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Crazy Calamitous Killer Clown

Calamitous ClownAs mentioned in our previous post Vice-President Rebecca Abernathy, and I attended Zack Powers High School Career Day to speak about our experiences as paranormal investigators.  The sessions were rather productive, and I’m confident we recruited a good number of future supernatural saviors to protect humanity from the dangers of our paranormal planet. Although Zack wasn’t at any of our discussions since he’s already in the business after school.  We did however see him in the hallway between classes.  He made a point of showing off by hugging Rebecca who was last years Comanche County Fair Beauty Queen.  There was also a clown merrily skipping about the halls passing out flyers for the grand opening of the “Fun Fridays” amusement restaurant which our entire team was planning to attend later that evening. The clown came up to Rebecca, and I to hand us a flyer.  Both of us were creeped out for some reason despite never having Coulrophobia, a fear of clowns.  Rebecca, as a white witch, and half Mermaid, picked up what she believed to be a rather dark vibe from a clown that didn’t look all that spooky to begin with.

Sometime around 6 PM our entire paranormal investigations team arrived at Fun Fridays to support the new local business (Listen to the background sounds of Fun Fridays).  I spoke with the owner Connor Flanagan, who also owns Flanagan’s Irish Pub, and he was excited to be catering to a whole new family friendly clientele.  We all mingled about enjoying the revelry of the fabulous festivities including video games, virtual reality gear, flight, and race car simulators, indoor water slides, laser tag, a haunted house, and other indoor amusements.  Crazy clowns, including the one we saw at the high school, were scurrying about with glee shooting confetti, and glitter everywhere as kids laughed joyously.  I felt bad for the janitors who had to clean up that shimmering mess!  Most of us enjoyed the laser tag competition that also contained holograms courtesy of special 3-D glasses.  It was certainly a welcome break from our real metaphysical battles fraught with frightening hazards.  With two person teams competing Executive Vice-President Drake Alexander, and I won receiving the coveted Confetti Clown Award.

Demi-Mermaid Rebecca Abernathy made a splash on the water slides, and indoor lazy river.  Especially when her bikini top came off down the steepest slide.  I don’t think I ever saw so many camera flashes going off all at once.  Rebecca’s new Swedish secretary Lars Larsson immediately jumped in the knee high pool at the bottom of the slide with all his clothes on, and cupped both her bare breasts with his hands while having a false look of urgency on his face as if he was really protecting her from being embarrassed.  Of course she never is, and was amused by the attention she received. Yeah I didn’t like Lars doing that one bit, and it was a cheap move on his part!  I handed her the bikini top as I shoved him aside causing him to fall into the water completely.  He was gagging after sucking in some chlorinated water going down the wrong pipe.  He’s been asking for it ever since he was hired due to his constant flirting with Rebecca.  It’s strange how he has an MBA, and had a six figure job at a huge Swedish corporation yet quits to work at our small company.  Like that clown there’s something not quite right about Lars. Even though I’m President I can’t countermand Rebecca’s departmental decisions without good reason.  Unfortunately I can’t site sexual harassment since this incident happened outside of work, and Rebecca clearly didn’t even seem to acknowledge his hands upon her.  When I asked her about it later she said he was just trying to protect her.

Our resident Vampire Drake Alexander was surrounded by single moms for a great deal of the night after our laser tag competition.  Apparently his Scottish vampirical charm was too much to resist for the cougars on the prowl.  If only they knew he was over 700 years old despite barely looking a day over 30!  As the Midnight closing of Fun Fridays approached Drake, and his female entourage, left to go to the nearby Irish Pub while sending their kids home with relatives, or friends.  With his attention squarely on the ladies he wasn’t able to detect the descending of a demonic presence into a willing vessel.  That vessel being the creepy clown who was deep into demon worship.  Since vampires are demonic beings they are keenly aware of any other demonic forces afoot…unless of course their lust gets the better of them!  Rebecca was showering the chlorine off in the girls locker room when Lars attempted to walk in with a towel.  I firmly shoved my hand into his chest while grabbing the towel, and saying,”That’s the girls locker room Poindexter!  I’ll wait for Julia, and give it to her.”  I expected Julia, our telekinetic psychic, to be done on the water slides any second.  Lars walked away with a frown on his face.  Suddenly Julia ran up with a scared look on her face.  That look she gets after having a disturbing premonition.  She frantically exclaimed,”A little girl is in danger…”

The screams of a small girl came from the locker room causing Rebecca to drop her soap, and come running out to find the creepy clown running away with her behind some lockers.  As Rebecca rounded the corner she saw a panel of lockers opened into a hidden passage of some type.  The rainbow haired clown disappeared into the darkness, and the auburn haired Demi-Mermaid ran in after him just as the huge door composed of lockers closed.  Julia, and I scoured the mostly deserted locker room minus an overweight middle aged woman wearing nothing who screamed when I ran past.  LOL!

We saw nothing until I followed Rebecca’s wet footprints which ended at the lockers on the far wall of the locker room.  A woman came into the locker room yelling, “Cynthia it’s time to go home!  I let you stay here long enough, and that Scottish guy left anyway!”  She ran into us, and we told her about hearing a girls scream along with Rebecca disappearing.  Julia felt along the lockers with her hands looking to pick up psychic energy while the girls mother frantically searched the locker room calling out to her daughter.   Julia stopped at one locker in particular, and said that the opening of the locker, with combination lock, would reveal a secret passage

Meanwhile Rebecca wandered about the nearly pitch dark corridors that sloped downward.  Too dark even for her enhanced Demi-Mermaid vision so she utilized her echolocation sonar by emitted ultrasounds silent to human ears.  Dim light was finally had along with the profuse crying of a small girl amid the crazy cackling of a deranged clown.  Rebecca walked in still wearing nothing but her long hair covering her bare bosoms.  What she saw was a disturbing demonic altar of wacko worship with a small brown haired girl tied upon it.  He was writing symbols on the girls face with what appeared to be blood. Rebecca then screamed,”Hey clown kook the jigs up!  Let the girl go, and I might let you live!”  The startled 6′ 2″ heavy set clown turned around, and got an eye full of the 5’9″ slender build woman free of clothing which causing him to say,”Oh my sweetheart! Welcome to the party! My dark lord will appreciate an additional sacrifice even if you don’t possess the innocent magic of childhood.”  He grabbed a large meat cleaver, and came at Rebecca swinging just as she yelled,”Mystic Sphere!”  Usually a pink translucent protective energy bubble appears around her but this time nothing happened.  She tried to move out of the way but got sliced in the upper arm.  Since she was still wet from the shower the water accelerated her already quick Mermaid healing.  The wound shimmered azure blue, and she was as good as new within seconds!

The clown who had been laughing maniacally suddenly stopped, and said,”What mannerDemonic-Clown of beast are you my dear?”  She then replied,”The kind that’s going to kick your sorry ass!”  She then kicked the cleaver from his hand, and began to engage in hand to hand combat.  She decided not to use any of her witchcraft powers as she suddenly sensed the room was resistant to magic.  So she relied on her Mermaid strength, and fighting skills.  She had the bastard on the ground until he screamed out like a baby,”Almortis save me!”  Suddenly an orange light dove from the alter past the scared girl, and into the murderous clown whose appearance turned hideously demonic in nature.

The shark toothed monster threw Rebecca off him as if she was a rag doll. It sent her crashing into the concrete wall with such force that a large chipped crater was created in the wall.  Rebecca lie on the floor bleeding, and knocked out cold.  The demonic clown monster, a demon completely possessing a human down to the DNA level, descended upon her apparently ready to devour Rebecca alive while the little girl screamed profusely.  He turned around, and pointed at her while sternly declaring,”SLEEP!”  The girl fell into a deep sleep relieved of any more trauma from the paranormal events.

Back in the locker room I had forced the locker open on pure adrenaline but the secret panel wouldn’t open.  It seemed the revealing of the secret passage lie in the combination lock that had some spell on it which prevented Julia from getting a psychic reading.  We got the rest of the team in there, and had the owner close the place while we battered away at the wall.  Hunter Jackson, our ex-Navy Seal, even got his machine gun out of his Hummer, and blasted away but clearly a protection spell was in place.  I called Drake at the Irish Pub, and he raced over within 30 seconds.  He touched the combination lock, and it opened the entire row of lockers to reveal the secret passage.  We discovered only a demonic related being could open the door.  Which means only Drake or our newest Werewolf team member, Seth Morgan, could have entered.  Seth had gone off to a movie with our Cryptozoologist Ashley Abercrombie.  We all quickly entered the pitch dark corridor, and headed to parts unknown.

The monstrous clown was about to take a bite out of Rebecca when her streams of violet colored blood stopped flowing at the same time she let out a loud pitched screech that caused all glass in the room to break.  The clown covered his ears in pain while Rebecca kicked him in his demon family jewels.  He fell to the ground, and she got up with a justifiable smug smile.  As she kicked him the demon sprung up while roaring like an rabid Grizzly Bear.  He stated in a sinister gravely voice,”No Mermaid witch is going to get the better of Lord Almortis.  You should be bowing to me bitch!”  Rebecca’s dark blue eyes began to glow neon blue as she utilized her Mermaid Hydrokinesis powers on the water still in her hair. She shaped all of it into thin sharp liquid daggers.  Water daggers sent with such force that it skewered the clown in several places.  He was stopped momentarily whilst bellowing out in agony.  Unfortunately he quickly recovered and slapped Rebecca into a corner causing boxes of confetti, and glitter to burst about.

I ran in at that moment, and yelled,”Nobody puts Rebecca in corner!”  I let loose a deadly reign of silver plated ninja stars upon him while Hunter fired a few silver bullets for good measure.  Then Drake started beating down on him with his super strength.  Normally a 5th generation vampire wouldn’t be a match for a fully demon possessed human but the silver weakened him.  Even if we took down the clown, this Almortis would just leave the body, and go back to whatever plane of existence he came from free to return to find a new host for his horrors. Thankfully Rebecca realized the altar had some important significance due to the dark witchcraft writings she read upon it.  She carefully removed the little girl Cynthia to Julia’s arms, and destroyed the altar.  The clown looked shocked as Rebecca said,”He’s trapped in that body now.  If the clown dies he dies!  His entire soul is in there, and he will be blinked from existence!”  The scared demonic clown screamed in horror,”Nooooooooo!” while Drake had him roughly by his polka dot clown jumpsuit. Exorcist, and demon expert, Father Tom Davis was present, and he requested to do the honors.  He pulled out a silver crucifix, with a dagger at the end, blessed by himself in holy water. He then plunged it into the heart of Almortis.  A blast of orange light could be seen coming from the clown as he slumped on to the floor in a lifeless mass.

Lars came in just then with a towel to cover Rebecca up as he leered at her with lust in his weasel like heart.  The little girl woke up after Almortis was dispatched, and her Mom was overjoyed to see she was okay.  Fun Fridays Owner Connor Flanagan was disgusted by what happened, and we agreed to keep this a secret because he didn’t deserve to have his business tainted by this atrocity.  He told us the clown, aka Harold Sparks, sold him the building at a huge discount.  We now know the clown just wanted a supply of kids to sacrifice, and this was the easiest way to get them to his demonic lair quickly.  After looking into Sparks history we found out he moved all around the country, and everywhere he left there were unsolved murders.  So we took down a dangerous demon, and a serial killing clown making the world a far safer place!

The Hathaway Waylay

Our esteemed colleague, Psychic Julia Hathaway, was out jogging in the Mystical Forest Monday morning before work, when she hears a man screaming in agony.  She finds a blond haired man in his early 40’s lying in a gully.  He identified himself as Landon Oliver.  He’d apparently fell off the edge of the crushed stone trail, and twisted his ankle.  Julia scurried down into the deep ditch to help the injured man.  She examined his leg, and at that point acquired a vision of the man faking it along with having a specter of evil hanging about him.  She quickly turned to climb out, and away from Landon but he stuck a needle in her neck.

Julia began to loose consciousness as she collapsed on the ground.  Landon knelt over her with a sinister smile as he said,”Yes dear just let the medicine cure what ails you.  Soon we will be home.  You’ll need to get ready for our party guests sweetheart”  Julia black out at that point, and awakened hours later lying on a couch within Landon’s living room.  He was nowhere to be seen so she got up slowly and then sat down again due to the dizziness caused by the drugs she had been injected with.  She finally got up again, and staggered for the front door.  She struggled with the multiple locks but her fingers were too numb to function properly.   She finally said,”To hell with this!”  She waved her arm as she does when using her telekinetic powers.  Although it was much slower since her arm felt like it was being held down by a sack of bricks. Unfortunately nothing happened.  Apparently the drugs were interfering with her powers.  She then focused all her psychic energies on the chain lock, and it began to slide slowly.  It came free, and then she concentrated on the dead bolt lock.  It began to turn just as Landon grabbed her shoulder while laughing maniacally.  He then exclaimed,”Oh honey you can’t leave now!  The parties just getting started!”

Landon directed her into the bedroom, and sat her down in front of table with a mirror in front of it complete with spherical lights on the edges.  He began styling her hair, and went on about what a wonderful party they were going to have.  She hoped he really as nutty enough to kidnap someone, and then throw a party.  Although with her luck it was a party of crazy cultists.  As he applied her make-up Julia got a vision of Landon killing several people.  She realized she was being held hostage by a serial killer.

Meanwhile at Mystic Investigations we were all wondering why Julia had not come into work or at least called in with an excuse.  Minutes later the roar of an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish speeding into the back of the building into a protective canopy.  Drake Alexander rushed out from the silver tinted windowed sport car with a look of urgency on his face.  He told us that he had a bad feeling that Julia was in trouble, and we believed him because he shared a psychic bond of sorts with Julia.  Vampires have a tendency to know when friends are in trouble, and Drake was no exception.  Rebecca Abernathy, our expert in Witchcraft, cast a magical locater spell on a map of Woodland Springs.  She then used a violet colored Amethyst crystal, attached to a pure silver chain, to scry for Julia’s current location.  The crystal landed hard on Sassafras Street which was a supposedly run of the mill suburban neighborhood.  Regrettably the map didn’t have exact street addresses.  So Drake hopped into his car with special windows to filter out the suns rays which are deadly to vampire while me, and Rebecca slid into my Lamborghini.  The rest of the gang got into the Mystic Van, and we all sped away to the street in question.  However I stopped at Woodland Springs High School to excuse Zack Powers from his classes so he could join us in out quest for Julia Hathaway.

Back at Landon’s house Julia was starting to feel better as she stood in a walk in closet full of dresses.  Landon told her to pick her favorite one out for the party.  She played along with him, and touched his shoulder as she smiled so she could get a vision.  He liked the simple pink dress, and saw that he had killed a woman right on the spot for choosing the red frilly dress.  She chose the right dress, and he was beyond pleased.  He then sat Julia on the bed, and showed her an album full of womens photos.  He then flipped through the pages, and said,”These are my ladies.  All had great potential to be fine hostesses but they all disappointed me.  I regret that they never made it through the party.  However they deserved what they got when they embarrassed me in front of my friends.”  He then turned the album upside down, and flipped through it again revealing the same women who were bloodied, and clearly dead in the photos.  Julia stayed calm at the horror she was witnessing, and happily replied,”Well let us hope I fare better than these undeserving women.  I love engaging in the art of entertaining!”  Landon smiled at her, and answered,”Yes I have a good feeling about you.  Maybe you’ll finally be the one to host a successful party.”

They walked into the kitchen where food was being prepared, and he motioned for her to cut up some vegetables.  Her fingers weren’t numb anymore, and she was able to cut with the large butcher knife.  She thought about using it on him but she got the feeling it was a test, and she couldn’t get an exact read on what his response might be.  However there was a knife on the counter in back of him, and she focused her telekinetic powers upon it.  It began to rise off the counter about 5 inches before it fell back down.  Landon quickly turned to look at what had made the noise as he said,’What was that?”  Julia replied,”I didn’t hear anything.  Clearly her powers were more effected than her body by the drugs.

Julia sat down at the kitchen table, and Landon poured her some wine.  She as reluctant to drink it but he insisted so she did.  The patio door nearby was slightly ajar, and she decided to make a run for it when his back was turned.  He opened the stove to check on a roast, and then she bolted out the door.  However she was stopped in her tracks by a large ferocious German Shepard.  Landon strolled out, and said,”Ah I see you met Mr. Jowls.  Settle down boy!”  I then innocently replied,”I love dogs, and I just wanted to come out, and meet him.  He replied,”of course you did my dear.  Of course you did”  Julia looked around the back yard which was a beautiful garden compete with pond, and waterfall.  The whole yard was surrounded by a tall fence although the second story of nearby homes could be seen.  She thought about screaming since she now knew she was in a crowed residential neighborhood.  Julia decided to be smart, and play it cool.

Landon was excited that the party guests would be arriving soon, and so was Julia.  The more people who knew she was there, the better. She tried her telekinetic powers again but now she couldn’t even get a pen to float.  She felt light headed again, and realized that the wine must have been spiked.  Landon told her to go lie down on the couch until the guests arrived.  As she lie there she attempted to do something she never tried before.   Direct the drug into her liver faster, and get the drug metabolized so it would wear off faster.  She concentrated on that task for several minutes, and felt better as the door bell rang.

Landon grabbed Julia from the couch, and ran to the door with her.  He told her to put on a smile, and he opened the door.  Nobody was there but Landon was greeting someone, and having a complete conversation with them as he motioned whatever inside, and closed the door.  As Landon held her arm she got a vision.  This was the point when most of the women died.  Julia realized that his guests were a figment of his imagination, and when his victims didn’t see them they failed as hostesses, and died.  Landon asked,”Why aren’t you answering Harvey?  He wants to know…”  Julia replied,”Where I work?  Well Harvey I’m Associate Vice-President at a company called Mystic Investigations.”  Landon looked at her in utter shock.

Landon stuttered a bit as he said,”You can hear what he said?”  Julia then said,”Yes of course.  Harvey, and his girlfriend Becky are standing right in front of us.”  Landon now awe struck said,”What color dress is she wearing?”  She replied,”Blue with small yellow flowers on it.”  Landon couldn’t believe she could see his imaginary friends.  Friends he had since he was a disturbed child.  Friends nobody had seen before.  On one hand he was elated that he could finally share his life with someone but on the other hand he was denied a rightous kill.  At least in his sick mind.

The door bell rang again, and Julia wondered how she had heard it the first time without touching Landon.  They went to the door to greet more imaginary guests.  Within minutes the house was full of character manufactured in Landon’s mind.  Julia soon had enough of a connection with the serial killer so that she didn’t have to touch him to see the figments of his imagination.  Landon stood smiling as she held conversations with them, and poured them drinks from an empty wine bottle into a non-existent glass.  Soon it was time for dinner, and everyone sat at the dining room table.

Some time later me, and my team of investigators were scouring the neighborhood for Julia.  We went door to door with various excuses in order to get a look inside people’s homes.  Drake strolled about in the sun wearing only sun glasses thanks to a dose of gnomes blood he’d just taken.  He only had a small amount but this was worth using it.  It was a big neighborhood, and it was taking time to get through the homes.  Me, and Rebecca were invited into an old couples house after we showed interest in buying the place.  Drake, and Ashley pretended to Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching the good news.  Although that didn’t get them far.  Hunter, and Rob pretended to collect for charity.  They in fact donated the money they collected.  Zack, and Elizabeth pretended to be in an accident so they could use the phone.  Unfortunately that didn’t work out well.  At least for the guy who owned the home.  He turned out to be a pedo who came on to Zack.  Zack kicked him in the balls with his bionic foot,  The perv will never be the same.  They thought for sure they’d find Julia there but it was clearly the wrong house.

Julia appeared to enjoy her real meal with Landon as the imaginary guests ate off empty plates which were in fact full in Landon’s mind.  She could tell Landon was thinking of some excuse to kill her despite his feelings of kinship with her. He truly was disturbed in the head.  She caressed his hand to get a vision…

To Be Continued….