WHAT IT IS
He sounded like a carnival barker, his voice was loud and strong, carrying a great distance bouncing off the creole cottages and townhouses in the French quarter. Margaret moved toward him, admiring his Uncle Sam hat, the perfectly tailored pin striped suit and bright red curly toed slippers. Carrying an iguana-like creature, the barker proclaimed the virtues of a traveling road show of rare animals, ancient objects and wonderful people.
Margaret knew she was hooked when a friendly Marmoset jogged up to her, scooted up her pant leg and offered up a single stemmed yellow rose. Once inside she was immediately drawn to an area hosting breathtaking animals from around the world and as she walked past the last display she watched a small horse and a blind man in a touching embrace. She was curious, so she asked! His name was Leo Barnard, he lost his sight one night in Beaver County, Pennsylvania when a UFO touched down in a field and the intense light from the craft caused his vision loss.
WHAT IT IS NOT
They all came; the doomsday cults, the Christian prophets, the alien creatures, the believers, the deniers, town criers, Walmart buyers and even a couple of dudes who set themselves on fire. The governor of the Quaker State had had enough and ordered the tunnels beneath Beaver County destroyed. The orders had been given, the contractors hired, the subcontractors appointed, the equipment brought in and the massive detonations executed. The tunnels were no more.
A mop-up crew consisting of two individuals were dispatched to each explosion site to check that all ordnance had been properly discharged. During the inspection just west of Beaver Falls the two men claimed to have seen six foot long prehistoric creature digging its way back down into the earth that had been just rocked by the explosion.