Earth on Fire
It was past 10:00 p.m., and my eyes began to close as I strained to read one more page in my book before I turned in for the night. It was a busy day at work today, and I was glad that it was finally Friday. I planned to sleep in tomorrow and do very little around the house. Then, I thought about the lawn; it needed cutting and weeds pulled. “Grrr, I hate yard work!” I thought as I slammed the book shut and placed it on my nightstand. Turning off the lamp, I snuggled my pillow and began to doze off to sleep.
Startled by a loud explosion, I bolted up in bed. I felt my heart pounding loudly in my chest as I tried to shake the sleep from my eyes. Still shaking, dazed and confused, I turned to look around the room and then at my alarm clock. It was 3:00 a.m., and my eyes were still trying to focus and adjust to the shapes in the room when I noticed a red glowing light begin to seep in through the partially open blinds. I jumped out of bed and ran to the window. I saw fire not far from my house. Tall flames and smoke covered the landscape, and then I heard the sound of a siren off in the distance growing louder. It was an eerie sound. “What in the world is happening?” I asked myself, barely able to hear myself talk over the loud heartbeat resonating in my ears.
I ran to the dining room to get a better look, nearly tripping over one of my plants. Still shaking, I reached the sliding glass door and swung the shades open, and what I saw paralyzed me with fear. Fire covered the entire strip of land to one side behind my house. Houses were on fire. Then, I heard screams and shouting. I rushed to my front door. “What the hell is going on?” I thought, as I ran outside trying to get a better look. The lights in the street were dim, but I was able to make out what was happening.
People were running in the streets, coming out from their homes and screaming frantically. “C’MON… HURRY!” I heard one man scream at his wife. “What’s happening?” I yelled, and then I saw them. Creatures, very tall creatures! From a distance they looked like androids because their entire bodies were covered with a silvery armor, but they were not. The street lights bounced off their shiny armor, and I could see they wore what looked like helmets from the same silvery metal that covered their bodies. These helmets covered their entire heads except for a small opening around their face, that is how I was able to make out they were humanoids and not androids.
I was able to make out their form from the lights and the fire around them. They looked somewhat human, but they were taller than the tallest man ever recorded. They were as tall as or taller than an average size house, and horrible laser-like beams shot out from their dark eyes as they went through walls, smashing and knocking them down. Once they exposed what was inside the homes, they burned people and everything in their path with these fiery beams. Everything they touched went up in flames and ashes in an instant.
Men, women and children ran as destruction followed them. There were dozens of these humanoids in armor leaving a quake of destruction, scattering families until they lost sight of each other. I stood there frozen with fear until someone ran into me, knocking me to the ground. Shaken out of my stupor, I got up and ran, following everyone else. I passed a woman on the floor in middle of the road screaming for her children as these creatures destroyed her house with their sweltering lasers right before her eyes.
Every time they came upon a house, they would walk through it crushing the walls as if they were made of papier mache. From where I was, I could see into a house that had been completely demolished. Horrified, I saw children run and hide under the debris as these android-looking beings continued to kill people around them by the hoards.
People ran in clusters. I followed a group of them and ran what seemed like miles until we found ourselves before one of the lakes near a park. Alligators have been seen in these waters, and the lake was a good stretch across to the other side where we could take refuge in the woods, but there was not time to think, and panic drove us as we all jumped into the water.
I began to swim, and I saw more people joining us. Some had backpacks with them, and they were mostly men. Then, I saw the oddest thing: animals of every species in the area were swimming across the lake, including crocodiles. Yet they were not attacking any of the animals or people in the water because they were all swimming in fear trying to get away from danger just like everyone else.
I looked over to my left and found myself swimming alongside a woman who looked like she was not going to make it to the other side of the lake. However, she did, and as soon as we reached the other side, we all ran into the woods until some collapsed from exhaustion. Panting, I forced myself to slow down and look back, afraid of what I might find, but I didn’t see the creatures. Somehow we managed to escape them. I ran a little more until I found a very large hollowed log in the woods and crawled under it. The woman followed me and did the same. “What were these things?” she asks, her voice shaking. “What is going on?” “I don’t know; I don’t know!” I replied, breathing heavily. I couldn’t think from the shock.
The sound of flying aircraft woke me. Somehow I had managed to doze off. People began to come out of hiding and run again. I looked at the other woman who had also fallen asleep, and woke her up. “Get up! We need to keep going!” “WHERE?!” she shouted. “Ssshhh!” I said, “Do you want to be found?” I grabbed her by the arm and pulled on her. Soon we found ourselves in the middle of a dirt road, and we heard sounds coming from far away. The city was about ten miles from where we were, and the sounds seemed to come from there. As we continued to run, the sound of aircraft got closer and louder. By this time, morning light filtered through the trees and branches, and we were able to see better ahead of us.
I looked up to the sky but could not see because of the trees and the glare. Suddenly, we stopped dead in our tracks as we heard bombs go off and firing. The sounds of explosions became louder. A wave of heat and smoke engulfed us as we approached the city. Hoping to find the military there, we moved closer. The smoke and heat burned our eyes and nostrils, and everyone that made it this far began to cough and choke. The fumes were sucking in all the oxygen, and our skin felt as if it were on fire.
Squinting, I covered my mouth and nose as I tried to get a closer look at what was happening. The words left my mouth before I knew what I was saying, “It’s starting… it’s starting already.” “WHAT’S STARTING?!” the woman next to me screamed in fright, but I didn’t answer her. I looked up again, trying to make out what was making the strange sound we were hearing over us, and then I saw it. A huge spacecraft hovered above the city. It was nearly three blocks long, and it was somewhat circular in shape with a compartment on the bottom of it, something like the Enterprise in Star Trek but not quite. It was gray made of some kind of metal, and it was shooting fire at all these aircraft in front of it, airplanes, helicopters, and anything that stood in its way. The missiles and bullets had no effect on it as they seemed to bounce off of its hard shell.
Whoever and whatever they were, they were shooting fire down at the earth, trying to kill all of humanity, bent on destroying the world as we know it. Screams could be heard coming out of buildings as they were being burned to ashes. People were running trying to seek shelter underneath bridges and in underground parking lots. There was no place to hide. There was fire all around for miles and then I realized, in horror, that our beautiful earth was on fire. There was no hope of escaping, and that’s when I woke up drenched in sweat, choking and gasping for air. I looked at my alarm clock, and it was a little past 3:00 a.m. “It’s a dream! It was all a dream!” I said, laughing and trying to calm myself down. My dogs were now up and by my side, curious as to why I was awake.
Parched and still shaking, I got out of bed to get a glass of water. Then, I heard the explosion and the loud boom, and then another and another. The house shook from the blasts. I ran to my window, and as I pulled aside the blinds, I froze, petrified in fear. The room was now glowing red as I watched fire falling from the sky. Huge balls of fire were showering the earth!
It was the beginning of the end.
Recent events had me looking through my journal as I remembered a couple of dreams from my past that left me a bit distressed the following day. These dreams, which many call prophetic dreams of end times, had a disturbing impact on me; so much that I had to write about it in my journal. Some would even call the dreams, Armageddon.
This story is based on these two very similar dreams. I had one dream on June 5, 2009, and the other on November 9, 2009. I linked them with a little twist here and there to come up with this fiction. I found it a bit funny after seeing the movie trailer Battle: Los Angeles because I found parts of the movie resembling these two dreams.
However, here’s what I found a little more bizarre; this movie came out in Florida the same day the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on 3/11/11. You will see the connection when you look at the video I included here. You’ll find that the recent catastrophic earthquakes were foretold not only by people but by scientists as well. What’s causing all the recent earthquakes, including the one in Japan?
Something else to think about is the mysterious deaths of animals all around the globe. We are also seeing the strange behavior of sea animals, as you have probably seen on the news lately, such as the sting ray and the dolphin that jumped out of the water on to people’s boats. Whales and other sea animals have been found disoriented and lost and had to be re-introduced back into the ocean.