Author’s Note: Previously, we saw what happened when the first encounter with Alpha Centarians went fatally wrong all because the flash of the camera terrified the extremely light sensitive aliens. This time, though, they think they’ve found the perfect way to make contact….
Tourists had been disappearing on the upper rim trail for days, weeks, and even months at a time. Their bodies would eventually be found down at the bottom of the canyon. Every bone broken, a look of utter terror frozen on their faces. The local Coroner didn’t even bother with autopsies anymore. After all, it was very obvious how they’d died.
The Centarians found a cave, and set up camp. They even put out a warning sign for the humans. It served as a good trap, too. Humans just couldn’t heed a fair warning…
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