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Chapter Nineteen: Aliens
As the credits rolled at the end of the documentary, Joe shared a revelation of his own.
“I think I saw one,” he said, confidentially.
Luke’s attempt to gasp sent a morsel of his beetroot sandwich down the wrong way. After a long fit of coughing he spoke. “When?”
“Are you alright? Your eyes are watering.”
“Yeah,” said Luke and after another couple of small coughs insisted that Joe tell him more.
“On holiday, last year. We went to Stonehenge. Remember I told you?”
“Mmm,” Luke had taken another bite and was careful not to talk with his mouth full. He gestured for Joe to continue.
“It was a nice day but quite windy. We had a picnic and I was laying on my back looking at the sky. There were lots of white fluffy clouds moving quite fast in the wind but one of them didn’t move. I thought it was weird so I watched it for a while. Loads of clouds blew past it but it never moved.”
Luke was disappointed. “Is that all? It was prob’ly …”
“I’m not finished!”
“I showed it to the others but they weren’t interested. But I knew there was something weird about it so I kept watching.”
“That’s not rea…”
“I kept watching it,” Joe was determined to finish, “and after a few minutes it was the only cloud there. All the other clouds blew past it so it was on its own in the blue sky. Then suddenly it shot up, straight up, and disappeared.”
“You mean it flew?”
“Are you sure it wasn’t the wind again?”
“Yes. Definitely. It didn’t move along sideways in the wind like the others. It flew straight up, really really fast. It was gone in a second.”
“So you think a spaceship was hiding in the cloud. Or disguised as a cloud.”
“Yeah, it must’ve been.”
There was a brief pause while Luke absorbed the enormity of it. “Why didn’t you tell me about this before?”
“I didn’t think you’d believe me. I could hardly believe it myself. But after seeing this film …”
“You saw one – I’m sure of it!”
Joe smiled broadly. “When I saw this film and it said the Americans tried to chase a UFO over Stonehenge it made me really sure I didn’t imagine it. Maybe they like Stonehenge. Maybe they built Stonehenge!”
That made a lot of sense to Luke. “Yeah. Coz how could people have built it five thousand years ago? They didn’t have lorries or cranes or anythin’ that could’ve lifted them massive stones, let alone bring ’em all the way from Wales.”
“Exactly!” said Joe, “hang on, Janet’ll be home in a minute.” He closed his sister’s laptop and returned it to her room, being careful to leave it exactly where he’d found it. When he got back to his own room, Luke had plenty more to say.
“I think we should try to contact them. Send them a message.”
“I dunno yet but we need to tell ’em how the nuclear bomb people are gonna hurt them.”
“I think that man on the film is trying to do that already.”
“Oh yeah. Good.” But that wasn’t Luke’s only idea. “Hey – since they’re good aliens who want peace and not bombs and violence – maybe they’d help the animals if we could get a message to them.”
“How d’ya mean?”
“Like openin’ all the cages and closin’ down the farms. Jus’ like when they went to that army base an’ shut down all the nuclear weapons. I’m sure they could do it, they just might not know it needs to be done.”
“It’s a good idea,” said Joe, supportively, “I just don’t know how we could tell them.”
“We have to find out.”
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