Never Mention the Reptiles

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

He had never met a child like this, so mature, so he took a special interest in this one, he, was an extraterrestrial.

I have been sitting on this for years, actually decades, and the reason why I am telling this now? Because I don’t care anymore, I don’t care what people think, what they say, I spent way too many years worrying, I can’t do it anymore! What I am about to talk about, only a very few will be able to handle, the rest are so caught up in their own ego and their force-fed culturally based agenda, put forth by the controlled media outlets, that they cannot even begin to fathom the truths I am about to speak of.
When I was a child, about six years old, my family lived in a huge ranch house, located in southern Utah, and everything I will write about, from here on out, happened at that house. I was the youngest of six kids, three girls and three boys, on a chicken farm, so I had a lot to live up to, let's put it that way. Starting as a very young child, I knew what independence meant, but also what responsibility meant as well. To be fair, my entire ‘higher consciousness’ started while in town, during a simple grocery run.
My older siblings were arguing over mom's list, while I was left wondering about the store, when I came upon a small rack of used paperback books, when one really caught my eye, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a book I knew nothing about, but I knew I needed it and we couldn't afford it, so in my pants it went. I knew that no one could know about this book, because I would get into a lot of trouble, so I hid it, in a place where I knew no one else would ever find it. I have, what I called my secret spot, out past the rear of the property, was a creek and at a certain bend, overlooking the water, was an old maple tree and towards the ground, hidden in the back, was a hole, probably a squirrel nest or something, it wasn’t very big and the book fit just perfect.
I would go there many times a week, when I needed to break away from my mean brothers, when my mom was too busy to talk to me, it was my spot and mine alone. Now, when I picked this book up, I had no idea what it was about, something pulled me toward it and I knew I had to have it, over the years it all became clear to me. If you haven’t read the book, in a quick synopsis, it is about ‘transcending your mind and body and through self-awareness and determination, anyone can discover just how limitless our powers really are, far beyond what society tells us. Anyway, I didn’t realize all that until much, much later. I was just learning to read beyond ‘see Dick run’ so it was pretty heavy reading for a young boy, many times I had to read the same section over and over until I thought I knew what it meant.
Soon I was through the book, only to re-read it, several times and as I did, I felt my mind expand and even as a small child I started to see the world differently than most, even than my mom and dad. Looking back, I really think all this mind expansion is what led up to the visit, or should I say ‘visits?’ It all started one night, when my two brothers were sleeping over at a friend's house, so I was alone in the room, my parents said I could sleep in theirs, but I wasn’t frightened at all, in fact I loved being alone and the peace and quiet in my room was a welcome change. It was about 3 a.m., when for some reason I sat straight up into bed, peering at my closet, it began to open and that is when the visitor appeared.
It was a man, well, the size of a man, but his face looked like a lizard, I mean, that’s the only way I could describe him. Green scales, yellow vertically slanted eyes, claws, a tail and he was wearing what seemed to be a space or military uniform. Now, one might think I’d start screaming, but a sense of peace came over me, peace and curiosity. I don’t know why I wasn’t afraid, But I was just the opposite, I had a lot of questions for him.
After visiting me a few times, but only for about 10 minutes each time, we had deep conversations, that were never spoken out loud, but were communicated through mental telepathy, I mean, I could hear his thoughts and he could hear mine. I found out what his name was, something I could not pronounce, so I called him Jonathan, you guess it, after the seagull. He was from another galaxy he said, which he had to explain what that was and that he and his kind, were here on Earth to be in charge of other ‘worker’ aliens, as he described them, so they were like bosses, I had put together later. Their task was to find humans with special gifts he said.
Not gifts like super hero gifts, speed, physical strength or flying abilities, but humans with gifts beyond this planet. He had been watching me, so he told me, for over a year. It was him that made me see that book, it was him who made me take it, hide it and read it over and over. He also told me, that since he could read my every thought, that he knew I was a golden child, a ‘Star Seed’ he called me. I never had one bad thought while I was with him, like fear, any hesitation or the need to tell anyone else, what was occurring, once or twice a week, in our closet. Ya see, after my brothers came home, I could sense when Jonathan was here, I knew to wake up right at 3 a.m., and sneak across the room to the closet, and because we were not talking out loud, no one knew a thing.
One night Jonathan told me, that he needed to go back to his planet for some time, and that I would not see him for a while, maybe never again. It was at that time he invited me to go back with him, and he explained how my family would never see me again, that it would be a ‘one way ticket’ as he put it. No one knows how badly I wanted to go with him, I always felt like I never fit in down here, with humans, with this family, but I also knew that my mom would never recover if I disappeared. She was always telling me that I was her favorite, her baby and she doesn’t know what she would do if anything happened to me. So, against almost everything I wanted, I told him that I needed to stay. He already knew what I was going to say, I mean ‘think’ and he told me that he was proud of me, that he will send special scouts every once in a while, to check up on me and not to worry about my future or my family's future. Everything turns out just great he continued, and he left me with one thought, never mention the reptiles.

 

 


Submitted: June 04, 2021

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