The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 11 New Projects and a Snake Stirring Again As expected, little or no response from developing and underdeveloped sectors follows. In developed countries the article however attracts great interest, and not only in the project itself. Three weeks after the article appeared Rob’s phone rings: “Rob Arndt, good afternoon.” “Hold for Doctor Pierce please.”…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 10 Reorganization The next few weeks are a busy time on the ship. Scores within the media visit and ask probing and sometimes uncomfortable questions. In the end, however, the general consensus is reached to not act unnecessarily harsh with staff and heads of state who were forced to cooperate with the order of…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 9 The Truth? You Can’t Handle the Truth! “Hey! Look! What is that? “A worker on the drilling rig exclaims. “Geez, it moves like a bat out of hell!” Shouts another. “It’s coming this way! Whoa!” He calls out when it seems that the craft is about to collide with the rig. The lander…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 8 A Point Is Made A little earlier, a truck driver on the highway to Cape Town sees two out of place dust clouds in the field next to the road. He also sees two strange craft hanging in the air and gets the scare of his life when the first car explodes and…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 7 Action & Reaction   In the USA, with Woodford’s attack plans thwarted and admitting that he had overreacted to his bitter embarrassment, he is anything but happy. In fact, he was looking for a rabid dog to kick. However, he is now involved in a new game. A senior executive of a major…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 6 Energy and the Order of Authority As a military man, Erik is especially interested in the foreign technology: “How is the main vehicle powered?” he asks when he and Rob get a break, “It must be something very revolutionary if it could sustain such long flights.” “I don’t know,” said Rob, “Let’s try…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 5 The Cat Is Out of the Bag Woodford calls another urgent meeting: “There are not many places to hide a large spaceship close to Earth. The Moon is too far. We watched the comet closely when it passed the Moon anyhow. They could be relatively close. I think they are behind one of…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 4 Showdown As the hatch closes, Eddie looks around in the subdued lighting and notices a green creature with black slit eyes and few clothes at a control panel. Screens display scenes from the whole area around the vehicle: “What have I gotten myself into this time,” he mumbled to himself. Dant smiles, points…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 3 Meeting Rob Arndt and Eddie de Wit are farmers on neighboring farms near Colesberg in the Eastern Cape Province. They’ve been best friends since childhood. During their school years they both developed an interest in astronomy. Eddie browsed an astronomical website’s latest publication: “Rob, look here! Hubble II has found a small comet…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 2

 CHAPTER 2 The Homecoming Slightly more than 7,000 years after the Anunnaki’s settlement, a long, shiny shape hauntingly slides out from the edge of the Oort cloud. Starlight reflected from its walls and a gigantic ball of deeply frozen ice is firmly anchored by cables on the front of the ship. The ship’s name is…

The Second Coming… Again CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1 The First Return Goes Wrong A star appears big and bright on one of the monitors. In the cockpit you can hear a pin drop. Captain Anu stretches his legs and gives a long yawn. It’s almost the end of his shift. He is tired and bored. His mind begins wandering, but he still…