The student was Jason Wilson. David didn’t know him very well, but knew his brother Jevon who was a quiet student. Jason was a junior and was a thin kid with sandy brown hair. David thought he appeared rather awkward running through the hall yelling. At first, he thought Jason was joking around, but something in his eyes told David otherwise.
It wasn’t too long before some of the faculty came in to restrain him before he caused any harm to anyone or embarrassed himself further. He was quickly taken to the principal’s office. As David looked around, he noticed many of the other students were snickering over the whole incident. He felt bad for Jason. When Jason would return back to classes, he would surely be made fun of for the incident. However, David wasn’t as interested in Jason’s behavior, as much as he was interested in who the Brotherhood of the Snake were. He didn’t think this would be something Jason came up with out of thin air, but it did sound like something his brother Jevon would know about.
Perhaps Jevon had told Jason something that caused him to freak out. David found the connection with the murders interesting, although it seemed reminiscent of Sarah’s conspiracy theories. Perhaps, she wasn’t being so far fetched. David tried to dismiss that idea from his mind, but it was beginning to stick. Jason’s fear could be seen on his face, almost as if he saw a ghost or something.
David went to turn around to talk to Lauren, but she was already gone. He sought out Sarah and quickly found her. No one could miss her black gothic style of dress.
“Wow, what did you think of that?” He blurted out, as he approached her.
“Interesting. Jason wasn’t himself, and felt an urgency to warn the students, even at the risk of embarrassing himself. In other words, there is something significant here. I need to find out more about this Brotherhood of the Snake.”
“Do you know anything about them now?”
“Not really, I only recall reading something once. I was researching out a secret organization called the Illuminati, and I read something about the Brotherhood of the Snake…or was it Dragon? I can’t remember. Anyways, supposedly they were the original secret society.”
“Really? How long ago are you talking?” David couldn’t believe he was asking her about this; especially with interest.
“Ancient times, in fact, from what I recall, some believe that it began with the serpent in the garden himself.”
“You mean Satan?”
“If you want to call him that. I’ll look up more.”
“Speaking of looking things up, did you find out anything more on the number 13.” David asked changing the subject slightly.
“Actually, I did look a little up on it. I’m surprised I didn’t realize this before, but the 13th Tarot card in the deck is “Death.”
“Hmmm, I wonder if that is significant…it certainly is interesting. Some psychopath murderers leave their mark, so perhaps that is what the people behind the killings are doing.”
“Could be. That would mean that whoever is behind this is into numerology to a certain extent. I’m going to have to brush up on my numerology and see if I can figure anything out.”
David looked at her questioningly, “You mean you have studied numerology?”
“Of course, many Wiccans look into numerology. Some believe that the number our names add up to have special meaning. Some people even take Wiccan names based on numerology.”
“Oh, ok, you’ll have to show me how to do that sometime.” David said, but he had to head out and couldn’t talk any longer.
* * *
Sarah came home and was glad to find that she had the house to herself. There were two reasons she was glad her dad had a truck-driving job. First, it meant that he wasn’t home a lot, and she could avoid his abusive behavior. Secondly, he did bring home a decent income, which allowed her to live in a house that didn’t look too shabby. It was a white house on the outskirts of town, which was at least thirty feet away from the houses on either side. The inside of the house had shiny wooden floors all throughout the downstairs. Had it not been for her father, she probably would find her home a place of comfort.
She hung up her hoodie and backpack on the rack by the doorway and went into the dining room, which branched off from the living room and consisted of the family computer. The computer was already on, so she pulled up the Internet and typed “Brotherhood of the Snake” into a search engine, and many web pages appeared. One title, which read, “Brotherhood of the Snake, the Origin of Secret Societies,” caught her attention, so she clicked on it and began to read.
At first the article began discussing some group of beings called the Anunnuki, who came to Earth thousands of years ago. They needed gold for their planet, so they searched for it on Earth. There were about fifty of them who first came, but more followed. This is a weird start, Sarah thought to herself. She had read some bizarre conspiracy theories before, but this one was really far out…yet interesting, as she was sucked into reading further.
The article became more interesting. The leader of the Anunnuki was named Anu who had two sons, Enlil and his half brother Enki, also known as Ea. It went on to say that the Anunnuki were getting tired of doing the labor, and came up with an idea to create a slave race. A few of the names rang a bell. She remembered reading about some of these names in her mythology books and thought they might have been references to gods. She couldn’t recall if the names were Sumerian or Babylonian.
Enki apparently was the scientist to conduct the project. There were failed attempts, in which some believe the Neanderthal Man and Homo Erectus came from. However, Enki was eventually able to put together a race, which were the same as humans today.
The humans became a slave race for the Anunnuki and after some time, Enki began to pity the humans. The article said the entire Garden of Eden story was an allegory that explained all this. The word used for “God” in the Old Testament was the Hebrew word “Elohim,” which was actually a plural word meaning “gods.” The gods in the Garden of Eden and the Anunnuki were apparently the same, according to the article. Adam represented mankind, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil represented the hidden knowledge, which humans needed in order to gain spiritual freedom.
Enki, in the form of a snake, betrayed the other Anunnuki and informed mankind of the truth. Adam and Eve became ashamed of their nudity because it represented their slavery. They were banished from Eden, and were unable to obtain immortality. Enki had become rejected and given names such as “devil” and ‘Satan.” Sarah thought about the Bible’s story. What was being said in this article certainly twisted around everything she knew about the Garden of Eden. She continued reading.
Enki was not finished yet, and began a mystery school called The Brotherhood of the Snake, with the intention of enlightening mankind of their true spiritual selves.
However, the rest of the Anunnuki were not happy, and decided to infiltrate the Brotherhood using it as a vehicle to manipulate and control mankind. According to the article, all secret societies are derived from the corrupted version of the Brotherhood of the Snake.
Interestingly, even though the article held a very negative view of the God or gods of the Old Testament, it held a less negative view of Jesus in the New Testament. It went on to claim that Jesus rebelled against the oppression of the Anunnuki. He taught that the Kingdom of God was within. If people realized this, they could tap the divine within. However, after Jesus died on the cross, the Anunnuki changed his teachings to suit their needs, and continued in their manipulation. Rather than teaching love and acceptance of others, a religion was formed that taught division against other religions, and anyone who opposed it were punished, sometimes with execution.
Sarah did some more research on the Brotherhood of the Snake, and different webpages that said different things. Some even claimed that the Anunnuki, or at least their children, could shape shift into reptile looking beings. Some claimed that both the reptilians and the Anunnuki exist, but are two totally different extraterrestrial races. There were so many different theories that it became confusing, but to Sarah, the first article she read seemed to make the most sense.
She thought over how this could be connected with the murders. After several minutes, she became discouraged because she couldn’t figure out the connection. It seemed quite doubtful that ancient extraterrestrial races would be operating in her relatively small hometown.
She decided to head over to David’s, hoping she could sneak in without his mother noticing. She was glad that her father was gone. He would never let her leave the house after eight, and probably would have given her a good slap across the face for even suggesting it. She hoped she would return before he came home.
She stepped out on the street. David’s house was a couple of blocks away, more within the town. The air was fairly humid with a light mist. There was not anyone in the streets. A year ago, the little town would see many people out and about, but not anymore. Ever since the murders began, people would stay in their homes. Sarah found it kind of strange since it seemed like all the murders so far took place in a home.
Every now and then a car would drive past, but that was the only sound besides the occasional dog barking or a loud TV coming from someone’s house.
She turned the corner on the block where David lived. As she did, a car also turned the corner and parked beside her. She did not recognize the car and quickened her pace.
She heard two car doors slam behind her and decided to steal a quick glimpse. Two figures dressed in black with ski masks were hot on her trail! She decided to make a run for David’s house, however, she was no match for the men in the ski masks, as they grabbed each arm and threw her against a nearby tree. The wind was knocked out of her, as the men seemed quite powerful.
“What do you and David know?” One of them asked in a gurgled low pitch voice.
“Nothing, really!” Sarah said; trembling from fear.
“Come on, we know you two have been putting your nose where it doesn’t belong!”
“You really think we’d know more than the cops?” Sarah retorted.
“Yes, the cops don’t know a thing.” The man speaking pulled out a switchblade, “Tell us now. or kiss your life goodbye.”
Sarah didn’t know what to say. There wasn’t really much that David and she had figured out. A few things regarding numbers, and a little interesting history that seemed unconnected, but not much more. She felt like screaming for help, but knew these men meant business and would probably kill her for crying out.
Just then another car turned the corner. Sarah was able to catch a look out of the corner of her eye and saw it was a police car, slowly driving as if they were looking for something.
As soon as the men in ski masks saw it, they dashed in the opposite direction, away from both the police and their own car.
They weren’t quick enough though. The police pulled onto the side of the road and hopped out of the car in pursuit.
The men in ski masks ran through people’s backyards to get away. Sarah watched as the police gave chase, and they were soon out of sight.
After ten minutes of waiting, she decided to walk to David’s instead of waiting around any longer. She could give her report some other time. When she got to David’s, she found a tennis ball that some kid had forgotten in the yard. She threw it at David’s window, hoping he was in his room. However, his mother was the one to look out, and Sarah quickly hid behind a tree.
After a minute, she risked a peek, and no one was at the window. As she was about to give up and leave, David was at the window opening it. He signaled to her to wait a minute and soon appeared at the front door. He saw the police car down the street and asked what had happened. Sarah filled him in on the two guys who assaulted her and took off when the police gave chase.
“Geez, are you all right?” Was the first thing out of David’s mouth after she finished.
“Yeah, for now, I’m a little shaken but that’s it. I just came by to talk.”
“Want to go on a walk?”
“I don’t know about that, still nervous.”
“Oh yeah, sorry. I wasn’t thinking. I wish my mother would relent a little and just let you come in.”
“Yeah, really, she is a hindrance to us solving this mystery and saving the world.” Sarah said, with a sarcastic grin.
They both chuckled, and decided to sit by the tree, while making sure Sarah was out of sight from any of the windows that David’s nosy mom might look out.
They discussed their research online, and what they had found out.
“So,” David said, “did these so called Anunnuki mate with human women to produce offspring?”
“Yes, according to the article. Some believe that the children of the Anunnuki and the sons of God are one of the same.”
“Interesting, but like you said, I don’t understand what this has to do with the case.”
“You know, I found out something else that was interesting in the article.” Sarah said with enthusiasm.
“You remember the black plague?”
“Nope. I wasn’t born yet.”
Sarah rolled her eyes and continued on, “Well, it appears that there were eye witnesses of UFO activity going on at the time.”
“Hold it right there. First, you are talking about a strange ancient race, then you are bringing up UFOs. The ancient race is interesting, but UFOs? That is all a bunch of crap!”
Sarah became frustrated, “Why can’t you just listen? You are so skeptical and close-minded. You can’t believe that anything exists out of your own little bubble!”
“I believe in God, something that you seem to deny!”
“I believe in a God…and a Goddess just not in the same way most people around here believe in God. Plus, I don’t like how Christianity claims to be the only true religion.”
“What do you mean by that?”
“Just what I said. I can’t be friends with most people at school because I don’t profess their faith, and also their parents don’t want me around. I’m not accepted at church because I don’t pay money, I don’t speak in tongues, I dress differently, or whatever other excuse they come up with. Then look at the tens of millions that were slaughtered in the name of Christianity with the crusades, inquisitions, and the list goes on.”
“So, you are basically blaming God for the actions of men?”
“You don’t get it do you? I’m not blaming God for anything, it’s the religion…never mind. I just wish people would agree to disagree when it comes to religious beliefs.”
“I understand…” David decided to change the subject to avoid an argument.” I think some of the ideas seem legit with this whole Anunnuki and Sons of God connection.”
“Yet, you have trouble with UFOs?”
“It appears that they are also connected!”
“What do you mean?”
“According to what I have been reading, the Anunnuki are known by some to use flying machines. The ancients apparently referred to them as gods because of these incredible technologies. If you read some of the ancient mythologies, you’d see that their gods would use flying chariots. A few interesting things I read talked about a tribe in Africa called the Dogon people. Apparently, they were visited by beings not from this Earth called the Nommos, who taught them various things.”
David still looked skeptical. “Yes, but anyone can make up something like that.”
“True, but one thing I found interesting about this story was that the Dogon priests knew of a star that is known today as Sirius B that the Nommos apparently taught them about. This star cannot be seen with the naked eye, but only by higher-powered telescopes; something the Dogon people didn’t have in order to view this star. It almost seemed like they did gather this knowledge from elsewhere; perhaps extraterrestrials or the Anunnuki.
“Now that is weird. So, you think that this so-called Anunnuki is still flying around today?”
“Possibly, considering the evidence that supports the idea of extraterrestrial life existing. However, exactly what these beings are is sketchy. There is a lot of conflicting information out there, so I can’t come to any solid conclusions.”
“OK, you have a few good points, but don’t you think that UFOs could be demonic spirits?”
“That’s what most Christians say, then again, Christians attribute everything to demons whether it is Adolph Hitler, or simply some rock band.”
“Not all of us are that bad.”
“Maybe not, but some are, I get called possessed all the time. I’ve even had people offer to do an exorcism on me.”
“Now see why I avoid church?”
“I understand, I don’t agree with you, but still, I understand.”
“Thank you…anyways, about the Black Death Plague: There were many sightings of what could be considered UFOs today, during that period of time. On top of that, many times the day before the plague would break out, there would be a mysterious mist that would cover the area.”
“What are you trying to get at?”
“Well, there were figures seen during the night, along with strange lights in the sky when the mists broke out. Most people didn’t see them because they came out at night and, unlike today, just about everyone was sleeping. Those that saw them claimed that they were holding sickle like objects. This may be where you get the whole idea of the Grim Reaper. Some believe that these objects sprayed something that caused the mists, which led to the disease.”
“Is there documentation of this?”
“There is eye witness testimony which was recorded.”
“Again, why is this important to us?”
“It was what I found when researching the Brotherhood of the Snake. I don’t know myself what the connection is, but why would Jason yell it out if it was nonsense. That kid obviously saw something that frightened him enough to do what he did. Did you see the look on his face?”
“It was full of fear. Not an everyday fear of heights or something like that, but he was extremely terrified like he saw a ghost.”
“What do you think he saw?”
“I don’t know. I really want to talk to him, but I believe they took him to mental health. Tomorrow, I plan to visit him. Wanna come along? We can go around noon. My dad won’t be home most of the day. Thankfully, his job has had him working on Saturdays.”
“Sure. I’ll go.”
Just then, they saw one of the officers hobbling to the police car. The other one was nowhere in sight. Sarah and David jogged down to see what had happened.
As they arrived, the sight they saw took them by surprise. The officer’s clothes were torn up, and there appeared to be deep claw marks ripped into his skin. His face also showed some scratches, as it was covered with blood. Sarah thought he looked like he had been run over by a lawn mower. Both fear and pain covered his face.
“Are you all right, sir?” Sarah asked, upon approaching the officer.
“Get back to your house, and lock the doors!” He said in pain, yet with urgency. “I called an ambulance.”
“What happened to those two men in ski masks?”
“Men? No, those weren’t men. They were not even human. I…I…saw…they…they…their faces!”