Back in Washington, DC Jennifer Ashby was busy getting settled
into her new job with the FBI. She was really excited about the
opportunity. During orientation she was stunned to find out how
many terrorist groups were active around the country and around
the world with the sole purpose of destroying the United States
of America. It was alarming, but she was thrilled to be in charge
of the elite anti-terrorism task force that could make a profound
difference in the success or failure of any or all of these terrorist
night not too long after Jennifer had settled into her new position
with the anti-terrorism task force she had a startling vision that
really upset her. She had been thinking a great deal about her deceased
Grandfather, Edgar Feathers and how much she missed him. Jennifer
dreamed that she and her Granddad were walking in the woods back
in Watauga, TN where she had spent so much of her childhood. They
were walking up to a place called the Bogart Knob which wasnt
far from her Granddads house. She heard her beloved Grandfather
retelling the story about The Eagle and the Snake that she loved
so much. As they walked her Granddad stopped and pointed out a large
eagle that was sitting in a tree not too far away. He said, Shhhh..let
us watch this great bird from which we are descended. Jennifer
looked at him kind of funny and wondering if he was just kidding
around because he knew how much she loved that story.
they watched in complete silence the eagle let out a shrill whistle
and launched into the air. It was such a beautiful sight she thought.
Then suddenly the eagle pinned its wings back and dove fast toward
the ground. As it got close to the ground the eagle righted itself
and extended its huge talons and dropped on something that they
couldnt quite see. Then they saw a huge rattlesnake thrashing
around and the eagle was ripping at it with its beak and talons.
The eagle looked right at Jennifer and her Granddad and lifted off
the ground with the snake hanging limply in its grasp. The eagle
let out a shrill call and flew right in front of them and dropped
the huge snake.
snake was bleeding badly and barely moving. Suddenly the snake began
to shake and convulse. The eagle had landed in a tree close by and
was intently watching the two humans as they observed the snake.
The snakes mouth opened wide revealing its large fangs and made
a loud hissing sound that continued and grew louder and louder.
Then it began shaking violently and to started to expand and grow
and actually turned into a bleeding, badly hurt adult white man
who looked at them with evil looking eyes. The hissing sound began
to change into the sound of a human crying out in pain. Jennifer
was very frightened and grabbed onto her Granddads right leg
for safety. Her Granddad said, Holigatsv (Do you understand)?
Jennifer meekly looked into his eyes and said, Tla (no).
she spoke, the snake screamed out, I will never be ssssssorry
for anything! I am glad that we have killed asssss many of you asssss
we have! I am glad that we ssssstole everything from you! We are
the rulersssss of Mother Earth! Then he screamed more and
his head began to turn from side to side and slowly changed in form.
It became scaly and rough and took on a diamond type of shape and
appeared as that of a snake.
the sky began to rapidly turn dark and ear shattering thunder broke
the silence followed by lightning that was unlike anything Jennifer
had ever seen before. Then from over the western peak of the Bogart
Knob came a strong wind that carried a foul odor. Then came the
ground shook violently and screams of men, women and children were
heard from just over the top of the hill. Then they heard the sound
of horses and gunshots and yelling and screaming. The wind grew
stronger and Jennifer held on to her Granddads leg and began to
they saw them. Thousands of people trying to run away from men on
horses with soldiers uniforms. The soldiers were laughing and yelling
horrible things as their guns fired over and over and over and men,
women and children began to litter the ground in front of them and
the horses trampled all those who fell. It was so horrible and Jennifer
began to sweat all over and shake in fear. One little girl was running
and screaming and looking at Jennifer and seemingly was asking for
help. Then, a bullet from a soldiers gun sent her sprawling
on the ground in a pool of blood and the soldier laughed hysterically.
Jennifer was filled with rage.
Granddad reached down and turned her head to the south where she
saw about 150 men doing some type of dance that she had never seen
before. In a trembling voice she said, What are they doing
Granddad? He said, They are doing a ghost dance little
one. Jennifer asked what that was but before he could reply
they saw more soldiers on horses charging toward the men who were
dancing and the gunfire and screaming became deafening.
all of this was happening the eagle flew down and landed right in
front of Jennifer. Right before her eyes the eagle turned into a
large, powerful looking redman. He screamed in her face, I
am Redman! This is what the snake people have done to us! What are
you going to do about it little girl? What are you going to do about
it? You can make a difference for our people if you open your eyes
and open your heart! Look for the one named Sonny Boy! He is the
one who will restore our people! Listen to Sonny Boys words!
They are the one and only truth! Jennifer screamed out, Who
is Sonny Boy? Then the man reached around the left side of
his head and pulled something out of his scalp. As her eyes focused
on the object she saw that it was an eagle feather. He said, This
is the symbol of the Tribe of the Eagle. Show this to Sonny Boy
and he will know that you are one of the chosen ones. Then
he held the beautiful eagle feather out and touched it to her right
chest. She let out a scream as it burned her skin.
to death she looked up at her Grandfather and he had his arms raised
to the heavens and was crying and chanting. As one of his tears
fell onto her little face the ground shook even more violently and
a hole opened up beneath Jennifer and her Granddad and they began
falling. She cried out for help and looked around to see what was
happening. In the distance she could hear her Granddad cry out,
Diquenvsvi gega (Im going home)! She cried back,
Granddaddy! Help me! But she fell faster and faster
in the total darkness. Then she hit something very hard and passed
out of consciousness.
felt like she had been beaten up and was slowly coming out of a
state of unconsciousness. Her entire body ached. As she shook her
head and began to awaken she looked around and saw that she was
on the floor next to her bed in her luxury condo in the affluent
Washington, DC of McLean, VA. She was soaked and wet from a very
cold sweat. She was shaking and nervous and vividly recalled the
vision that he had just experienced. She felt a throbbing pain on
her head and was surprised to find a huge bump there. As she gathered
her wits about her she felt an eerie burning sensation on her chest.
As she pulled her nightgown open her eyes bulged open wide in disbelief
as she stared at a mark on the right side of her chest that looked
like an eagle feather. The eagle feather appeared to be a tattoo.
She spontaneously moved her left hand to feel the feather and was
dumbfounded to find that it was a permanent marking and it was hot
to the touch!
began to shake even more uncontrollable. She desperately wanted
to know what was going on and how that eagle feather could appear
on her skin without her knowledge. Then there was a loud banging
at the front door. She glanced at the clock on her nightstand and
saw that it was only 3:20am. She wondered who was at the door and
how this night could possibly become any more upsetting.
the experience that she had just been through she was very nervous.
She staggered a little as she got up off the floor and went to the
closet to get her bathrobe and then went to her nightstand and took
out her Glock 9mm. Then she slowly approached her front door and
looked through the tiny glass peephole in her door that allowed
her to see anyone outside, but they couldnt see inside.
Jennifer peered through the small peephole she saw what appeared
to be two police officers. She said with the door closed, What
do you want? The larger man replied, McLean Police maam,
please open the door. She took the safety off her weapon and
put it behind her back and said, That doesnt answer
my question. Its 3:20am and you have come here unannounced.
What is it that you want? The larger officer replied, We
have had several complaints tonight about this residence that reported
yelling and screaming and other sounds that were very disturbing.
Please open the door now.
thought for a minute about what to do. She said, Do you know
who I am? The officer said that he did not. She said, I
am special agent Ashby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
I am armed. The two officers looked at each other and both
withdrew their weapons at the same time. Then the larger man said,
I dont give a crap who you are. You need to
open this door right now or I will call for backup and all hell
will break loose.
took a deep breath and said, I will open the door but will
keep my weapon in my hand. You are not in danger as long as you
are legitimate. Please take out your ids. Then she opened
the door a crack and saw their ids. They looked to be in order
and she invited them to come in. It was very uncomfortable.
larger officer identified himself as Sergeant Wilson and he thanked
her for letting them in. Then he said, Who else is in here?
Jennifer looked puzzled and said that no one else was there. The
two officers looked at each other and then back at her. Sergeant
Wilson then said, If you could help us out lady
you fighting with earlier? Jennifer replied that she hadnt
been fighting with anyone and that she had been alone all night.
two officers looked at each other again and Sergeant Wilson said,
who is Sonny Boy? Jennifers mouth dropped
open wide as she heard that. The officer told her that by her reaction
she must know what he was talking about. Jennifers mind was
racing as she tried to figure it all out. Then the officer said,
How did you get that big bump on the side of your head?
Jennifers hand spontaneously reached up and felt the bump.
She said that she didnt know. Then the officer repeated, Who
is Sonny Boy? She said that she had no idea. The officer told
her that several reports included hearing a man yelling something
about Sonny Boy and there was screaming and yelling and even gunshots.
didnt know what to say or do. How could this be happening?
What was going on? What was she going to do?
Part 12 To Be Continued
2003 Geoff Hampton
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