#28 Visiting Adolf Hitler

“Alright, let’s go surfing on the internet. Hmm… what should i look up… i have no clue, right i am going to look up history!

What do we have on this website… ‘true history about Adolf Hitler’ interesting. Alright let me take a look at that.”

The website popped up and it looked like a dark themed page with a picture of hitler in the background where he is putting up his hand. In the left menu are many options to choose from. 

“I think i will look at… Hitlers death”

As i read the page i get a sense or eeriness trough my body wich makes the hairs in my neck stand up. Suddenly a little messenger window pops up.

“What’s this?” 

Me: Hello. What is up with this random chat window.

Them: Sorry to interrupt you’re peacefull researching. I have a question.

Me: Alright, ask away.

Them: What would you change about Hitlers past if you could?

Me: Well… that is an interesting question indeed. I would change the way hitler tought. And make him think different about the jews.

Them: What kind of effect would that have on the present day if the second world war did not happen?

Me: I dont know. Perhaps some technologies would not have been invented? Maybe some defence system would not have been invented?

Them: Would you be able to change his thinking if you could travel back to when he lived?

Me: Maybe, if i knew then, what i know now i think i would give it a shot, yeah.

Them: Well i think the same way.

*User left the chat*

“What was that all about, that was strange”

After looking up a bit more, my eyes got weak and i decided to go to bed. It was weekend after all so luckely i was able to sleep in. I went to bed and pulled the blankets over my head. A few second later i fell vast asleep.

When i woke up i was not in my bedroom. But the warmth of the sun in my face woke me up. I was laying in a bed. But when i looking at the bed it looked aged and slightly crooked.

I stood up and looked for clothes. So i walked to the closet and put on an old looking shirt and old pants. I put on a pair of socks that were in the closet and walked trough the door. The house was just slightly familiar, but it was defenitly not my house. In the hallway was a high table on wich was laying a pocket watch. I did not have my phone with me so i decided i should take the watch with me.

When i got down the wooden stairs i got in a hallway. I could hear people walking by and talking to each other. I opened the door and people were dressed as if it were the 1930s. I got so confused my head started to pound in pain. I got slightly dizzy and put my head in my right palm of my hand.

A woman came up to me and asked if i was alright. I looked up and told her i was fine. “Alright” she said. When she turned around to walk away i told her “wait!” She turned around and i got up. I asked her “this may be a strange question but what day is it in what year?” She looked at me questionably but smiled and said “its febuari 6th 1923” my eyes widend. “Whats wrong?” She asked. “Nothing” i smiled. I thanked her and she turned around an walked away. 

“How have i landed in 1923” i asked myself. My headache returned, but i started to walk around. I picked up a paper from the ground and read something interesting on the front page. “Adolf Hitler going to jail for conspiracy” i got intrigued and read what the paper said. After i was done reading i remembered hitler was going to write mein kampf in jail. I had to find out where the jail was located. I had to try and talk to adolf.

I asked people on the streets where the jail was. And lucky enough it was close by. I talked to the guards in front of the building an they surpisingly let me trough and speak with Hitler.

They put me in a chamber that was empty. It was going to be the first time i was going to see Hitler for real. No one in history had ever been able to do this before. I got very nervous with the toughts of what i knew of the future.  

The door opened, and in came a man with his hair nicely combed to one side and a toothbrush mustach. He looked at me and walked towards the table i was sitting on. When he got to the table he put his hand out to greet me. It took me a second to realize what was happening. One of the greatest warlords in history was giving me a hand greeting. I reached out my hand and smiled back. “Hitler” he said “Adolf Hitler”. I replied with my name and we sat down.  

he looked at me and asked “why did you need me so urgently. The guards say you were very restless”. “well mister Hitler”i said. “Call me Adolf” he smiled. “Alright… adolf, i have come to tell you something” Hitler looked interested in what i was about to say as he closed his fingers in his other hand. “I am from the future, and i know what your plans are”. Hitlers smile dissapeared. “What do you know?” He asked. My palms got sweaty and i got slightly light in my head. “You will write a story about your life in this prison. Then you will show how angry you are at the people you hate. You will also show how the german empire is the greatest”. Hitlers smile returned. “Am i now. And what more can you predict about my future mister traveler” hitler said. “I can not go in more detail. I just need you to know that many people died. And you have to stop the person doing this”. He looked surprised and asked “who is this person you speak of”. I cleared my throat and said “it’s you. You are responsible of the death of many people. And you have to stop yourself because in the end you will die a young age”. He looked at me with doubt and a little anger. “And how do you know all this?” He asked. “I come from the future”. I said. He was not pleased with that awnser and smashed the table wich made me jump away from my chair. 

“How do you know all this!?” He shouted. My legs started trembling and i took a few steps back. He started walking towards me with anger and kept on repeating the same question. The guard came running in the room pulling adolf hitler away from me. He was escorted out of the room back to his cell. A guard looked me in my eyes and suddenly hit me in my skull with a baton. Everything went black and i fell to the ground.

Next thing i know, i woke up in my bed with a massive headache. A cut was on my forehead, but how did that get there. I am in my own bed now. Not in 1923. I ran to the computer and searched up what happened to hitler. Everything was exactly as i told him. Suddenly it hit me like an arrow to my face.

My whole body started to shake and goosebumps got over my whole body. My headache became extreemly bad and my nose started to bleed. 

Adolf hitler was not going to kill the jews. I told him he was going to do that, and he just made it true. It is my fault millions of people have died. I was the trigger for hitler. 
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Written by Michael kraus.

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#27,1 A look into the future

The last 2 weeks have been very busy. I came up with a more efficient way to create my way to the past. This way i can write to you, so i better make sure to reach as many people as i can.

Now, i had some more questions asked on this mail so i guess people actually recieved the mail. I will tell you what i invented since that was the questions most of you asked about.

I basically have used an old personal computer from 2099. I got it to work by moddifying it a lot. I built a big reciever on it and some magnetic coils so the systems network can propell into viritual space and travel trough time. But a massive amount of energy is needed to start such a field for time travel.

I can not physically travel trough time, i can use old networks to link my personal computer to the past and send messages to the past. I know it might be confusing and trust me, it is. I think i can expand on my research for time travel but i have just accomplished to send these emails. And i wanted to push as much information trough as i can with the time i have. Before you know it i make a mistake and stuff blows up. 

I am free to do research whenever i want to and  i spend about 12 to 16 hours a day working and researching on my invention. But i think i know how to improve my machine in theory. I might know how to do calls into the past using an old calling network called skype. Skype never went out of business but people stopped using it my the time everyone could just call anyone in the world with just thinking about calling them with the chip we got. But i can still use skype to reach the past i theory. I would just have to test it. I will continue working on that. Also i need a contact to reach, so please leave me a bit of contact information to test my machine.

Another question someone asked is what we eat. As i told you before we eat a bunch of vegitables and fruit. We can produce food that contains the same vitimins and minerals a meat. This is what is used on the earth shell since there is not a lot of animal life on there. We change these into protein bars and taste like a fat juicy steak.

Here on earth we still have cattle and lots of other animals. But many have gone extinct when pollution began in to go into the danger zone in 2023. Pollution was a big deal back then.

So we eat meat from animals. Bit only animals that are bred for eating. No wildlife is hunted. There is  adeath pennalty for people who hunt wild animals. The animals are kept out by big fences around cities and villages. And there is a bunch of animal controll. There are also still pets if you are wondering. The only thing is that not many people have time for pets anymore. They are mostly used to be kept by children and blind people. They also help the elderly.

Let me see if there were any other questions… ah yes, what happens when people kill each other. Well we have a simple sollution for this. The chip keeps track of your stress levels. As soon as these spike you’ll get a call and asked what you are doing. If you do not reply the EGP security team will arrive in just mere seconds thanks to our advanced travel technology. If you still manage to kill someone, you will be sentenced to death.

In this new world, having so many people be alive is dangerous requires a realy good security system. Or else people will just start rebelling. There is still hate, anger and jellousy so our security has to be able step up against that. 

Well here is another question. Is reincarnation possible. Well? Studies have shown that reincarnation is possible. It has been tested but it is diffucult to achive a succesfull reincarnation. Bringing people back to life is nearly impossible. The brain has to get restarted with absolute carefull procautions. It you give the brain to many shocks it will have a chance to rapture and start to bleed. If this happens the person will be unable to be brought back. And even if we should manage to bring someone back, there is no guarantee that they know who they are.

Well we have another option to keep people alive after you die. When you die, your head is going to be scanned and saved on a bluebox. A bluebox is a box that saves a persons memories. All the memories stored will be placed in a viritual reality that can only be accessed when your memories are saved in the bluebox room. It is somewhat like a server. In this server you can reunite with family trough memories. But our technology allows the viritual people to still learn new things. And when someone is completely able to learn new things they will be asked to become an artifficial intelligence. And they can choose the be put into an android.

Highly intelligent androids are very rare and we currently only have 14 androids. They work on earth with the researchers. One android even came up with the correct theory to travel even faster then the speed of light. We testes this theory and it worked. Let’s say we have more then unlimited intelligence.

That’s all i have for now. Ask me more questions for the next time i am able to send a mail back. Also don’t forget to add you’re skype names.

#27 A look into the future

It is the year 2528. Earth was so full of people that we built around the earth. We call this the earth shell. It is on the edge of the breathable atmosphere. All the materials we used were salvaged from material rich planets and space debree.

We built a litteral shell around the earth where 30 billion people can live in. Only the elite 5 billion people can go to earth. The earths eco system is now controled from different stations on the earth shell, making the planet have the perfect heat or cold for that area. 

We started building on the earth shell as soon as we could safely travel and haul materials trough the universe, wich was is 2064. The first cargoshuttle was launched to start on the first buildings in space. Every government soon caught up and before you knew it earts shell was complete in 2144. In 80 years we made a suitable place for people to live in for over 30 bilion people. Because you can live anywhere in the shell. The shell is 1 kilometer wide, wich makes it easy to make rooms for everyone.

In the shell is an ecosystem that is replicated from earth. And all our water is caught from space and waterhaulers. Waterhaulers take massive amounts of water from other planets and bring them to the earth shell. We figured out how to travel faster then the speed of light so traveling does not take very long. 

Something that is 300 lightyears away can be reached in 20 minutes. Wich makes it easy to reach other stations that are placed in outer space. These stations are used for scanning planets and meteors. They scan them for minerals and other usefull material. We will get orders to get the stuff we need to get and we get paid. 

Everyone one the earth shell has agreed to pay with a different kind of money. We do not have any physical money, that would take to many recourses. When we are born we get a chip implanted in our arm wich makes us a citizen of the earth shell. But the chip also allows us to store our currency. We call our currency shells because the place we live in is called earths shell.

Our waste is used in our biosystem for fertilizer. And our fruits and vegitables are made in many greenrooms to sustain 35 billion people so there is never any major hunger on the earth shell. 

The governments are devided in 50 pieces on the earth shell. But there is only 1 government left on earth. They are called the elite government plan or EGP for short. The EGP decides what happens on the earth shell. And on earth researchers plan their plans and make new things. 

On earth it is like paradise now. No pollution. As cars are forbidden and used in the making of the earth shell. There are still some cars. But they float between the magnetic field of the earth and earths shell. And they are only for the people that can afford them. 

If you are born on earth you are most likely more lucky then if you are born on earths shell. On earth you can live like an earthling. And you can go cycling in the mountains or walk in a forest. This is not possible on the earth shell. Well… you can do some things like cycling. But it would never be anything like on earth. 

But it does not matter where you are born. You can look at earth from the earth shell and hear stories about how great it is there. You would want to go there when you grow up and work hard to get a place on earth. This is how they select the elite. You go trough a program when you are 15. If you are gifted, have a special ability or have worked your ass off to master a skill, you have a good chance of being accepted in the EGP.

There are only 25.000 people accepted to earth each year. And only the best of the best are sellected to breath earths atmosphere. You can try your whole life to get to earth. So the hardest workers will get rewarded by going to earth for the rest of their life. 

The avarage age people become in this year is 125. But when people reach 100 they would still look fairly young. This is all because the food we produce is modified slightly to help people enjoy their lives longer. In 200 years it is expected that we can live until we are 175. 

When you are born on earth you have to prove that you are worthy of staying on earth. You have 25 years to show off your skill. Otherwise you are deported to the earth shell and you would be given a good life there. Nevertheless most newborns on earth show promise trough genetics. 

The total count of the humans is 35 bilion now. We are planning to expand our race into the galaxy by making massive eco systems in space. Enormous cubes with a diameter of 500km by 500km. They would be like mini earths. With the same systems as the earth shell. 

If you have any more questions on how the universe works now, i would be glad to tell you in another mail. But for now i have to get back to my research. Time traveling is not an easy task when it’s incomplete.

#26 fixing basements

We fix basements. The client calls me and we renovate their basement. I had many strange things show up. I even found a torture chamber once, we had to call the cops and it was a great hit in the newspapers.

Some days ago a person called us to look at their basement, since they moved there recently. He said he heard strange noises coming from the basement and did not want to go in by himself. So we decided to come by, because he realy wanted to use the basement.

In the early morning we packed everything we needed into the van. We could strip the basement and put some new paint in it if he wanted to start straight away.

So when we got there we looked at the house. It looked slightly on the expencive side. It also looked quite gentle. My colleague and i walked to the entrance of the house and knocked on the door. 

A man that looked to be around his 50’s opened the door and greeted us with a handshake. He let us in and asked us if we could talk about what the basement should be turned into. We agreed and sat around the table to discuss the matter.

When we were done talking he opened the door to the basement for us. It did not look old or croocked in any way. It was quite a nice basement. There was no old furniture and everything looked like it was going to be an easy and quick job. 

We got our ideas together and showed what could be done with the basement. The owner was pleased with our idea and told us we could start 2 days later. He had to go to some family for a few days. We agreed and went home

2 days later:

We knocked on the door of the house and someone to hang on. We waited a few seconds and the door unlocked and opened. The same guy was still in his bathrobe. He told us to get started whenever we felt like it while he got changed. 

We took a broom with us and some paintbuckets. We went downstairs and put everything in order for us to start. We begans sweeping the floor as there was a whole lot of dust and sand in there. In the corner i was sweeping while i accidently went to close to the wall and punctured it. 

We both looked at each other questionable. A wall like this should not be able to break that easely. We got curious and started knocking on the wall. One whope side of the wall sounded like there was another room there. So qe decided to make the hole a bit bigger so we could look inside with a flashlight.

We din’t see much, but it was still part of the basement. So we grabbed 2 sledgehammers and started breaking the wall. With all the noise the owner came down and asked us what we were doing. We explained there was more room behind the walls that seemed to been placed there for some kind of reason.

The guy frowned and said alright, go ahead as he turned around and went back upstairs.we raised our hammers again and started bashing the wall down. The basement seemed to be twice as big as it was with the wall still up. There was a shack inside the room. A little kind of home for someone to live in. 

We tried to open the door but it would not budge. And there were no windows. So we decided to smash the door open with our hammers. When the door waa broken down we entered the little shack. There were some tools hanging on the wall and a few workbenches. When we looked down we saw a trapdoor. We tried to open it and it opened. It was not locked at all. There was a ladder going down. We grabbed our ropes and put them around our middle after securing it somewhere around the ladder. The ladder seemed old so it could break while we went down the ladder.

While climbing down we smelled a rotten stench reaching our noses. We covered our nose and went further down. After a prety long climb we reached the bottom of the house.

We looked around with our flashlights and we saw old guns lying on the ground. Skeletons were covering most of the ground. We got scared but pulled ourselves together and went on. We walked trough a tunnel while we suddenly heard a loud bang. We jumped when we heard it and laid on the geound for a few seconds. Again we heard a loud bang. But we could also hear some people talking. 

We decided to get up and walk forward. The sounds were gone now. We saw flags that looked like they were from the second world war. Hitlers flags. This must have been a secret hidden bunker. Again we hears people talking in the distance. We looked around and saw all kind of rooms. But i no room were people to be found. While we got confused we walked into a dead end. We din’t see anyone down here, but we still heard voices. We looked at each other and decided to leave.

We were certainly not coming back again. We explained everything to the owner of the house. He told the authorities and got moved to another house. 

No one know what is going on there till this day. its a mystery to everyone. And we still were not able to make out what made those noises down there as there was no one down there.

#25 A very good meal

‘Oooh how i love this food’ it was some kind of salad made of turnips, carrots and some other ingredients. One bite is so fresh that it would tingle a little in my mouth. And it mademy stomache feel funny, that good.

The waiter came up to me and asked how i liked their new salad. I was told him it was one of the best salads i had in my entire life. I told him how it made me feel. A smile appeared on the waiter’s face and said ‘very good. I will give the cook your compliments.’ ‘Very well’ i said.

When the waiter returned he said ‘sir, this has never happened before, but the cook was so pleased with your compliment that he invites you over to the kitchen. I looked at the waiter, ‘alright, lead the way’ i awnsered.

The waiter walked in front of me and pushed open two big doors to the kitchen. It looked clean and the kitchen smelled like food was being prepaired. The dishes were all clean and the cook that was making the food was the only cook in the kitchen. 

The cook met my eyes as he smiled and gestured me to come over to where he was cooking. I walked over and thanked him for the magnificent salad he made for me earlyer. He nodded and thanked me. ‘I can show you how i made it’ he said. I was baffled and said i defenitly wanted to know how he made it.

He told me to stay put as he grabbed the ingredients. He showed me exactly how to make the dish. And i was taken by surprise as to how easy it was to make the salad. He let me taste the salad, but it din’t taste as good as the one dish i got from him in the restaurant. ‘There is something missing’ i said. Again, he smiled and said ‘you’re right. Follow me’ 

We walked down to a basement and he turned on the lights. He opened another door and i saw some kind of a cage. The cook made a sound and out of the corner came a grey-green creature with a big head and a small torso. The legs were long and thin. As were the arms of the creature. It stopped in front of the cook and put its arm trough the cage. 

I was getting light headed and scared at the same time. I fell on my behind. The cook looked me and told me not to worry. He took a syringe from his pocket and took off the cap. The needle punctured the creatures arm and it looked at me with big sad eyes as the cook drew green fluid into the syringe. 

It made me feel sick to my stomach. ‘This is the secret ingredient to my best dishes’ the cook said laughing. ‘Ofcourse you are surprised and maybe scared, but there is no need to be scared. The creature wont harm you, we removed it’s teeth and claws’ he said. My stomach turned and i puked everything out i ate that day. 

The cook started laughing and walked back up the stair. My legs were so weak, i could not get up. A loud bang sounded as the cook shut the door above me. The light was still on so i could see the creature holding the bars of the cage while looking at me. I never seen something like it before. It looked very much like an alien. 

I pulled myself together and sat myself against the wall. The creature was still looking at me with it’s big sad eyes. It made some kind a gnarling noise while it blinked is eyes. I started to feel realy bad for the creature. It must have been here for months, maybe even years. I looked back at it and reached my hand at the creature. It got scared and pulled back a few feet behind the bars. 

I put my arm trough the bars as the creature carefully watched my moves. It slowly got closer while it lifted and lowered it head up and down. ‘What are you’ i said to the creature. It reached out for my hand and touched my fingers. It’s hand fell cold and smooth. 

Suddenly it grabbed my hand with a firm grip. I got light headed and lost controll of my body. I fell to the ground and everything became white. Slowly i woke up in a room. It was white with no furnature, not even a door. I heard a loud hiss as the wall seemed to open up. In came two tall creatures that looked like the creature i was with. They grabbed me, but i was unable to move, so the creatured dragged me to the opening in the wall. 

I appeared to be in a hallway where the creatures put me in some kind of seat. It was pretty comfortable as they put me in the seat. The creatures made some gnarling noises as they walked away from me. ‘Where am i, what’s happening to me’ i tough. I wondered what happened to the creature in the basement. 

Moments later the creatures came back. They gently got me up from the chair and took me with them to the hallway. We walked to a dead end of the hallway and then suddenly the dead end wall opened.

There was a big room with a massive window. It looked like a massive cockpit of a huge ship. When i looked out of the window i lost my breath. I was looking at earth, from a spaceship, with alien creatures. 

#24 A getting back.

“Aah” the little things. Dont you love the small good things that sometimes happen. Small achievements can be more exiting and satisfying then big achievements sometimes. 

When you had a rough day, and someone you maybe know tells you a joke so funny you almost pee your pants. In that case it were best if you wear dypers. Who knew they were usefull for us right?

The reason i write this is because something happened. I’m sick…. well not sick, i’m ill. I sat in the smoke of the barbeque and my voice now sound like that of a person that smokes 10 packs of siggarettes a day. I quite litterally smoked my brains out. But boy!!! The meat was good!

Oh and we went metal detecting. We found some old iron objects and even a shard of an old grenade that was used in the second world war. It might have pierced some body, but luckely we din’t find any bones near the shard. 

Now my throat hurts. And i’m still going to school today. And im constantly caughing in the buss… and i don’t even smoke. 

And then ill end it here with some wise words from my library of connections of my brainwaves; when you meet and blue cow with 3 eyes, and it starts talking to you about hamburgers, you should probably ignore it. But if you give it a banana milkshake it will run off into the ground. Or it would be possible you had enough shrooms 🙂

I’ll upload stories from here on out again. I’m also going to try to tell my stories in video’s as soon as my voice gets better, peace. Michael.

#23 Demensia

“Ahh, i can’t remember where i left my keys!” I shout in frustration. But then i remember, they are in my pocket of my jacket. “Ofcourse” thats where i always put them.

I’m going to see my mother today. I hope she remembers me this time. She’s got alzheimer’s. I’m sure most of you know what that means, but for those who don’t, alzheimer’s is the most commor form of dimentia. The brain declines the recent memories in this case with my mother. She remembers the memories of 15 years ago, when i was still 7. So when i visit her, she often does not remember me. And her alzheimer’s is uncurable.

I don’t visit my mother often. It’s not because i dont like her, it’s just still hard to accept that she does not remember me. It’s scary to see her in that kind of state of confusion. Inside it makes me sick and weird because i know that it will only get worse, and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. 

It sometimes even feels like she is… dead. The way she stares into nothingness. She doesn’t move, and breathes very slow. When you stand in front of her she will look at you the same way she looks into the distance. I asked her sometimes what she sees. But trough her broken speech i can barely make anything of it. I think she sees something like little waves and dots. Many waves under each other, like watching a tv that has realy bad reception. And dots like the snow on tv when therr is no reception at all.

It’s scary because i can’t feel what she feels. Sometimes she talks about things that never happened. Or she starts crying out of nowhere. She tells me she doesn’t live where she lives and that she does not want to die yet. 

But the scaryest thing is when she looks at me. Just looking without expression. She has darkbrown eyes. Real tired eyes. She just moves her mouth just a little bit, grinding her toothflesh on each other since she doesn’t have any teeth anymore. She looks at me like she doesn’t know me. And them she says “hey” and smiles a little bit. 

I know she wants to tell me things. But almost never can she make whole words, let alone sentences. She realy tries to say stuff and she realy wants to tell what she is going trough. But she can’t complete any words. And frustration of being unable to talk, takes over. And she’ll start crying again. I then sit next to her and make her at ease. She needs all the support we can give her. 

The things she can say is “yes”, “no” and “i’m thirsty or hungry” and “i need to go to the toilet” but thats it. The rest she speaks is out of frustration, or it’s just all broken words. 

But the thing is, i don’t know if i will get this too. And that scares me the most. I can’t remember any birthdays other than the one of my best friend and my own. The little things i forget seem to increase over the years. Being forgetfull is very frusrating.
Written by michael kraus.

#22 Nature taking over

It’s cold outside. The stray dogs are still eating from the carcass a few feet away. I have to get to that body. The fallout has long settled and we have been hiding for a 100 years underground. But last month i ran from my fellow people because they were changing mentally into beasts. When the food ran out they started to vote who should be next on the spit.

I ran very far so no one would be able to find me. But dangers outside of the base would also play a big roll in the outside world. And there were more dangers then 100 years ago. There were people who became greedy and even more arrogant. At least that’s what the stories say.

But the reason i am in hiding, is because this carcass has some stuff i could realy use to survive down here. There is a gun and a medkit close to it. And i want those. So i’ll.just have to wait untill the dogs are gone. 

All animals have gone into a madness mode. But the other day i saw someone walking with a dog on a leash. I had never seen that before. And that dog looked realy healthy. No red spots without fur anywhere. He must have had some kind of food for the dog. 

I notice the dogs are done eating, or whatever they were doing. So i decided to approach the body and look trough the jacket also. In his inside pocket was a map. I think it was a map from the land around us. I never learned how to read a map but i decided i was going to take it with me. 

I walked away from the body and i went in the direction of the morning sun. I had to find a place to stay. But nowhere is safe. There is a city up ahead wich i can check out. There might be an empty building wich i could settle in maybe.

So i decided to go to the city. It should not take very long, only about an hour or so. You could get into the city from all sides, but there was only one broken road that lead to the city. I decided i would follow the road, since the land near it was all swamp-like land. 

When i got there, there were some building that i could not enter. But there would not be anything if i checked it out i think, just rubble. I did find an appartment building. I went up the stairs of the building and walked on the side of were the front doors are. 

I could see a key laying on the ground. I picked it up and tried it on all the doors. The key went into the keyhole of the 4th appartment i tried. The door opened and i was greeted by 2 skeletons looking at me. I had seen enough dead so it was not scary. I took the skeletons and threw them off the appartment building. 

I saw a broom in the corner so i started to sweet the place. It just looked like a normal home. Very suitable for someone to settle in. The walls were old and a little bit cracked. But that should not be a problem i just can’t belive that no one searched this place in those 100 years.

There even was some canned soda in the refrigerator. And some other things that went bad. I heard the stories about canned soda, but i never actually saw one. Let alone taste one. So i was very curious. I did see in a book how you should open a can of soda. So i put my finger under the lip and pulled it open. I tool a sip…and spewed it out. The soda was extreemly sweet. It hurt my jaws, that sweet.

I took another sip. And the prickly feeling of the soda on my toung wasn’t painfull or anything. It did feel kind of refreshing. And there were no foods with sugar in them. So this was a big sugar shot. I took another sip and put the can on the counter. I looked around in the appartment to see if there was anything usefull. 

I opened one of the doors and i saw there hung a shotgun on the wall. With 5 boxes of ammo on the side. This surely was the jackpot. 

That day i cleaned the whole place. It still looked crooked, but it was defenitly suitable to live here. I barricaded the entrance of the building and put a lock the i found on the inside of the backdoor. That way only i was able to leave. I blinded most of the windows, so no one would see me from a distance. 

The bed was full of dust. So i just turned the big matrass on the back and it looked like new. I slept like a baby that night. And nothing disturbed me. 

This was not going to be as bad as i tought. Or was it?

#21 Cruel people

I’m sitting here on a bench in the trainstation. The train i need to get to go to school will be here in 9 minutes the clock says. I lean my back against the bench i’m sitting on. The sun breaks trough and i can feel the warmth on my legs and arms. I brush some dust off my new beige pants i bought last week.

People walk by with sandwiches in their hands, a woman with her lipstick is stroking her lips and presses them on each other. I have no idea why she would put on lipstick, but that’s non of my business. A mother with her 3 boys are restlessly waiting for the train to arrive too. The boys are running around the bench, touching it now and then, making the bench vibrate slightly, wich makes my annoyance go up a little bit. The woman sees my face and tells het boys to take it easy… it’s morning. She looks at me and nods her head. I nod back and turn my head to the rails again.

There is a man talking slightly aggrovated a few feet away from me. “What did i tell you! You have to take care of that today!” He explained to the other person on the phone. And it made me think a little. Why do people yell at other people. Do they not listen, or do they have something wrong with their hearing ability? 

Speaking about hearing ability, the young guy next to me is playing his eminem song so loud trough his earbuds that i can enjoy the music with him. I don’t mind an eminem song. Bus isn’t he just ruining his hearing ability? Hm… whatever. Not my problem.

I’m suddenly made aware by my phone i got a whatsapp message. I look on my phone, it’s a friend of mine asking me where i am. I unlock my phone and tell him i am waiting for the train to arrive. He messages “ok, i’ll see you soon then” and with that i lock my phone and put it back into my pocket. The notification sound of my phone goes off again. So i take my phone out off my pocket and unlock it again.”oh yeah, your gay” he messages. “You’re” i awnser back while a slim smile appears on my face.

A skinny shy guy around the age of 19 maybe 20 comes walking up on the bench im sitting on. He looks nervous and looks around him as if he’s paranoid about something. I shove myself a little aside and point out to him he can sit down. He looks at me and makes a weak gesture with his hand. “No thanks” he awnsers. “Alright” i say, still makimg space for him if he would change his mind. 

A few second later he did change his mind and sat down. I think he is just not the social type, so i tought nothing of it. Suddenly he said to me “have you ever tought about killing yourself?” I look at him in an angle “why would i think about that” i say to him. “Well, you know, people are asshole” he whispers to me. I frown my eyebrows up and say “yeah, you are right. But i’m not letting myself get influenced by other people. They do not decide how i live”. he nods in agreement. 

I can hear him sigh while he is sitting next to me. I knew he wanted a reason to not be suicidal, obviously. I put out my hand to him. He looked at me and reached for my hand. When our hands met i told him my name. He took a minute but he then told his name. “You look like a good person” i say to him. “Thanks” he says to me. “So where are you off to?” I ask him. “Well, uh… school i guess” he explaines. “What do you do?” I ask. “I am working on being a writer” he says. I nod my head and say thst is a great choice. He agrees and says “yeah, it is”. For a moment it’s silent between us. 

In the distance i can hear the train coming. He looks at me as he stands up. “I do digital design” i tell him. “Ok” he says. I notice he is not paying attention to me anymore. He walks a little towards the rail. The train is coming nearer every second. He get closer and closer to the edge. So i decide to get up, i walk towards him. He’s now crossing the white warning line. My head starts to rush and toughts fly by. I should stop him. There is no need to kill yourself. 

The train is nearly here and he is standing on the white edge. I put my hand on his shoulder and tell him “i’ll be your friend Michael” he turns around and looks at me. His eyes start to swell up and he takes a step back. The train goes by us and the door opens. 

Let’s go to school i say. He nods, and enters the train with me. 

Written by michael kraus.

#20 The Disney Waterpark.

Hi, this is my first recording. I will tell you what happened at the park in Walt Disney. You know… the closed down waterpark. 

I heard many ghost stories about the park. People getting murdered there and people never being found ever again after going there. Not even their bodies have been recovered. 

One day i was in the library with my friend. We laughed about some crazy funny comic we saw on the internet while browsing trough the library. We looked for something that peaked our interest and a lot of things did. 

Great articles about ghost and creature stories were our most favorite subjects, and we have been to some ‘haunted’ places. But nothing ever realy happened. We then searched for ghost places around in our city. And living close to Disney Land this came up. 

We looked trough what people found there and what had happened there. It closed down some day and was not attended anymore. But it’s still visited without permission by vandalists to this day. 

All these articles about this place were so interesting that we wanted to check it out for our self. Ofcourse we din’t believe it. We have been to places where nothing happened. And became more skeptical about the subject. So we decided to go there in the weekend on saturday night. 

We met at a parking lot around 6 pm close to the park. It was still light outside, but we were going to check the place out. So we brought torches and some extra batteries. 

We walked around the fence of the waterpark, and it did indeed look like a ghost park. We got exited and went to look for a way in. After looking around we saw a tree hanging over the fence. It was a good oppertunity, so we took it. We got up in the tree and walked over the thick branch to the inside of the fence. 

We looked around because we din’t know where to go. We just decided to start walking and look for interesting things. We came to a small pond with a small wooden crooked shed in the middle. It din’t appear in any of the fotos we saw so it atracted our attention. 

We looked around the pond to see if there was something to cross to the middle with. And we saw a small dingy. It was drifting in the middle of the lake so it was obviously leak free. We grabbed a big branch and reached out formthe small boat. We hooked it on the boat and got it close to us so we could step in. 

When we were in the boat we got the branch to puch us of the side of the pond and drift us to the middle. We were finally in the middle of the pond. We looked at the shed. It semlled like wet rotten wood. We tried to find an opening into the shed while walking around it. But we were unable to find one. 

I found a little hole in one of the planks of the shed. I looked trought the hole but i could not see anthing. So i put my torch trough the hole and used the other end of my torch as a lever. And i pushed the plang right out as i pushed my torch to the shed. Some other planks were then easely removable since it was all rotten. 

We stepped in and used out torches to look around. There was nothing to see. It was empty. While walking around slowly we suddenly hears the cracking of wood. I pointed my torch down and i saw my friends standing on a hatch. As he saw it he stepped of the hatch. There was a little handle, we pulled it up and the hatch opened. 

We saw there was a metal staircasing going down. So after a little arguing we decided to explore the hole. As we walked down we came in a tunnel. The echo of our steps jumped from the wals deep into the tunnel. 

Suddenly after walking straight for about 5 minutes, we came up to a door. The door looked fairly new. And when we tried to open it, it was locked. We decided to turn back and explore the rest of the waterpark. So after walking back trough the tunnel for about 10 minutes we became confused. 

We were walking the right direction because there are no other corridors. The tunnel was straight. We kept walking the same direction for another 5 minutes. Thats when we got scared. Were we going crazy? 

We decided to turn around and walk back to the door to get us back to where we started. Maybe we din’t see a corridor that was actually there. 

After walking about 2 minutes we reached the door… this seemed way to quick. We walked 15 minutes towards the entrance. But nevertheless we walked back to the entrance from the door. After walking for 5 minutes we reached another door. This looked the same as the last door… in fact, this is the last door we were at. 

We were now certain we were losing our mind. We got our cellphones out and tried to call the police. We got someone from the police department on the phone and she told us what our emergency was. I told her we were at disney world’s water park. And that we got stuck somehow in a tunnel. 

The police woman said she would send a cop car to our lication. She told us not to wory and that we were not to move. the police car would be there in 10 minutes. We agreed and sat down on the ground. 

Our phone batteries died now. And we are soon going to have to use our spare batteries for our flashlights. We called the cops without doubt about 1 hour ago. And we have hears nothing but our own breathing and shivvering in this tunnel. I hope we get out fast. Because it’s starting to get scary.