Bob Powers had lived his entire life in Nevada, in the Roswell area. As he had grown up, he’d stories about the alien sighting and landing in the Area 51 region. Which today is still under government and military control. He had never taken any of the alain rumors to heart, or believed them one bit.
As He had gotten older, and lived his life quietly, never getting into trouble, always had a good job, and he married had a couple of kids.
Recently, something had been pulling him. He couldn’t understand the need to go out into the desert, someplace he’d never ventured very far into his entire life. He was ill prepared for life in hundred degree heat,with little or no shade, and minimal supplies. He learned quickly how to outfit himself accordingly. But he still didn’t understand what was driving him to do this madness. He seemed to be searching for something. He wasn’t even sure what it was. After many trips into the desert, a image begin to emerge in his mind. It seemed somehow familiar, but he didn’t recall ever seeing it before. That was an old run down old garage or barn. It could have been either, but he sensed it was calling him. He knew he had to find it.
It several months of on and off looking, sometimes he would have to wait several weeks between trips due family and business commitments. But he always managed to find some time and money to go. what he told his family and friends was another thing. In fact he was running out of excuses for his absences. The urge to find this old barn wa getting more powerful, and harder to resist. He knew if he didn’t find it soon, things were going to blow in his family and he’d probably be sent to a mental hospital, if he told them, what he was really doing. So he had had to try one last time to find the old barn, or whatever the heck it was.
He packed his stuff, loaded up the old jeep he’d bought special for theses desert excursions, got his supplies together, In fact he got twice the usual supplies in case he had to stay out longer. Somehow he knew in his mind, this might be very well be his last chance. If he didn’t find it this time. He probably wouldn’t, or wouldn't get another chance.
The drive into the desert was long and boring, he used maps and his sat-nav to help him figure out where he had been, and where he was going. One by one he checked each old run down farm house, barn, shed and structures he found as he went along.They were all covered in dust and sand and falling down, some fall to his light touch.
Finally he came to one last old decrepit looking barn. It was around noon the sun was blindly bright and hot. He was tired and and if he had his way, he’d probably gone home, but that was a several hour drive, and here he was anyway.
The barn was large, long, the roof was tin, and the sides were board and batten.There a section at the front of the barn that was brick. At least they had been at one time, wind, sun, and weather for well over fifty years had helped to make this once majestic old barn into the falling down ruin it was now. Bob suddenly felt a peace in him. This was it. The place he’d spend months search for. While he still know why or how it was important, at least knew it existed. We walked around it. It was long enough it it took several minutes to get all the way around it. The doors seemed to be open there was a little light streaming in through what had once been windows, and holes in the tin roof. So, least thats what it looked like standing outside looking in the door. Bob Powers stepped into the old barn. and total darkness.
"Taking a deep breath," He slowly looked around the room. It was dark. Blindingly dark. He couldn't see anything. Something moved, He couldn't see it, He sensed it. There was someone or something in the room with him. Even after his eyes adjusted to to the dark, he still couldn't see anything.
There was no sound. Just emptiness He feels a presence comes and closer and closer. he feel his hair stand straight on end.
A cold breeze came across his face. He couldn't exactly where it had came from, He seemed to feel the breeze came from the same direction as he felt the presence come from. He went along one wall until he came to the corner. He stood and waited. Nothing, Not knowing what or who was in the room with him, was scaring him more then the darkness.
Slowly the veil lifted , It became clearer , as he looked around. As the fog of darkness cleared he could see more, a little at a time. First the corner of the room he was in, the two wall met. They were brick. very old brick. Red brick, like hadn't been used in over 100 years. The ceiling was low, he could almost touch it, seven, seven and a half feet at most. probably closer to seven feet tall. Looking down he found the floor was dirt, very old and hard packed dirt. It had been used over the years to store very heavy objects, and much traffic, thus packing the floor down to a almost cement-like state of hardness, As the fog cleared the rest of the room came into clearer view. It seemed to be a old garage of sorts. As he gained his confidence a bit and it lightened up he slowly walked around the room. Along one wall was a long heavy duty work bench. Laying atop of it was a mixture of machinists tools, sockets, wrenches, etc, along with a large number of tools he didn't recognize. The tools seemed to be made out of materials other than from earth. He couldn't figure out what any of them could do. Then he felt the presence again. He froze. Then slowly turned around the face his his host.
There were two of them. Once was tall, the top of his head almost touching the ceiling. the other short, probably 4 foot or so, The both looked at him inquisitively , as if to ask,” How can I help you? “ He heard the words in his mind as they looked at him.
He didn't know how to respond, to just think, or speak, the natural reaction is to try to talk, so he stammered a few words about not knowing how he got here, which he didn't and being sorry to bother them. He felt their voices in his head. "Its OK", They seem to say.When the fog had lifted sufficiently enough to see them, He studied them, with keen interest. Definitely not from around here. While one was taller than average,(at least for a human) And other shorter. They both possessed a kind of gentleness, that made him feel at ease a bit. Their respective bodies were hairier than ours, The tall one seemed to be a female. or at least she had what one would call here on earth a nice set of boobs.. She, if indeed it was a she, seemed to be in charge. Most of the voices in his head seemed to come from her.
"How can we help you?" echoed into his mind.
He tried just talking. "I'm not sure where I am, or how I got here..
My name is Bob, Maybe I can help you"
"Whats the last thing you remember before being here, Bob?", floated into his mind.
He tried to think, try as he might he couldn't remember where he had been or what he was doing before this room.
The tall one, (female?) "Said" Let me help you. And she reached out and touched him, She took his hand . He felt her hand such as it was,It cold . Ice cold. He felt his mind begin to blur again, he seemed to spin around in space, and time. There seemed to be no up and down. Scenes from his past flew past him being born, being a toddler, his first day of school. High school graduation, His first kiss, his first time going all the way with a girl.Then it seems to speed up faster and faster, he couldn't make out what he was seeing or doing. Suddenly he was dizzy.Suddenly it stopped. To a grinding halt. He was left staring at the alien. Slowly she morphed into his mother. He stood shocked. The ramifications of this hit him. The short alien slowly morphed into his father.
"Bob, we have something to tell you,..."
Bob stood staring at his parents. He looked at them in disbelief. It suddenly all made sense. His life had been a lie, in fact, all their lives had been lies. His mother Said to him.
" Let us help you understand."
They took his hands again, and this time his mind filled with images of a another world. He saw thousands of people who looked just like his parents had a few minutes ago. They were town, cities, building and pretty much everything he remembered from earth. Many things looked the same as he had seen on earth.
Slowly the picture materialized in his mind. This was a world very similar to earth.
Then there were scenes of panic and destruction, and death. His parents explained to him that there was a great war, and many people had fled the world. There was a vision of a spaceship, big not fancy and glamorous, like he had seen on TV all his life here on earth. But, crowded, cramped, minimal life support, and navigation. The ship and landed in a dessert on a planet that called itself earth, in a country the called itself the United States, The earth time seemed to be earth 1950's. There was a huge debacle when they landed. They had sent up their war ships to try to bring them down, but they could never get close enough to do any damage. and our technology was far superior to theirs. We just disappeared until we landed. Then we left only a couple of dead passengers for them to find along with the wreckage of one ship, and not even the whole wreckage.
We spent the next few weeks learning how to assimilate into the new world. We found that the new changes in gravity and oxygen levels and other factors that we could change our form. So we adapted the form of the earth human being. Learning how to live on a new world.
All of this information and more floated into his head. He tried to absorb and understand it. Bob heard all echoes in his mind. He was confused. He asked he parents why they had chosen now to reveal themselves and thus him?
He opened his his eyes again, and found all three of them were in their alien forms. It felt weird not wearing any clothes, and having a completely different body. He looked down down at himself, and didn't recognize anything he saw. More questions flooded his mind. His father, who hadn't said much, turned around and pointed to the spaceship which hadn't been in the room when he had first entered the old garage in the old abandoned farm in the outskirts of Area 51
He dad said; "Its time to go home."
By then the fog had completely lifted and the old barn looked pretty much as it had before. Except for the long narrow space ship sitting in the middle of the barn.
A door on it opened and the three of them went in. The spaceship was crowded with controls, and very little else.
Bob asked his parents why now suddenly it was time for them to leave. and what about his wife and kids. He was told they would be fine, They had made sure that they were provided for. And what about his brother, was he an alien to? , No Dan Quayle was not, not he still had an important role to play on this world, and they couldn’t take him even if they wanted to. They had spent the last 50 plus years living and hiding here on earth waiting until the time was right to return to their world.
Bob asked how many of them were there. Now only just the three of us. There had been many more, but the night they landed here was not good, and all of the problems they had landing, and surviving the first few weeks, and even into the first year, they had lost a lot of them. then of course many had died over the last fifty years. But why now? Why not live their lives quietly here on earth as they had all this time?
His Father explained that they probably could. However, as they grew older it became harder to keep the human form going all the time, for one thing, and He sensed that their world was now ready to accept them, and he knew Bob had a job to to do there. And now it was time to. This father explained that Bob wa destined to be a diplomat and hopefully could negotiate peace between the two factions who had torn his world apart all these years ago.
As the prepared to leave. Bobs parents explained more about his home world. How, in the last few years they had received signals from it the indicated that it had stabilized and was safe to come back to. Safe or not, they had to, they couldn’t hide in plain sight much longer, soon at least his parents would have been found out. There had already been a couple of close calls. They knew from living here, that they wouldn’t be treated well by humans. They couldn’t even be nice to each other most of the time. Much less to a creature from another world. It was time to leave.
The three of them buckled themselves into the seats, His father took the controls of the spaceship. Soon the engine was roaring. They could feel the old barn shaking around them. The Gauges on the control panel showed no one around for many miles. Within seconds they were pushed back into the chairs by the earths gravitational pull. Another couple of minutes, and they were in in the outer reaches of earth's radar.
Their spaceship was soon out of reach of any telescope or any seeing or hearing satellite bound by earth. Once they had left earth's orbit, and Bobs Father plotted a course for home . Bob had begun to get used to talking to his parents through his mind. and hearing their answers in his head, After a while it didn’t seem so weird. Bob’s father who now they had some time, hold him his alien name was essentially unpronounceable, so they agreed to call each other by their earth name. His Father was James,, his mothers name was Martha. Though the long trip they “talked” about many things. James explained in more details how their world had come to be un liveable, both politically, and physically.
It seems that the world James and Martha came from, was very similar to earth, in many respects They had a number of large continents, large masses of water,and other physical similarities. However there had been one big difference. They had not managed the resources well. So there were put in a situation where there were more people than resources to to support them. On top of that, the leaders became unreasonable and started demanding things the people couldn’t or would give them. The internal government even broke down at one point, There had been different fractions of government fighting each other for control. It was insane.
A group or rebels, scientist, and other professions managed to gain control of a space center, where a large supply of of transport rockets were stored and waiting for emergencies. They hijacked them. There was a mass exodus of the rockets.
In the course of two days, 750 small transport rockets fled the planet in a huge black cloud of steel and smoke. What happened immediately after that is anyone’s guess, James said. The rockets had a fairly limited range and capacity. holding at most 20-25 personal, at a time. Most of the rockets just disappeared into space and were never seen again. However, a very few found planets to land on. We were one of the few that made it to earth. we arrived in one that barely managed to land without being sighted by the earthlings, humans as we know them, and hid for several weeks.
Bob you were born here. as a human, At that time, we had enough mental capacity and internal strength to for your mother to give a normal human birth. had it been much later it would have been a another matter. Getting you delivered would have been a much harder challenge. As far as we know you're the only one who was conceived on our planet and born on earth or another planet. As you see now, what your true form is, you are a Roca by birth, even if it was in a another form. The planet Roca has survived many tragarties of the millenium, but the one the last 50 years or so has been by far the worst.
You are what Roca needs, a leader who knows how get people to work together. Your experience dealing with humans will hopefully help you understand what needed to help our world. His mother said, “We know you never planned to become a world leader, But fate has had other ideas.
The long voyage home seemed to be shorter than it actually it actually was. The three of them spent the time talking, Bob grew to understand the realities of the world he was soon to land in. At least the realities of the world his parents had left more than 50 years ago. What would actually await them, would remain to be seen. Bob was continuing to get used to his new body. The effects of being in space had change the way his body felt and reacted to his movements. At some point along the way, Bob fell asleep. While Bob slept his parents worked to correct course changes and try to make contact with their world. What neither of them said to each other was how desperate they were to survive the trip, and how unsure they were of what they would find once they arrived home,
Bob woke up from his space induced sleep to find his parents working the control of the spaceship together. At first he is disoriented not sure who or where he was. Looking down at his new body, it slowly came back to him, the events of the last several months, His finding the old barn, meeting his parents in their true form, and learning about his real past. How had had finally come to be on this small spaceship approaching a planet that was his real home.
The planet Roco was about the same general size as earth. There seemed to be a haze of a atmosphere surrounding it. Dotted around the outskirts of the atmosphere were satellites scattered around the outer orbit of the planet. Most looked to be inactive, Some even looked to be not all there anymore. They settled into a high orbit of their home planet. They used the radios, and other scanner on the ship to scan for life and see if they could get an idea of what was going on down on the planet. Slowly they worked through the maze of satellites, . They were able to identify many of the older satellites, But the newer ones were unknown to them. Most of them, didn’t seem to be not working anymore. They did receive weak signals from several satellites , None of them gave them much information about what was going on down on the planet. Broadcast from the planet , however, were plentiful. They were able to listen to radio both consumer and military, and commercial. As they circled the planet, they sorted out the different signals, and tried to get a picture of what was happening down there. Slowly a picture of sorts emerged.
Soon it was imperative they land the face their old world in person, Or what was left of it. Slowly they decelerated and wound their way down towards the planet. As the got closer they could see the remains of the ravages of the war from 50 years ago. The remains of building and bridges and towers came into view as the got closer to the ground. The landing was rough. Very rough. Even on a old runway, they bounced around and barely managed to stay on it long enough to come to a complete stop.
Taking deep breaths, they sat for several minutes.
Bob was still trying take it all in, A week ago he had been living quietly on earth , now he finds, he not a human at all, he is in fact a alien from another planet, and that both his parents are too. Now he sat here in a strange ship who know how far away from the world and life he knew.
The area around them. showed no signs of any movement. After a minute or two they finally had to open the ship and venture out. James opened the hatch on the ship. There before them was a wide open expanse of what had once been a thriving busy airport to a empty desolate runway, leading back the main buildings. They slow stepped out into their new world to face it. Bob, James, and Martha walked back to the main building. They weren’t sure what to expect. would they be greeted with open arms, or with suspicion? They soon got their answer. None. The building was abandoned. empty, The three of them spent a lot of time looking around the remains of the airport. In many ways it was similar to ones on earth.
The the gate they were met by several of their kind who appeared to be soldiers, judging by their dress, and weapons. It was then they saw the sign that said they were at Roswell,
The door opened, Inside a was General of the Raco Army. Along with several other officers.They seemed to be talking amongst them At least in their minds. When they say Bob and his parents they stopped talking and greeted them, introducing themselves. Everyone seemed glad to see them, and had a million questions from them about their last 50 years on earth. Bob and his parents spent several days getting the vip tours of Roswell, and getting caught up on life on Roco.
Then they were taken to hangar 51. Inside there were shown the wreakes of several downed UFO’s, Bob and his parents identified them as some of earth’s earlier flying machine. Then they were shown three bodies.
The bodies were them in their earth forms.