“A bright beam of light shot from the center of the UFO and struck one of the storage facilities. After several minutes, the light turned off, and the craft slowly flew away. Once it was out of sight the base’s power returned.”
Jack leaned toward Amber, her eyes filled with interest. “Here’s the strange thing. The building the UFO shined the light on had radioactive waste canisters scheduled to be disposed of during the next solar flight. It drained all radioactivity from the containers. They were inert.”
She looked astonished. “That is strange. What do you think happened?”
“I don’t know. Maybe the UFO refueled itself with the radioactivity.”
“Wow.” She leaned back into the sofa.
She jotted some things down. “Have you ever seen a UFO…?"
Shannon barged into Jack’s office, wide-eyed and out of breath, interrupting the interview. “Mr. Slater, come quick! There’s a craft outside. Hovering over the parking lot.” She took a breath to calm herself. “An actual flying saucer!"
The air around the asteroid fragment burned above 3,000 degrees. Its red-white tail stretched out behind it for miles, swirling and dancing like a long fiery tentacle reaching for space. Small pieces of it broke off and burned up.
A massive chunk remained.
It struck the Earth just outside of the field with the force of a ten-megaton bomb, creating a 6,000-foot crater. The heat generated turned a nearby lake into steam, draining it completely. The force field absorbed a significant portion of the energy and the heat blast before it shot another 126 miles outward, where it consumed the rest of the blast’s power before jumping again.
The force of the impact shook the Earth. Tectonic plates weakened by fracking decades ago shifted, creating an earth-shattering quake throughout North Texas.
Buildings and homes began to shake.