The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition

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After a brief hiatus, The Haunted Traveler is back to bring you some of the best horror out there. Open up and tread with caution, the next scare is just a page flip away.

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“Why me? I only have rudimentary training when it

comes to the sleep pods,” Marcie said.

“You will know if something is wrong, and if there is

contact me immediately,” the Commander said leaving

the infirmary with Ruiz following her.

Amidst her collection of Earth’s moon rocks, Danielle

sat at the computer console in her room rapidly

going from one screen of text about sleep pod technology

to the next. Nothing she saw added to what she

already knew. Deep space sleep pods had been used for

as long as there had been long space journeys and there

were very few incidents of anything unusual occurring,

certainly nothing about crew members getting out and

back in one without assistance. Had Jack Moran even

been able to open his pod, all sorts of alarms would

have gone off. They wouldn’t have stopped sounding

until the main computer had been given the all-okay

from the medics or the Commanders on either shift.

That Benson had been found murdered so soon after

the incident she experienced in the sleep chamber left

no doubt in her mind that the two occurrences were

linked. She never liked Benson, but she certainly didn’t

want him to die that way; not that she was consciously

aware of. She changed the text search to psychiatry

and began re-reading about space psychosis and psychiatric

disorders related to long space journeys.

The Commander and Ruiz were seated in their

chairs in the flight control cabin looking at images on

the large view screen of the interior of the Polaris. The

numbers on the bottom of the images was the time the

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