The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition


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.


one of the pods and someone would be looking in at

her. She had traveled in pods for months before, but this

would be the first time doing so for a year. And while

most pods were alike, these were the first she had seen

where the body was kept in a standing position the entire

time. Even with knowing that you were supposed

to come out of one feeling stronger than in pods where

you lay down the entire time, she couldn’t shake the

feeling that sleeping shouldn’t be done standing up. As

she reached Jack Moran’s pod she looked at his face,

heard a whisper behind her, and turned around and

saw him standing there. She looked at his face in the

pod again, then back at his face behind her. Then the

Commander of the other team, Commander Wilson,

stepped out of his pod without opening the pod door.

Bill Thompson did the same thing.

Marcie froze.

Shih Tou had gotten out of Beijing just before terrorists

blew the city up with a nuclear device. Being young

and with his entire family obliterated by the blast and

with nowhere else to go, he quickly finished his degree

at China’s University on Mars. He was hired for

his first long journey space flight as a cargo specialist

aboard the Polaris. Two years to the developing colony

on Jupiter’s moon Europa with a return to Mars didn’t

seem such a long time, especially knowing he would

be asleep for half of the trip. The Commanders, he and

Marslow, the other cargo specialist currently in a sleep

pod, were the only ones with experience in doing space

walks. Every few weeks he left the safety of the interior

of the Polaris and traveled along a guide wire the entire

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