By Jeff Long
We're not alone…In a collapse the Himalayas, a advisor discovers a self-mutilated physique with the warning--Satan exists. within the Kalahari barren region, a nun finds proof of a proto-human species and a deity referred to as Older-than-Old. In Bosnia, whatever has been feeding upon the useless in a mass grave. So starts mankind’s so much surprising awareness: that the underworld is an enormous geological labyrinth populated by way of one other race of beings. a few name them devils or demons. yet they're genuine. they're down there. and they're awaiting us to discover them…
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In its place, she sat again. Ali laid her head opposed to the metal, closed her eyes, and allow the attraction opposed to evil rock backward and forward above her middle. there have been giants within the earth in these days … strong males which have been of outdated, males of renown. —GENESIS 6:4 three department CAMP MOLLY: OSKOVA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA NATO IMPLEMENTATION FORCES (IFOR)/ 1ST AIR CAVALRY/U. S. military 0210 hours 1996 Rain. Roads and bridges had washed away, rivers lay choked. Operations maps needed to be reinvented. Convoys sat paralyzed. Landslides have been sporting dormant mines onto lanes laboriously cleared. Land go back and forth used to be at a standstill. Like Noah beached upon his mountaintop, Camp Molly perched excessive above a confederacy of dust, its sinners stilled, the realm at bay. Bosnia, cursed department. bad Bosnia. the main moved quickly in the course of the afflicted camp on a boardwalk laid frontier-style to maintain boots above the mire. We protect opposed to everlasting darkness, guided through our righteousness. It was once the good secret in Branch’s lifestyles, how twenty-two years after escaping from St. John’s to fly helicopters, he might nonetheless think in salvation. Spotlights sluiced via messy concertina twine, previous tank traps and claymores and extra razor twine. The company’s brute armor parked chin-out with cannon and laptop weapons leveled at far-off hilltops. Shadows grew to become multiple-rocket-launcher tubes into baroque cathedral organ pipes. Branch’s helicopters glittered like worthy dragonflies stilled through early iciness. department may well consider the camp round him, its borders, its guardians. He knew the sentinels have been affliction the foul evening in physique armor that used to be immune to bullets yet no longer opposed to rain. He questioned if Crusaders passing on their option to Jerusalem had hated chain mail up to those Rangers hated Kevlar. each fort a monastery, their vigilance affirmed to him. each monastery a citadel. Surrounded by way of enemies, there have been formally no enemies for them. With civilization at huge trickling down shitholes like Mogadishu and Kigali and Port-au-Prince, the “new” military was once less than strict orders: Thou shalt don't have any enemy. No casualties. No turf. You occupied excessive flooring in basic terms lengthy sufficient to permit the politicos rattle sabers and get reelected, after which you moved directly to the subsequent undesirable position. The panorama replaced; the hatreds didn't. Beirut. Iraq. Somalia. Haiti. His dossier learn like a few malediction. Now this. The Dayton Accords had specified this geographical artifice the ZOS—the sector of separation—between Muslims and Serbs and Croats. If this rain saved them separated, then he needed it's going to by no means cease. again in January, while the 1st Cav entered around the Drina on a pontoon bridge, that they had discovered a land comparable to the good standoffs of worldwide conflict I. Trenches laced the fields, which held scarecrows dressed like infantrymen. Black ravens punctuated the white snow. Skeletons broke underneath their Humvee tires. humans emerged from ruins bearing flintlocks, even crossbows and spears. city combatants had dug up their very own plumbing pipes to make guns. department didn't want to save lots of them, for they have been savage and didn't want to be kept.