The Reno Zone: Shapeshifters in Nevada?
This article is for humor, more or less.
by Jim Lantern
1:15 p.m. PT – Thursday 21 May 2015
Shapeshifters. Horror is what you might feel when you see one. Terror is what you might feel when you realize one of them has seen you.
Shapeshifting – Wikipedia article.
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into The Reno Zone… about 382 miles northwest of Area 51 in Nevada.
Apparently, interstellar generic rejects banished to Earth, released from Area 51, have settled in Reno.
Yesterday, bizarre-looking storm cell clouds formed near Reno. Weather radar indicated them to likely remain 1 to 3 miles west of my location while moving north, so I decided to risk a walk south to an ATM of a bank and then east over to a 7-Eleven. I heard thunder along the way, but did not get rained on.
As I walked east toward the 7-Eleven, I noticed a man on the same sidewalk walking west in my direction. He appeared to be over age 60 with grey-white facial hair. There was a flash of lightning behind me. I briefly turned to look back to the west. I was about to remark to the approaching man about it as I turned back to face him and continued walking. My jaw just about fell off instead. Same hat. Same jacket. Had to be same man. But the facial hair was gone! I could see brown hair under his hat instead of grey-white hair! His face had changed from appearing to be that of someone over age 60 to that of someone about age 30! Shapeshifter? Alien? Time traveler?
Welcome to Reno Nevada. Nothing unusual here.
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