107 - The Missing Sky
A faint popping can be heard below the earth.
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on the wall and follow that hand until you reach the exit the second best strategy is screaming well the night the the uh the uh start with the story the faint popping that people have been hearing under the earth it sounds like the mole people are making popcorn in huge numbers but everyone knows that more people are deathly allergic to corn so maybe something else city Council issued the same statement it does for all emergencies explaining that everything's fine that we shouldn't be worried and that if we are worried it probably means he did something wrong and are guilty about it just what did you do the statement asks hundreds of times and increasingly larger fonts Carlos isn't removed by the popping is taking a small task force of his top scientists who shot and Bill and Donna to investigate he placed sensors in a number of locations and is trying to track the epicenter of the saddle meanwhile reports of strange aberration in reality continues with large gash is appearing in the sky and on walls all over town plus nearly daily reports of false or alternative memories which City Council again would like to remind you is almost probably find a seat we even put out a press release that says everything's fine soul it's true they said more soon but first a word from our sponsors The Today Show Is brought To You by Ace hardware on fifth and shady street which is a real hardware store and not merely a camouflaged snake pit ace hardware is here to fit all of your needs and while it may look like a crude representation of the store created out of leaves and trash by hundreds of animals that had to work without the benefit of limbs trust us that we are a real store that you can really enter and will definitely leave again alive and eat at work the near deafening hiss is the sound of hardware saving on every the songs coping saws and of course and saw all kinds of sauce over fifty percent off during this week's use owe it to you but it's a bike today we also cut bikini skin you need that so can buy this is but a word from our sponsors City Council is still in conflict about the situation old woman Josie's house old woman Josie passed away several years ago and we all remember her fondly I myself never got to know her well but those close to be say that she was a generous kind and incredibly clever human being and the world is poorer without her but it has been poorer without her for awhile and City Council indicates it is time to move forward with the planned demolition of her house for the new highway extension the lone voice of protest to this plan is Erica who's been living in old woman Josie's house since a few years before Josie's death Erica has no relation to Joe C but says that as he took her in decades ago no one knows much about Erica she's a middle aged woman with short hair and a tattoo of an angel on her right forearm she was visiting town when contact was cut off with the outside world and of course now she cannot be she argues that given that she has no way to return to the family she left behind it would be cruel to force her out of the home she has made for herself we will monitor this situation as it continues citizens we enter the great weeks of memorial in which we remember the fishes and inexplicable attack that almost destroyed our city and the fruitless years of war that followed this will be observed in the usual better with rates and military displays Mayor Pamela when schl will give a speech honoring those killed in battle including intelligence officer Lee and heart and Joan Peters the war hero I would like to take this moment to think of fallen warrior for my own family he was a great man I speak of course of my brother in law and best friend Steve Carlsberg ever sensed a great change which cut us off from the rest of the world he devoted himself to understanding what had happened to us it never been interested in the strange or abnormal before but threw himself into research and observation he said that cop depleting the new sky above us he could see lines at intersections a great read a pattern across the heavens when the attack came he was one of the first to enlist we all try to stop him Steve was not naturally a fighter but he said that he had to protect his wife Abby and his daughter Janice and he joined those brave few who left our boundaries to explore whatever is out there he never came home Steve I love you sometimes I go out at night and try to see the seam lines that you did a great read it to pattern in the sky but it's hard to see through those tears you know they are when schl is preparing to speak now she is standing in front of the brand new memorial statue with the controversial design chosen by Harry Ramon and Benjamin gold of the City Council seats on that depicts the human foot several stories tall let's go to her speech people of night they'll come to you as I do every year as a mere citizen as another human being who lives in this town has suffered losses of our own US fears of her own we are none of us alone except when we think we are we all face circumstances that can only be categorized as extraordinary and that we are still here that we come together today to remember this is a sign that we too are extraordinary citizens we will persist no matter what no matter how no matter the weight high the the hand like a part of her goes up and get excited and I like the years and that I am the face and those are the parts of the dog that I enjoy wish there was a dog right now the question might be what I give up on a regular life in order to pet a dog at all times forever and the answer is yes of course instantly without regret thank you I will not be taking any other questions this has been my emergency press conference on the subject of the strange noises detected from below the air I will now put myself into a canvas bag that will be chained shut and then will be an instant later revealed to be empty wise words from our director of emergency press conference is Pamela Mitchell Carlos is continuing his investigation into the subterranean popping there are now also sounds that resemble singing but not at a frequency that matches any possible human voice he's trying to examine what alterations could make a human sound like that one hypothesis is that it could be caused by severe mutations from genetic manipulation or exposure to massive radiation he also has a chalkboard full of numbers these are his favorite numbers and whenever he feels overwhelmed he can look at the chalkboard and feel like he has more control over his situation any case as the City Council says it's probably fine don't worry about it dull old worry about it and now traffic for that we take you to ten uninterrupted minutes of farm sounds The The and The The The The The the the the the the the the the low status the ah the the eye to eye keep reporting the trip I don't know the space of the same question muscle memory I just have the same reason we squint when leaving our homes as the sun might be there this time this is all and won't be there nothing is in the sky anymore the we don't have gasoline the truck stop coming the Lord who reach the the tree she is she's taken was the constant rolling thunder we've learned to live with She likes to walk sometimes what she imagines must be the evening's others to be the morning and others still are sleep in the middle of their nights she takes walks out to where the food is great and slopes rise up she stands there at the edge of town deluge of everything she cries she really lets it out to the ears or the the trail beyond the end of the highway air for and that she turns and makes them all though husband is asleep she and her husband of agree to live by different clocks for reasons that are toe of bit of traffic I guess si Trish asked for the always ask first before giving it as the parade lines form as we prepare to march out and remember the vicious attack against us I am drawn as I am every year to my own memory of what happened that terrible day we're starting to feel that we had reached a kind of acceptance of the great change from years ago that took our sky and our connection to the rest of the world from the And those years later we were going about our business under that blanket the sky eating at the moonlight all night diner studying at the public library helping Joan and Jim Peters in the field so that our isolated community continued after we are the usual loud rumblings rock slide above us but then and there it was a tower of destruction aberration the terrible the apparition abomination in our absence the thing could ever be sane and up towards the hearsay or The only recently given up his last what did we do to deserve all that has happened to us first Our Sky The years later the attack and listeners do you ever think about who I was sitting outside last night and I thought does anyone actually know where there been any studies on this I just decided to just buy never met one hers I've only heard of the famous scientists like Rosalind Franklin and Lisa my tear it up to me is the key out of scientists whatever team to come to such a small town especially now that it's so difficult moose disappearance we are right it was Derek the it wasn't star suite to replace bias blank player and did MU the summer hidden watching this instead there's something more interesting than us they watch us who the we may not be the best in show with the universe but we this is today's children's fun fact science and tell the weather clear skies tonight although cloudy and windy tomorrow with the the the in news the in the the eleventh The dance as nevermind not get feeling the the the au has the blessing the path to see so they the they just the the hotel is nothing the of the this is affirm terror the cockpit know toast E piece once but not the shouting the scary the the justice of the The talking heads get a little the the the station's cheer the black and flashing the the they just justify Boss looks down know how to play this game the everybody preys upon tells The celebrated victory in way justify The the bottom the to every pass and the everyone it's really you choose choose the the every teach the when society in the bid the cross just be raises quietly and Edge us the the Carlos and his team are found the source of the subterranean popping noise but it is not a place we expected any more disturbance from and it is not a place that I am comfortable with him going they advanced on the area nodding to each other to confirm that their suspicion was correct making hand signals to indicate that they should have worked out some hand signals before starting this Thurs I am I'm just I'm sick with apprehension Carlos please be careful he's approaching the source of the singing is louder than ever strange and high pitched there are popping noises and a pulsing vibration he means cautiously out over the edge looks at Gus Gus is as we feared the ECB under Lane five of the Desert Flower bowling alley and arcade fun complex the tiny streets are teeming with tiny parades there are loud pops of fireworks and that of the singing which Carlos now confirms matches the unified sound of hundreds of tiny human voices the last time this approach the city entered and was attacked and almost healed by the residents this led to years of war with the tiny people which was mostly quite manageable small but still caution is warranted to you so let's return to the farm sounds previously and the the the the the terrible the liberation were an abomination in the sky as we marched our memorial march The held aloft our portable shrines to our cause and set off our many fireworks there appeared above us the enormous base of the kin Two T tried to destroy our city not four years ago why this screen the shows to return at this moment I'm not sure but it leaves me on and he is he scare feeling that history is bubbling back up that perhaps another great ship the scum the many years ago when the tow car the destroyer O Great God Who car appeared to us and took the Skyway we've prayed every year to hunt a car but she has never returned the world that we once lived in surely we will fade away unable to get what we need from the outside world the white it onto card to this to us the we may never know dead this creature attacking us from the world of the eight foot so controversial e depicted in the new memorial statue look into history and show how the it was the much like us humans but of course larger teeth like a military cemetery were absolutely the the the mortal could ever achieve for the last attack from this being led to a disastrous war protest rights one that nearly ruined our city I hope that these powerful beings look away from us leave us for God and God gave us cut off from the world thus the car and does what she wants to to us unless we finally are absolved of whatever crimes we're being punished for less at last the skies returned peace many decades later the hill that we will continue our great weeks of memorial and that this fall winter into the wants of the remembrances to change the date to next for one of our most popular show the Chanel to our days if I show should know what did I personally do to contribute two hundred cars anger against us the and under whatever star lists and lists sky it is we have lived under since the day of the good night the veil The The The Love Tonight hell as a production of Night Bell presents it is written by Joseph ang and Jeffrey trainer and produced by Joseph and the voice of night Bella Cecil Baldwin the voice of Pamela wind chill was Deseret bird's original music by dispersion other can be found at description dot info or it desperation Band Camp dot com This episodes weather was the ends and the means by Robby Hecht find out more Robby Hecht dot com comments questions email us at info at Welcome to Night Vale dot com or follow us on Twitter at 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