Creature seen in corn fields

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  • By Senior Airman Natasha Stannard
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Editor's note: This is a fictitious article written in the spirit of Halloween. All of the events and most of the people in this story are completely made up.

More than 100 members of the Eifel community last seen walking or running near Binsfield's corn fields have been reported missing.

"My husband went out to walk the dogs on a trail near the corn fields," said Julia Martel, 52nd Fighter Wing spouse. "He always walked on that same trail and was usually home by 8 p.m., but that night he never returned. I remembered hearing a loud screeching sound while he was out, but thought it must have just been one of the jets."

As more reports of screeching and wailing near the fields came in, it became apparent that these noises were no jets.

"I was running on the trails near my house, and as I ran past the corn fields, this awful screeching noise emerged," an anonymous 52nd Fighter Wing Airman said. "It hit my eardrums like a shockwave of nails dragging across a massive chalkboard.

"The noises stopped, but that wasn't the end of it," he said.

The Airman heard something shuffling towards him from the corn stalks.

"This really started to scare me so I started running like a bullet from a gun," he said. "Then a clammy, rough hand grabbed me. It was too dark to make out what it was that touched me, but it had to be big. I could feel its hot, sewage laden breath chasing me like a tidal wave as I got away and ran for my life."

This was the first and only case reported and the only case of a survivor.

"I was lucky," he said. "I hope the others can escape like I did, but there's really no telling what this thing is capable of."

Due to how little is known about this creature, law enforcement agencies are urging residents stay away from the corn fields.

But, there are some who refuse to heed warning.

"I can't stay away from the corn," a local farmer said. "That's my crop; my livelihood. That creature, whatever it is, will not get the best of me."

While there are brave souls who see a glimmer of hope and are willing to do whatever it takes to save their livelihood by defending their crops, others see no way of defeating this unknown foe.

"That thing, that monster, it took my prized cow," said a local dairy farmer. "I can't afford to lose another prizing-winning animal. Without them, there's no way I'll be bringing home the bacon, so we're moving and raising strictly cattle - no more crops for me."

Law enforcement realizes a simple solution to this would be to cut the crops down. Due to the mysterious nature of this creature, there's no telling what it would do to farm equipment if the farmers cut their crops.

"If we go in there with what little we know now, there's no telling what this thing can do," said local law enforcement officials. "It probably has enough strength to take our crop machines and use them against us."

Law enforcement is currently investigating all reports involving this creature. As far as the missing go, no one has been found yet.

"We're finding out more and more about this thing every day," officials said. "What we're learning is leading us closer to finding the missing and closer to determining what this creature is. For now, we ask that everyone report any activity they see or hear from the fields."