Terror at 20,000 Feet


Blog post inspired by a short story written by one of my all time favourite authors, Richard Matheson.

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. It is an area which we call "The Mystic Zone". 

Meet William; 

Thirty seven, husband, father and salesman on sick leave. He is returning home from a holiday in India. Six months ago, William was discharged from a mental health clinic, where he spent time recovering from a nervous breakdown. The onset of which took place on an evening not dissimilar to this one and on an airliner not dissimilar to the one in which William is about to be flown home. The difference being, on that evening half a year ago, Williams flight was terminated on the onslaught of his mental breakdown. Tonight his traveling all the way to his appointed destination, which contrary to Williams plan happens to be in the darkest corner of the Mystic Zone..... 


The flight of William has ended now. A flight, not only from point A to point B but also from the fear of recurring mental breakdown. William has that fear no longer. This is the power of the Mystic Zone.