The Investigators, Inc. Ghost Town Mystery. Chapter 6. Accident Or?

Mike comes walking out of a building across the street. “Hey, this old thing really works!”, he called out as he held up a crossbow. “Jennifer, Angel, go get that crossbow,” I said, “and tell Mike that little boys should not play with dangerous toys. But tell him gently.” So off they went. “Give us that crossbow please,” said Angel. “Take it from me,” he said with a smirk. So Jennifer put her knee in his stomach and pounded him on the back knocking him to the ground.

Angel picked up the crossbow that he dropped and they both returned. “He said to take it from him,” said Jennifer. “Good work,” I said, “though I am sure he will come and complain.” He did do that once he recovered sufficiently. “Hey, that was not nice,” he said, “I did not know you could fight like that.” “Well, now you do know,” said Jennifer. “And I would suggest you listen to them next time,” I added, “and if you try a stunt like that again things will be worse for you. I could have been killed, remember that.”

“Give me the crossbow now,” he said, “I found it so I keep it.” “No,” I said, “you shot it at me so I keep it.” He was obviously angry, but there was nothing he could do so he left, probably to complain to Sam, which will not help him either. That could have been accidental, deliberate or just plain stupidity. Then MC came over to me looking kind of sad. Meow.=Me need to talk with you, alone please. So we went next door to the barber shop and sat on the bench in front.

“What is the matter MC?”, I asked. Meow.=Human Benjamin and wife Brigetta jump out of plane but pairs of shoots not open. They die in fall. Human Baldwin say not accident. MC meant parachutes and that news hit hard, they were on their honeymoon, how did anyone know where they were? And why did they do it? I hope this is not going to be like our last case. But is this connected to this case, or something different? One thing I do know, I do not like what is going on around here.

We need more information from Sam, right now we have too many questions and not enough answers. I told MC to go stay with the others and tell Kat to come here. She came over and I told her the news. “I hope it is not connected to this case,” she said. “Right now I am saying no to that,” I said as we walked back to the others. I took the 3 cats with me and went looking for Sam while Kat told the others the news. I asked Maggie where to find Sam.

She said that he took those 2 tourists out to see the old mine and they would not be back until dinner. Great, he seems to be avoiding me for some reason. So I asked Maggie some questions. She basically told me what Sam had said, it seemed quite rehearsed. Then she told me that Sam has not been the same ever since he saw that ghost about a month before that nice man came to make his offer for the property. He has been scared ever since.

He never would tell her what the ghost said to him, just kept saying it was not important. Also, that nice man wanted to buy the property just to live out here because it was so peaceful and because of being the president of a big corporation he did not get much peace. That nice man is what she said, but his corporation is just a front for illegal activities. He makes most of his money from drugs, and other things. But the police have never been able to find any evidence to connect him with any illegal activities.

So why would he want this place? It is so far away from anything that it sure would not be convenient for his type of business. And why would he spend so much time trying to scare them away? I really need to speak with Sam before anything terrible happens around here. She also told me she does not like Sam’s friends, Mike really scares her. Right then Mike came into the house.

“Hey Maggie, don’t talk with this PI without Sam or me around!”, he yelled. I stood up, though I was not planning on fighting him, I have had too many injuries to get into a fight. Then he grabbed me, “now stay away from Maggie or your head will get messed up!” “Thwock!” Down went Mike. Muffin just used her rubber muffin on him which I picked up quickly.

“It must have been the heat,” Maggie said, “it can hit people hard when they are not used to it and being angry would raise his blood pressure which would make it worse.” “Probably best to just leave him until he wakes up,” I said, “he might have a headache too.” “Oh, most likely he will,” said Maggie, “his wife is in the hotel, please tell her to come over.” “I will do that,” I said and the cats and I left.

To Be Continued.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. Ghost Town Mystery. Chapter 6. Accident Or?

  1. ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ Heat stroke! Hehehe…
    Good Job Muffin!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Perhaps John is still skulking around ready to cause more trouble and pain for everyone?๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ

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    • Muffin knows how to do things!๐Ÿ˜น That is always a possibility, he seems to show up everywhere! But what does he want with this place? If John is involved there must be money to be made or he would not be around. Somehow I think that trouble is not far away right now.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ


      • It would be a good hiding place for sure. But I keep thinking there is something else going on around here. Maybe they are already using the place and don’t want to be found out!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


      • Hmmm… ya know that’s very real possibility ๐Ÿค” but what coukd they be doing way out there? Do they have a private runway for small planes?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Maybe they could moving drugs that way?

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      • The ground isn’t very level around here for landing planes, the town is built on the only flat land around that I can see. However, helicopters could be used quite easily.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿš๐Ÿš


      • Yes, we should be able to find out where they land if that is what they are doing. I wonder if Sam and the tourists will make it back tonight?๐Ÿค”๐ŸŒ™


      • Ya know maybe that’s why the have such rattle trap if a bus! They don’t use it unless they need to.
        They should be back unless they got lost in the mine!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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      • Well, Maggie said the only vehicle they have is that old bus, they had to sell everything they owned to buy this place. But maybe she does not know what Sam is up to. Still, why would he hire us if he was involved in something illegal?๐Ÿค”


      • Still too many questions and not enough answers! Perhaps Sam is involved with something and someone is trying to move in on him and he wants us to get rid of them. Which is why he doesn’t say much because he doesn’t want me to find out about his activities. Maybe.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„


      • Maybe? He maybe needs a lesson in being forth coming with info? Maybe you could arrange for a little schooling for him?๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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      • Oh, I don’t want to encourage him too much, just friendly talking and minor arm twisting perhaps.๐Ÿค”


      • That works also.. but if he forgets maybe then he’ll understand why it’s important?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ

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      • It’s also possible he got mixed up with something unintentionally. And he’s hoping we’ll get him out. Something tells me we won’t get paid for this one.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„


      • It definitely was not a good sign. Oh the look that Muffin gave me when she saw that bus!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜พ


  2. Something is going on and it is not good !๐Ÿค” lots of unknowns in this house…a president of a large corporation is nice but it is a front for illegal activities ? Hmmm…๐Ÿค” Be careful ! ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ

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    • Yes, if that man is still around he could be very dangerous indeed! Hopefully it is something else and someone else that is out here. This place is in the middle of nowhere so there must be some tempting reason for someone to want this place. More and more I am thinking that Sam’s friend is involved in this. Guess we need more information. And I hope Sam and the tourists will be okay!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ


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