There Was Something About The Rain

There Was Something About The RainA Story byOscar ElizondoFor years people have been talking about a strange occurrence that happened on October 13, 2000 at Coakley Middle School in a small southern Texas City. The story generated so much attention that a famous team of ghost investigators visited the site. A television crew came along to videotape, however the experts left the scene and nothing has been heard from them since then. A teacher from the school has kept documentation

about the event and it is here where the story begins.
It was a typical day at Coakley Middle School when a very strange thunderstorm brought with it a thundering cloud that lingered over the school. Facts recorded on that day reveal that the rest of the city was not within the area the cloud was hovering above. Only the school was getting drenched with water, as the rest of the city was dry. It was hard to believe such a story as it was printed on the daily newspaper the following day unless you happened to be there, and so, this story is an account of the events as told from students and the teacher in room 6-4.
Friday the 13th was a short day for many students in Harlingen, Texas because it was supposed to be an early release day, however; it didn’t work out that way for the students in Mr. Elizondo’s sixth grade math classes. This bizarre and strange occurrence started early one school day right after first period. Soon as the pupils started working independently the teacher was called over to the office and he left the students alone for a short time.
Once the teacher was clear of the hallway the door closed automatically and the locks bolted in place without anybody getting their hands on them. The substitute that was on his way to cover the class for the teacher was surprised when he tried to turn the knob on the door to open it. The custodian that was nearby rushed over to open it for him with his master key, but even he was surprised that the door would not give way.
Rosanna was sitting by the window and she quickly raced to it to open the blinds that were hanging from the top. The rest of the students were encouraging her to do it because they could hear some thundering outside. None of the students were aware that the door was locked and so they engaged in horse play thinking the teacher would never suspect them of abusing their learning time.
As the blinds were lifted a dark gigantic cloud approached from the skies and it was so thick that it was hard for any light to penetrate through it. The school grounds were quickly engulfed within its shadow as the students froze in silence. “I don’t like what I see out there,” cried out Priscilla. Her shivering made the rest of the class feel uncomfortable as they all watched the swollen massive cloud as they observed two arms reach out from within and opened up the cloud and let its contents spilled over the school.
The windowpanes cracked from the powerful water droplets and some of the students screamed from the frightening echo emitting from the glass. Erika and Margarita were the first ones to head for the door hoping to remove themselves from the horrors of the events taking place, but they ran into the door as they physically felt the hard wood on their bodies. The doorknob did not move as they frantically pushed on the door repeatily without positive results.
Rene and Ramon walked over to them and pulled them away because they were causing tremendous bodily harm to themselves. “Girls, get a grip of yourselves, both of you are bleeding from your shoulders,” shouted Rene. Only then did the girls realize that the panic confusion was causing them to react in an awkwardly way.
Sara and Amanda instinctively grabbed some towels that were lying around the classroom and proceeded treating the wounded girls. “Get those towels wet by placing them next to the cracked windows,” shouted Robert. The idea was well received as the two future nurses hurriedly reacted to it. Water was seeping in slowly and it was just a matter of time before they had the towels soaking wet as they place them on the cracks.
They applied the moist cloths to the cuts on the girls’ shoulders and it quickly absorbed the red blood. When they removed the towels they expected to see some huge cuts on their friends bodies, but just as strange as the heavenly clouds, there were no visible wounds. The blood stains on the towels also disappeared right before their eyes and not a trace of the red color was evident. One strange event after another just didn’t seem possible, but the students in room 6-4 were witnesses to the bizarre incidents.

There Was Something About The Rain


Harlingen, United States

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A strange occurence in a school still has people talking about it eight years later. This is chapter one only, the introduction to the complicated story.

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