Summer 1863 The fog of war rolled across Vicksburg, in the gloom a small column of figures made their way pushing and pulling a number of small carts through the churned up ground. Though there flinching as the sound of shells landing. These figures wore neither blue or grey rather they wore what was one fine silks and cottons. not tattered and covered in mud and grime. They had just buried their valuables in the last place they felt safe, paper money was of little value now but gold and jewels would hold their value whichever side one. The last of the column turned to look back at the low brooding mass of the fort, they staggered back as one flank vanished under a hail of artillery fire. "Come on you fool, the're no more to be done," yelled the leader. "But the landmarks, we need to check..." he began to head back but was restrained by two of his companions "It'll be worth nothing if you're dead." "No, I must know!" he broke free and ran back towards the fort only to be engulfed by a rolling artillery barrage. The group saw what was happening and ran for their lives all thoughts of treasure and landmarks erased as death fell from the sky and burst all about them...
The present day Deputy Pendleton sat back against his police car and massaged her temples. She didn't look up as two other police cars sped past. Again the dispatch was swamped by calls from residents, the sounds of battle, screams and explosions. At first they thought it was a prank, now mass hysteria, either way it was time something was done about it. She straightened herself up, citizens were concerned and there was a job to do. She looked in the direction of the fort, there was a group of figure making their way towards it pulling some cart, perhaps these were the jokers behind it all. She informed dispatch the ran off to intercept them. A minute later she stepped out in front of them. "Evening everyone, what you all dooo..." She stopped as she faced a group of what looked to her like zombies, faintly glowing in the dark, all wearing 19th century clothing. One of them looked like a Confederate officer, he drew his sword and advanced menacingly towards her wailing. We just had to choose blue for our uniforms she thought as she backed away. The ghostly figures all drew weapons of some kind and advance on her. "Pendleton to dispatch 10-99" Definitely time someone did something about it she thought as mists began to swirl about her and the sound of cannon fire began to fill the air.
The phone rang in mayor nesbits office. " Hello nesbit speaking " he said nesbit was a large man, who spoke with a strong local accent " what can I ... hold on.. what are you talking about? Ghosts at the old fort? Come on you must be joking, i'm sure theres a logical explanation.. look i know you've had calls from locals, well what i supposed to do? Call TAPs or the ghostbusters? what would you have me do?"
nesbit listened for a few minutes then sighed. 'look i'll se if i can get ahold of someone or some group that canand solve this problem.' he glanced briefly at the daily paper and its headline' teen slueths solve haunted circus mystery' you know what, i think i might have an answer for you. keep away from the fort until i get those detectives in..' he picked up the paper ' we're going to bring in.. MYSTERY INCORPORATED
is this Mystery incorprated? hello . I'm Mayor Edwin Nesbitt of Vicksburg Mississippi and we need your help down here. there is an old civiil war fort outside the city, it was used to hold off union troops during the civil war. well thre been a lot of strange and creepy things going on down there. sounds of cannonfire, war cries and residents even claim they see the ghosts of confederate solidiersb walking about, drsssed in gray. i'll tell you more once you get down here. will you please take the case? we'll pay you whastever you want~' Nesbitt said _ Vicksburg, thats at least a 4 day drive from here velma said as the shaggys phone was on speaker and thus what the mayor was saying was audible to everyone.. 'what do you think guys, should we take the case?
Post by CaptainBuck on Feb 10, 2013 19:24:48 GMT -5
"Okay Gang, lets make sure we've got all we are going to need, this is a long trip", said Freddie. "I've got the GPS hooked up, Maps of Vicksburg, the Mystery Machine is all gassed up, Flashlights, and my ACME toolkit is fully packed! Shaggy and Scooby, how are we on Snacks for the trip?".
meanwhile, dixies Showboat pulled into the Vicksburg dock. Dixie was ataring at the city from the top deck as it came closer ' you've come a long way down from your peak girl. at you peah,k you had Chicago St Louis, Memphis, anytime you wanted. Now i'm reduced to doing shows at places like Salem and Vicksburg.. i really should get out of the business' She sighed sadly to herself.
Post by CaptainBuck on Feb 11, 2013 18:55:30 GMT -5
As Scooby siphoned the food out of Shaggy's mouth with a straw before he swallowed, Fred turned onto the road indicated by the detour. "Hey Gang, we've got a detour in the road. Velma, can you see what the GPS has nearby where we can grab a bite to eat?".
well theres a small eatery 5 miles down this fork.. we should get to kenmtucky by tonight if we follow this road ' Velma said.. _ Vicksburg) Welcome to Vicksburg Miss Doo " said a man dressed in local attire " i'm paulis mumford, local greeter. we're glad that you decided to anchor here and agree to perform a couple of your shows.." Well MR Mumford, i felt I had to take it, not many cities were interested in my act anymore...' Dixie sighed.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2013 20:46:01 GMT -5 by scoobnick
Shaggy and Scooby walked into the eatery. "I'll order everything with a side order of everything again!" Daphne rolled her eyes. The waitress greeted them. "Welcome to Vicksburg. Now what may I get you?" "I told you already." said Shaggy. The waitress had a look of shock on her face. "You mean you were serious?" she gasped.