TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... "MANTIS" THE PINT-SIZED SEMI-SINISTER "CLUTCH GUY" FROM THE DARKSIDE SET FOR INTERROGATION?!?...

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Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were finally home at their racing compound/headquarters, after being assigned by the Heavenly Drag Racing Association on yet another mission of paranormal hot-rod motoring mayhem. Our group just finished up a meeting at the kitchen table, where leader Larry Lamb firmly stated that he wants his subordinates to work on improving their tactical supernatural skills, he then lightened up a bit and congratulated Maria on being a winner in her very first bout of on-track drag racing competition. Maria triumphantly defeated former sand dragster champ and queen of the beatnik beach racers 'Dastardly Darla', in a grueling 'ladies only' sand digger duel during their assignment at a Darkside Drag Racing Association sanctioned sand dragster event...

"Well, I'm gonna change out of this beatnik bikini, wash up, and make some notes in my diary." says Maria as she leaves the kitchen and starts walking to her quarters... Only moments later, the guys can hear Maria screaming out loud "AAAARRRH!!! THERE'S SOMETHING FROM THE DARKSIDE UNDER MY BED!!!! IT'S A GRUESOME MINIATURE-SIZED LIFE FORM, ER, AFTERLIFE FORM I'VE NEVER, EVER SEEN BEFORE!!!!"... The guys are rattled by Maria's cry for help, as well as a hideous gurgling sound that's emanating from the unwelcome intruder! They proceed to make a mad dash to Maria's quarters.... "OH NO!!" exclaims Larry Lamb when seeing the scaled-down beast "SOMEONE HURRY AND GET ME MY STRONGEST DEFENSIVE FAIRY DUST!!!”... Peter The Parrot takes to flight, right to the compound's emergency metaphysical storage cabinet. He grabs a packet of premium defensive fairy dust in his beak, and flies directly back to Larry Lamb at the scene of the creepy commotion. Larry pulls the packet of fairy dust from Peter's beak, and liberally commences sprinkling it all over the threatening ghoul!...

The small but somewhat sinister appearing creature loses its aggressive angst as the defensive fairy dust starts to affect its psyche and overall behavior. In a matter of seconds, the eerie apparition is complacent, though oozing some kind of foul ectoplasm from beneath an old school drag racing respirator mask that it's wearing. Sebastian yanks the mask off its head... "I recognize that little twerp!!" blurts Fred The Wrench "His name is Mantis!! He's a clutch ghoul and bottom-end guy for the darkside's Funny Car fleet! I've competed against his teams, we've been wrenching rivals for a long time!!"... "That's right, Freddy-boy!" gurgles Mantis, "I came here just wanting to borrow some tools -- that's all!"... "Yeah, right!" replies Fred "You don't expect us to believe that crock!?! You broke into our compound and must be here for some kind of mischief! AND you practically scared our dear Maria out of her skin!"... "He sure did!" concurs Maria,"Mantis is certainly an appropriate name for this little monster, because his head looks like a praying mantis to me!"... "You got a problem with that?!?" Mantis gurgles to Maria... "Yes, I do," replies Maria in a sharp tone, "Don't praying mantises eat each other's heads or something sick like that??"... "Only the females do that!" gurgles Mantis, "I'm a guy!"... "Ahem," interjects Larry Lamb, clearing this throat to command attention, "So, what are we to do with this oddball intruder from the drag racing afterlife's darkside? He's a strange mix of insipid interspecies creation. I don't know if he can be trusted?"...

Mantis says "Look, I'll come clean -- I arrived here yesterday, but you do-gooders weren't here, so, I crawled in and gained entry through one of the exterior vents." Mantis then switches to a more subdued gurgling vocal delivery, "I came here looking for asylum. I defected from the Darkside Drag Racing Association, because I could no longer bring myself to perform the disgraceful drag racing related tasks they kept constantly assigning me! I swear!"... "Hmm" squawks Peter The Parrot, "Ya know, call me crazy, but I actually believe the guy -- and ya know, I wouldn't mind having another friend around here that's more my size."... "Well," interjects Larry Lamb "Tell you what -- let's put Mantis inside the Truth or Lie Indicator Capsule, and then diligently question his intentions."... "That's a smart next step, boss." says Sebastian "Then we'll see if his so-called 'seeking asylum' story is true or false."... Maria speaks, "Yeah, that's a wise plan."...

Larry Lamb motions for everyone to follow him out of Maria's quarters, and enter a special soundproof room that houses the Truth or Lie Indicator... "Step inside the transparent capsule, Mantis," instructs Larry Lamb  "and sit yourself down on the chair."... "Uh, I'm too short to climb up on that chair." replies Mantis... Sebastian provides Mantis with a helpful boost up on the chair and then closes the capsule's door, though not without some of Mantis' bubbling, oozing, sticky ectoplasm getting all over his hands... "Ewwww" says Maria seeing the ooze on Sebastian "What is that stuff?!?"... "Ah, don't worry about that." says Mantis, now seated in the enclosed transparent capsule "That ooze is completely harmless, it's actually an organic traction compound ingredient, that quite frankly doesn't even work that well."... Sebastian grabs some paper towels and GoJo and cleans the ooze off of himself... "Alright," says Larry Lamb with stern authority in his voice "Let the questioning and interrogation begin."...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  What wIll our heavenly drag racing team eventually wind up doing with this pint-sized darkside wrenching apparition?? What will an interrogation inside the 'Truth or Lie Indicator Capsule' ultimately reveal??? Will Mantis' story about seeking asylum from the Darkside hold water and pass the truth or lie test?? Is he telling the truth or not??? This miniature semi-sinister intruder with a head that looks like a praying mantis is on the proverbial 'hot seat' now!!! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.