Eve of Destruction
by Henry Charles Mishkoff

Think the Y2K scare
was nothing but hype?

Guess again.

Late on a dreary afternoon in the autumn of 1999, I held a clandestine meeting with Dr. K. G. Malenkov, an elderly and very nervous Russian scientist, in an overgrown cemetery on the outskirts of a small town in a remote corner of Poland. In a world that had become obsessed with overblown Y2K doomsday scenarios, Dr. Malenkov filled me in on the chilling details of an all-too-real millennium plot that was about to push the world to the brink of nuclear disaster.

Although I can't be certain, I honestly believe that my meeting with Dr. Malenkov set in motion a chain of events that thwarted an attempt to destroy the major metropolitan centers of western civilization. In other words, I'm pretty sure that Dr. Malenkov and I saved the world.

I suspect that some of you might not believe me. That's OK, I couldn't entirely believe it myself, even while it was happening. I can't provide anything that would stand up as proof in a court of law, but many of the events I describe are fairly easy to verify. If you take the time to look into it, I think you'll be a lot less skeptical after you've done your homework.

But frankly, whether or not you believe me isn't especially important to me. I just want to let everyone know what happened, so that maybe I'll finally be able to get a good night's sleep.


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©2007 Henry Charles Mishkoff