Perth, 4/14/2038 T.A.D. – A chilling crime wave has struck the streets of Perth, Australia, leaving the city on edge. Over the past seven months, three homeless individuals have fallen victim to a brutal and elusive serial killer. In each case, the victims showed signs of struggle before meeting their tragic end—a stab wound through the eye.
Perth’s law enforcement has taken the case seriously, acknowledging that the incidents are the work of a single perpetrator. A task force has been formed to investigate the murders, but despite their efforts, the killer remains at large.
“Each of the victims was targeted while alone in the streets at night,” explained Detective Inspector Aaron Davies, who is leading the task force. “We urge all homeless individuals in Perth to remain vigilant, stay in groups when possible, and report any suspicious activity.”
Amid the unease, one homeless man, known only as Jack, approached our Future News reporter on a downtown street. Initially seeking spare change, Jack hesitantly revealed a harrowing experience.
“I’ve seen something… something funny in the shadows,” Jack whispered, glancing around nervously. “Shadows that move like people, but they ain’t. They ain’t people.”
He recounted an unsettling encounter one night near an abandoned factory. Jack described seeing dark, shadowy figures that seemed to merge with the darkness, moving in a way that defied the natural world.
“They were there, then they weren’t. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Jack insisted, his voice trembling. “I ran as fast as I could. Got the hell out of there.”
His account has added an eerie layer to the case, but authorities have yet to verify the claims. Investigators are exploring all possible leads, but the enigmatic “shadow people” described by Jack remain a mystery.
Reporting for Future News, this is Lila Donovan in Perth.