It's hard for me to remember when the worst summer that Shiloh has ever known began; we all have our different theories about it. Gon insists it started in '96, when the scientists up in Washington finally confirmed the sightings. Of course, only Gon would know that because news arrives in Shiloh about five months late. 'En says it began long before that, when the first humans started seeing them, which must have been long before '96. Then again, Man always says it started when they were first around, which was way back when. I'm not quite sure myself, but to keep the story brief, I'll begin with the Cobras.