First off -- **SPOILER ALERT**
LOVED "Contagious". Read it in a day, in one epic marathon involving an IV drip and an adult diaper.
Between the events in Contagious and the events in Nocturnal, though, I am wondering if General Sigler doesn't have some deep-seated issues revolving around fear of children. Rex in Nocturnal uses his power to act out his childhood fantasies and punish adults. Chelsea uses her power to to make her own mother suffer via spanky-spoon (and worse).
Is this subconscious, bro? Did you watch 'Children of the Corn' and 'The Omen' too many times? Do you need to talk to someone?