December 26, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (20): The Census Taker

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It’s July 1967, and John keeps being barraged with weirdness. In just two days, Jaye Paro passes out and receives a telegram from Agar, her friend Richard is contacted by mistake, she’s visited by an odd “census taker” asking about UFOs, and Princess Moon Owl shows up on the TV news. The first page below is a letter from Paro, giving John more info from Apol and Agar. She also drew a little picture of Mickey Mouse.


December 18, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (19): Lia Appears

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John’s year of concentrated high strangeness continues. Among other things, Jaye Paro passes along more prophecies (“utter bilge,” in his opinion), a neighbor’s apartment is broken into, there are more odd phone calls, Paro’s new contact Lia makes her first appearance, and an ad about Helgoland piques John’s interest.



December 11, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (18): A Visit and a Convention

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John’s daily notes continue, as Jaye Paro buys salt for Agar and Apol, refuses to steal items from the drugstore, and visits their home. Sex rears its ugly head, and Princess Moon Owl covers Petula Clark. It’s best to keep in mind John’s all-caps parenthesis. He also takes some notes on the 1967 Congress of Scientific Ufologists, with appearances by Gray Barker, Long John Nebel, and Vivenus. Frank Edwards dies during the convention, apparently fulfilling a prophecy from Barker, and John is accused of being a CIA agent. (By the way, I posted some material about Vivenus here.)




December 4, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (17): The Plot Continues

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At this point in his record, John includes an article by Charles Bowen, from Flying Saucer Review, about two men in Rio de Janeiro, found dead with “strange leaden masks” beside them. (This is known as the “Lead Mask Case,” and there’s a lot about it online, if you’re curious.) John marked a paragraph about a note found with them, directing them to take unspecified “capsules.” One of the theories about the men is that they took psychedelics to contact spirits; John was probably interested because pills are reported by a number of contactees, including Jaye Paro.

He then goes on with his daily reports: Paro claims another meeting with Apol and Agar, and an unpleasant interaction with two men in gray. (John apparently forgot to finish the sentence at the end of the page; there’s no page missing.) He also notes a rash of odd phone calls, some of which he suspects might be due to Gray Barker. And Princess Moon Owl calls to announce her departure. Two busy days for a hard-working reporter…




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