"The Others." Stories of daily work in the paranormal.

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    (These were actually modified homework assignments that I'm posting here, as they are pieces of fiction related to the Gothic and the Supernatural. I'm going to title these "The Others." These will be written from the perspective of agents who could be considered the unsung heroes of the secret societies. The everyday workers who work as hard as our protagonist and favorite characters but never get the recognition they deserve.)When I stepped into the air-conditioned general store, I was greeted by the scent of pine wood and the vision of several trinkets and small objects being sold by the man behind the counter. There was a lot of memorabilia of the creature known as "Sasquatch" being sold on items such as key-chains. In areas of the United States where there is a lot of wilderness and shrubbery, one is bound to hear stories of the mystical Bigfoot. This creature is supposedly a hominid creature that branched off from Homosapiens during the time of humans coming into being by way of natural selection. This theory goes that something must have gone awry within the genetics of the mammal from the first aeon in which man's common ancestor crawling out of the sea would eventually begin to morph upright and climb into the trees. Making way for the world's cruelest animal.This reminded me of a book I had read on the way up here, that was provided by the mysterious benefactor. According to W Scott Poole author of Monsters in America,"Contrary evidence however, suggests that such an ambivalent view of the natives had very little traction among the most early modern Europeans. The conquerors of the New World saw,not simply savage versions of humanity, but the monstrous races of their mythology.even significant enlightenment thinkers such as the French naturalist Buffon in his Natural History connected the creation of monstrosities with the etiology of the "darker races." Monsters represented the progeny of these supposedly savage peoples, a concept that reappeared again and again throughout American history, with a lineage that stretches from Puritan minister Cotton Mather to the 20th century horror maestro HP Lovecraft." (Poole, 2011.)I thought about the passage as I purchased a key chain. As the cashier was ringing me up I looked down to the sign hanging on the front of the counter which read, "T.E.A. Taxed Enough Already. No Socialist Welfare Queens Wanted."I did however, take the time to ask about the recent sighting of the creature in the local woods. A hunter had seen what he had thought to be a mammalian bipedal creature stomping about in the woods. He said the creature looked extremely strong and had extremely loud footsteps. He hastily ran away.Data:poole, W. S. (2011). Monsters in America: our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press. As I entered the Alabama woods, I had brought along several pieces of recording equipment including a parabolic dish, this item is used for catching noises of creatures that are running rather fast. From the report I had read though this hominid creature like to stomp around. Crushing several leaves underfoot. I thought to back several millennia ago, knowing something must've happened to our fragile evolutionary strains. How lucky we are. Perhaps it is how unlucky we are?This creature was known to be covered from hair from head to toe. Oddly enough in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, we are introduced to a monstrosity of the same type known as Caliban. This creature is brutal to its surroundings tearing any civilized man apart from limb to limb. I thought of this as I said in my camp listening for any sounds.Supposedly the creature would be banging sticks against trees for some reason.This is possibly be due to the fact that it wanted to cause several smaller creatures to leave the relative safety of the trees. I continued walking around the wood using my infrared for some sort of support visually. I decided not to be armed, as I doubted I would find anything of any value. I continually walked through the woods listening to the sound of crunching leaves and hooting owls. I eventually found my way to a stream that was glistening in the silvery moonlight of the full moon. I spotted what looked large footprints made by a mammalian primate. this however was the only piece of evidence I could gather. I was able to snap a digital photograph of the tracks before leaving the woods. If there were any traces of our evolutionary past be found in these woods, they were not making themselves manifest on this night.Data reference : Introduction to Shakespeare's Caliban from The Tempest. (n.d.).Introduction to Shakespeare's Caliban from The Tempest. Retrieved January 31, 2014, from http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/characters/calibanbio.htmlLooking back at this investigation we can see that through using a myriad of sources we can see by looking at certain incredulous esoteric sources like Blavatsky the myths of these hominid creatures arose out of superstitions about master races and of early America's racial tensions with slavery. That was only somewhat solved by all of the death in the Civil War. We can see that these theories are still in conservative circles today. Perhaps one might want to look up the subtext of the works written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft in the early 1920s and 30s. This shows us that the horrors of racism still haunt America. White neighborhoods still fear their gene pool being contaminated by an unknown substance. Thus beginning to ruin their so called perfect suburban American dream.This time I was called into sunny California. Everything was nice and warm as the breeze pushed through the greenery of the palm trees. I love the smell of the ocean. It gave me an oceanic feeling of the mystic experience. A great sense of comfort, in knowing that I was going from drop to drop. Wave to wave. Awakening my third eye."Cruelty has a Human HeartAnd Jealousy a Human FaceTerror the Human Form DivineAnd Secrecy, the Human DressThe Human Dress, is forged IronThe Human Form, a fiery Forge.The Human Face, a Furnace seal'dThe Human Heart, its hungry Gorge."A Divine Image. William Blake. (Blake, 1789.)I also thought of a passage by Mitch Horowitz from his book Occult America. "The age of reason could seem anything but reasonable for people with unusual religious beliefs- where those accused of them. In 1782, Switzerland signed trend one of the Western world's last witch trials, which ended in the torture and beheading number rural housemaid. in 1791, the Vatican sentenced the legendary Italian occultist called Cagoliostro to death on charges of heresy and Freemasonry. Although his execution was stayed, the self-styled "high priest of the Egyptian mysteries" died of disease later in the dungeons of the Inquisition. "(Horowitz, 2009.)I doubted that in my trip out here I was going to find somebody as committed to the cause to their predecessors in seeking out the unknown. I was expecting the "New Age." "Mystics." to be seeking the spirit of the Almighty power of the universe. The dollar.Data:Blake, W. (n.d.). A Divine Image. by William Blake : The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved February 9, 2014, from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175Horowitz, M. (2010). Occult America: White House séances, ouija circles, masons, and the secret mystic history of our nation (Bantam Books trade paperback ed.). New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.I stepped into the domain of the Cartomancer. She was sitting at a small table with a blue cloth over it. Blue cloth was covered with yellow stars. In the center of the table stood a crystal ball. Madame Sophia was her name, she was supposedly the best seer in all of California. She hastened me over to her table and began to ask a series of questions. These were what I recognized as discovery questions."I am seeing a lot of water. Did you have any family members that would go boating when they were younger?"My answer was a definite no.Sophia seemed rather nervous by the revelation of this negation. She hastily grabbed some candles and some incense, all of this of course was to add to the theatrics of her show. A show with all this was going to be. She was using a technique called cold reading. This was also more commonly known as profiling, how this works is that someone basically looks at a person's external features like clothing, physical appearance etc. and then makes random guesses about their personality. Eventually they will come acrosssomething.Madame. Sophia turned all the lights down and set several candles around the floor. An orange glow illuminated from below is the candles were lit. She continued with her questioning."Did any of your relatives like sports? I'm seeing a baseball bat. "The answer was again no."I'd really like to take a baseball bat to your head." I thought.The questioning continued and getting false answers was becoming common. I eventually became irate at the woman and gave her a lecture on morals."You've got a lot of nerve doing stuff like this. You provide no evidence nor decent data whatsoever. And you do all this to exploit hurting and grieving families. I can imagine the pain that they go through knowing that there is a possibility that their dead loved ones have an ethereal soul floating somewhere in some other guy mention, possibly even looking over them. Of course you help them "connect." With their loved ones. For a fee. This is completely unethical and I have no idea why people keep buying into it."I slammed my fist on the table and then removed the hundred dollar bill. This was twice Sophia's hourly rate. I left the dollar bill on the table and stepped out into the California sunlight. This would be an extremely disheartening experience for anyone who had feeling.What I learned from this investigation was that these "New Age." Mistakes like to use the oldest tricks in the books in order to exploit a few dollars from those who were unable to critically think. This has an extremely negative connotation on the entire movement.And that made me think back to a study that labeled such a thing the modern religion. "Consprituality."Was what the researchers called it. (Ward, Voas. 2011) this proves that all of this New Age stuff about planets predicting the end of the world is nothing but mere fear mongering in a marketplace for the downtrodden and paranoid that have become that waybecause of the world economic crisis.This amount of paranoia could lead to negative consequences for the United States and the world in the near future. As people involved in this now cult, take as axioms anything that is told to them by the leaders of this new religious movement.Data: Voas, D., & Ward, C. (2011). The Emergence of Conspirituality.Journal of Contemporary Religion,26(1), 103-121.(Posting the instructions for the next one as they are very well written. Instructor's name replaced by KG.)***** TOP SECRET! FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! *****Attention all A303 Special Agents -At some point in the early morning hours of January 21, 2014, Mr. Thomas Dawson of Kokomo, Indiana disappeared. His car was found abandoned just outside Corydon, Indiana on I-64, about half a mile from a rest area on the West-bound side of the interstate. Mr. Dawson is currently 79 years of age.While local and state law enforcement is working the usual missing person files, there is additional information you should be aware of as it relates to this case:Mr. Dawson was a former special field agent in our Midwestern territory, having investigated as one of his first assignments the 1955 Hopkinsville UFO incident (his report was not much different from what was reported in the "Kelly's Little Men" article which we'll be discussing in a forthcoming briefing). He remained in good standing until his retirement in 1995, and earned the nickname "Agent X" from his fellow workers for his good humor and fascination with crossword puzzles.Earlier in the day on 1/21, Mr. Dawson was seen with a group visiting nearby Marengo Cave (http://marengocave.com/) This isn't particularly unusual, given Marengo Cave is a popular tourist attractive. What is unusual, however, is that Mr. Dawson was terrified of enclosed places, having remarked to his friends and family, on more than one occasion, that "to visit a cave would be my greatest nightmare".Upon investigation of Mr. Dawson's abandoned car, a note - written on official Special Agent letterhead - was found in the glove compartment. The note contained a list of three terms, "Philadelphia Experiment", "Holiday" and "Voyage". More troubling, the note contained smears of dried blood (we are awaiting further lab analysis, but believe the blood is not that of Mr. Dawson).Existence of this note has been repressed from the media (when I became aware of it from local authorities, I asked that it be sent directly to our office). Beyond the troubling fact it was smeared in blood, we are concerned that the terms the note contained are potentially indicative of a long-forgotten case file Mr. Dawson might have been working - without authorization - after his retirement.Continued on next pageYOUR TASK:please research the terms listed in the note and the Marengo Cave/Corydon area, and in a short analysis (two pages), I'd like you to speculate as to what you think might be going on here. Please post your analysis to the "Agent X" matrix, in the "Iteration 1/Data" cell, no later than midnight, 2/18/14. I will in turn ask you to respond to your fellow group member reports so that we can continue our investigation.I will forward additional information from the field as I receive it. Again, please consider this case top secret, and don't discuss with anyone outside your group/our larger team.KG.From what I can gather, Mr. Dawson must have ventured deep into the cave looking for something.From what I can gather from the bloody notes he left behind, he was more than likely looking for some sort of portal to another dimension. This could perhaps learn credence to the theory that certain caves such as this one are perhaps special energy gateways to another dimension. In order to take this into proper scientific and empirical account, we must look at the theories of quantum physics as well as particle physics. What happened to Mr. Dawson must have been anything but supernatural. I know this seems a bit odd coming from an individual working in an organization such as this.But take into account for a moment that everything we see around us is nothing but particles bouncing about in a sort of dialectical game A sort of dialectical game of competing wills if you would. Now imagine, if all the protons and neutrons would not clash into each other but rather expand apart as had occurred with space and time during the moment of the Big Bang. Our entire universe could be destroyed and left spiraling down a long black staircase of an eternal black hole leading us into a bleak cosmic remoteness that we as a species may not be able to return from.This reminded me of the stories of the Philadelphia experiment well as the stories of vanishing ships like the Mary Celeste. Supposedly in the case of ships, reality itself seemed to turn on the fragile humanity which thought it had control of nature. We can see that this is clearly not the case as sometimes the fabric of nature itself seems to break down in what could sometimes be called a freak storm, that could easily wash a crew overboard similar to the Mary Celeste. Or in the case of the Philadelphia experiment, it could easily cause one to vanish into dark dimensions yet to be discovered.data: The Philadelphia Experiment. (n.d.). The Philadelphia Experiment. Retrieved February 18, 2014, from http://www.spiritual-endeavors.org/abilities/phila.htmlMary Celeste. (n.d.). Mary Celeste. Retrieved February 18, 2014, from http://www.carter-stephenson.co.uk/celeste.htmlAttention all A303 Special Agents -Your investigative work up to this point has been very interesting. I appreciate you keeping the details of this case confidential, yet at the same time obviously working to obtain as much information as possible from local authorities and others who might be involved with this case.Based on your work and a separate communication from Thomas Dawson (he sent me a cryptic message, which I've asked him to forward to you as well), here is what we now know:Dawson never truly gave up on the Hopkinsville case. In fact, from the moment he first visited the scene of the "little green men", it became his life-long obsession to understand not so much why they picked that particular location (in a joking aside, he said he didn't like Kentucky), but rather who they were and where they were from.The "Philadelphia Experiment" refers to the alleged attempt by the U.S. Navy to cloak or otherwise make invisible the U.S.S. Eldrige in October of 1943. Could the Hopkinsville UFO investigation possibly have led Dawson to information - obtained from an extraterrestrial source - that would provide instructions on how to make an object as big as a warship invisible?Thomas Dawson had communicated at least once with Morris Jessup (also an Indiana native) about his (Jessup's) role in researching the "Philadelphia Experiment". Jessup was found dead on April 20, 1959 (four years after the Hopkinsville event), his death being ruled a suicide although we have reason to believe he might have made a breakthrough discovery regarding the "Philadelphia Experiment" and was killed (by whom?) because of it.We have reason to believe the word "Voyage", in connection with the word "Holiday" might refer to "The Voyage" roller coaster at Holiday World, an amusement park not far from Corydon, Indiana. Moreover, based on your investigative work, we've uncovered the following interesting, possibly related details about this roller coaster:The Voyage uses trains manufactured by "The Gravity Group", based in Philadelphia, PAThe Holiday World Web site suggests that visitors "save a ride on 'The Voyage' for after dark" (why?)The Voyage allegedly provides the most "air time" (feeling of zero gravity) of any wooden coaster in the worldUpon further analysis of the pictures sent to us by Thomas Dawson, our lab has determined there is some type of opening in the ground below "The Voyage". This would seem to imply a connection to Marengo Cave, where Dawson was last seen (i.e., some kind of work related to his investigation is occurring underground). Moreover, one of you, in your analysis of the first note, suggested that operation of "The Voyage" would generate strong electromagnetic effects: the area surround Holiday World/Marengo Cave is rich in limestone, a rock that supposedly has certain "energy properties". Might a cave (a rich limestone environment) be an ideal receptor for some kind of energy field "transmission" by a ride like "The Voyage"? Also, several of you suggested that such an energy field could be used - in context of earlier studies like the Philadelphia Experiment - for time/dimensional travel.Based on your outstanding research and field work, we believe that Dawson - possibly using information obtained from the aliens he encountered in the Hopkinsville investigation - is using "The Voyage" roller coaster as the absolute perfect cover for his experiments. What might these experiments be? One possibility is that he wants to use the ride as a mechanism for teleporting individuals (unsuspecting riders) from the ride to an underground location. Moreover, we believe that some type of invisibility cloak is being randomly deployed on some riders of "The Voyage" so that - as they leave the ride's loading station - the cars they are riding in appear empty (in other words, to avoid obvious suspicion of passengers seen getting on the ride but not returning).YOUR TASK:Based on the above details, we must uncover who (or what) is behind these experiments, , and if Thomas Dawson is a willing participant or rather is trying to warn us/otherwise blow the cover of whoever (or whatever) is behind this mystery. Please post your analysis to the "Agent X" matrix, in the "Iteration 2/Data" cell, no later than midnight, Tuesday, 3/11. For this iteration, please provide a two-page (minimum) analysis.IMPORTANT: Please also be on the lookout for the note from Dawson, as that might provide additional clues (quite frankly, we here at the home office are stumped). Again, please consider this case top secret, and don't discuss with anyone outside your group/our larger team.KG. Nevada:As I stood there in the desert, the burning sand choked my throat somewhat as I tried to inhale the Nevada air. I had thought through a small passage I read from "Monsters in America." " we know now Americans had more to fear from radiation than they ever realized. Secret tests by the US government and major institutions of American medicine, not an all-out nuclear exchange exposed thousands of American citizens to sickness and death" (Pool 2011)I was here to investigate the mysterious military base that did not even exist. Groom Lake also known as Area 51 was supposedly home to many terrifying mysteries. I was determined to discover some during my time here. I was not expecting to find any extra terrestrials though. This will more than likely a place used for secret military testing, it was a game of imperialist one-upsmanship that had been won by letting the other team destroy themselves. I found it quite odd that during the Cold War not a single shot was fired between the two main belligerents. They had to use proxy and satellite states in order to do their bidding for them. I thought that area 51 was sure to be the most bloody tool of modern-day imperialism. A perfect waste of taxpayer dollars.Poole, W. S. (2011).Monsters in America: our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press.Oddly enough, I was hastily escorted into the base by a major general Williamson who was wearing his usual tan military fatigues commonly used in the desert regions of warfare. I hadn't expected to be simply illustrative like this but I certainly was. as we stepped into the underground facility, I felt a rush of air in my face. It was a welcoming refreshment. he sought to enlighten me on how the unidentified flying object cover story was actually over a century old. It began long before Rosswell. Well nothing more than a cover story to distract the populace away from the new scientific research that was being done in the Cold War. actually the stories of aliens making trips to the earth. That came from the New England author Howard Phillips Lovecraft in the 1920's. This can be looked at by reading his most famous story entitled Call of Cthulhu.There was also a very informative YouTube video that I had looked at several weeks prior. That further confirmed that the "ancient alien" visitor theory was nothing more than a mythology and fiction concocted by an anti-Christian horror author in the 1920s. I seem to become more agast at how people believe certain things that have absolutely no basis in reality. This was probably because they lacked simple critical thinking skills. But this could indeed prove dangerous. As one should never accept something at face value. Therefore; as I stepped into the elevator that was taking me downwards somewhere. I thought back to that YouTube video and that classic Gothic story.data:Lovecraft, H. P., & Joshi, S. T. (1999). The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories. New York: Penguin Books.The Lovecraft Connection. (2012, September 3). YouTube. Retrieved March 9, 2014, from Mar 9, 14 · OP · After taking a look at the most recently developed tools of warfare, I noticed that Area 51 was nothing more than a cover story for mass murder on a global scale, all for nothing but increasing of corporate profits. surplus value born out of the flames of missiles. This was distinctly American. The new manifest destiny for a new century. Morality itself could indeed be blamed. It was always "good guys" versus "bad guys." Us versus them, just a perfect way to make new religions up after the old ones have failed. The premise remains the same, build up something that there is no demonstrable evidence for, gather people together, give the nonexistent entity a name, and name the followers after that. "America." "Canada." "France." "Iran."None of these entities ever existed in reality, only in the minds of insecure people who wish to make their painful existences feel better. Secular religion was the opiate of the atheist masses. Now everything was serving the nation states, they and the corporations acted as one, squeezing what little out of the "profane." they could. that is until the wretched of the earth would simply die away. Now if second group of people were to stand up against these corporate interests, one of these modern-day weapons of war would drop on them a massive ball of fire They wouldn't feel much. Maybe a slight stinging to go along with the bright flash. All delivered by a joystick controlled drone. Video game murder was now reality and profitable.According to Black's Law dictionary , "Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Every murder perpetrated by poison, lying in wait, or any other kind of willful, deliberate, malicious, and premeditated killing; or committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, any arson, escape, murder, kidnapping, treason, espionage, sabotage, aggravated sexual abuse or sexual abuse, child abuse, burglary, or robbery; or perpetrated as part of a pattern or practice of assault or torture against a child or children; or perpetrated from a premeditated design unlawfully and maliciously to effect the death of any human being other than him who is killed, is murder in the first degree.Any other murder is murder in the second degree." (Blacks Law dictionary 1999.)Therefore we can see that imperialism is launched upon the poorer nations, in order to further destroy the environment all just for a few extra pennies. but the cover stories work well. They make people feel good. They take an uncaring world filled with nothing but greedy individuals constantly creating chaos for their own self interests and destroying their own inhabitable planet, and make it into something more interesting . The "New World order" must've done it. Or perhaps it was God?Of course it must've been the newest thing to enter into the American psyche. It must have been aliens from thousands of years ago returning to Earth using extremely advanced scientific technology.In reality, it's something much more terrifying.Human beings knowingly and willingly killing other human beings.They think they're the good guys killing the bad guys."What are the roots that clutch, what branches growOut of this stony rubbish? Son of man,You cannot say, or guess, for you know onlyA heap of broken images, where the sun beats,And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,And the dry stone no sound of water. OnlyThere is shadow under this red rock,(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),And I will show you something different from eitherYour shadow at morning striding behind youOr your shadow at evening rising to meet you;I will show you fear in a handful of dust."T.S. Eliot The Wasteland ,part one, The Burial of the DeadDATA:Garner, Bryan A., and Henry Campbell Black. "MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE." Black's law dictionary. 7th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1999. 1. Print.Eliot, T. S. 1922. The Waste Land. (n.d.). Eliot, T. S. 1922. The Waste Land. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from http://www.bartleby.com/201/1.htmlI was sent into the gloomy French quarter, I was sent after the most depraved of all creatures known in the paranormal investigating world, The Vampire. According to W. Scott Poole, "During the early 1980s, post-punk music and cultural styles created a new subculture simply known as "Goth" goths and braced the imagery of the macabre in their appearance, effecting an androgynous style that featured black eyeliner and clothing along with the creative blending of the symbols of medieval Catholicism, punk styles and a horror film aesthetic. Influenced by the music of Bauhuaus and the Damned, goth subculture branched off into numerous alternative subcultures ranging from steam punk to vampire lifestyles. " (Poole 2011.)Now as for the vampiric creature itself, it represents the darkest and most vicious acts of depravity ever committed by human beings. It stands as a demonstration of narcissism and psychopathy. These are the two disorders that most often are associated with cold calculated in countless human beings doing horrible acts to others without any feeling, according to Benjamin Radford a columnist for the website Live Science, "Interest and belief in revenants surged in the Middle Ages in Europe. Though in most modern stories the classic way to become a vampire is to be bitten by one, that is a relatively new twist. In his book "Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality," folklorist Paul Barber noted that centuries ago, "Often potential revenants can be identified at birth, usually by some abnormality, some defect, as when a child is born with teeth. Similarly suspicious are children born with an extra nipple (in Romania, for example); with a lack of cartilage in the nose, or a split lower lip (in Russia) ... When a child is born with a red caul, or amniotic membrane, covering its head, this was regarded throughout much of Europe as presumptive evidence that it is destined to return from the dead." Such minor deformities were looked upon as evil omens, and it is likely that many infants were killed immediately when these signs were discovered; those who survived grew up bearing the burden of public suspicion.The belief in vampires stems from superstition and mistaken assumptions about post-mortem decay. The first recorded accounts of vampires follow a consistent pattern: Some unexplained misfortune would befall a person, family, or town - perhaps a drought dried up crops, or an infectious disease struck. Before science could explain weather patterns and germ theory, any bad event for which there was not an obvious cause might be blamed on a vampire. Vampires were one easy answer to the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people.Villagers combined their belief that something had cursed them with fear of the dead, and concluded that perhaps the recently deceased might be responsible, having come back from the graves with evil intent. Graves were unearthed, and surprised villagers often mistook ordinary decomposition processes for supernatural phenomenon. For example, though laypeople might assume that a body would decompose immediately, if the coffin is well sealed and buried in winter, putrefaction might be delayed by weeks or months; intestinal decomposition creates bloating which can force blood up into the mouth, making it look like a dead body has recently sucked blood. These processes are well understood by modern doctors and morticians, but in medieval Europe were taken as unmistakable signs that vampires were real and existed among them." (Radford 2012.)This shows us how in medieval times, the uneducated populace was constantly fearing a extremely intelligent wraith or demon to come out of the shadows and a predator and prey type scenario. vampires that the allegory of a narcissistic psychopath. I wonder if I'm going to find any in New Orleans.Data: Radford, B. (2012, October 29). Vampires: The Real History. LiveScience. Retrieved March 30, 2014, from http://www.livescience.com/24374-vampires-real-history.htmlNarcissistic personality disorder. (n.d.). Symptoms. Retrieved March 29, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...ty-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20025568Poole, W. S. (2011). Monsters in America: our historical obsession with the hideous and the haunting. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press.The city of New Orleans was filled with several rundown shops and places of ill repute, though it must be stated that this ill repute nature of the French quarter of the city have been exacerbated by the events of Hurricane Katrina. We could take a look at the city's history in order to see how the ideals of French colonialism and high-class bourgeoisie living could've taken a toll on the psyches and on the societal socioeconomic backgrounds of the city's inhabitants.There is a history of colonial exploitation in the city which could indeed bill when they plausible natural backdrop to the city's current identity of being the modern Gothic capital of the world. This is the place where vampires dwell, this is the place where reason trumps emotion. There's always a shell game on every corner, someone wanting to get lucky and finally get the money. However; in this romantic eagerness to succeed there is always a dark side to doing anything for success. Someone must always lose in a game with winner and losers therefore exploitation becomes inherent. This exportation is perfectly demonstrated by the character of the vampire. He always sizes victims up before he destroys them. Starts off with charm and saves the depravity for later. Cold and emotionless always wanting to be able to get ahead by way of the misfortunes of others.Visiting the local Gothic shop, I found it interesting that the once monstrous image of the vampire, had almost been completely turned into the image of smooth talking bourgeoisie wanted something manual with the ability to charm any woman he wished. Of course Count Dracula was aristocratic in nature, but it seemed as if now one didn't have to be aristocratic to have Power, or did they? How competitive was our society now? the 21st century was a new American Century rife with corruption and competition. Everything was for sale, after the collapse of 2008 everybody needed some sort of power. Everyone needed some form of community as well. Everyone wanted to rally behind something whether it be a Gadsen flag or a hammer and a sickle It seemed as if humanity had been lost in exchange for identities of power by way of possessions.iPhones and iPads. The newest consoles. All of these things seem to have mystical powers of the sort that give one considerable warfare like advantage over their neighbor. This was a competition of accumulation. A competition of brutally destroying one's neighbor as a competitor. All whilst feeling no remorse whatsoever. Narcissism was ingrained within the American dream. How am I going to get over on somebody today. Although she has some classic wooden rhetoric and hypnotize them into giving me all their money. I can actually use them as a slave. They will sell me all their energy in the form of their labor power. I shall be too nice to them for will be me that goes under." That must be what the modern boss thinks. The modern boss is a controller a vampire, a serial killer, in other words a monster. A perfect example of our darkest visions. The ultimate power to do was one wanted with absolutely no one ever coming to bring you to justice. You had enough power in the form of capital to do anything you wanted. I looked at the Dracula T-shirts thinking that the boss must surely be saying "Remember Honey, you don't own this house. The bank does."There were no vampires to be found amongst the ruins of what had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. No blood suckers in the slums of New Orleans other than the slumlords and the renters. Slowly coming the way of small-town America no doubt. America better keep the lights on, they have no idea what's coming in the dark.Reference:Marx, K., & Moore, S. (1947). Capital; a critical analysis of capitalist production.. New York: International Publishers.Smith, A., Cannan, E., & Lerner, M. (1937). An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations (Canaan ed.). New York: The Modern library.Stoker, B. (1996). Dracula. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Library.It appears that Mr. Dawson was definitely trying to gain access to some other dimension by increasing his speed, on the roller coasters at Holiday World in Indiana. there is some interesting information that can be found in the works of Albert Einstein in regards to time travel and the warping of reality itself. According to Einstein massive weight and speed can change the properties of reality, reality is somewhat bent due to the changes in mass and speed therefore opening new avenues for interstellar travels.This is very complex for me to understand I must say. However; it could be possible that Dawson disappeared because in doing these bizarre experiments and playing around with natural energy is molecular composition at an atomic level could've been extremely altered in a negative manner. Therefore reducing the atoms that would float away in the atmosphere leaving the question of an eternal consciousness open, if he is indeed physically dead. We must ask ourselves, can we actually physically die?Take for example the sub particles that are left of us, that return to the earth, after our bodies have exploded in coffins after we have built up enough gases to become deceased and decaying explosive devices compressed in a box.We explode, our arms and legs separate from the torso as well as the head. Eventually the skin decays and is gnawed upon by maggots and worms. Even though this is the case, the energy that we possessed is now being used as a form of a regenerative form of energy to create new life. Therefore it is even possible to say that physical death is impossible, as matter will continue into motion even after our small pale blue dot has exploded. And then faded away.Therefore Mr. Dawson must have been playing around with forces of a cosmic and yet subatomic nature. he more than likely was trying to use a special energy source found in Marengo cave. He was more than likely using the roller coasters as speedometers in order to understand how to send his subatomic self into the macrocosm of the universe, I seriously doubt he had survived such cellular restructuring. This is a slim possibility.If Mr. Dawson is indeed still alive, he must have discovered a doorway into other worlds. He could be fully functioning in this world and gathering data. This will certainly be a leap of faith for him to take such a drastic action, but perhaps it is better sometimes for humans to throw away reason and seek joy and experience for they have only one life to live. We will continue to take a look at these bizarre aspects of the universe and continue looking for the missing agent Dawson.If you have any questions please contact me, remember we are always under surveillance.data:Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. (n.d.). Space.com. Retrieved March 9, 2014, from http://www.space.com/17661-theory-general-relativity.html**** TOP SECRET! FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! *****Attention all A303 Special Agents -Once again, the level of detail you've provided in your second iteration reports has been outstanding, reflecting your ability to stick with this (very) strange case as well as highlighting your skill at taking ambiguous clues/other terminology and finding potentially relevant connections via the Web and other information resources. Based on your research - and what we've also now been able to determine from our own lab analysis at central headquarters - I'd like to share with you details for what we feel should lead to the resolution of this case. As you'll no doubt recognize in reading through this brief, there is information here that would - to put it mildly - be shocking to the general public, so we're asking that you please keep this at the highest level of confidentiality.Additional details from your research have yielded the following information:You will recall from the first iteration details that, inside the glove compartment of Mr. Dawson's abandoned car, was found a blood-stained note. After definitive DNA analysis, the blood on this note belongs to Joseph D. Cox, whose grandfather was one of the last people to communicate with the fabled "Flight 19", lost in the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945. Joseph D. Cox is now a senior executive for Holiday World.We now feel - based on the analysis of several agents - that Mr. Dawson is being held against his will. As to who is holding him is both troubling and interesting, although the connection between Joseph Cox and Holiday World, not to mention Cox's familial connection to one of the most suspected supernatural events involving the Bermuda Triangle, is both troubling and interesting (to say the least).Through the intense investigative efforts of several agents, we've learned that the reference to "The Beast" and "Artificial Intelligence" is more than likely a reference to the alternate reality game (ARG) that was developed to help promote the 2001 Steven Spielberg film, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence).Given Mr. Dawson's reference to an ARG, we now feel that his reference to short wave radio broadcasts (and specifically, the "Yankee...Hotel....Foxtrot") is him trying to tell us that thinking about his clues (and what else we know of the case) as a kind of "game" is perhaps the best way to critically analyze - as a team of agents - the situation, and therefore provide the best chance of locating him. As a few of you have suggested, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" could be associated with the CD of the same name by the alt-country/rock group Wilco. Moreover, as a few of you have also noted, this album takes its name from short-wave radio signals, and there is a song on the CD entitled, "Radio Cure". While we don't believe there are any clues to Mr. Dawson's whereabouts/situation in the lyrics to that song, some additional analysis is probably necessary. Lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/wilco/radiocure.htmlSummary analysis:Again, based on your outstanding research and work in the field, we believe that Dawson has - without a doubt - developed a way to teleport from one location to another, via his discovery of the electro-magnetic properties of Marengo Cave and his ingenuous use of, all things, a roller coaster (specifically, the "The Voyage" roller coaster at Holiday World) as his transportation mechanism. Moreover, we feel that Dawson was indeed in contact with Morris Jessup prior to his (Jessup's) untimely death, regarding Jessup's role in the "Philadelphia Experiment". Was Jessup trying, via his research into the "Philadelphia Experiment", to develop a practical implementation of technology provided to him by alien beings, and is Dawson building on that work? That would, at this point, seem a likely scenario.Holiday World begins its 2014 operating season on Monday April 21st.** Attempts to speak with HW administrative staff have (not surprisingly) gone unanswered, and attempts to speak with park rangers at Marengo Cave have also been unsuccessful. Our fear is that at some point during opening day, passengers riding "The Voyage" will be teleported to wherever Mr. Dawson is currently located. It is imperative that we find Dawson on/before April 16, and in the process bring the events surrounding this story to light.We feel Dawson is being held somewhere inside Holiday World, and will be involved (probably against his will) in some way with the April 21st opening day operations of "The Voyage" roller coaster. Again, we fear that these operations have the potential to result in significant loss of life (or at least, "displacement" of life) to otherwise unsuspecting park patrons.YOUR TASK:The time to act is now, but first we need a game plan. For your third and final iteration analysis, please post - no later than Thursday evening, 4/17 in the "Iteration 3/Data cell" of the Agent X matrix - your suggestions for how we should (a) disrupt operations around "The Voyage" roller coaster immediately after the park opens on April 21 but (b) without arousing undue suspicion and worry from park patrons (and, ideally, those who are behind this situation and holding Dawson).Your suggested action plan should be 1-2 pages in length, and draw on any ideas you might have for a successful plan based on the history of this case. In turn, and based on your suggestions, I will develop a plan with the commander of our Tactical Team, and communicate the results to you regarding their 4/21 assault (I'd suggest that some of you be involved in the tactical response, but I worry your faces are now too well known around the area and would draw immediately suspicion from whoever is in charge/holding Dawson). NOTE: I will communicate these results to you no later than Monday evening, 4/21 so that you can include a discussion of them - and the entire "Agent X" case - in your class presentations which begin on Tuesday, 4/22. That said, it is imperative I receive your third iteration response no later than Thursday evening, 4/17.Finally, please also be on the lookout for any further communications from Dawson over the next several days, as they might provide additional clues. Again, please consider this case top secret, and don't discuss with anyone outside your group/our larger team.KGThe best way of trying to rescue Mr. Dawson, would be to try and way to disrupt electromagnetism,this could be done by studying the works of former chemist, Michael Faraday. according to Faraday, electromagnetism can be played with uninterrupted by use of certain solid metals, such as coils and springs. This might be useful enough to disrupt the magnetism that seems to have transported Mr. Thomas Dawson to another dimension, or dare I say to another planet altogether. I say this because there were several references made by his mysterious e-mails to the disappearance of flight 19. This is common in regards to myth regarding the Bermuda triangle. Therefore; our best option would be to try and shut down the quasi-functioning roller coasters at Holiday World in order to try and access the underground labs of whoever is holding Dawson. They must be trying to experiment with interplanetary beings or dimensions, perhaps they are trying to access human consciousness in its pure unadulterated forms away from materials.I say this because, there has been a belief that everything has emerged from the stars and maybe there is a pure form of consciousness out there somewhere that is not attractive like a metal to "worldly things." Or material possessions, as they are more commonly known. These things seem to have a magnetism all their own constantly attracting shoppers to spend their hard-earned pieces of green paper on things which they made but cannot take him with them. These things which they make and ship around the world, clothing items and commodities etc. seem to give them an occult and spiritual power that they can wear and wield around as a sword against the agony of not being self-assured and always wanting the material power over a wild and intamable wilderness that is continually being destroyed by material gains.Or perhaps it is the other way around, with technologies like these being used, perhaps nature is taking its final course on the way to the sixth extinction.Removing the cruelest animal planet has ever known from its current place of so-called rule. It has been a rule of exploitation of creating tools to gain advantage over and exploit another since the days of slavery and feudalism. Of course when anyone seeks to complain they either disappear or are told just to wait on the day in which they will reach heaven. Now man seems to have the most ultimate control over his reality now, it is as if he is completely lost control due to the very devices which he has made.Imagine: if the Trees became sentient beings and outstretched their writhing arms to envelop humanity. then; perhaps a new order would be gained over the world, only for an evolutionary mistake to occur several million years down the line, that is if the sun does not extinguish it swelled bus taking away the last glimmering light of a pale blue dot. Currently humanity of only drawn to exploitation and instruction. It enjoys in the suffering of other human beings. It longs for a feeling of ecstasy of enjoyment and achievement, all created by Man's own intellect. However; nature itself seems to have turned man's intellect against him. The very society and environment which man has created has given him the compulsion to reach the stars. In doing so, he also accomplish this goal at the risk of returning himself to the articles and stuff of the stars from which he came, in searching for an unidentifiable "Freedom." He has turned himself into both a slave and a slave master. You have turned himself into a monster that refuses to look at his humanity and identity. In order to not look at himself, he has invented the myths of "God and country." And don't forget the most important new religious fiction to be created by man to be fallen before and worship without question. The phenomenal and most honorable "new clothes, bought at half price."data: Faraday's Law. (n.d.). Faraday's Law. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/farlaw.html

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