Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Clowns Rob Walgreens

Two men wearing clown masks held up a Queens pharmacy at gunpoint on Tuesday morning, May 22, 2018, reported CBS New York.

Police said the suspects walked into the Walgreens on Rockaway Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. and pointed a gun at the security guard. They rounded up the employees, ransacked the place and stole two sacks filled with prescription drugs.

The men took off in a black BMW waiting outside and went east on Rockaway Boulevard. The suspects were described as Hispanic men in their 20s.

Police later found two duffle bags filled with oxycodone, morphine, Percocet and Adderall left outside a building on Hendrix Street in Brooklyn. Investigators believe those were some, but not all, of the drugs taken during the robbery.

Today's Tuesday clown robbery at a New York Walgreens closely matches the Tuesday, October 4, 2016 clown robbery at a Detroit Walgreens.

CBS Detroit reported that police were searching for a suspect who robbed a drug store at gunpoint — while wearing a scary clown mask. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Walgreens on West and Telegraph roads in Brownstown Township, Detroit, Michigan.

According to police, the suspect entered the store with his gun drawn and demanded cash.

“He had on a black hoodie pulled over his head, a white clown mask underneath and dark colored pants,” Deputy Chief Robert Matthews said.

The suspect made off with $300 to $400 cash, fleeing the scene in a blue Chevy Impala.

A suspect in the 2016 clown robberies was later identified and other clown crimes were detailed. See here.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Twin Peaks, Deaths, and A Deadly Puma Attack

It's that Twin Peak's time of year...

It kicks off every year on Twin Peaks Day.

On April 16, 2018, American actress Pamela Gidley, best known for her role as Teresa Banks, the murder victim in the Twin Peaks prequel Fire Walk With Me (1992), died at the age of 52. She passed away "peacefully" at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire. A cause of death was not been made public.

Gidley, a former child model, was named the "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in 1985. She transitioned into acting a year later, appearing alongside Josh Brolin and future Twin Peaks co-star Sherilyn Fenn in Thrashin'.

Gidley was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, and raised in Salem, New Hampshire.  Salem, New Hampshire is known as the site of America's Stonehenge (also called Mystery Hill), a mysterious megalith structure. Allegedly, H. P. Lovecraft visited Mystery Hill in Salem, New Hampshire, and then wrote The Dunwich Horror. Seabrook, New Hampshire, is the location of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station.

May 21, 2018, is the first anniversary of the rebooting of the David Lynch television series Twin Peaks from 25 years. Series 3, as it was called, premiered on May 21, 2017.

The towns of Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City – which became the primary filming locations for stock Twin Peaks exterior footage – are about an hour's drive from the town of Roslyn, Washington, the town used for the series Northern Exposure. Many exterior scenes were filmed in wooded areas of Malibu, California.

One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar on May 19, 2018, while mountain biking in the general area where Twin Peaks was filmed in Washington State.

The area of the cougar attack, which left one human dead, and the cat tracked down & killed was near Snoqualmie Falls, Washington State, the site of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series.

Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town is about 30 miles east of Seattle.

The mountain lion ran into the woods and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game later tracked it down and shot and killed it, said Capt. Alan Myers of the state’s Fish & Wildlife Police.

The 31-year-old survivor was taken to a hospital in Seattle. He was initially listed in serious condition in the emergency room but was alert and talking; his condition was later upgraded to satisfactory, The Seattle Times reported.

A search and rescue team was dispatched to recover the body of the deceased man.

KIRO-TV reported that the injured man called 911 shortly before 11 a.m. and shouted, “Can you hear me? Help!” and then the call hung up.

Authorities found the cougar standing over the body of the dead biker, the station reported. The first man attacked said the cougar had his entire head in the cat's mouth. The second man jumped off his bike, and ran into the forest. The mountain lion, a 3-year-old thin male, chased him down and killed him.

Reporter Andrew W. Griffin reminds us that in the Series 3 opener, "two young people are killed in that first episode by an entity - their heads torn off."
In the last 100 years in North America, roughly 25 fatalities and 95 nonfatal cougar attacks have been reported, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife said, but there was only one other fatal attack in the state. However, more attacks have been reported in the western United States and Canada over the past 20 years than in the previous 80 years.

The area of the cougar attack and the Twin Peaks locations are known for weird crimes.

(1) On that same road nine years after Twin Peaks premiered, then 39-year-old Dayva Cross stabbed his wife and two of his stepdaughters to death in their rambling brown ranch house. He kept a third stepdaughter captive in his bedroom for hours, dragging her out occasionally so he could refill his wine glass.
The 13-year-old escaped. Police later found Cross slumped on his bed, smoking a cigarette. The crime rattled Snoqualmie, which was already on edge. Because two weeks before Cross’s killing spree, a family dog in the area had brought home a grisly trophy: part of a human hand that police later traced to a woman’s remains.

(2) In the decade before Twin Peaks, the Green River Killer began his deadly rampage throughout the Pacific Northwest. Gary L Ridgway, described as America’s most prolific serial killer, was a commercial truck painter who preyed on women at the margins of society.
In 2003, he led investigators to the remains of April Buttram, 17, one of at least five victims he buried in and around Snoqualmie and North Bend. The teenager had disappeared 20 years earlier.

(3) In 2014, a tiny body was discovered along a lonely stretch of country road between Snoqualmie and North Bend. Her umbilical cord was still attached. She was wrapped in a towel. Local authorities in rural Washington state named  her Baby Kimball, after the creek near where she was found. Three years have passed. Her life and death remain a mystery. But Valley residents have since erected a small shrine on Southeast North Bend Way to mark where the newborn was discarded. Its sides are rough wood; its roof, pale green metal siding. Inside, there’s a white cross with Baby Kimball written in black marker.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and h/t to AWG for 2018 anniversary reminder.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Self Ramming

The vehicle used in the ramming.

A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving lunch on Sunday, May 20, 2018, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others. It appears to be a domestic situation only turned against members of the man's family. But 12 were injured in restaurant and two killed.

Bessemer City Police said in a statement that preliminary evidence indicates the man sat down with his family, left the restaurant, and then purposely drove into the Surf and Turf Lodge about noon on May 20, 2018.

Killed was 26-year-old Katelyn Tyler Self, the daughter of the driver and a Gaston County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Authorities haven’t released the name of the second person fatally injured, pending notification of the family.

Police said the driver, Roger Self, was arrested after the vehicle had smashed its way fully inside the steak and seafood restaurant in Bessemer City, about 30 miles west of Charlotte.

The Gaston Gazette identified Roger Self as a businessman from Dallas, North Carolina.

He is said to be 62.

Family tells the media that Roger Self was struggling with mental heath and depression.

Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell announced to the Gaston Gazette that Roger Self’s daughter-in-law, Amanda Self, is also among the dead.

The victim worked as a nurse at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Josh Self, Roger Self’s son, who also works as a police officer for Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Self is the president and owner of Southeastern Loss Management, Inc., located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The profile states:

Roger Self is the owner and President of Southeastern Loss Management Inc. Southeastern Loss Management has been in operation since 1989 and located just outside Charlotte N.C.

He is a licensed Private Investigator, specializing in business losses. Roger has conducted thousands of interviews with employees who have admitted to embezzlement. Roger has the unique ability to obtain information from individuals who have committed an assortment fraud and business crimes.
Roger has solved thousands of cases including cases involving district, regional and store level managers.

Roger has personally recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses that ordinarily would have lost.
Specialties: Interrogation of employees, identifying individuals responsible for theft or fraud in the business community.

According to its website, the company specializes in “Instant Background Checks,” “Employee Drug Testing, and “Churches & Non-Profits.”

Santa Fe Syncs

Credit: Laura Masters Doherty

This posting constitutes an update and enhancement to the previous posting about the Santa Fe, Texas, shooting of May 18, 2018.

The victims of the Santa Fe shooting are:

Kyle McLeod, 15
Angelique Ramirez
Chris Stone, 17,
Jared Conard Black, 17
Kimberly Jessica Vaughan
Sabika Sheikh, 17, a Pakistan exchange student
Cynthia Tisdale, substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School; her husband is a police detective in League City, Texas.
Ann Perkins, substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School.
Shana Fisher, 16, reportedly the first person killed; the shooter stalked her and she refused his romantic advances.
Christian “Riley” Garcia, 15

Thirteen are wounded.

Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been identified as the suspected shooter.

Were any of the killed or wounded at the 4.20.2018 #NeverAgain walkout at Santa Fe High School?

On May 18, 2018, 5.18.18, a new film opened, Deadpool 2.

Picture of Santa Fe Shooter and Russell from Deadpool 2. Russell wants to burn down an orphanage where he was abused in the movie. ~ S. L.
On the 5.18.18 posting, I mentioned the Bath School disaster, sometimes known as the Bath School massacre, which happened on May 18, 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan. That event killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and six adults and injured at least 58 other people.

Other past events:

May 18th is a day associated with rock'n roll suicides. Ian Curtis of Joy Division hanged himself on May 18th 1980. And Chris Cornell of Soundgarden hanged himself on this day last year. ~ L.

The following from T. M. was also sent to me:

As I type this comment, the royal wedding is taking place and leads to my first observation about the latest HS massacre compared to the previous one at Parkland.

The Parkland shooting took place on Feb 14, St. Valentine’s Day, when innocent young love is celebrated. The Santa Fe shooting took place less than a full day before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, another celebration of young innocent love.

The day before the Santa Fe shooting, I had prepared a comment about the synchro-mystical history of David Hogg’s name, looking back to its origin 7 or 8 centuries ago in the Scottish clan called Hog, also spelled Hogg. I wasn’t sure where exactly to place it as a comment so I let it sit. Now I realize it is to go right here.
A webspage shows the Hog/Hogg crest.
Notice the Hog clan motto in Latin: Dat Gloria Vires = “Fame gives strength”
In Church Latin, Gloria is usually translated as “glory” a positive attribute given to God. But in secular classical Latin, besides the positive meanings of “glory, fame, renown”, Gloria can also go negative and mean “ambition, vainglory, boasting.”
So today, David Hogg, whose fame — be it positive renown or negative narcissism — was based entirely on being a Parkland shooting survivor, faces another HS shooting. How will his “glory” now give strength to a new group of student survivors? Or must his glory fade according to another Latin motto that drops like the proverbial “other shoe” here:
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi = “So passes the glory of the world” or more tersely: “Fame is fleeting.”

By "coincidence," on Thursday, May 17, 2018, miles from the Santa Fe High School, a UH-60A, a variant of a Black Hawk helicopter dropped an ammo box accidentally through the roof of the Parkland Elementary School of El Paso, Texas. The Parkland HS, Florida, of course, was the location of the school shooting of February 14, 2018.

Thanassis Vembos writes:

I read with much interest your thoughts about the recent Santa Fe shooting in Twilight Language.

Here are some thoughts of mine regarding the surname of the killer.

The surname of the shooter is Pagourtzis, meaning “he of the pagouri”. Pagouri means “flask” or “canteen”, a vessel containing (usually) water.

The modern Greek word pagouri most possibly comes from the ancient Greek word pagouros (=crab) + oura (=tail), possibly because of the initial shape of the canteen.

Interestingly the ancient Greek word survives in zoology: The Paguridae are a family of hermit crabs of the order Decapoda.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Santa Fe School Shooting

May 18th is a date of some significance in terms of school violence. 

The Bath School disaster, sometimes known as the Bath School massacre, was a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan, which killed 38 elementary school children and six adults and injured at least 58 other people. Kehoe killed his wife and firebombed his farm, then detonated an explosion in the Bath Consolidated School before dying suicide by detonating a final device in his truck.

On May 18, 2018, a school shooting occurred between 7:30 and 7:45 am, local time, at the Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas. A gunman walked into an art class at the high school and began firing what looked like a shotgun.

The shooter, law enforcement officials state, only had a shotgun and a 35 pistol on his person, in addition to having planted pipe and pressure-cooker bombs.

It has been confirmed that 10 people have been killed; nine students, one teacher. The final death toll is yet to be determined. Students and adults, including one injured police officer were killed and injured.

Facebook screenshots of the alleged suspect arrested. The 17 year old student was reported to be wearing a "Born to Kill" teeshirt.

Santa Fe shooting suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, law enforcement sources tell CBS News.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis' dad, Antonios E. Pagourtzis, was born in Magoulítsa, Kardhitsa, Greece. The area, located in the Thessaly region, is in the central part of the country, about halfway between Thessaloniki and the country’s capital of Athens.

Dimitrios = Demetrius is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek male given name Dēmḗtrios (Δημήτριος), meaning "devoted to Demeter." Alternate forms include Demetrios, Dimitrios, Dimitris, Dmytro, Dimitri, Demitri, Dhimitër, and Dimitrije, in addition to other forms (such as Russian Dmitri) descended from it.

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the grain, agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Her cult titles include Sito (Σιτώ), "she of the Grain", as the giver of food or grain, and Thesmophoros (θεσμός, thesmos: divine order, unwritten law; φόρος, phoros: bringer, bearer), "Law-Bringer", as a mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society.

[There is a direct sync between the name of the alleged shooter, Dimitrios = Demeter (goddess of Harvest) and the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.]

[There is also this: Santa Fe = Spanish = Fay = French = Fayette Factor.]

A student at the high school is in custody, and another one detained. 

Santa Fe means "holy faith" in Spanish.

[h/t S. Hunter & J. Walsh.]
CNN is publishing photographs of Santa Fe, Texas students, taken during the April 20, 2018, national walkout.

Will part of the revealing of the students' names who were killed/injured on May 18, 2018, be the discovery that someone pictured at the demonstration in April were involved in the Santa Fe shooting?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Palmdale School Shooter Reported, One Person in Custody

Authorities on Friday, May 11, 2018, were responding to reports of a possible shooting at Highland High School in Palmdale, California (shown above), and another one at a Manzanita school, as well. The location is the Antelope Valley.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Charles Moore for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said there was no immediate confirmation that shots had been fired at the Palmdale campus at 39055 25th St. West.

According to a law enforcement source, multiple callers said there was a man with a gun at the school shortly after 7 a.m. Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were establishing a perimeter in the area. A man with a rifle is reported to be shooting there.

Firefighter-paramedics were staging in response to the reports, but no one had been transported from the school as of 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Reports of an active shooter at Manzanita Elementary School in California. Manzanita is just 7 miles from Highland High School in Palmdale where there is an active shooter as well.

At least three nearby schools -- David G. Millen Intermediate, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary -- were on lockdown, employees there said.

Some media confusion appears to be in play.

One person is in custody after deputies responded to a Palmdale high school Friday morning following a report of a man with a gun on campus. One person was wounded.

Palmdale is a frequent cultural reference location associated with aliens:
Mac and Me (1988): Palmdale was mentioned in the film as a nearby city to the location of the alien, Mac's, landed spacecraft. They search this area of open desert for the alien's other family members.
The Outer Limits (1963-65): The episode "The Premonition" takes place at Palmville Air Force Base, with Palmville being a fictional counterpart to Palmdale.
The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983): Most of Ralph Hinkley, Bill Maxwell, and Pam Davidson's encounters with the aliens, or "little green guys", take place in Palmdale, with the exception of the episode "Don't Mess Around with Jim".
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2, episode 4, 2008): Cameron's human counterpart Alison will be born in Palmdale. In the present, Cameron phones Alison's future mother, who already lives in Palmdale, during a period of memory loss or forgotness. Source.

Feral House Publisher and Author Adam Parfrey, 61, Dies

Now Adam Parfrey!

This time will be recalled as the "great die-off" of close colleagues, frequent correspondents, and creative authors, all friends who were writers on the strange, the unknown, and the twilight world.

In less than a month, we lost a remarkable collection of giants.

There seemed to be a foreshadowing of what was coming when author Guy Lyon Playfair died three days after his 83th birthday, on April 8, 2018. Playfair was a British writer of parapsychology books.

The wave seemed to begin then with Art Bell, 72, dying on Friday the 13th of April 2018.

Then on Sunday, May 6, 2018, prolific author Brad Steiger, 82, died at Mason City, Iowa.

Steiger's death was followed by an announcement that the lightly skeptical, deeply knowledgeable author Daniel Cohen, 82, passed away, also on May 6, 2018.

May 6th is a significant date for deaths. Lyman Frank Baum died 99 years ago on May 6, 1919. He was better known as L. Frank Baum and an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz series. The 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, has permanently placed the movie in the forefront of synchromystic thought. May 6th is St. George's Day, and in some countries, Martyr's Day.

Now, four days later, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, Adam Parfey, 61, the publisher of Amok Press and Feral House, the author and editor of many alternative books, has died. Apparently, he had a stroke. He reportedly fell down some stairs, hitting his on April 20, 2018, and never woke up. This is a shock.

May 10 was the date on which the American engraver and Revolutionary soldier Paul Revere died two hundred years ago, in 1818. In 1863, Confederate soldier Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, after being shoot by mistake by a Confederate soldier a few days earlier. On May 10, 1994, the American serial killer John Wayne Gacy died by execution.

Adam was a close intellectual friend with whom I exchanged ideas and emails regularly. He contributed to this Twilight Language blog, for example, regarding his interest in the symbolism of tridents. (See here.)

Adam asked me to write the foreword to his book, Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide (Feral House, 2012). Adam's and Craig Heimbicher's book was one he was especially proud of and promoted often. Ritual America won the Independent Publisher Awards Best History Book of 2012 Silver Medal.

Adam was deeply involved with an "invisible college" of thinkers interested in the Sirius Rising taped interviews with James Shelby Downard (see here). This core group, included Adam Parfrey, Jim Brandon, Michael Hoffman, Jim Keith, Adam Gorightly, Greg Bishop, Michael Bell, SMiles Lewis, Kenn Thomas, and me, Loren Coleman, who examined Downward's words in the broader context of a Fortean examining the mysteries of the world cryptopolitically. Some of this was reflected in Parfrey's books.

Sirius Rising has been newly re-issued, with updates.

Read more about Downard's links to Parfrey's world here. Some people even thought Parfrey was Downard.

“King-Kill/33: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” eventually was published by Adam Parfrey in the first edition of the book Apocalypse Culture.


Adam Parfrey was born in New York City, on April 12, 1957, into a show business family – his father was actor Woody Parfrey, whose extensive film and television career was often chronicled by Adam via Facebook.

Woodrow Parfrey, 61, died young, as did his son. He will be remembered for his many screen and television roles, including as a prisoner in Papillon (1973), and as Maximus, one of the three "See No Evil" orangutan judges in Planet of the Apes (1968).

Adam Parfrey left the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1979. He moved to San Francisco and began a short-lived experimental magazine, IDEA, which published two issues. He also wrote and performed in a play about Gilles de Rais called The Wickedest Man in the World (1983). Later in 1983, Parfrey began work at New York City's Strand Bookstore. In 1984, with co-worker George Petros, he began EXIT Magazine. Parfrey worked with Petros for three of the six published issues.

Back in Los Angeles, Parfrey co-founded Amok Press with Kenneth Swezey in 1986. Amok's first release was an English translation by Joachim Neugroschel of Joseph Goebbels's novel Michael, a remarkable choice for a Jewish publisher. 1987 saw the release of Apocalypse Culture. Apocalypse Culture is a collection of articles, interviews, and documents that explore the various marginal aspects of culture. It has been reprinted twice, once in 1990, and again in 2001 by Parfrey's Feral House. In 2000 the sequel Apocalypse Culture II was released. The book has been widely campaigned against and has been banned in many countries. The partnership of Parfrey and Swezey as Amok published nine books, including: You Can't Win by Jack Black, The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror by Mel Gordon, and Boxcar Bertha, with an intro by Kathy Acker.

Between 1990 and 1994 Parfrey wrote the weekly column "HelL.A." for the San Diego Reader. Parfrey wrote cover stories and feature articles for the Village Voice, San Diego Reader, Penthouse and Hustler magazines.

Adam Parfrey co-founded the independent publishing company Process Media with Jodi Wille of Dilettante Press in 2005, according to Wikipedia.

Deadline also noted in its Hollywood subsection:
Parfrey grew up in the punk culture of the ’70s and ’80s.
His edgy works for Amok Publishing soon gave way to his own imprint, Feral House, which was the source and authority for many Hollywood films that explored the underground, including the Tim Burton film Ed Wood, the American Hardcore feature documentary, and Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.
Parfrey was on the cutting edge of subjects that other publishers did not have the interest or courage to publish. He co-founded Amok Press with Kenneth Swezey in 1986, publishing Joseph Goebbel’s novel Michael. Its most prominent release was Apocalypse Culture, a collection of articles, interviews and documents exploring the margins of culture. It was subsequently banned in many countries.
Hailed by one website as “probably the most influential ‘underground’ publisher in post-millennial America” and called “The Most Dangerous Publisher in America” by a Seattle Weekly cover story, Parfrey ran an unusual outlet in publishing. It was mostly the product of Parfrey’s boundless curiosity, and did not publish based on query letters or agent inquiries, the standard method of the trade. As a result, he often co-authored many of the books in the catalog, which ranged from examinations of men’s adventure magazines to secret brotherhoods (Ritual America) to 1960s sex magazines. As such, his stable of authors included Satanist Anton LaVey and “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski.
Feral House’s collections of bizarre conspiracy theory, such as Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, were also an influence on Chris Carter’s X-Files.
Parfrey also appeared in and co-wrote Crispin Glover’s controversial What Is It? a Sundance Film Festival selection in 2005, and he had several spoken word recordings.
Parfrey’s second publishing imprint, Process Media, a collaboration with Jodi Wille, debuted in 2005 with publications by authors Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight), Humphry Knipe (The Nero Prediction), Timothy Archibald (Sex Machines), and Jolene Siana (Go Ask Ogre).
Survivors include two sisters, a brother, and six nieces and nephews. No memorial details have been released.

It is worthy of mentioning that CBS's original drama series Strange Angel, credited as being based on George Pendle's book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons (Mariner Books, 2006), premiers on June 14, 2018. Jack Parsons was brought into modern popular culture first by Feral House. The first edition of Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by John Carter was published by Feral House in 1999, with an introduction by Robert Anton Wilson. The second edition appeared in 2005. Adam Parfrey shared Jack Parsons with America first.

Adam's output has been masterful. He reflected his interest in unorthodox theories by writing, editing, and publishing material on the hidden, forbidden, and verboten topics of Amok Press and Feral House. Our society is all the better for it, and for the passions of Adam Parfrey.

h/t Greg Bishop

(Footnote: Since the beginning of 2018, the following friends of mine and of cryptozoology have died: John Bindernagel, 76, on January 17; John "JC" Johnson, 53, on February 3; Sandra Mansi, 74, on March 31; Al Hodgson, 94, on April 1; and Dave Hilts, 83, on April 7. ~ Loren Coleman.)

(See also "Mason City: Brad Steiger, The Music Man, The Day the Music Died, and the Griffins".)