Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Mother Claims Ghosts Killed Family

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth police issued a statement that a mother accused of violently killing her two young sons and mother-in-law is claiming “ghosts” committed the triple homicide.

Najinya Laphitam was hospitalised on Friday for treatment of self-inflicted injuries following her efforts to take her own life with the same weapon she is alleged to have used in killing her

children, three-year-old Donja and six-year-old Nouvak, and her mother-in-law, Moannva Laphitam. She allegedly slashed each victim …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Mother Claims Ghosts Killed Family

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Injunction Sinks Street Gang

By Bryan Thao Worra

The image of Innsmouth is invariably one of a placid, law-abiding locale. It has withstood maligning by pulp fiction hacks and freak acts of nature. So, it may come as a surprise to some that Innsmouth has one of the most active law-breaking gangs in the Miskatonic Valley.

The gang uses the name ‘Deep Boyz’ and has been around for over sixty years, dating back to the 1940s. Sometimes, they have been referred to as the …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Innsmouth Injunction Sinks Street Gang

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Air Show Tragedy Claims Yawnston Man

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – The pilot of a high-performance triplane died Saturday afternoon when his aircraft crashed at an air show near Innsmouth, officials said.

The plane was doing its final maneuvers around 3:45p.m. when it crashed into a grassy mound near a runway at the J. Cutter Memorial Airfield. Footage from spectators showed flames and smoke rising from the site.

“I was watching when it did the double roll. It was coming down and still spinning, …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Innsmouth Air Show Tragedy Claims Yawnston Man

Monster Byte: Saengmany Collection to Be Displayed at Innsmouth Public Library

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – The Innsmouth Public Library will be displaying the acclaimed Saengmany Collection this Spring from the beginning of April until the end of May. This touring exhibit features over thirty rare and unique objects from the Belgian museum, preserving the Lao explorer’s legacy.

There will be a brief opening reception on April 1st featuring a dance performance by Mallory Songpradith and the Southeast Asian Student Union of Dyer College. Traditional beverages and refreshments will …

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Monster Byte: DJs Bring Diverse Voices to Innsmouth Air

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Every Sunday night, Olivia Reyes stays up late to listen to Misktaonic Valley’s only Tagalog-language radio program.

For her, it’s a chance to hear familiar music from her homeland and inspirational words from the Tagalog professor who hosts the 30-minute show.

“She gives us information on what’s happening back in the Philippines,” Reyes said. “If there’s a disaster or something near my old neighbourhood, I’ll hear it on the radio.”

Professor Maria Flores, …

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Apocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

By Bryan Thao Worra

As a new regular feature of the Innsmouth Magazine, we’re looking at the short stories and novels that emerged in response to the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Our goal is to build an appreciation for the wide variety of themes, tones and choices writers have made. Whether to ground it firmly within the Mythos, and particularly the aftermath of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, or to venture off into entirely new …

Bryan Thao WorraApocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

Monster Byte: Diggin’ Doug Unsettles Innsmouth Urchins

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – He has a pale, hairless head and eyes like a mad goat. Thin as an old fishman’s filleting knife, he bends in all the wrong places.

Clad in a dark tattered suit, he never says a word or makes a sound until he’s right behind you. Some say he lives in the deep in the Innsmouth woods, but he can tunnel anywhere, through anything, to grab you with his rubbery claws that smell …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Diggin’ Doug Unsettles Innsmouth Urchins

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Tour Guide Goes Missing A Second Time

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A local Innsmouth cemetery tour guide, who had gone missing before being found with a serious knife wound, mysteriously vanished again last week.

Six months ago, Charles “Chuck” Rosen, 37, a self-taught expert on Innsmouth history and a popular tour guide, was found slashed on the head near Yawnston. A father of five, Rosen recovered from the incident and told Innsmouth police he had no recollection of what had transpired.

Last Friday afternoon, …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Innsmouth Tour Guide Goes Missing A Second Time

Monster Byte: Surprise Visitor at Town Forum

By Andrew G. Dombalagian

Innsmouth, MA – An impassioned public hearing regarding plans to develop the site of the former Manuxet State Hospital was made more surprising by the sudden arrival of a high profile corporate figure. The forum of concerned Innsmouth citizens, local business owners, and town council members was joined by Elizabeth Nightcroft, Board Chairwoman of Nightcroft Holdings, to offer her own proposal for the hospital grounds.

“We never had any inkling that Mrs. Nightcroft herself would show …

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Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho company Fungo asks for land use permits near Innsmouth Cemetery

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A fungus flap has flabbergasted residents, following Fungo Mushrooms’ recent petition to permit cultivation of mushrooms in and near the Innsmouth Cemetery. Critics of the plan suggest Tcho-Tcho traditional mushroom cultivation clashes with Innsmouth values and general health concerns.

Fungo Mushrooms is one of the country’s largest producers of commercially cultivated exotic mushrooms. They recently applied for land use permits to address concerns following unlicensed cultivators trespassing on the boundaries of the Innsmouth …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Tcho-Tcho company Fungo asks for land use permits near Innsmouth Cemetery

Monster Byte: Graffiti Cleanup in Innsmouth Cemetery Almost Complete

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Xykleen Corp. is almost finished removing graffiti in the Innsmouth Cemetery and the surrounding neighborhood, but the final bill looks to be $19,000 over initial estimated costs, much to the dismay of local residents.

Last August, Xykleen had won a prominent contract from the Innsmouth Town Council to remove graffiti as soon as it is spotted or reported. Originally, the entire project had been estimated to cost the town only $13,000, although there …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Graffiti Cleanup in Innsmouth Cemetery Almost Complete

Monster Byte: Host Families Sought For Exchange Students

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth-based families are being sought to host exchange students. Melissa Fusco’s family hosted a Romanian student named ‘Constanta Janco’ in 2010 through the IHOST! Program.

“When you got four kids, what’s another mouth?” Fusco asked. Fusco said her family learned a lot about Romanian culture and Janco would cook them authentic Romanian dishes from time to time. Two months after Janco left, the Fuscos visited her family in Romania. The Fuscos now say …

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