The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 5

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 5

It was a gentle daylight rain that awaked me from my stupor in the brush-grown railway cut, and when I staggered out to the roadway ahead I saw no trace of any prints in the fresh mud. The fishy odour, too, was gone, Innsmouth’s ruined roofs and toppling steeples loomed up greyly toward the southeast, but not a living creature did I spy in all the desolate salt marshes around. My watch was still going, …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 4

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 4

I can hardly describe the mood in which I was left by this harrowing episode – an episode at once mad and pitiful, grotesque and terrifying. The grocery boy had prepared me for it, yet the reality left me none the less bewildered and disturbed. Puerile though the story was, old Zadok’s insane earnestness and horror had communicated to me a mounting unrest which joined with my earlier sense of loathing for the town and …

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Williams ran off with mystery lover

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams’ boyfriend now believes his girlfriend ran off with another man.

Paul Meyer recently discovered Williams’ diary and says she might have been seeing someone before her disappearance, contradicting his previous assertions that she would not have left Innsmouth voluntarily.

“I discovered several pieces of gold jewelery hidden inside our apartment along with her diary. I had never seen the gold pieces before and I doubt they came from her job,” he said. “Her …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 3

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 3

It must have been some imp of the perverse – or some sardonic pull from dark, hidden sources – which made me change my plans as I did. I had long before resolved to limit my observations to architecture alone, and I was even then hurrying toward the Square in an effort to get quick transportation out of this festering city of death and decay; but the sight of old Zadok Allen set up new …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 2

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 2

Shortly before ten the next morning I stood with one small valise in front of Hammond’s Drug Store in old Market Square waiting for the Innsmouth bus. As the hour for its arrival drew near I noticed a general drift of the loungers to other places up the street, or to the Ideal Lunch across the square. Evidently the ticket-agent had not exaggerated the dislike which local People bore toward Innsmouth and its denizens. In …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 1

By H.P. Lovecraft

Written in 1931 and published in 1936, The Shadow Over Innsmouth was the only hardcover book by H.P. Lovecraft that appeared during his lifetime.

It has been adapted into a Spanish film called “Dagon” and used as inspiration for the video game, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

Part 1

During the winter of 1927-28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient …

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Extraordinary auction of silent diva’s collection

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Boston, MA – An auction of silent movie star Filipa Darlo’s furniture, clothing and movie memorabilia, which included a six-foot tall sphinx used in the movie The Pharaoh and a pair of red shoes, allowed collectors and spectators a rare look into the reclusive diva’s life.

Filipa Darlo died a decade ago. Her estate was contested by two family members and a legal battle ensued, one that did not conclude until last year when Darlo’s great-nephews reached an …

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Innsmouth welcomes prodigal son with film crew

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – 3D horror production, Tentacles from the Sea, has decided to film on location in Innsmouth. According to Director John Mbuntu, it was the idea of his star Peter McCallister. McCallister plays Dave, a young man who tries to save his town from a watery horror despite having a disturbing connection to it.

“I was looking for a setting that would be more inclusive than the usual all-white milieu of horror,” Mbuntu says. “Then …

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Suspected Suicide at Innsmouth General Hospital

Amanda J. Spedding

Innsmouth, MA – Dale Liam McCarthy, 47, was found dead from a suspected suicide at Innsmouth General Hospital in the early hours of April 1, 2009. Mr. McCarthy, who sustained a broken leg, ribs and wrist while on patrol at Gilman House last week, was due to be released from hospital tomorrow.

A hospital source confirmed Mr McCarthy was found by nursing staff at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the bathroom off his room, haemorrhaging from wounds to …

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Monster Byte: Astrological Manuscript Discovered at Innsmouth Public Library

Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – An astrological manuscript attributed to the “Mad Arab” Abd-al-Hazred, author of the grimoire the Necronomicon, has been discovered misfiled in the Marsh Archive of Antiquarian Studies at the Innsmouth Public Library in Innsmouth, Massachusetts. The manuscript, entitled De Stellis Maleficarum, is reputed to contain spells that could be used to bring about wealth to the user and disaster to any of the user’s enemies. This Latin translation from the original Arabic appears …

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Gang members to blame in Williams disappearance

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams might have been a victim of gang violence, a confidential source told Innsmouth Free Press.

The old Innsmouth Lighthouse, which has been periodically vandalized over the years, is a favourite spot for members of the Lichens, an infamous gang known for its violence and drug-dealing.

“Mary saw something that she should not have seen,” the source said. “She messed with Crow.”

Friedrich “Crow” Krahen is the youngest of the Krahen brothers, who are …

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Deep pelagic worms discovered in river bed

By Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Fossil worm-trail casts one foot wide and nearly fifteen feet long in some places have been discovered in the sandstone cliffs overlooking the banks of the Manuxet River in historic Innsmouth. Local scholar in African-American history Rosa Washington and visiting oceanographer Steven Huang of Beijing, China at Miskatonic University have teamed up to investigate.

“We believe that these worms were over two meters long,” says Dr. Huang, “and lived as recently as the …

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