Monster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth (January 2012)

By Amanda J. Spedding

Search for Searchers

Hampered by bad weather, the search for the missing volunteers of last month’s failed Search for Samuel will be conducted on January 19. Captain Jim Rose has called in noted speleologist, Dr. Daniel Ashkinawan, to head the search team. “The original search team operated off the ‘Deacon’ charts of the [Trophonian] caves,” said Capt. Rose. “Dan has studied those charts extensively and used them for his own expeditions. We welcome his expertise.”

When …

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Monster Byte: Unusual Species of Bat Sighted

By R. Scott Howes

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth is well-known for its diverse topography, and varied plant and animal life. From the shallow salt water marshes to the inland woods where giant ferns grow, few places provide such a rich biosphere. It appears Innsmouth may once again claim distinction from its neighbour communities with the discovery of an unusual species of bat. Though rumours of the sightings have circulated since last spring, it is only now that it may be …

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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, …

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Monster Byte: Mobster’s Ledger Recovered From Harbor Explains Innsmouth’s Roaring Twenties Rash Of Missing Person Cases

By Rebecca Nazar

Innsmouth, MA – In the quiet, predawn hours, close to a hundred whiskey bottles were spotted bobbing in Innsmouth Harbor. When Harbormaster Mike Boyle collected the old bottles and noticed they were stopped with petrified human thumbs, he immediately called the FBI. Upon closer inspection, investigators found that each bottle possessed different initials, dates etched on their sides, and that the fluid content was blood. It’s assumed that the bottles had been packed in whiskey casks that …

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Monster Byte: Astrologer Sought In Death Of Library Head

By David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Innsmouth, MA – Well-known Innsmouth astrologer Dorina Krug is being sought by police in connection with the death of Stanley F. Bleiler, Head of Library Sciences at Miskatonic University in Arkham. Professor Bleiler’s desiccated corpse was discovered yesterday in an abandoned warehouse near the Innsmouth docks. Found with the body were a pair of shoes and a purse belonging to Ms. Krug, and a stained manuscript identified as a portion of De Stellis Maleficarum. This …

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Monster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth (December 2011)

By Amanda J. Spedding

December Christmas Present Drive

‘Innsmouth Remembers’ will be launching a Christmas Present Drive for the month of December. “To help make Christmas a special one for those who remain displaced after the Innsmouth Second Great Raid,” said Lyle Cordeaux.

“The rebuilding is going a lot more slowly than we’d like and there are some families who are still without homes. Christmas is going to be a heartbreaking one for them, and we, as a community, …

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Monster Byte: Bitter Mysteries around Azathoth Deepen

By Maria Mitchell

Innsmouth, MA – Aficionados of urban legends are most likely familiar with stories about mysterious hotels and houses that weary travelers spend a fitful night in, only to find their lodgings and spectral hosts have vanished by morning, but what about a lake that appears overnight? Where, exactly, does that fit in with the folklore of urban and rural Americana? As if Innsmouth didn’t already have enough strange things happening in it, this morning, the town awoke …

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Monster Byte: This Month in Innsmouth (November 2011)

By Amanda J. Spedding

November Donation Drive

Following last month’s raid by the Massachusetts National Guard, Caleb McHenry, in conjunction with locally-shot TV show, Cryptozoological, has organised a donation drive for the month of November.

“Anything you can give,” Mr. McHenry told Innsmouth Free Press. “There are a lot of displaced persons from Sarnath Heights who are in need of clothing, food, blankets, anything you can spare. There’s people in need, and it don’t [sic] matter from where …

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Monster Byte: Second Great Raid: Innsmouth Stormed by National Guard

By Andrew G. Dombalagian

Innsmouth, MA – Friday night, hundreds of soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard descended en masse upon Innsmouth, accompanied by armoured transports, automatic weapons, and explosive equipment. Additional personnel attached to the surprise operation have been identified as members of the U.S. Treasury Department, Coast Guard, and a private military company owned by Nightcroft Holdings. The incident culminated in the demolition of several buildings and has shaken the town to its very heart.

Colonel Amelia Delapore …

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Monster Byte: Police Respond to Cemetery Brawl

By Andrew G. Dombalagian

Innsmouth, MA – An altercation at Innsmouth Central Cemetery resulted in three visits to the hospital and another filming delay for the latest episode of Heir of Dracula. Local firebrand Caleb McHenry and videographer Clive Baxter engaged in a fight that spilled over onto the set of the television program and was described by crew members as “cartoonish and juvenile”. After being treated for minor injuries at Innsmouth Medical Center, both men were arrested by …

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Monster Byte: Local Owners Going Loopy? Talk of UFOs, Mystery Tracks

By Maria Mitchell

Innsmouth, MA – Two mysterious trespassers were spotted scuttling across the Garden of Azathoth this morning. They were reported by restaurant owner Zack Hunt, who was staying after hours at Tasty Encounters to stock some fresh inventory.

“While I was in the store room, I heard leaves crunching across the way. I wasn’t initially scared, but when I went outside to investigate, I felt my marrow clam up because I saw what looked like two kids dressed …

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Monster Byte: Discovery of Bones Halts Construction Project

By J. Keith Haney

Innsmouth, MA – One of the most controversial construction projects in Innsmouth history had yet another setback yesterday. A large quantity of bones was dug out from the soil surrounding the former Marsh Sanitarium, forcing construction to halt until further notice. The Innsmouth Police Department has no official comment concerning the bones at this time, but has stated that it will investigate.

This is only the latest setback for Telemite Construction, the firm in charge of …

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