Monster Byte: This Month In Innsmouth (January 2011)

By Amanda Spedding

Dawn of Hope Ball

The annual Dawn of Hope Ball will start with a minute of silence in remembrance of the Ball’s founder, Mrs. Henrietta ‘Hetti’ Bellaforte. The inaugural ball of 1956 was organised by Mrs. Bellaforte in remembrance of the June Solstice murder of her children, Arthur (‘Artie’) and Lillian. Ball organiser Carlton Breeley has stepped into the breach: “Hetti would have wanted the Ball to continue; there’s no doubt in my mind. She worked tirelessly …

AmandaMonster Byte: This Month In Innsmouth (January 2011)

Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho ‘prince’ of Xhonlom suspended for scuffle

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA - A star of traditional Tcho-Tcho theater, who called in sick then went out carousing in the Warehouse District of Innsmouth, ended up scuffling in
a bar and apologized this week for the scandal that deeply embarrassed the rarefied world of Xhonlom.

Boq Kawam, 35, known as the “Prince” of Xhonlom, provided a televised news conference this week after leaving the Innsmouth Medical Center, where he was treated for facial injuries he incurred in …

IFPMonster Byte: Tcho-Tcho ‘prince’ of Xhonlom suspended for scuffle

Monster Byte: Missing Boy Found Safe

By Carrie Cuinn

INNSMOUTH, MA – At approximately 3 a.m. last night, Kyle Bladel was found walking toward his family’s home on Green Street, dressed in the same clothes he was wearing when he disappeared. Nathan Gill, local resident, was out walking his terrier Ginny when he spotted the child.

“Luckily for that boy, Ginny’s sleeping less as she gets on in years,” Mr. Gill said. “She’s been getting me up for a 3 a.m. walk, off and on, for …

IFPMonster Byte: Missing Boy Found Safe

Monster Byte: Breaking News: Child Disappears

By Carrie Cuinn

INNSMOUTH, MA – Residents of Innsmouth were shocked last night at the sudden disappearance of Kyle Bladel, young son of the newest member of the Innsmouth Medical Center staff, Dr. Kenneth Bladel. His mother, Elaine Bladel, was hosting a fundraiser at the Innsmouth Public Library, where she volunteers. Kyle, age 5, disappeared from a group of children playing in the Young Readers Room.

“It’s terrible news,” Alice Headington, Library archivist and friend of the boy’s mother, said. …

IFPMonster Byte: Breaking News: Child Disappears

Monster Byte: The Mystery of Black Rock

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Just north of Innsmouth lies a tiny island with a big mystery. Almost a dozen people have disappeared on this small stretch of land, leading some paranormal experts to label it a Bermuda Triangle of sorts.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Black Rock served as the home of the wealthy, mercantile Van Bruggen family. Sometime in the late 1700s, one of the Van Bruggens brought home an artefact that gave the island – …

IFPMonster Byte: The Mystery of Black Rock

Poe Week: Monster Byte: Skeletal Remains Discovered in Safety Deposit Boxes

By Rebecca Nazar

Innsmouth, MA – The complete, dismembered skeleton of Miriam Nettle was discovered yesterday morning when Bank of Innsmouth management opened 206 safety deposit boxes, as instructed by her brother’s will. Edwin Nettle worked as a bank loan officer at Bank of Innsmouth for 15 years and fabricated names in order to secure the safety deposit boxes. Grisly evidence that he stored Miriam’s body at the seaside home they shared was found later in the day. Her remains …

IFPPoe Week: Monster Byte: Skeletal Remains Discovered in Safety Deposit Boxes

Monster Byte: Innsie a Hoax?

By Brandon Ketchum

Innsmouth, MA – Recently, Innsmouth Free Press reported sightings of a half-man, half-fish creature swimming in the mouth of Innsmouth Harbour. Jonathan Dant of Boston, a tourist docking at the renovated Innsmouth Warf for the weekend, first spotted the creature while sailing past Devil Reef. “It had the arms and legs of a man, with webbed feet and hands, but the whole body was covered in gray scales, and the head was all fish. Tentacles all over …

IFPMonster Byte: Innsie a Hoax?

Monster Byte: Quetzalcoatl? In Innsmouth?

By Maria Mitchell

Jenna Gilman was last seen leaving her job at Tasty Encounters on August 10 around 11:00 pm. Gilman and her husband, Ian, were known to frequent the Innsmouth Well not far from their home. Ian Gilman, former employee of the local nursery, Garden of Azathoth, has pointed at his employer, Erin Waite, being, in part, responsible for the disappearance of his wife.

Said Mr. Gilman, “Ms. Waite, herself, is not responsible for Jenna’s disappearance, but Waite’s chemical …

IFPMonster Byte: Quetzalcoatl? In Innsmouth?

Monster Byte: “Miracle” at Dunwich

By Amanda Spedding

Dunwich, MA - Emaciated, catatonic, but well and truly alive, Professor Chris Farrugia, was found wandering the outskirts of Dunwich by parish priest Father Milton Moor.

The Dyer College geologist went missing in September of last year, after mounting a Search and Rescue mission of the limestone caves at Dean’s Corner, following the disappearance of Bella Langford and Thomas (TJ) Bennett.

Capt. Jim Rose, who was in charge of the investigation of the missing couple and the …

IFPMonster Byte: “Miracle” at Dunwich

Monster Byte: ‘Dark Magic’ Rumoured in Crowe and Fletcher Deaths

By Amanda Spedding

Innsmouth, MA - The Medical Examiner’s enquiry into the deaths of Annalise and Bethany Crowe, 14, and Dara and Erin Fletcher, 15, was rocked today with allegations the girls planned and deliberately broke into Innsmouth Girls School to conduct a “summoning”.

Georgia Hallworth, 15, a close friend and neighbour to the Fletchers, broke down when giving evidence. According to Miss Hallworth, Dara Fletcher broached the idea with her a week before the fateful night. “Dara and I …

IFPMonster Byte: ‘Dark Magic’ Rumoured in Crowe and Fletcher Deaths

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Fire Department Under Investigation

By Amanda Spedding

Innsmouth, MA – An investigation has been launched into the deaths of twins Annalise and Bethany Crowe, 14, and Dara and Erin Fletcher, 15, at Innsmouth Girls School last month. The four girls perished when a fire broke out in one of the second-floor classrooms.

There have been conflicting statements between witnesses and the Innsmouth Fire Department as to when the initial call for help came in. According to Walter Roxborough, he first raised the alarm at …

IFPMonster Byte: Innsmouth Fire Department Under Investigation

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Landscaper Stung to Death In Freak Bee Incident

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA - A 52-year-old Innsmouth landscaper clearing brush died of anaphylactic shock after apparently being stung more than five hundred times by a bee colony he disturbed with a backhoe.

Innsmouth police reports that the victim, Lazlo McKenzie, was allergic to bees and was discovered dead in a portable restroom on Monday, where he’d fled seeking safety from the furious swarm. McKenzie had been a resident of Innsmouth for more than twenty years. It was …

IFPMonster Byte: Innsmouth Landscaper Stung to Death In Freak Bee Incident