Febuary 10th, 1999
What's new pussycat? (as the song goes)
I've gotten several e-mails recently from people wondering just how all this information tends to gravitate to me. Luck of the draw I guess. Sometimes news falls into my lap and sometimes I have to get my ass up and go track it down. If you had a website on the paranormal (and the field is quite full right now so don't even think about it) you too could be getting letters from loony serial killers and guys with the word "chupacabra" in their nickname. The newest story in the Freakopedia is a perfect example of how stuff just tends to circle around me until a chance happening makes the information reach my ears.
Your friend and mine Jason started the ball rolling a coupla nights ago when he was out drinking. He was into his cups when some guy next to him started going off about Saddam Hussien and how we could have kicked his ass in Desert Storm if Bush had given us the go ahead. Well Jason has this particular interest in high powered weapons and one thing led to another and before you know it this guy is telling Jason about this ultra secret hush-hush group of Saudis that were part of some inner sanctum plan to screw things up for Hussien and his Republican Guards. I got this info half-assed from Jason but he was smart enough to get the guys name and number. I interviewed the reservist when he was sober and got an interesting story. It's in the Freakopedia for you to check out.
And there's a backstage look at the weirdness that makes up my life. If you got an angle on something in your hometown that might make an interesting entry in my ever growing files, lemme know. Tips that make it into the Freakopedia usually get something from me in return. (hey it may only be a T-shirt but whadda you want?)
Derek "Bossanova" Barnes