May 2nd, 1999
My informant at the tabloid newsmag gave me an interesting lead on a the South African version of a bigfoot. It took some calling around to Johannesburg but I got the story. Go read it and then click on a sponsor so I can afford to pay my phone bill for this month.
Also thanks to Rod in Chicago for the music. Rod wrote and recorded some songs based on the web site. Kinda reminds me of early 80's synth songs done by bands with a lot of hair. My favorite is "The Ballad of Derek and Lan"
When that package came from Chicago it got me to thinking about the organized crime there that was so big during prohibition. As we've seen in the past with other eras that had lots of violence, things can turn a bit weird. With the exception of the slightly freaky (and ultimately let down) of the opening of Al Capone's vault, has there ever been any stories on paranormal events during that time period? If anyone has a lead on that drop me an e-mail.
Rich invited me along for another shopping trip but I had to turn him down. I'm working on a couple of stories that I almost have nailed down and I don't want to take any time away from them. If I go off and have fun I'll come back and they will have lost my interest. Can't have that now can we?
Later freaks, I gots to go and get some supper before I just become skin and bones.
Derek "Calorie Counter" Barnes