Thursday, March 29, 2007

His family said his only real hobby was UFOs.

THIS STORY FROM THE GUARDIAN IS EXCEEDINGLY BIZARRE and sad as well.

I HOPE THE YOUNG AMNESIAC IS OK but I also startle at how each detail of his story, even the structure of the newspaper story itself, feels like it was lifted from the first chapter of some aiport horror novel from the 70s.

SURELY there must be some German word for the creeping weirdness of life imitating bad genre fiction.


THAT IS ALL.

7 comments:

punkin said...

are they sure dario argento isn't responsible for this? was there a goblin cd in his stereo?

Glenn said...

A similar mystery appeared in a popular series of comic books. In that case, it was revealed that the culprit/victim had been saving up blood in the fridge, to use all at once, and then disappear.

Also, a word of pleading from RSS readers of this interblog -- when you put the link in the headline, we can't see it. That, of course, may be your intent.

Thank you for reading.

MattyMatt said...

The most ghoulish detail is in the final sentence of the article:

"As for the young man himself, all he can offer them is the faint recollection of an abbey."

Sam said...

Kriechenmerkw├╝rdiglebennachahmenbad-Kategorieerfindung.

Or something.

Zachary Little said...

Actually, I think it would start with something like "die wissenscaft" followed by the "Kriechenmerkw├╝rdiglebennachahmenbad-Kategorieerfindung."

I too was impressed with that final sentence. Robert Graysmith is wishing her were just a little younger.

Is Robert Graysmith dead?

Lhyzz said...

Sad, yet hilarious. There's probably a German word for that, too.

Jared said...

How bizarre. Definitely sounds like a scenario from a mystery/suspense novel.