Darkness of Sun Mountain (Part 1)


Beneath Sun Mountain, east of Carson City and above Virginia City, in the rugged passes of the Sierra Mountain Range, men continue to toil, wrenching silver from the depths of the earth in untold qualities. Yet more than precious mineral is hidden amid the rocky crags and deadly holes of the miners’ jack; the old … Continue reading Darkness of Sun Mountain (Part 1)

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The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 4)


After a couple of hours, traveling back across the desert, Charlie offers, "By this time Billy was looking like hell, you look...you still have color." "Maybe Billy didn’t infect me after all," Jack says. “It’s a good possibility,” Charlie replies. Very little is said between the two riders as they trail their way back to … Continue reading The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 4)

The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 2)


A deep gash covered the flats in a straight line along with bits of dusky rubble. The sand, where the object had collided with the ground, had become a glass scoria, where bits of phlogiston from sage brush still smoldered in tiny flickering flames that naturally put themselves out. But what was most interesting is … Continue reading The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 2)

The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 1)


From the Nevada State Journal, February 6, 1894, “Last Thursday night the people of Candelaria were startled by a dazzling flash of light….The explosion was followed for three or four minutes by a terrible ripping and hissing noise and the afrighted people expected to see the very sky with its bright stars come down on … Continue reading The Eldritch Fireball of Candelaria (Part 1)

On This Day a Few Years Ago


Two-hundred and forty-six people went to bed anticipating the following mornings rush to catch flights. Another 2,606 people crawled between the sheets, ready for the next morning's routine hustle of office work . Three-hundred and forty-three firefighters and eight paramedics laid down, resting up for a hectic morning shift. And finally, 60 police officers turned … Continue reading On This Day a Few Years Ago