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Journal of No. 118


September 9th, 2012

Lovecraft fan sending hoax anthrax letters @ 11:04 am


"The FBI has evidence that for the past 15 years someone in Syracuse [NY] has been panicking office workers with powder-filled letters threatening an anthrax attack.The FBI has evidence that for the past 15 years someone in Syracuse has been panicking office workers with powder-filled letters threatening an anthrax attack. ... One peculiarity stands out about the letters — many of them contain passages from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft".

I don't agree with the assessment that the eyeball "might be a reference to a specific Lovecraft character, Cthulhu ... [who has] tentacles coming out of his face and one all-seeing eye." I think that may be confusing the references to 'cyclopean' architecture and even a reference to Polyphemus: "... the titan Thing from the stars slavered and gibbered like Polypheme cursing the fleeing ship of Odysseus. Then, bolder than the storied Cyclops, great Cthulhu slid greasily into the water and began to pursue..."

The FBI flyer offers a reward of up to $10,000 for info. Sadly, the images don't seem to show any of the Lovecraft-related material. Not that that would be likely to help much.
 
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From:stevenkaye
Date:September 10th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
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There's a sketch HPL did of Cthulhu (I think it's in one of his letters to Kuttner) which suggests Cthulhu has 3 eyes, or possibly 3 eyes on each side of his head.

Here's another sketch he did (scroll down a bit):

http://jimmyakin.typepad.com/defensor_fidei/2005/03/h_p_lovecraft_a.html

Edited at 2012-09-11 02:20 am (UTC)
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:September 11th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
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'sfunny, I looked up the same image to make sure I wasn't crazy.

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