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Billboard vandalism investigated
The Ames Tribune reported that the Ames Police department investigated vandalism to the Oceanic Airlines billboard in Ames, Iowa.
Sam's desk - web browser
Sam's web browser initially updated with a third website about the Black Rock. The url in Sam's browser was www.slaveshipsearch.com.
Later in the evening, the website about the Black Rock was gone, but another website called "Sunda Stories" appeared. It lists notable planes and ships that have been lost in the Sunda Trench since 1566. At the bottom, it makes note of failures with electronics and compasses:
The Sunda Trench
List of some notable planes and ships lost in the Sunda Trench:
In addition to these, there have been reports of a high incidence of unexplained electronics failure in the area. Compasses have also been known to behave erratically.
There are two missing images in the page. Both their names are displayed if you zoom in, although the first image name can't be identified. From what is possible to see of the second name, it reads "...Submarine HMS S2.jpg".
- The HMS M2 sank on 26 January 1932, while on its way to a military exercise in Lyme Bay, which is in the English Channel. It sank after leaving its base on the Isle of Portland.
The url in Sam's browser is http://www.findoutpedia.com/sundastories.
Sam's desk - email
Reply from Isaac Chapman of Austral Air, Subject: "Enquiry"
Dear Mr. Thomas
Thank you for your enquiry concerning employment with our company.
At the moment there are no suitable positions available. However, we have put your details on file should one arise in the future.
We wish you well with your future projects.
Isaac Chapman Human Resources Austral Air
Email to Tracey R, Subject: "Yes another favour ... please ;-)"
Ahoy there Trace,
Greetings from the Christiane I. I made it! It was looking a bit dicey for a while there but soon as I pulled out my screwdriver they were never going to leave Jakarta without me.
The captain is a crusty ol' sea dog called Ockham. He's a straight talker so we get on fine (you know how I like to know where I stand). The expedition supervisor is another story. He's a real company man. Keeps reminding everyone of his 'employer requirements'. His name's Talbot. I've heard the captain calling him 'Oscar' behind his back so I assume that's his first name. His accent's hard to pin down - maybe a little US East coast (as if I'd know). He seems pretty well heeled, educated - probably from old money. Real slippery type, doesn't give much away. As a result I still don't know exactly where this expedition is headed, or what it hopes to find. I suppose if I knew more about this Talbot bloke it might help...do you see where I'm going with this?
So what do you think? Can you find out more about Mr Talbot for me?
Just add it to my tab ;)
PS - how's the "black rock" research going? You're not losing your touch are you?
This day in summary
- It is learned that the Sunda Trench has a history of plane and ship disappearances and causes trouble with electronics and compasses.
- Austral Air doesn't have any positions for Sam, but they will keep his file on record.
- Sam asks Tracey for information on Talbot and "black rock".