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Doc. i. d. : 0219-37 B Class 'L' XXXXX
Concerning deaths of several dozen unknown male and female, "John and Jane Doas" at or near United States Air Force property in Chaves County, New Mexico
One (1) reel magnetic audio tape, recovered from engineering floor of research complex
Containing voices of:
: HW - Harold Wilkins, Ph D. P.I., "Lazarus Project"
: JB - Jerome Banks, asst to Dr. Wilkins
: FS - Francis Shenson, asst to Dr. Wilkins
: ?? - voice(s) of at least one other person
Room 12, engineering floor, Roosevelt research complex, Dexter
June 14, 1947
Roosevelt Research Center
On June 12, 1947 M.P. David. S. Branford reported a disturbance at the Roosevelt Research Center.
Upon investigation, he found three (3) civilian employees of the facility: Dr. Harold Wilkins and two assistants, Jerome Banks and Francis Shenson, surrounding a number of severely injured individuals.
M.P. Branford was unable to determine the viability of the victims. However, later autopsies confirmed the victims likely expired before M.P. Branford arrivde at the scene.
After a cursory search of the area, the three witnesses named above as well as M.P. Branford were driven to the local field office in Lake Arthur. On Rt. 2 the car collided with another military vehicle and all occupants were killed. M.P. Branford did not file a report.
The victims of the initial incident are currently undergoing additional extensive autopsy at the Lake Arthur Field Office.
On June 13, 1947, Field Agent Wilson began a thorough investigation of the facility where the initial incident took place, in Room 12 in the sub-basement at the Roosevelt research complex.
The research being conducted at Roosevelt is classified, but to this agent's knowledge no biological research was being performed.
Discovered in Room 12 were what appeared to be the mutilated remains of several dozen persons. However, the extensive damage to the tissues means that the origin of the bodies could be animal, or possibly a mix of animal and human. In some cases, two or more bodies appeared to be fused together.
Additionally, in the middle of the room was a roughly truck-sized device labelled, 'TIEZ Maschine MAR. 8' on one side.
It has been determined that the device was first delivered to the research station in November, 1945 as part of a package of technical and scientific equipment appropriated from German research stations following the fall of Berlin.
A comprehensive survey of the device has yet to be performed. The only parties with any knowledge at all about the device were Dr. Wilkins and his assistants (or Germain scientists who died in the war or are otherwise unavailable for questioning).
A brief examination by some of the Roosevelt engineers discovered that the device must use a tremendous amount of electrical power, equivalent to what an entire small town would use during a typical evening.
The device contains a door, and upon opening, the inside was discovered to be completely filled with blood.
No controls of any kind were discovered on the exterior, but several cryptically-labeled dials and switches fill one wall of the interior.
Most of these still bear their original German words, and some have been re-labelled in English, although most are too vague to help reveal their purpose.
Examples of the English labels include: "More", "More again", "Acceleration", etc.
So far the consensus is that the device is some sort of vehicle, although no wheels or propulsion system is evident.
Lastly, Wilson located a reel of magnetic audio tape on a wall-mounted megnetophone system. The system was in operation and the reel was in fact still revolving at the time of the investigation and it is assumed that Dr. Wilkins and his assistants were recording an experiment at the time of the incident.
What remains in this report is a transcription of the recording found on the tape.
- Special Agent Peter Gable
TRANSCRIPTION OF TAPE ID 0219-37 B
est. June 12, 1947
(the identity of each speaker is inferred from context - P. G.)
FS - It's on.
HW - Jerry, [inaudible speech] fifty-four or fifty-five?
JB - SIXTY-four
HW - Sixty-four? [sounds of machinery] Glad I asked.
FS - Let me get the cable.
HW - Do you want to put bets on today?
JB - We're recording
HW - What? Frank, did you put on the tape?
FS - Yeah
JB - You can see it turning
HW - All right, let's get started. This is Doctor Harry Wilkins. Today, I and my two assistants are making our sixth attempt to power the Mar-8 machine. The five previous attempts all failed, primarily due to inadequate power supply. Today we have guaranteed adequate electric supply, and... so... Ready, Jerry?
JB - Ready
HW - O.K. Flip it!
[a cracking sound, a loud buzz, shouts]
HW - Turn it off! Turn it off! ... Frank, get the fire extinguisher... Jerry, open the door.
JB - [clears throat] This is Jerome...
HW - Never mind that, just open the door
JB - Well, you'd better...
HW - This is Harry Wilkins, the experimental power source seemed to have worked, although it looks like we may have shorted out something. A lot of vapor is coming from the device. Jerry is opening the door...
JB - Oh, XXXX
HW - Jerry. Jerry! [inaudible]
FS - What's that smell?
HW - What is that?
JB - It's like a... person... chopped up... but... lots of people... mixed together
FS - XXXXX! [sound of vomiting]
HW - I... I, uh...
JB - What now? What the XXXX!
HW - I don't know.
FS - Where did it come from?
HW - Only one place it could be from.
FS - Really!? But [inaudible]
HW - If this thing really is what the Nazis said it was, then yes.
FS - [inaudible] Some kind of horrible joke?
JB - No, wait. If this is real, and we really do have it... working... [inaudible]
FS - I don't call that XXXXXXX working.
JB - But, it did work, didn't it.
HW - Too bad we couldn't talk to our first visitor.
JB - I just figured we'd be using the thing ourselves first.
JB - So... what now?
HW - Let's clean this up. Frank, get the skip loader.
[the next several minutes voices are mostly inaudible, masked by the sound of combustion engines]
HW - We won't get all of it, but that should be good enough.
JB - XXXX XXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXX
HW - Jerry.
JB - Sorry.
HW - All right. Well, let's try again. Jerry!
JB - Are you sure?
HW - We have everything set correctly
JB - We don't know that
HW - It's not us who are choosing to arrive here. And the only way we can test it is if it's turned on, so flip the switch!
[a cracking sound, a loud buzz, shouts]
FS - The door!
JB - I can't!
[the buzz gets louder and higher pitched]
FS - XXXX!
[the buzz turns into a piercing whine and finally culminates in a loud pop and is then quiet save for the sounds of moaning]
HW - Are you all right?
JB - Yeah
FS - Yeah.
JB - More of the same
HW - Seems like it
JB - XXXX Look at them!
FS - They're not as... bad as the others.
JB - Look, these people, like Siamese twins...
HW - So it's thinning out.
JB - What?
HW - The frequency of arrivals is thinning out...
FS - Hey! Come here!
JB - Help him!
[grunts and moaning]
?? - What happened?
FS - Holy XXXX
JB - Who... how are you?
?? - I don't feel good...
FS - Just lie back.
JB - I'm Jerry, this is Fr...
HW - I'm Dr. Wilkins. What's your name?
?? - [inaudible] Where are we?
HW - This is the Roosevelt research complex in Dexter, New Mexico.
?? - New Mexico?! What day is it?
HW - The twelfth...
?? - What month?!
HW - June...
?? - What... What year?!!
HW - ... Nineteen forty-seven
?? - What!?
HW - Nineteen forty-seven
?? - Oh XXXX!
JB - Where... where are you from?
?? - New Canada. Twenty-one oh two
HF - Twenty-one oh two!?
?? - October. October third. Twenty-one oh two.
HF - Are you... Did you know you would arrive here?
?? - No. I. No. I just...
JB - Did you know any of these other people?
?? - No! XXXX I don't know. I mean, I sort of knew a few who had gone before me, but not really. They never came back, so I thought I'd check up on them.
HF - Have you seen this device before?
?? - Hunh? Yeah, it's what I took to get here. Looks cleaner, though, except for the... stains
HF - Are you saying you entered this same device in the year twenty-one oh two?
?? - Yeah. It was discovered last year some time. I mean, the year before I tried it.
HW - Amazing! Remember Schneider's Theory? Individuals will only be able to travel to and from the same physical machines.
JB - Let him speak.
FS - Why did you use the machine?
?? - Well, some said it was an alien artifact, and some others thought [inaudible] radiation bunker. Some guys managed to get it running, and one of them flipped some switches, and poof, he was gone. But nobody knows where. And after [moans] after a long time, there were still no answers, no one knew what the machine was for, and they figured the only way to find the first guy was to do whatever he did. [coughs] So another person set the dials the same way and no one ever heard from him again, either. [inaudible] real mystery. They weren't killed, they were just gone. So we knew the machine was some kind of teleportation device, and we figured they just didn't know how to get back. And every now and then someone else would try the machine. Most wanted the glory of discovering all the lost people, but ended up just becoming [inaudible].
JB - So this is them.
?? - What? [coughs]
JB - Look around, man. All these bodies are those people. They weren't just traveling to the same place, they were traveling to the same place at the same time!
HW - Schneider's Theory. Travelers will only be able to travel to and from the same physical machines. Which means that the earliest that anyone will ever be able to travel to is the moment at which the machine is first turned on. These people are all the ones who set the dials to the maximum setting. And all arrived at the same time.
?? - Oh XXXX!
JB - You must have set the dials just short of the maximum.
?? - I... I guess... Oh XXXX!
JB - He needs a doctor.
HW - What? Oh, of course! Frank, get one of the MPs in here!
[end of tape]
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