It began with a a yellowish 5” x 8” manila envelope with a gummed-flap and bizarre return addresses including Unibomber Plaza with racist and reactionary slogans in the upper left-hand corner that arrived by post. The envelope contained various papers mentioning the positive results of three exploratory wells once drilled on Herbert Grayson’s property. After several weeks of searching Grayson found the intended recipient living in a small trailer alongside some corrugated tool sheds. It was a dreary, damp overcast day. The man was short, with a large belly, square head, graying close cropped hair and wore glasses. Grayson questioned him about the wells the man’s son had drilled and then dismantled. He was not forthcoming. Grayson threatened legal action. He told Grayson to look for more holes. Grayson had over 2 acres and couldn't find abandoned or plugged well shafts. Finally, the man admitted to finding oil and was trying to get mineral rights at adjacent properties. Grayson was informed of where the shafts were and immediately set to having well-heads and pumps put into place as he intended to gather the mineral rights of adjacent properties himself for G oil company. Trying to return to Grayson’s property as part of coverage to this story this reporter became lost. Looking up a dirt road into the forest I spied what was either a deer or large dog in the distance.

Poorly dressed Middle-Eastern gunmen employed by Gestapo-Investigations took up residence next to the tool sheds. They heated flat-bread over oil smudge-pots, and ate it with goat meat and falafel. Soon violence came to the area. A disgraced priest was found hanged and an exotic dancer was spanked by masked men with the sheet from a tanning bed. Grayson said he was selling out to Jersey Standard Oil as he could no longer afford to pay military contractors to protect him. When asked who brought the Middle-Easterners to the area he looked off and shrugged, “Either the oil company or the military contractors; who else?”