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August 18, 1590 – Roanoke, Virginia – The first English settlement in America disappears, leaving only a cryptic word carved on a tree: “Croatoan.” Local Native American legends claimed the area was cursed.
April, 1689 – Boston, Massachusetts – A “gray champion” appears out of nowhere to protest British oppression of New England colonists.
1690 – Arkham, Massachusetts – Miskatonic University founded as Miskatonic Liberal Seminary.
1692 – Cape May, Massachusetts – “The Spectral Invasion” – Strange beings, seemingly impervious to bullets, attack the settlement, causing the locals to flee into the local military fort for shelter. After two weeks of terrorizing the colonists, they disappear without a trace.
1692 – Salem, Massachusetts – Twenty-two people die as a result of the Salem Witch Trials. No actual evidence of witchcraft is ever found.
1720 – Boston, Massachusetts – First meeting of American freemasons.
1750 (Approximate) – Benton, N.H. – Dr. Thomas Benton born.
1775 – A mysterious figure, known only as “the Professor,” is introduced to George Washington by Benjamin Franklin. He is later central to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the design of the U.S. flag, and the Great Seal of the United States. His true identity remains unknown.
1776 – Ingolstadt, Bavaria – Adam Weishaupt, professor of law at Ingolstadt University and freemason, founds the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati.
1776 – American colonists declare themselves independent of Britain.
1777 – Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – General George Washington reportedly receives the “Washington Prophecy,” a warning from a shadowy figure about the future of the republic.
1790 –Tarry Town, New York – A local school teacher was found murdered and decapitated, reportedly by the spirit of a dead Hessian soldier.
1850 – Baltimore, Maryland – Reported resurrection of a mummy from the Sabretash Expedition.
1867 – “American Vampire” incident, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts – Nathaniel Cade, a young sailor on a whaling ship was discovered drinking blood from the corpses of two of his crewmates, after a series of mysterious deaths on board. He was captured and taken to a military prison, where he was sentenced to be executed as a vampire. However, President Andrew Johnson pardoned Cade on the condition that he serve the U.S. government. The vampire has worked as an agent of every president since Johnson in situations where occult or supernatural forces are believed to threaten the safety of the nation or its citizens.
January 16, 1901 – Enid, Oklahoma – John Wilkes Booth, hiding under an assumed name, dies after he is found by Nathaniel Cade.
1910 – Washington, D.C. – The Comte de St. Germain visits the White House.
1925 – Red Hook, New York – Authorities investigate a series of child disappearances and murders. The crimes stop suddenly after an old lodge building is demolished.
1927 – Innsmouth, Massachusetts – The town was discovered by U.S. treasury agents to be populated mostly by hybrid human-sea creatures. Nathaniel Cade leads a mission to clear out the infestation. The town’s subsequent destruction was blamed on an out-of-control fire, started by bootleggers. No survivors are found.
1927 – Providence, Rhode Island – A series of “vampire murders” reported. Later, local authorities intercept a bootlegger’s truck that contains the stolen corpse of Benjamin Franklin. Cade sent to investigate. Results inconclusive. Possibly related to the Innsmouth incident.
1928 – Dunwich, Massachusetts – An unknown creature destroyed several homes and killed or injured more than a dozen people before being killed itself by a group of scholars from neighboring Miskatonic University. Possibly related to the Innsmouth incident.
1931 – Antarctica – The Pabodie Expedition, sponsored in part by the Nathaniel Derby Pickman Foundation, is wiped out, except for two survivors, after discovering unusual fossils and perfectly preserved corpses of previously unknown animals from millions of years in the past.
October 30, 1938 – Grover’s Mill, New Jersey – Grover’s Mill Intrusion Event – Radio broadcast of events is considered to be a hoax.
1943 – Darmstadt, Germany – Nathaniel Cade encounters Dr. Johann Konrad for the first time. (See: BARON VON FRANKENSTEIN)
October 9, 1944 – East Bromwich, England – A demon-boy is allegedly summoned from Hell by Nazi scientists. U.S. observers repeatedly deny the reports.
January 24, 1946 – The Central Intelligence Agency is unofficially founded by President Harry S. Truman, who hands a ceremonial black cloak and wooden dagger to Sidney Souers, the agency’s first director.
June, 1947 – Roswell, New Mexico – An alien craft reportedly crashes and is recovered by the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force repeatedly denies the reports.
June, 1947 – Near Mt. Rainier, Washington – Kenneth Arnold reports seeing “flying saucers” while piloting a small plane.
1951 – Antarctica – An expedition is sent to the Arctic to re-trace the steps of the Pabodie explorers, with the hope of finding some trace of the discoveries left behind. After a brief radio report of finding what appeared to be an alien craft, the expedition lost all contact during a massive storm. No survivors were found.
August 21, 1955 – Hopkinsville, Kentucky – The Kelly Intrusion Event – Two families report an encounter with “little green men,” described as “goblins” or “gremlins,” who appeared in the night and harassed and terrorized them.
1955 – Marineland, Florida – Locals report encounters with a reptilian, amphibious “Gill-Man,” supposedly captured from the Amazon. Several deaths are attributed to the creature, who vanishes into the ocean.
1957 – Camden, New Jersey – “Teenage Monster” Incident – Another experiment with Konrad’s work leads to a local doctor, last name Carlton or Karlton, assembling a creature from the parts of several deceased teenage athletes. After the creature murdered several people, Operative Nathaniel Cade sent to deal with the doctor and his experiment.
September 16, 1961 – Near Groveton, New Hampshire – Hill Intrusion Event – Betty and Barney Hill report being abducted by sinister “alien” beings piloting a strange, “bat-winged” aircraft.
1961 – Capitola, California – The small, coastal town is attacked by large flocks of unusually aggressive birds. Seven people are killed, and dozens are injured. The incident is explained away as a symptom of the birds being poisoned by toxic shellfish.
1967 – So-called “Night of the Living Dead” incident, Pennsylvania – Unintentional release of experimental compound based on the work of Dr. Johann Konrad causes recently deceased humans to regain metabolic function, i.e., “return to life.” Revived humans attacked a farmhouse where non-affected residents of the area sought safety. The compound broke down after approximately eight hours, and the deceased “died” once again. No survivors.
1966 – New York/Rome (Location Disputed) – The Antichrist is born, according to several accounts, although they differ on details. According to one report, he’s fathered on a housewife in New York City; in another, he’s adopted by a U.S. political figure overseas. All of these children remain under observation by various government agencies, working with Vatican observers. Most have since gone into politics.
1969 – Dulce, New Mexico – Construction begins on an underground facility near Archuleta Mesa.
1970 – Biafra/Disputed Provinces of Nigeria – Cade captures Dr. Johann Konrad while the doctor attempts to re-create his Unmenschsoldaten project with Soviet sponsorship.
1975 –Jeremiah, Massachusetts – A nest of vampires is discovered in a small New England town after a series of strange murders and reports of a mysterious “sleeping sickness.” The VAMPIRE KING is suspected of causing the outbreak as part of his attempt to set up “outposts” of his “vampire nation” within the borders of the United States. Operative Cade was sent to the town with the aim of containing the epidemic and terminating the Vampire King. However, he was ordered back to Washington D.C. on another assignment, and the town was instead burned and removed from the maps. An unknown number of infected individuals escaped.
1979 – Dulce, New Mexico – Dulce Intrusion Event – A battle breaks out between “aliens” and U.S. military personnel at the Archuleta underground base. A routine expansion project reveals a hidden tunnel leading to a nest of unknown humanoid creatures. Operative Nathaniel Cade sent to the facility. No hostiles survive.
June 15, 1980 – Blairstown, New Jersey – Seven teen counselors at the summer camp on the shore of this resort town were ritually slaughtered by an unknown assailant. The sole survivor, a young woman, was institutionalized after claiming her friends were killed by a former camper, dead for over twenty years.
Summer, 1981 – Boston, Mass., and elsewhere – A wave of sightings of clowns who terrorize children and attempt to kidnap them reported in several cities and states. Sightings continue to the present day.