Where the road ends, adventure begins...
About Stan C. Smith
Report filed by:
Darron Mesner, Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC)
National Security Branch
Weapons of Mass Destruction Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Interview of Stan C. Smith, possible collaborator and/or information holder related to the whereabouts of the alien entity known as the Lamotelokhai.
SAC: First of all, Mr. Smith, I want you to know that if you lie to us, we'll find out about it, and there will be consequences.
Smith: I wouldn't dream of misleading you, Agent Mesner.
SAC: You seem to have a lot of information regarding the Lamotelokhai. You want to tell me how you got it all?
Smith: Well, it's just information that has come to me over the years. Since I was a kid, really. I feel like I have a special connection to the Lamotelokhai, but I swear I don't know where it is.
SAC: You're telling me you knew about this thing when you were a kid?
Smith: It's probably because I spent so much time reading books about aliens. All these weird ideas started forming in my head, I guess.
SAC: You just happen to live near Truman Lake, in Missouri. Not too far from Newton, the original home of Quentin, Lindsey, Bobby and the other collaborators. That's quite a coincidence, don't you think?
Smith: I suppose it is. But I've lived here for a long time. My wife Trish and I love it here. We've raised our kids in this area.
SAC: Speaking of that, I understand you and Trish have five kids and twelve grandkids.
Smith: Yes. That's not a crime, is it?
SAC: No it's not... unless one of them happens to consist of alien particles. Seems like it might be a good way to hide something like the Lamotelokhai.
Smith: Well, all of our kids and grandkids are real, I assure you of that. And they're all quite amazing, without being made of alien particles.
SAC: Hmm. We've also noticed that you and Trish have spent quite a bit of time in tropical forests--Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica.
Smith: Again, that's not a crime is it?
SAC: Depends what you're doing there, or what you're trying to hide. The Lamotelokhai originated in a tropical rainforest. Are you saying that's just another coincidence?
Smith: I suppose it is. But actually the Lamotelokhai originated on a completely different--
SAC: And how do you know where it originated?
Smith: Doesn't everyone know that?
SAC: Maybe they do, maybe they don't. Our records show that you spend a lot of time online, looking up such things as exobiology, time travel, wormholes, and aircraft that don't even exist yet. That's suspicious activity in my book.
Smith: Well, that's research in my book. Or perhaps I should say for my books.
SAC: Your books, huh? Our records also show that the last twelve out of twenty books you purchased online had something to do with aliens. I suppose you're going to say that's not suspicious, too?
Smith: Well, that might be a little suspicious.
SAC: And you taught life science to middle school students for eleven years!
Smith: Yes, I enjoyed that very much.
SAC: Well, maybe you're plum crazy, then. Or maybe--just maybe--you were secretly preparing those kids to help you when the time comes.
Smith: Help me with what?
SAC: Maybe you were teaching them to communicate with the alien entity.
Smith: No, we never did get to that topic, I'm afraid. Then for eighteen years after that I helped teachers figure out ways to use technology with their students.
SAC: Alien technology?
Smith: Don't be ridiculous. Human technology--computers, iPads, and such.
SAC: So, Smith, what do you do with all your time now?
Smith: I spend a lot of time sitting around making up stories.
SAC: So you lie?
Smith: No, I don't lie! I make up stories. I write novels. You already know that about me.
SAC: Maybe I do, maybe I don't.
As you can see from the excerpt of our interview above, Mr. Smith was consistently misleading and evasive. I conclude that he must be hiding something. I don't know what it is yet, but you can bet I'll be reading those so-called "novels" of his. There are bound to be clues therein.
Darron Mesner, Special Agent-in-Charge