A very weird story I stumbled across today, from Syracuse, New York:
The FBI has evidence that for the past 15 years someone in Syracuse has been panicking office workers with powder-filled letters threatening an anthrax attack.
The pattern is the same: A letter arrives with a mound of white powder inside. The writer claims it’s anthrax. It terrorizes the poor soul who opens the letter and has to wait as long as 36 hours to find out it was only baby powder.
Then the terrorist disappears for months, even years.
Strange enough, but this guy apparently is a Lovecraft fan:
One peculiarity stands out about the letters — many of them contain passages from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as “weird fiction.” He died in 1937.
Lovecraft’s guiding philosophy was what he called “cosmicism,” or “cosmic horror.” It’s the idea that the universe is hostile to the interests of mankind, and his stories often express an indifference to human beliefs and affairs.
There is a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of this person. Read the entire article here.