3. March, 1921 New York
Signor Claude Ropes
We arrived at Phillips Academy at six of clock in the evening, and spoke to Dean Sterns.
When he asked us who we were we said we were private investigators. The Dean was more concerned about his school’s reputation than about what had actually happened at the graveyard. We also went to see the newspaper journalist that had followed the case of that poor gravedigger, god bless his soul. Who could have understood what went on in that place? I struggle to understand it myself.
The first evening we learned not much more than what you told us, besides observing the lights in the graveyard and some seeing different creatures inside the strange light. Signore Ogmore saw a dinosaur, like the gravedigger. Signor Von Drexler saw a piña-shaped creature with a starfish both on top and under. this was most mysterious, but Professore Berglund said something about mass hallucination just before, but this was not the reality.
Reality was much more horrible.
The next day, Signora St. Martin and Professore Berglund studied the city archives while don Klaus, don Tobias and I explored the graveyard. We found the gravedigger’s shack to be of little interest and that he had fired at the lights without effect.
We then went back to teh library and reunited there. don Tobias found the dinosaur he had seen in a book, it was taller thana man and longer than an automobile. It was called Carnosaur or something, it had a horn on its nose. When don Tobias described the light as a window I thought that it might be that into another world. And the window was like the end of a telescope, moving across the horizon.
Suddenly we heard sirens going south, and we followed the police back to the graveyard. There was shooting, and I heard someone die abruptly. We ran towards the place and were met by a policeman runnnig the other direction. His companion had been bitten in two, and don Karl saw a dinosaur. We discovered the light was really a window to another time! Don Tobias went inside, but fell over the dead policeman and could not see the dinosaur behind him. I tried to protect him and would stand against the terrifying beast, but it exploded from don Drexler’s machine gun fire and I realised the sheer mass of its bulk. These beasts alone are reason to fear the portal of light! There was worse waiting for us. We could hear distant sounds like strange flutes making a sound like “Tit-tilili!” constantly.
Suddenly I was thrown into the air and brought back to our world and time again. I hit a tree, which is why I now have a concussion. Apparently, three of the piñashaped monsters brushed us aside like insects and went further into the graveyard. Don Tobias shot at them several times, he said, but they didn’t die, any of them. Beyond the window to the other time there appeared black shapes, like liquid shadows with many eyes constantly forming to see where to slither. They were another shape of the dragòn de la sombra, maybe the masters of those piñas. They assembled before the window and I knew that if the increasing number of dragònes managed to gather around it they would come through and destroy the world. We discussed making a bomb and I tried to go through to pull with me a stone to break the magic circle on the other side. No other thing than magic can explain what happened there.
Fortunately, don Tobias and dona Simone came back with the ambulance automobile. I had an idea that if it went through it would push the stones out of place and stop the dragones from entering our world. I thank the Lord and St. Jordi for this vision. I sent the automobile through and the gate disappeared. The piñas went into the forest and made a gate to go home. If they come back again you should have agents to watch teh area.
We have travelled to another time and back. Piñashaped demons and many dragònes de la sombra lived at that time, millions of years ago. They must have come, like devils up from hell, to start an apocalypse. But we sent them back. Dorothy was our weapon, an automobile fought them off. What do they do with it now? Do they come back?
Have they learned to fear us because of don Tobias’ attacks?
I do not know.
Ramon de Miguelez y Adelina