Unreliable Visions of the Past
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Introducing Unreliable Visions of the Past, an original science fiction series told through pins, cassette tapes, booklets, and other physical mediums.
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It started in the ’90s in small towns across California. A missing person in Modesto, an audio/visual poisoning in Lancaster, a murdered family in Truckee. Three unrelated events. Or so it seemed.
It started in the ’90s in small towns across California.
A missing person in Modesto. A mystery illness in Lancaster. A murdered family in Truckee.
Three unrelated events. Or so it seemed.
Like all great stories, this one begins with a haunted record store.
Records Rancho was an independent record shop located 90 miles east of San Francisco, in a quiet, dusty farm town in central California. Owners Scott and Rachel Rancho, a father-daughter team, worked night and day at the store, stocking the good shit, putting on parking lot concerts, and producing albums on their own tiny label (also named Records Rancho).
Sadly, on October 22nd, 1997, Scott suffered a fatal heart attack while cleaning the shop. Almost immediately after, employees began seeing a ‘ghost-like figure’ wandering around the store after dark. With the loss of her father and several employees refusing to work night shifts, Rachel decided to close the store permanently. On October 19th, 1998, the night before Records Rancho’s planned final day, Rachel disappeared. Outdoor security cameras captured her locking the shop from the inside and then retreating out of view. She was never seen again.
Lancaster’s Movie Master video shop specialized in science fiction and horror titles from around the world. According to owners Lance Bell and Blake Gorman, nothing was too bloody, weird, or terrifying for Movie Master’s shelves. They had no idea how prescient that claim would prove to be.
On October 23rd, 1996, Movie Master received several phone calls from customers complaining that something was ‘wrong’ with their VHS rentals. Upon investigating, employees discovered that the shop’s entire stock of video tapes had been overwritten with the same scrambled image of a dark red hand. Several employees who saw the image became physically ill and one worker was admitted to a local hospital for symptoms of poisoning. By the following morning, Movie Master was permanently closed and its entire stock was rushed to an undisclosed waste facility and incinerated.
The Movie Master story comes to life with each physical artifact:
Case #3 is Coming Soon.
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