Down the rabbit hole

One of my most hopeful daydreams as a kid was to discover a secret compartment in our house, perhaps in a wall or under the floorboards, containing a cache of old papers that would set me on the trail of a long-hidden secret. (Since the house was built in 1970 and we were the first occupants, this was about as likely as finding a dinosaur fossil in one of the metamorphic rocks in the woods around our house; but it took me a long time to give up on that search, too.)

A few months ago, my friend Barry Isaacson actually did find a cache of old papers hidden in a secret compartment in his house. The real-life horror story they revealed is enough to give any child, or parent, nightmares.

Here’s Barry’s story as he wrote it for the LA Weekly.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008 in Blog | 3 comments

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  1. 11-14-2008

    I’ve watched my share of thrillers and horror movies. I’ve never felt so frightened as when I watched a recent documentary ( about Jonestown. I had read about it, but actually seeing the testemonies of people who survived the tragic incident left quite an impression.

    Great article, thank you for sharing.

  2. 11-19-2008

    Thanks for reading the article Bruno; I’m glad you liked it. I guess we all think it couldn’t happen to us, but this is “us”.

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