Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.285: Miskatonic University Antarctic Expefition Artefacts

A while back Prof. McKittrick of Miskatonic University forwarded me a parcel containing artefacts relating to the disasterous and ill-rumoured 1931 M.U. geological expedition to Antarctica. Included is a sketch of one of the crinoid fossils allegedly unearthed by expedition members, a curious star-shaped stone, along with a bas-relief extracted from one of the structures which the expedition supposedly discovered. Even more remarkable is the small phial included in the package marked as containing a sample of shoggoth tissue. The fact that a source as reliable as Alhazred vehemently denied the existence of shoggoths on this planet leads me to speculate that the sample is not genuine - indeed to think otherwise opens up terrifying possibilities regarding humanity's future - and indeed that of all Earthly life as we know it - that are best left uncontemplated...

But just to be on the safe side, I shall be dedicating a very special corner of my sanctum sanctorum for the protection and warding of this particular item.

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