By Robert Guffey
A spell binding mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip okay. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city whilst an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a U.S. Marine who’d stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles and maybe a couple of most sensible mystery documents from a close-by army base.
Dion stumbled on himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with overseas terrorists to smuggle most sensible mystery army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had totally not anything to do with foreign terrorists, smuggling, best mystery army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton didn’t appear to hassle the army. He used to be published from reformatory after a six-day-long Abu-Ghraib-style interrogation. thus, he believed himself below severe govt scrutiny — and, he suspected, the topic of unusual experimentation concerning “cloaking”— electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers virtually invisible from a distance of a few meters — by means of the dept of native land protection. Hallucination? maybe — other than Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion’s buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists in the back of the undertaking codenamed “Chameleo,” experimental expertise which appears to be like to were stolen via the U.S. division of safety and deployed on American soil. extra surprising nonetheless, Guffey stumbled on that the DoD has been experimenting with its most modern applied sciences on a few American citizens.
A condensed model of this tale used to be the canopy function of Fortean occasions journal (September 2013).
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