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PATIENT: SCOTT WYTOVICH ILLNESS: SQUATCH HUNTER CASE 174: HALLUCINATIONS RESIDING NURSE: STEPHANIE WYTOVICH For those of you that are unaware, I do, in fact have a brother. For years, I've been trying to keep him safe and out of The Madhouse, but like so many other helpless souls, he too as begun to submit to the delusions and hallucinations of the clinically insane. On Friday, December 29th at approximately 5:17 p.m., I found him wandering the woods in a deranged stupor claiming that he uncovered one of the biggest mysteries our world has yet to see. I'm placing this video in his file for further reference and observation, but I believe its contents have been tampered with by the same madness that has taken my poor sibling's mind. But how does one treat such an ailment? Hydrotherapy? Seclusion? Many options come to mind, but I'm confident that Electric Shock Therapy will be quite useful in erasing the demons that run through his mind.  The young man is clea


PATIENT: MATT BETTS ILLNESS: WRITER When did you start writing? Why did you pick the genre you write in? I’ve been writing since I was pretty young but I only got serious about it in the last 10 years or so. My mom showed me a book she found that I made when I was in elementary or middle school or something. It was a horrible Scooby Doo rip-off (but then isn’t all writing?) featuring a haunted house and ghosts and stuff. No big dogs, though. I am kind of all over the place as far as the genres I write in. I do a little horror, some science fiction, some fantasy. I was really into the old black and white horror movies when I was a kid and I still am. I really prefer those old films over a lot of the horror movies that are out there today. The old ones were all about the mood, the atmosphere, the characters, rather than a gross out. I think those movies gave me a really strong foundation for my speculative fiction. I saw Star Wars in a theater when it first came out. I was p


PATIENT: SCOTT THOMAS RESIDING NURSE: WYTOVICH Over the past few days, Thomas has been working in the MADHOUSE and exhibiting tremendous improvement over the crippling diagnosis that has been posing a double threat to him: WRITING AND ART. My only concern are the faces he's creating... It's as if they see right through me... Haunting me...


PATIENT: SCOTT THOMAS ILLNESS: WRITER AND ARTIST Scott Thomas is the author of 8 short story collections, which include Urn and Willow, Quill and Candle, Midnight in New England, Westermead, The Garden of Ghosts, and Over the Darkening Fields . He is also the author of the fantasy novel, Fellengrey .   Fellengrey is a nautical adventure set in a fantastical world reminiscent of 18th Century Britain. It follows the sailing life of Lt. Hale Privet as he battles villains, deals with the effects of magic, and finds himself smitten by a lovely lass. Included in the book is an introductory tale about an unfortunate coxswain named Mill Burnshire who finds himself shrunken to the size of a child and trapped on an island he cannot leave.   He has seen print in numerous anthologies, such as The Years Best Fantasy and Horror #15, The Year's Best Horror #22, The Ghost in the Gazebo, Leviathan 3, Otherworldly, Maine, and The Solaris Book of new Fantasy. His work appears with that


PATIENT: JESSICA MCHUGH ILLNESS: WRITER When did you start writing? Why did you pick the genre you write it? I've always been a writer. When I wasn't assigned short stories in school, I was writing poetry or songs. And I always played make-believe, which is essentially the same thing without putting pen to paper. When I was nineteen, I start writing seriously. Even though it was only for myself at that time, I did it every day. And because I worked in a boring perfume kiosk, I wrote all day, too. As for genre, I love playing around in speculative fiction, but I don't like to stick to a specific branch of spec fic. I may head into a story with a certain genre in mind, but it can easily change-or more often, it blends into other genres that emerge during writing. It all depends in which direction my characters lead me. Where do you get your ideas from? Do you journal at all? Inspiration is everywhere. Walking down the street, hanging out with friends, dreaming:


PATIENT: CHRISTOPHER SHEARER ILLNESS: WRITER • When did you start writing? Why did you pick the genre you write it? To answer this question—the first one—I’m going to have to tell you about my grandmother, because she’s really where it all began. She was a special woman and one hell of a “writer.” At 17 she won the Atlantic Monthly Young Writer Award and she made her living as a librarian and a professional storyteller, which I imagine is a perfect job. She travelled the world, and people paid her to tell them stories. She didn’t write anything down; she just made it up on the spot, and she was a master at it. She became friends with many of the best writers of her time, genre writers, because those are the stories she loved (as an aside, after she died, I went through her libraries—yes, there’s more than one—and she had all the classics out to be seen, but behind them she had mysteries and sci-fi and horror and fantasy from way back. Books by Algernon Blackwood, Lovecraft, ol


WESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Well it’s official. Saturday evening was my first night of training at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as a Paranormal Investigator and Tour Guide.   I got there around 6:30 p.m. and left around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning. I had the pleasure of meeting some more patients- some nice, some not so much- which is always exciting, and I got to learn how to use some new equipment, such as a spirit box, which we got some decent activity on. I don’t want to tell you a whole lot about my experiences there, mainly because I want you to stay curious and intrigued. And mostly, I want you to… JOIN ME IN THE MADHOUSE.   Don't worry though. Crazy is the new sane. Stay Scared, Stephanie M. Wytovich