|September 10, 2003
Office of Dana Scully
Full Report Pending
Initial Assessment Only
cc: AD Skinner, Agent Fox Mulder
We (Agent Mulder and myself) arrived at the town in question, Port Charles, New York yesterday afternoon and began quiet observation of the area. We attempted to make contact with our operative in the area but were initially unsuccessfully.
We found six places that seemed to be of social significance, hoping at least one would provide an appropriate central point for observing the town's inhabitants and scan for signs of the issues that landed the case on our desk.
"The No Name," "The Outback," "The Port Charles Grill" and the "The Floating Rib" were all found to be closed establishments, despite a previously strong business history. All were boarded and locked securely. "Jake's" appeared to be a low end bar and despite its open door, no patrons or staff were apparent. Both "The Cellar," which is evidently an rekindled night club created from an old speakeasy of the 1920's, site of a famous organized-crime related killing. As nearly as we could tell, "The Cellar" suffered the same fate as the previously mentioned establishments that are now locked and closed. Agent Mulder recovered both shells and casings from the area, as well as a few explosive devices that were ineptly created and of no potential threat to anyone. Lastly, we inspected a diner called "Kelly's" which is actually located in the same building as "The Cellar." Interestingly, it appears that "The Cellar" has multiple entries, all of which reseal after usage, requiring the establishment of a new entryway. In Kelly's, there are more signs of recent, ongoing use than the others, it too was closed and no patrons or staff on site. We did find a large vat of solidified chili-like substance on the back burner of the cafe's stove. A sample of the substance was taken for analysis.
Abandoning the idea of observing from a centralized eating establishment, we next decided to check into the hospital since many of our concerns were medically related. The one medical facility in town was also quite a conundrum. In a town whose year 2000 census records report approximately 20,000 citizens, one would expect more than one medical facility and certainly a more thriving business community. So far, we had been in the town for approximately three hours and had encountered no people.
We entered Port Charles General Hospital through the Emergency Room, where only one doctor was on duty, one Dr Tony Jones. Dr Jones was hesitant to speak with us, casting his eyes about nervously and saying repeatedly, "I'm not even supposed to be here." When pressed about his unauthorized presence he said warily, "There are no other ER doctors and I worry about the patient." When asked to what patient he was referring, he stated confidently that in his many years of working at PCGH, there was only ever one patient in the Emergency Room at a time, so he, as a point of affection, referred to the eternal patient as "the patient."
Dr Jones directed us to the seventh floor, which was similarly under the command of one person, an RN by the name of Bobbie Spencer. Further investigation showed her to be a former prostitute and long time resident of Port Charles. Thinking that perhaps she would be an ample source of information, we attempted to interview Ms Spencer, but found her to be largely uncooperative, much as was Dr Jones. She seemed... afraid.
This morning, Agent Mulder and I plan to establish contact with our local operative and determine a better course of action from which to proceed.
I will be leaving the bulk of this investigation to Agent Mulder as I attempt to interview the Chief of Police of Port Charles.
September 11, 2003
cc: AD Skinner, Agent Agent Scully
After a fully unsuccessful investigation yesterday, as documented in Agent Scully's initial assessment, this morning, I attempted to make contact with our operative and was actually successful. A full transcript of my interview with Agent Jamison is pending, but from her, we were able to gather the full scope of concerns regarding this unusual town. In brief:
- As previously noted in Agent Scully's preliminary report, most recent census lists Port Charles, New York as having a population of just over 20,000 registered citizens. In a matter of three short years, that population appears to have been reduced to less than 50 individuals with new disappearances being reported on a daily basis.
- The town is particularly devoid of children. In the past ten years, only four pregnancies have been carried to term and one of those died almost immediately after birth. Cause of death is listed as "inconclusive," but upon further examination, it was determined that the child expired due to the shame of having been born in an elevator during a 40th anniversary celebration of some sort (note to self: investigate possible demonic infiltration) in which the child's laboring mother was trapped in an elevator with the (now) Port Charles District Attorney and the proprietor of the now defunct "Luke's Club." Secondary diagnosis was possible death by boredom. Of note is that one of the surviving children, a girl named Lesley Lu Spencer (age undeterminable), niece of Nurse Spencer, is among the missing, leaving only two children currently in town.
- Of the people who remain in Port Charles, approximately half of the population is completely unaware of the other half, which is not uncommon in a highly populated area, but in a tightly woven community such as this, it seems to be... unusual. (The other half is also unaware of the half that isn't aware of them).
- Additionally, one of the definitive population halves appears to live in a paranormal-type culture that is steeped in vampires, slayers, angels, werewolves and avatars. There is no evidence of police interaction in these matters.
- The half of the population that is not involved with the classic mythological creatures has the uncanny distinction of each person being connected by 1 degree or less to one man, local mob boss, Michael "Sonny" Corinthos.
- Corinthos has evidently managed to maintain control of organized crime of the Eastern seaboard without involving himself or his "employees" in any type of organized crime activity. Corinthos, but all accounts via legal and organizational infiltrating means, does not run hookers, launder money, sell or transport illegal drugs, run numbers or do more than kill people, order people killed, threaten people and operate a casino (solely for the entertainment purposes of his family and friends) on his own private island.
- Corinthos and his presence in Port Charles would be unremarkable were it not for the bizarre connection he possesses to the non-supernatural side of Port Charles. Those individuals who did not have a connection to Corinthos are among the missing. Note to self: Consider possible serial murders of people outside of the realm of influence of Sonny Corinthos.
- Very nearly all human interaction not occurring in one of the penthouses of "Harbor View Towers" or inside the opulent "Quartermaine Mansion" take place at a place called "Banister's Wharf," known to locals as "the docks." Presumably, this is to avoid electronic monitoring, which Agent Scully and I presume to be the cause of Nurse Spencer and Dr Jones' discomfort and paranoid behavior at General Hospital.
- A mansion called "Wyndemere" is situated on Spoon Island, which is an unusual ferry ride from the Port Charles docks. It is unusual in that reports indicate that sometimes, the trip takes 2-3 minutes and others, 15-20. The imposing structure of Wyndemere, as well as Spoon Island, is owned by the Greek (or Russian, depending on which information is reviewed and credited) dynasty of the Cassadines. Prior to this, it was owned by nefarious and prolific criminal, Cesar Faison. Nothing of particular interest seems to have occurred there other than a tendency of blondes to fall to their death on a regular basis. The structure rests over a labyrinth of catacombs that appear to go nowhere.
- A fully remarkable number of the Port Charles residents still existing in the town have at one or more times in their life been reported, declared and considered to be dead, only to return alive and well. Interestingly, many individuals go through distinct changes in regard to their personalities and facial features (often looking like entirely different people) without their friends and family even noticing. Note to self: Investigate possibility of pod replacement theory in effect or possible zombification.
- With virtually no staffing, General Hospital has a near-miracle rate of recovery for all patients admitted in the past several years. Further investigation is bending, but it appears patients with no hope of seeing or walking again have been healed within days. Victims of poisoning, shootings, cancer, aplastic anemia, brain tumors and other ailments have been healed of their ailments rapidly and without residual side effects. Chemotherapy is administered with no hair loss, nausea or weakness reported. Drug addictions are conquered in a matter of days, although alcoholism seems to be as much of a problem as in other areas of the United States.
- One patient in particular, Elizabeth Webber Lansing, by all evidence, is invincible, having endured an amazing number of ailments and injuries without any long term effects. Her recovery times are incredible and her regenerative powers unbelievable. Note to self: cross-reference info on Ms Lansing with files on Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.
- Records indicate that absolutely no marriage that has taken place in Port Charles has remained intact and all marriages over the past 40 years inevitably ended in divorce or the abrupt death of the spouse by unusual means.
- There are no televisions in all of Port Charles.
- No one in Port Charles is known to urinate, pass gas, defecate or queech.
- Although food intake seems relatively normal, Agent Scully and I are submitting a food sample for pathology that has simply been labeled as "limp green thing," evidently consumed by all Port Charles Citizen. Note to self: May be the source of medical anomalies and bizarre behavior patterns.
- No one in Port Charles has a body fat percentage of over 5%.
- Only approximately 1/2 of the citizenship of Port Charles appears to be employed in any way and those who do have jobs evidently have them in title only and are very seldom actually present at work.
- The Port Charles population bears a morbid fascination with the tombstone of one of its deceased denizens, Lily Corinthos, wife of aforementioned underworld figure, Sonny Corinthos. Note to self: Investigate possible town envy issues toward Lily for having escaped Corinthos' influence.
- The Port Charles Police Department appears to have no training program whatsoever and allows civilians to be considered as cadets and officers "just because they want to."
Agent Jamison will be preparing a report of her own observations. I will continue investigating, pending conference with Agent Scully to compare notes.
September 10, 2003
After finally locating Chief of Police, Mac Scorpio (former mercenary, as well as brother of previous Chief of Police, Robert Scorpio), at his home, I was pleased that he seemed extremely open to discussion. When I inquired as to the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Felicia Scorpio-Jones (one of the missing), he was nonchalant, affirming that Ms Jones was caring for her ailing grandmother in Texas. When I informed him that Ms Jones had now been missing for a year and that there was no evidence of her grandmother still living in Texas, he was unfazed and replied, "um, OK!!" and continued to beam broadly.
Scorpio was amiable to discussion of nearly any of the Port Charles oddities, however, every little usable information was gleaned from his interview. He expressed an extreme dislike for town cornerstone, Sonny Corinthos and suggested that I also speak with District Attorney, Scott Baldwin. (Baldwin was unavailable each time I attempted to contact him and basically nonsensical for the few brief moments we were able to converse). Scorpio offered no explanation for the alleged miracle healings at General Hospital, but his face darkened when I mentioned the phantom "other half" of the Port Charles population. Intrigued to have found even one person who was aware of the "other side," I pushed him further and learned that he had indeed experienced both halves of the population. He shuddered visibly and mysteriously stated, "By the October 3rd, they will all be gone," refusing to elaborate on why the other half would have disappeared and the significance of October 3rd. After this, he began to rock rhythmically while grinning manically and saying, "We'll be next! We'll be next!" I could see I'd get no further with him, so I left him to his rocking and chanting.
Further research is warranted into the anomaly identified by Agent Mulder in which several adults, as well as the children and teens in the town, are in complete inconsistency regarding their chronological age versus physical age and development.
September 11, 2003
Having now conferred with both Agent Mulder and Agent Jamison, we are in concurrence that the best course of action is to allow her to continue monitoring the situation Port Charles as an infiltrator to the community and report back to us on a regular basis. Agent Jamison has been briefed on security and safety measures and will follow standard procedures for daily reporting to AD Skinner. Agent Mulder and I will further this investigation by researching and interviewing previous inhabitants of Port Charles who left under legitimate means. We both readily endorse this case as an X-File under continued investigation.
September 11, 2003
Note to self: Investigate reported space craft landing and alien contact in the 1980's. Source to tap: Police Chief of Pine Valley Police Department, Anna Devane.
Also of interest is that further research showed an elaborate laboratory, complete with cryonotic chamber, beneath General Hospital. Purpose unknown. Investigation pending.
I concur with Agent Scully's recommendation that further observation and research into these bizarre occurrences is warranted and fully agree that this case is definitely material for the X-Files.