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According to Markham, he became so obsessed with this idea that he had created a time machine, that he decided to steal the six transformers to create giant Tesla coils. During his subsequent experiments, the massive amount of energy he was tapping through the transformers caused brown outs throughout his neighborhood. It was not long before the stolen transformers were discovered, and he was arrested by the police. He was released from jail on probation shortly before appearing on Art Bell, and said that he intended to continue his experiments, albeit legally. About a year later, "Mad Man" Markham appeared on the Art Bell show for a second, longer interview, and claimed to still be experimenting with a now more sophisticated "time machine", even upping the anti to incredible proportions. Apparently the electro-magnetic "vortex" he had now generated was large enough for a man to walk through. Art Bell compared what Markham was doing to the Philadelphia Experiment, and suggested that he throw an insect or animal through the vortex to test it before walking through it himself. The interview ended with Markham claiming to be on the cusp of generating the desired amount of voltage. "Mad Man" Markham has not been heard from since. Now more than a decade since his last interview, just what did ever happen to "Mad Man" Markham? Did he realise the futility of his likely boondoggle, and decide to persue more productive endeavors? Did he run afoul of the law again, this time to be put away for years? Did he foolhardily attempt to actually enter the electrical field, killing or even vaporizing himself? Or did he, against all probability, actually succeed, and is now in a past or future time, or perhaps other dimension?
Art received a call from Orange County, CA. The caller claimed to have seen a photograph in the local paper that he felt might tie into this story. According to the caller, there was a strange discovery on a beach back in the 1920's or 1930's. The authorities had discovered a man's body in a large tube. The tube and the body had been horribly crushed. Next to the body was a strange device. No one knew who the man was nor how he got there. His death was a mystery. There seemed to be no reason why the tube and the man were crushed. Moreover, they could not identify the device next to the remains. The caller, a listener of Arts, examined the photo, and thought the device looked like a cell phone. (Mad Man Markum had told Art he would take a cell phone with him.) The caller planned to contact the paper to verify the story.
Originally posted by Zatox
reply to post by GreenGlassDoor
I will be developing this case as it comes, not going to let it sit for 3 years. If you have something to contribute, please go ahead and post.