Looking Back: Skeleton Store

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Library’s history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look back at one of the first know occasions where a monster managed to successfully ingrain itself into a local community…

1920’s Queensland was the scene of a curious case for the Library. Rumour had spread across the globe about a small tight knit community and there curious skeletal set of store clerks. The curator at the time sent to investigate could comprehend such a blatant act of Monster-Human interaction. On the lengthy journey across the seas, it is said the curator received more startling information surround the goings on he was about to witness.

In a telegram held in the Library’s records it states that the people of Queensland had become reliant on the shop of ‘Mufflin & Mcdermotts’, the towns local handy store. Mufflin & Mcdermotts’ are said to have sold a brand of whiskey that the town’s people couldn’t get enough of. In fact demand was so high for the drink that every morning men and women would cue way into the early hours just to make sure they got their hands on the freshest batch. Not only was Mufflin & Mcdermotts beverage in high demand, but also Daniel Mufflin’s prize winning apple snap cookies, said to contain a spec of gold in each bite, were as addictive to the customers as cash seemed to be to Mufflins & Mcdermotts cash register.

Eventual it was written that Mufflin & Mcdermott planned to take their hard earned cash and set up a new shop across the world in New York City. When word got out though, the people of Queensland were not too pleased. The thought of no more whisky or apple snaps, well it shocked and scared them. Eventually it was decided that the only way to maintain Mufflin& Mcdermott as residents of Queensland would be with the help of old Australasian magic buried in the rocks and grounds of the town. Of course this was successful and the bodies of Mufflin & Mcdermott remained slaves to the town, unable to leave, unable to stop serving and unable to die!

65 years had passed since the plan and of course the original town’s folk had long since passed. Whisky had expanded beyond the source of one local shop and apple snaps had become a household bake. Eventual less and less people began to visit the skeletal owned shop. But yet every day the smell of lingering apple snaps and salty malt whisky wafted from the run down establishment. But still nobody came to buy. It was the act of Cedrick Lee, a local butcher, who invited the men to come work for him, integrating them into society outside of whisky and baked goods.

When the curator landed in Queensland there was no trouble in offering both Mcdermott and Mufflin places in the library cafe.
A successful case and one to this day that the Library still enjoys the benefits of. Why right now I’m enjoying fresh Mufflin apple snaps.

Daniel Mufflin and Cedrick Lee riding bikes to an Orchard

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Looking Back: Outside Help ?

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Library’s history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the Curators. Here we look at an early attempt by some of the Library’s most famous occupants, showcasing how they tried to use their own terrifying personas and characteristics in order to blend into society undetected from the Library’s investigations…

1931 Horror documentaries were at their peak of popularity. Universal had acquired rights to the Library’s growing catalogue and began promoting them in movie theatres across the country. Though the public perceived them as works of fiction, the films were actual genuine cases of the Curators hard work and valiant efforts to protect mankind. However as some of the documentaries showed, the library was at times unsuccessful in maintaining the peace. In order to not cause public panic at the actualities that Frankenstein and ancient Egyptian pharaohs were roaming the country slaughtering and causing havoc the endings were at times edited using actors. These documentaries and many more can be accessed in the Motion Theatre section of the Library.

In reality these Monsters showcased were still out there and more high profile than ever. Of course meaning that one false move, one slip up, one sighting could end their freedom and reign of terror. Therefore these high profile Monsters had to find ways to go undetected. In 1945 these article appeared inside Marvel comic books across the world. The advert stated that genuine replica masks could be purchased. The demand was so high that within week people everywhere were walking around in them, streets filled with Phantoms and Wolfmen. The Library was in undated by sightings of their most wanted monsters that the Curators were stretched to within breaking point. All cases reported and investigated came back as negative; simply they were just sightings of humans in their purchased mask of choice.

The actual Monsters had gone about undetected, this is one of few cases where Monsters have worked together to avoid detection and achieved such. It is a moment in the Library’s history that is tarnished to this day.

The less said the better.
The better said, the less involved.

An early attempt by monster kind to blend into society and avoid detection from the Library

Looking Back: Monster Orphans found !

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Library’s history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look at monumental case for the Library and one that still to this day stands out as a captivating   event…

In 1802 the Library was called out by a worried theme park owner. The cause of his worry was expressed in a letter as; “THERE BE DEVILS IN MY TRAILER !!”. The curator on the case expected on arrival to find nothing but light tricks and an inebriated manager. Nothing could be further from the truth. Case records show that the out of business theme park was situated upon the cliffs of eastern Brazil. The cliffs themselves were investigated by a Chinese news team in 2008 after a couple claimed they had discovered a confused theme park owner claiming to be 0ver 200 years old.

After a two week travel to get there, the Curator found no sign of a manager or a theme park. Instead he came face to face with a breeding ground of terror. This is the first sighting and known home of child monsters. There has never been a found explanation to how or why they were there, but further investigation till the mid 1850’s remain secret even to this day, due to the great fire which destroyed the 1850’s record department within the Library.

Word has it that the investigating curator found a park brimming with orphan abandoned monsters. The worst case of orphan neglect since records began, though to the general public monster orphans remain an anonymity. The photo bellow shows how this group of monster orphans, (all of different breeds) had stolen the theme park owners clothing in order to try and blend into human life.

Future cases of orphan monster all show influence from this great discovery. No matter how scattered the facts or vague the story. The discovery of orphan monster attempting to become human was something that is as haunting now as it was to the Curator in 1802.

1802 Rare sighting of orphan monsters