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Virgil Austin's Writings

Jun.06.2012
Early this morning, a communique was delivered by messenger to this office. Inside were two sheets of copy paper and a hand written note to this reporter from a known insider at Egyptian FIN headquarters asking for anonymity regarding this delivery and the contents of the two pages both dated June 28 that are transcribed here. Racine, Wisc. June 281100(recipient...
Mar.08.2012
Chicago, June 25Todays meeting on the campus of the Oriental Institute of Far East Studies at the University of Chicago drew a much larger crowd than the first. A Cairo University attendee, speaking again on the condition of anonymity revealed to us by phone that more new information was presented by the Racine, Wisconsin police representatives to the attentive...
Feb.12.2012
Cairo, June 23The archaeologic team assigned to continue the excavation of the tomb of Ramessunakht at Abydos, begun by the late Dr. Zahi Hawass, has reported that yet another mystery has been uncovered. This time inside the sarcophogus of the 10th Dynasty Priest of Amun-Ra. Dr. Ala Shaheen, head of the Archaeology Department at Cairo University said that they...
Feb.08.2012
Chicago, June 22Cairo University officials, accompanied by agents of Egyptian FIN  arrived in Chicago today and met with University of Chicago representatives of the Department of Egyptology on the campus of the Oriental Institute of Far East Studies. A representative of that department revealed some details of that meeting under conditions of anonymity...
Jan.16.2012
Cairo, June 19.An unnamed source at Egyptian FIN heaquarters has revealed that the University of Cairo has been contacted by the adminisrtration of the University of Chicago about the missing relics apparently taken by Dr. Robert Ritner, or an imposter posing as Dr. Ritner.  The limestone stele from the Abydos tomb of Ramessunakht, a 10th Dynasty High Priest...
Jan.05.2012
Cairo, June 18.   The extraordinary events occurring in the investigation of the mysterious relics found in the tomb of Ramsessunakht, a 10th dynasty high priest of Amun-Ra, and the deaths of Dr. Zawi Hawass and five of his associates has been amplified yet again by the announcement by University of Cairo officials that copies obtained upon arrival in...
Dec.18.2011
Cairo, June 17.   A bizarre turn of events has been reported anonymously on the search for Dr. Robert Ritner. Apparently an impersonator came to Egypt and successfully identified himself as Dr. Robert Ritner of the University of Chicago, Professor of Egyptology, Department of Antiquities. An official spokesman for the University of Chicago reported...
Dec.18.2011
Cairo, June 16.   Egyptian authorities have released further information on the mysterious damage and deaths of Dr. Zahi Hawass and his research team at the University of Cairo. Aided by investigators from unnamed western countries, it was discovered that Dr Robert Ritner of the University of Chicago apparently has not only survived the chaotic scene at...
Short Story
Oct.02.2011
The three Brassington brothers huddled at the tellers window and discussed the mornings events with Lois, the teller. Joe Jr, Howie and George were still all worked up over the days events and probably would be for awhile. Lois was only interested in talking with George, to ask him over for dinner tonight, alone, at her house, but he wasn’t paying her any...
Short Story
Oct.02.2011
The signs start 10 miles out in both directions. “Last Gas for 137 miles!” -10 miles “See Historic Desert Museum and Zoo!” -9 miles If you’ve driven the highways of the Western half of the USA, you know these signs. One every mile until you get to a rundown two pump station in the middle of nowhere, on the road to somewhere else. Rarely does anyone stop. Foul...