77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

I'm the only, the all and the single. I stay within the Pendleton as definitely as I stay all over. i'm the Pendleton's heritage and its future. The construction is my position of belief, my monument, my killing floor. . . .

The Pendleton stands at the summit of Shadow Hill on the optimum element of an previous heartland urban, a Gilded Age palace inbuilt the overdue 1800s as a tycoon's dream domestic. virtually from the start, its grandeur has been scarred by means of episodes of insanity, suicide, mass homicide, and whispers of items a ways worse. yet on account that its rechristening within the Seventies as a luxurious condominium development, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its lucky residents--among them a winning songwriter and her younger son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed lawyer, and a pushed funds manager--the Pendleton's exceptional quarters are a sanctuary, its darkish prior all yet forgotten.

But now inexplicable shadows caper throughout partitions, protection cameras relay most unlikely photos, phantom voices mutter in unusual tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk within the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With every one passing hour a terrifying sure bet grows: no matter what drove the Pendleton’s previous occupants to their unspeakable fates is at paintings back. And as nightmare visions develop into actual, as a dangerous tide starts to engulf them, the folk at seventy seven Shadow road will locate the foremost to humanity’s destiny . . . in the event that they can continue to exist to take advantage of it.

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What happened in this case will never be known and the fate of Star Tiger must remain an unsolved mystery. The mystery of the Star Tiger was compounded in a stunning way just one year later. On January 17, 1949, her sister airliner Star Ariel inexplicably vanished south of Bermuda. She had just taken off from Bermuda on a fine early morning, carrying nineteen crew and passengers, bound for Kingston, Jamaica. About an hour later her captain, John C. M. hours. M. hours. I am flying in good visibility at 18,000 ft.

Iberia Flight 976, flying north of San Juan, intercepted the message and replied: Station calling one two one five Mayday, Mayday, Iberia nine seven six, go ahead. Ercoupe 4-15D N3808H: Ah, we are going from Santo Domingo to, ah, San Juan International but we found, ah, a weird object in our course that made us change course about three different times. We got it right now in front of us at 1 o’clock. Our heading is zero seven zero degrees . . our altitude is one thousand six hundred at zero seven zero degrees.

After successful contact with San Juan, it headed northwest to its destination of Miami. M. at Miami, Robert Linquist, the DC-3’s pilot, was overheard reporting himself just 50 miles south of Miami—in terms of time just beginning his approach. The flight was on schedule. The weather was perfect, without any complications whatsoever. Nevertheless, the large airliner, with all its passengers and crew, was never seen again. No explosions were reported—the usual cause of sudden loss. A thorough search even included the Everglades, because the flight’s approach to Miami was over shallow, transparent water.

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