Initial Evaluation Report - Genetech Starfish
Distribution: P & D cells as well as other appropriate DG personnel
To be vetted by D-cell leader
(remove section 10 before making
available to P-cell)
I will soon be arriving to join
investigation. In the meantime I have prepared a briefing paper. Correct
any errors and fill in grey areas as need be upon my arrival.
1 The 'starfish' -
Roughly thirty centimeters across. Has the rough appearance of a
starfish with six club-like hooved feet and numerous tentacles. Thought to
have been produced by Genetech via the hybridisation of unknown EBE
material with unknown terran life-form. Removed from Genetech facilities
by Peter Tate and sent to Robert Jatak who contacted government personnel
with (unknown to him) DG associations. Secured by P-cell and now under
investigation at <Location Information Redacted>. Biopsy material
has proved hard to examine due to its fast decay rate.
course of action - Investigate further and destroy.
2 Tate, Peter -
employee. 34 years old. Father died while young. Raised by elder brother,
Edward. The brother is a very successful lawyer and a homosexual. Peter is
a talented and well-paid biochemist employed till recently by Genetech. No
apparent social life except very active and well-documented sex life.
Resigned from Genetech on the day he removed the 'starfish'. Purchased
farm in Squamish County. Currently missing, possibly dead.
course of action - Locating Tate has a high priority. Construct outline of
known activities over the last month, especially the week before
disappearance. Provide personality profile to evaluate likely location and
possible level of DG-friendliness. Profile sexual activity to find
possible recent increase indicating possible GM cause (see Armbruster).
2.1 Tate Apartment -
Extensive pornography collection including home video of sexual
activity. More than two hundred different partners have been
differentiated. Extensive print out of alt.sex newsgroups. Clippings of
swingers ads. Copies of books written by Robert Jatak. Computer and
2.1A - Find out if apartment is being watched or is bugged.
Compare photos of sexual partners with Genetech staff and police records.
Same for alt.sex and swingers ads. Examine Jatak books for marginalia.
Examine computer for evidence of tampering as well as remaining data.
Interview P-cell personnel regarding initial search of premises and
contact with neighbours.
2.2 Edward Tate -
lawyer living with homosexual partner. Brother to Peter Tate.
Find out if Edward is being watched or bugged. Find out DG-friendliness
and possible weak spots. Interview with regard to Peter Tate.
2.3. Peter Tate's car -
Found abandoned in a cliff-top. Defaced by scratches apparently
made by table-forks. Inside it were a wallet, 30 VHS tapes, two sets of
keys (one for the house, one for the farm), a note to take various gear to
the farm, a business card for a Real Estate Agent and a Tarot Card 'Hanged
Man'. Also, not located by the police, P. Tate's journal. Inside it
reveals he has been suspicious of Genetech for about six months due to his
girlfriend, Jennifer Armbruster, suddenly gaining an extra foot and a half
in height and undergoing behavioural changes. Also, journal describes
Golt, from whom Tate purchased the farm in Squamish County.
2.3A - Find
out if the surrounding area has been thoroughly searched for Tate (alive
or dead). If not, make sure this is done by appropriate personnel. Find
out if the scratches are made by table-forks. Investigate a possible link
to 'ghouls'. Obtain records of transactions on cards. Retain Genetech ID
card for possible future use. Locate cliff-top relative to farm and house.
Was it close to any sewers? Check if gear for farm had been purchased.
Check video tapes are blank. Interview P-cell regarding their dealings
with Real Estate Agent. Read Tate journal. Determine attitude and
relationship to Golt. Determine the exact nature of the personality
changes in Armbruster. Determine why Tate linked these to Genetech. Use
journal to further profile Peter Tate.
2.4 Tate's Farm, Squamish County -
Sold (?) to P. Tate by Golt. Agent, A. North, organising the deal
has not been located due to false address. When P-cell went to farm they
were attacked by 'animated corpse' as well as numerous apparently sentient
plants. These were all (?) destroyed by a DG hit squad using sarin gas and
2.4A - Try to determine actual nature of the transfer
of the farm. Search for A. North. Determine if 'animated corpse' was
animated by plant inside it like other corpses of animals. Determine whose
corpse it was. Read DG hit squad report for further verification. Find out
if any plant material been collected and examined.
3 Armbruster, Jennifer -
Girlfriend of Peter Tate. Competent scientist working for Genetech.
An amateur weight lifter until suddenly withdrew from competition 9 months
ago. According to Tate underwent unnatural growth (1 and ½ foot) and
changes in personality over the last six months.
3A - Locate and find
out if followed or bugged. Interview. Examine financial and other records
for possible information on changes in behaviour. Examine home. If can't
locate, contact friends, weight-lifting colleagues and interview them.
4 Golt -
Genetech, left three year ago. Apparently sold his farm to Tate. Has the
manner of a "mad scientist". Believes that he is being sought by the
'sewer people' whom he describes as "blind albinos who eat little girls
and blind little boys". These may possibly be 'ghouls'. Golt says he is
trying to fashion a weapon against the sewer people. It is to be a
frankensteinian monster created from various animals and it is to seek out
the sewer people and eat them.
4A - The 'coincidence' that both Golt
and Tate worked for Genetech seems unlikely. Find out if Golt followed or
bugged. Interview P-cell regarding their talk with Golt. Search records
with regard to Golt, especially his leaving Genetech and activities since
4.1 'Ghouls' -
description Golt gives of 'sewer people' fits with that of 'ghouls' or
'deros'. These are a cult (?) worshipping Modijien (?) by the eating of
human flesh (?). While Golt is deranged this may be a worthwhile avenue to
<Section Redacted: Refer queries regarding "Penangalan" (qv)
"Werewolves", "Ghouls", "Dero(s)" (qv), "Hubbards" (qv) and similar
entities through channels for reference of cell leader HARKER.5 Jatak, Robert -
all contacts as NON-HOSTILE:
Apply CRASH / MOSCOW / ANTIC
All contacts with TRADITIONALIST entities are to be
treated as NON-HOSTILE:
Apply CRASH / MOSCOW / ANTIC /TRAFALGAR
once ID is confirmed contact may be treated as
Maintain MOSCOW / TRAFALGAR / CRASH readiness>
self-made ex-advertising executive. Diagnosed with lung cancer fifteen
years ago. Abandoned career and became a shepherd in the mountains of
Nevada. Claims to have cured himself. Has written two books "A Task
Received" and "Hard Lessons", both with an environmentalist message. The
predictions made in the books have proved accurate. A charismatic speaker,
popular as an interviewee in the Bay Area. Has set up 'Full
5A - Read Jatak's books. Examine Jatak's medical history.
Determine if Jatak is being followed or bugged. Determine DG-friendliness
and possible weak-spots. Interview to determine link with Tate as well as
possible recent contacts with Genetech. Possibly suggest a temporary
'vacation'. Possibly have placed under surveillance.
Wilderness - Environmental Group set up and run by Robert Jatak.
Headquarters in San Francisco, staff of about forty. Activities include
vetting of books for environmental content. Very professional and open to
public scrutiny. Has previously come to the attention of DG.
Find out how Full Wilderness came to the attention of DG. Check personnel
for criminal links as well as links to Genetech and other known
organisations of interest to DG (see 6 Biker Assault). Possibly interview
select amenable staff. Possibly have the premises placed under
6 Biker Assault -
taking the 'starfish' from Full Wilderness to its current secure location
P-cell were attacked by an armoured vehicle and four bikers armed with
Uzis. One was a woman with a tattoo of a rose visible of her right
buttock. They managed to fight off their assailants killing one of the
bikers but were apprehended by the police. The 'starfish' was hidden and
6A - The timing and ferocity of the attack suggests a
connection to Genetech. This means that Genetech, or whoever called for
the attack, knew of the presence of the 'starfish' in the van in which
P-cell travelled. This suggests that either P-cell or, more likely, Full
Wilderness contains an informer. Another possibility is that the
'starfish' was somehow traced to Full Wilderness. Identify and locate the
vehicle used in the assault. Identify the attackers, including the dead
one, and purse them to obtain information on who ordered the attack.
Compare description of woman with Armbruster. Use spent cartridges and
captured weapons to trace the Uzis. Trace the path of the 'starfish' from
Tate to Jatak trying to find out if the path had been followed by someone
7 Genetech -
Company. Worth in the order of two hundred million dollars. Specialises in
GM food where it holds various patents. Also investing in GM animals.
Owned by New World Incorporated.
7A - Locate all Genetech properties in
California. Make sure patents and other available information on research
be evaluated for possible EBE content or connections. Also, evaluate links
between research and recent phenomena, including 'starfish' and Golt's
7.1 Genetech personnel -
investigation of the personnel has yet been undertaken.
7.1A - Obtain
personnel lists. Examine for criminal activity, DG-friendliness, previous
DG investigation, connections to Tate and Armbruster. Isolate candidates
for further examination and utilisations. Contact and turn to our use.
7.2 New World Incorporated -
Company which owns Genetech. Estimated worth of about six billion
dollars. Holdings around the world. Incorporated in British Honduras in
1965. Detailed information unavailable. Used to be called New World
Industries. Formed in 1920's. Suffered set-backs in 1930's. Made fortune
7.2A - Gather detailed information on New World Industries
and Inc. Find out names of owners during the pre-65 period and look for
wealthy descendants. Find out main commercial activities, especially
reason for success during WWII. Find out if New World Industries or Inc
has come to DG's attention before.
8 Sentience in Plants and Animals -
There must be information available on this phenomenon.
Compare available information to the case under investigation. Project and
relate based upon comparison. In particular, find out if ET assistance is
likely and which known groups are most likely to be involved. This would
be best handled by an expert.
9 Genetic Modification -
Likewise, for information on GM. Focus upon the possibility of the
creation of super-soldiers and the possibility that Armbruster has been
prepared for this purpose.
9A - Same as for 8A.
10 P-cell -
The cell which
has, thus far, handled the investigation. The cell appears to be suffering
from too great a reliance upon enforcers. The case of <Name
Redacted> also points to P-cell possibly being unreliable under
Their activities thus
far point to a woeful lack of awareness of the possibility that they may
be followed and, themselves, investigated. Furthermore, <Name
Redacted> body has undergone left-right reversal leading to possible
difficult questions if <Redacted> undergoes medical
10A - An arm's length approach seems most advisable.
P-cell ought to be checked for bugging and tails before being approached.
Once they have been checked they should change their vehicles and places
of residence and <Section Redacted> so as to avoid the possibility
of later contamination. Finally, they ought to be reminded of the need for
anonymity and deniability and required in the future to show a much great
level of care when contacting exposed individuals such as Golt and Edward
Tate. Given the attack on them while they transferred the 'starfish' we
must assume that Genetech is aware that they are being investigated and
quite possibly aware of the exact people whom they are being investigated
by (even though it is unlikely that they have traced the activity back to
11 Resources -
A rough idea
of the types of resources available to us, especially those in the Bay
Area, would be very useful.
11A - Contact leader and discuss
availability of resources. Four important varieties are; emergency armed
back-up, on-going expert opinion and information channels, information
gathering devices and personnel and, finally, the financial and other
resources necessary to help deal with possible informants.
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