At 10:03 AM, three Delta Green friendlies simultaneously experienced a bizarre episode, a flashback to something that never happened, permeated by the looming threat of inescapable doom. Immediately following this, all three are tapped by the organization to investigate a potential threat at The Holobeam Array, a publicly funded research site run by the US Department of Energy. When they arrive under the guise of a surprise inspection, they discover the staff behaving oddly, but nothing too far out of the ordinary. Soon, however, they discover that the array made contact with something unspeakable beyond the borders of our universe, an entity whose awareness is drawn by human awareness of it. Is there a connection between their earlier freak outs and the events at the array? Can they turn the inhuman gaze from our world before it is devoured? Listen to find out!
All-Mart is a big-box store and wholesaler, the type of establishment that stocks mountains of off-season swimwear and pallets of industrial-sized mayonnaise jars. There’s more hidden on these shelves than meets the eye, however, and four overnight employees have banded together to discover the truth behind the mysterious items that occasionally turn up. They call it “exostock,” products that shouldn’t exist from outside of reality itself, each with a discrete magical effect. In the hours between eleven and seven, when only the weirdos shop, this cabal of would-be chargers explore the sprawling aisles, hoping to uncover the secret of the All-Mart and inventory the strangeness that lurks within. Will they find the answers they seek, or will trifling with arcane powers beyond their ken lead them to ruin?
After the rural community of Palerock is devastated by a freak storm, the townsfolk are left to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. Nearly everyone in town has lost loved ones in the disaster, and many of the locals have turned to a bizarre source of comfort. On the outskirts of town, an old man has set up a telephone booth where his grieving neighbors can dial up the dead and have a chat. Is this a harmless method of coping with loss, or is something more sinister afoot? When a string of unexplained deaths brings the community to Delta Green’s attention, three agents must investigate to find the truth.
On the Jovian moon Europa, deep beneath its subsurface ocean, horror is stirring. A mysterious artifact of unknown origin has begun to emit a curious pattern of signals at regular intervals, and those who hear it are entranced by its song. When a pod of security specialists sleeved in aquatic morphs is sent to investigate, they’ll have to confront Jovian agents and brave the crushing depths in order to discover the signal’s source. Can they overcome the lure of madness, or will their minds be reprogrammed by it? Listen to find out!
The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 was the worst disaster to ever hit the city, and one of the worst disasters the U.S. has ever faced. The city was almost completely destroyed, and it took years to recover. But in Chinatown, where the city’s poorest citizens lived, the destruction was complete. Between the earthquake itself and the destruction caused in trying to recover, not one building was left standing.
Into the rubble go the children of Chinese immigrants, going home to try to pick up the pieces and find their families. But the earthquake did more than just destroy buildings and take lives — it released something that was trapped. Something evil and angry. Something that wants revenge.
If you want to learn more about the San Francisco earthquake, and the architectural style that rose from the rubble, listen to this great episode of 99 Percent Invisible.