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After Mother left the room, I stared, slightly gasping, at the closet and four walls around me. At first there was nothing but blackness. Then, as I got drowsy, I suddenly I felt as if I were weak, and floating on my back. Then the bed began to rock gently back and forth and lift up on end from the foot. I almost enjoyed this strange sensation in my half asleep state.

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Dreams come on in strange ways and for a second I felt as if I were being flushed down the toilet like a helpless spider. I heard a voice yelling, “Help!” as if drowning…

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... and then I came out the sewer pipe into a ditch under the bamboo. My grandmother had warned me not to go near that ditch because the fat, dirty Boogey Man would get me…

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…or I would fall down a deep dark hole.

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The Lost Era Transcripts

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JW MacLean
Artist Pete Hampton, (1940-2018) was a wildly eccentric genius. He created slide shows of his paintings to tell the beautiful, and terrifying stories of his early childhood in the remote hills of Southern California. This work was re created from Pete's journals and the original paintings from 1961 through the early 1970's.
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