A captivating mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip okay. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city whilst an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a US marine who'd stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles, and maybe a number of best mystery documents, from a close-by army base. Dion chanced on himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle top-secret army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had totally not anything to do with foreign terrorists, smuggling, top-secret army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton did not appear to hassle the army. He was once published from prison after a six day lengthy Abu Ghraib-style interrogation. consequently he believed himself below excessive executive scrutiny and, he suspected, the topic of surprising experimentation concerning "cloaking"―electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers essentially invisible from a distance of a few meters―by the dep. of fatherland safety. Hallucination? Perhaps―except Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion's buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists in the back of the undertaking, codenamed Chameleo, an experimental know-how that looks to were stolen via the USA division of protection and deployed on American soil. extra stunning nonetheless, Guffey found that the DoD has been experimenting with its most recent applied sciences on a few americans. A condensed model of this tale was once the canopy function of Fortean Times journal (September 2013).
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How have you learnt they’re midgets? ” I stated. “Never brain that,” he stated, then proceeded to regale me with tales approximately humans brushing up opposed to him in his front room whilst not anyone used to be round, pushing him over, relocating furnishings round, and creating a basic nuisance of themselves. I had now reverted to my previous opinion that Dion had long past nuts. in the end, it used to be greater than attainable that executive brokers have been certainly observing him (because they proposal he was once nonetheless hoarding their helpful evening imaginative and prescient goggles) and that Dion used to be additionally being affected by meth paranoia on the related special time. those have been under no circumstances together particular occasions. CHAMELEO thirteen yet as Dion stored babbling I turned intrigued by way of the unusual little info that tumbled from his brain. for instance, at one aspect he acknowledged he used to be in his rest room getting anything out of the drugs cupboard whilst he stuck sight of 1 of the little fuckers. within the cut up moment that it took him to open the cupboard door, he noticed a bit guy within the heritage status simply approximately ten toes at the back of him. He didn’t get a close glance, yet he observed adequate to understand an individual was once there. Dion began starting and shutting the replicate like mad, yet by means of that point the homunculus had skedaddled. i presumed this was once a truly exciting aspect. because the technology fiction author Theodore Sturgeon as soon as stated, “Always ask the following query. ” If somebody had an experimental invisibility go well with in response to light-bending expertise, it made a few kind of cockeyed feel to me that the go well with could come into sight quickly whereas the reflect used to be in movement. Dion was once not often a technological know-how fiction fan, nor did he personal a subscription to well known technology. It’s now not the type of element he might make up off the pinnacle of his head. He was once simply reporting what he used to be seeing. one other element he spotted used to be that, sometimes, elements of the little humans could come into view. reckoning on the heritage, a imprecise define would seem represented by means of dots of sunshine floating within the air. Dion stated they regarded whatever just like the auras he may see while being affected by a foul migraine. actually, before everything he concept that’s what they have been. yet then he begun seeing them a growing number of often, usually whilst he wasn’t being affected by a migraine, and basically while he may well feel the presence of different humans in his condo. I had no notion what this element indicated. The flashes of sunshine made me give some thought to visible phenomena that a few humans document whereas hallucinating. back, there has been whatever approximately this aspect that appeared actual to me. I couldn’t clarify why, in spite of the fact that, so I simply placed it in my “gray basket” (neither confident or destructive, simply grey) in the mean time and promised myself I’d attempt to persist with up on it later. 14 GUFFEY in the meantime, Dion stored insisting on touching on his viewers as “invisible midgets. ” This used to be partially an instance of Dion’s darkish humor, but in addition semi-serious. He looked as if it would imagine they have been very diminutive humans. for those who have been going to exploit those super-suits for you to infiltrate delicate army destinations in different international locations, you will are looking to teach small and agile humans to take advantage of them.