Interview with Emory Cranston, the enigmatic character of the first underground web neo-mythology of the Incunabula Papers and Ong's Hat
Jonathan Bright: First of all, allow me to congratulate you for your contribution to -whatever length
Emory Cranston: The Incunabula catalogue went on the first BBS systems worldwide in 1989, and
J.B: I certainly would appreciate an official view from the inside, in regards to the value of the
E.C: That's an interesting question and one I ask myself quite often. You see, even people who are
Here are the facts, straight from the horses mouth. This story goes back to the beginning of the
Tucker: Moulton, the editor of the Monthly at that time, wrote to me saying that he had this
Tukey: Somebody with a high principle. Pondiczery's official residence was in Ong's Hat,
Aspray: But no sign for Pondiczery?
Tukey: No sign for Pondiczery. Spelled c-z-e-r-y, by the way. Not like the area of India,
Pondicherry, which is spelled c-h. Anyway, this was a good group, and I enjoyed its
(E.C:) To continue, further research into this area shows that the area of Ong's Hat was a popular weekend spot for the Princeton groups and has been used in a histiographic metafictional sense in
J.B: I have read the article about Pondiczery while researching the trustworthiness of the
E.C: All these are described in detail in the book 'Ong's Hat: the beginning'. There you will read
Now, the Princeton connection alone is interesting, but I site this quote as well, from Preston
"In January of 1994, I was driving with Preston Nichols through the state of New
(E.C:) So what does this mean? Well, it would seem to indicate that a group of scientists that were
J.B: All these certainly are very important clues that may lead to the confirmation that something
E.C: I came across the brochure in the early 80s, and had heard the rumors of a para-military raid
J.B: It is made clear that the Incunabula list was made to work as a map. The question is, does one
E.C: To fully get what is being described on the Meta-levels you have to read the books described
J.B: I think I get what you mean, the process of enlightment through which we reach to a higher
E.C: Ancient Hebrew notaricons could get closer to describing it properly, but again, the reader
J.B: I was wondering how deep Nick Herbert is involved in this?
E.C: He has gone renegade and started his own travel cult in the mountains of Santa Cruz, Ca.
J.B: Speaking of doppelgangers, …any chance of him and JM being the same person?
E.C: Since I've seen them together in the same room at the same time, the answer is still, "maybe".
J.B: Ok. J. Matheny and N. Herbert are probably two different persons. But what about Matheny
E.C: No. We are different people.
J.B: I understand Joe Matheny has been reported to have "vanished" into some other side, since
E.C: None. The strange thing is several people have reported seeing him in places like Peru, Costa
J.B: Since there still exists this a conflict/war between the two camps (the ICS and the 3 letter
E.C: Same old shit different day. We did notice that the pressure from the 3 letter groups seemed to
J.B: I presume that after so many years and experiences in the genre, you must have discovered a
E.C: The most recent "addition" is the Frequency addition, which is still being constructed. The most
J.B: Ok. I'll be checking the Frequency page from time to time for the addition of the new catalogue.
E.C: You missed what I said in my last reply. For the record: The Frequency Edition IS the new
I hope I have answered all your questions sufficiently.
J.B: Before you go, there are a couple of questions more. Speak to me of Hurqalya. The
E.C: More resonance legend, maybe roots of the same stories. You really need to keep your
J.B: How does the "egg" work?
E.C: Considering the current political climate I will not answer that other than to say, all the clues
J.B: Ok then, here's another one… How does the... "eggless" travel work?
E.C: Again, this is one of the questions that would compromise our current operations. The answer
J.B: Any communication with the "Others"? While on Earth-x, have you made any contact with
E.C: Yes, we've made contact with those and a host of others. It seems that many different entities
J.B: This reminds me of something that I read at the "Shadowers" site, linked to tetra.bot, Those
E.C: Correct in a sense. The Shadower phenomena is usually the result of other entities being
J.B: Then, of course they may also have to do with the "voladores", or the "guardian"/watchman
E.C: Very astute observation. As an Angel once said to me during a Watchtower ritual, "We are
I will be on vacation and unavailable till mid-spring from Feb 5th till about mid March …possibly
J.B: Thanks for your answers.
E.C: Thank you for listening.
J.B: I wish you a nice vacation at the Earth-wherever. The next time I catch an elusive shadow at
First published in Greek, "Strange/egnarts" issue 43, April 2002, also included in the
Also featured in the Incunabula/Ong's Hat webpage... http://www.incunabula.org/index.html