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Kolchack, The Night Stalker Timeline

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    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]c. 1200 B.C.
    The birth of Helen to Leda, who claims that the father is Zeus.
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]c. 1183 B.C.
    Helen is stolen away by Paris, precipitating the Trojan War.
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1173 B.C.
    The city of Troy is destroyed by "Greeks bearing gifts."
    [SIZE=-1](Date is based on current archaeological evidence in Grun's "The Timetables of History")[/SIZE]
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]c. 1171 B.C.
    Helen makes a pact with the goddess Hecate allowing her to remain eternally young and beautiful in return for offering perfect young men and women as sacrifices to the goddess.
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1200's
    A knight of Burgundy named Guy de Mettencourt makes a pact with the forces of darkness. In return for his service, a necromancer makes Guy a suit of armor which renders him invincible.
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1227
    Pope Gregory IX (reigned 1227-1241) blesses a huge battle axe and gives it to a Straussburg knight to overcome Guy de Mettencourt. Guy is killed, but not before declaring that he will never tolerate music and merrymaking near his resting place.
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1500s
    Italian traveler Picafetta writes of a Mesopotamian tablet and the deaths associated with it - the work of a succubus.
    Demon In Lace 7 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1507
    The Aztec civilization is destroyed after 520 years by invading Spanish armies. The warrior head of the cult of of the evil god Tezcatlipoca, Nanauatzin, has himself mummified to await the Aztec millenium, reviving every fifty-two years to gain sustenance from heart sacrifices. The mummy is watched over by the Arquilla family.
    [SIZE=-1](History trouble: I believe it was actually 1521 when Cortes and his conquistadors conquered the Aztecs.)[/SIZE] Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1673
    June
    Father Duvane writes of the Indian bear god Matchemonedo in the area that will become Chicago, IL.
    The Energy Eater 13 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1714
    July
    Monsignor Denassi writes of the Indian bear god Matchemonedo in the area that will become Chicago, IL.
    The Energy Eater 13 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1793 - 1794
    The French "Reign of Terror" - thousands are beheaded and stories circulate of headless specters roaming the streets looking for their missing heads.
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=+1]NEW!![/SIZE]
    1795
    Vampire Barnabas Collins turns Marie Cosgrove into a vampire.
    Interview With A Vampire? by Mark Dawidziak
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1804
    December 24
    Illinois territorial governor Isaac Lipton decrees all inmates in local prisons be pardoned. Samuel Coggins goes to the governor's mansion to thank him and is invited to stay for dinner. After drinking too much, Coggins robs the governor and burns down his house.
    Demon In Lace 7 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1868
    six women during an eighteen day period found strangled in New York, New York.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Several months later Richard Malcolm moves from New York, New York to Seattle, Washington.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]The first in what will be a chain of hotels ran by the Arquilla (later 'Andrews') family opens in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Five people have their hearts ripped out at around the same time.
    Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1882
    Westside Mercy Hospital opens in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle, Washington. A Dr. Richard Malcolm, former Union Army surgeon, is on staff.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1885
    Ottawa, Illinois - a man and a woman spontaneously combust
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1887
    Seattle Daily Chronicle founded
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1888
    August 31 - 9 November
    Five prostitutes are brutally murdered in the Whitechapel district of London, England. The killer is never found.
    The Ripper 13 Sep 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]There's a Ripper killer in Paris, also.
    The Ripper 13 Sep 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1889
    June 6
    Dr. Richard Malcolm disappears after his family is killed when Westside Mercy Hospital burns down during the Great Seattle Fire
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]six women during an eighteen day period found strangled in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1896
    Ali Lakshimi is born in India
    [SIZE=-1](He tells Carl his is almost eighty. This the year the actor, Abraham Sofaer, was born.)[/SIZE]
    Horror In The Heights 20 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1899
    Janos Skorzeny born in Craesti, Rumania
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1900
    Llewellyn Crossbinder born
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1904
    August 14
    Athens - a firing squad attempts to execute their Ripper killer. Doesn't work very well.
    The Ripper 13 Sep 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Independent News Service founded by Enrico Paluzzi
    The Zombie 20 Sep 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1908
    The electric chair goes into use in New York, New York, giving their Ripper murderer pause for some reason.
    The Ripper 13 Sep 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1910
    March 30
    The first of a string of six women are found strangled in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle. An eyewitness describes the killer as having 'the face of a corpse.'
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Dr. Malcolm Richards builds a free clinic on the site of Westside Mercy Hospital
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1914
    Ali Lakshimi begins his world-wide hunt for the Rakshasas.
    Horror In The Heights 20 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1917
    former Seattle Post-Intelligencer copy boy Llewellyn Crossbinder joins the Army
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=+1]NEW!![/SIZE]
    1919
    Vampire Marie Cosgrove turns Janos Skorzeny into a vampire.
    Interview With A Vampire? by Mark Dawidziak
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1920s
    In Germany, a killer uses his teeth to rip out his victim's throats
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1922
    October 31
    Karel (later Carl) Michail Kolchak (a second generation American) born in New York, NY to Janos and Fanny Kolchak.
    25th Anniv. Companion [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=+1]NEW!![/SIZE]
    He has a grandfather named Anton.

    It Came From Monkey Skull Creek by Dave Ulanski
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1923
    Janos Skorzeny's father dies, leaving behind somewhere between 75 and 100 million dollars. Afterwards, Janos begins traveling and becomes known throughout western Europe as a big lover of night life.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Five people have their hearts cut out in Atlanta, Georgia, around the same time as the first Sherwood Hotel in America opens there.
    Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1926
    A photo of Dr. Malcolm Richards (showing a man in his 40s) is taken and put up in the Richard's Clinic.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1927
    May 20 - 21
    Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo flight across the Atlantic. According to Kolchak, this is also the last year that there's a Christmas party in the Independent News Service office in Chicago.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]early 1930s
    The good ship Hanover, 900 feet long sleeping 2000 passengers, puts to sea for the first time.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1931
    March 29 - April 16
    Six women during an eighteen day period found strangled in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle. Seattle Daily Chronicle reporter Jimmy Stacks uncovers some of the repressed details, including a loss of blood and the superhuman strength of the killer.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Dr. Malcolm Richards disappears after stories of him developing a rare, degenerative skin condition circulate.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Seattle Daily Chronicle is taken over by Llewellyn Crossbinder, nephew of owner Marcus Crossbinder
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1934
    Ryder Marshall Bond is born
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=+1]NEW!![/SIZE]
    1936
    Fourteen year-old Carl Kolchak goes to his last summer camp with friends Jimmy Patterson and Rusty Gowarczyk. Something happens and Jimmy disappears. It will be forty years before Kolchak discovers exactly what happened.
    It Came From Monkey Skull Creek by Dave Ulanski
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1937
    Titus Berry starts working in the research department of Seattle Daily Chronicle.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1938
    Maurice Shapiro leaves the Bronx for Chicago to get into organized crime. He doesn't meet the height requirements, so he takes up the identity of 'Pepe LaRue' and hangs with the street musicians.
    The Spanish Moss Murders 6 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1940s
    Skorzeny is in England during World War II, passing himself off as Dr. Paul Belascoe, specialist in hemotology research. His work involved freshly killed air raid victims. At his home he installed special sumps, tubs and an extremely large commercial meat freezer.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1940
    College boy Tony Vincenzo is a drummer with his own band - "Tony Vincenzo's Neopolitans" They win the Westchester County Battle of the Bands where their version of "Stomping at the Savoy" brings down the house.
    Demon In Lace 7 Feb 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1941 - 1945
    approx.
    Kolchak spends almost two years in Europe during the war, most of it behind a typewriter. He comes out of the war with a trick knee which keeps him out of the later "police action" in Korea.
    The Kolchak Papers #1: The Night Stalker by Jeff Rice [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1942
    December 2
    The Manhattan Project - An experiment by Enrico Fermi and his colleagues achieve the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiate the controlled release of nuclear energy in a makeshift laboratory under the grandstands of Stagg Field Stadium at The University of Chicago. The nuclear age is born.
    Primal Scream 17 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1944
    Adele Saperstein designs her first bra while an aircraft worker in Glendale, CA. She'll go on to found a multi-million dollar empire under the name Rhonda June Marsky.
    Bad Medicine 29 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]While onboard the Hanover, Kolchak tries to pass himself off as crewmate of captain Wells, saying they were co-helmsmen on the Yorktown in '44. Unfortunately, the Yorktown was sank at the battle of Midway in June, 1942.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1945
    Chicago Cubs in their last World Series until 1974 (they lose to the Detroit Tigers 4 to 3).
    They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... 27 Sep 1974 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1948
    Skorzeny/Belascoe shows up in Canada. He makes himself known all along the border, wherever rioting and violence and large numbers of dead bodies could be found.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Carl Kolchak graduates near bottom of class with journalism degree from Columbia Univ. - his first job is copy boy at Boston Globe
    25th Anniv. Companion [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Ryder Bond is considered a musical prodigy at the age of fourteen
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Last reported wolf sightings in Yellowstone County, Montana.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER] 1950
    Kolchak graduates to full-fledged reporter
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1952
    Future Seattle police department captain Schubert first becomes a cop.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]March 27
    Myra Jones is found strangled in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]March 30
    A second strangulation victim is found in the same area
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 02
    A third victim is found in Pioneer Square - another strangulation
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 05
    Yet another strangulation
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 14
    Sixth woman found strangled in the Pioneer Square area.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1953
    a case of spontaneous combustion occurs in Levelcross, North Carolina
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1955
    approx. - future Chicago police captain Vernon W. Rausch makes his reputation in homicide by solving the Mercer-Debrans murders.
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1956
    Joe Morton of the motorcycle gang the Jokers is busted nine times for offenses including 'drunk and disorderly', 'aggravated assault' and 'grand theft auto.'
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]August 22
    Harold 'Swordman' Baker of the Bishops motorcycle gang is decapitated in a prank by Henry Barlow "Studs" Spake, Joe Morton and Turk Pelliteer of rival gang the Jokers - his head is carried around in a pail by Pelliteer.
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Turk Pelliteer of the Jokers motorcycle gang is killed by a headless motorcycle rider - Henry "Studs" Spake realizes Baker's head must be placed with his body so the headless rider may rest and the rest of the Jokers will be spared his wrath.
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]deaths attributed to spontaneous combustion occur in Artesia, California and Honolulu, Hawaii
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1959
    two deaths by spontaneous combustion; one in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one in Rockford, Illinois
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1960
    Mel and Wendy Tarter are married. It's a rocky relationship.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1962
    Kolchak fired from New York Daily News
    25th Anniv. Companion [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1963
    after being fired twice in Washington, three times in New York, twice in Chicago and three times in Boston, Kolchak starts with Las Vegas Daily News
    25th Anniv. Companion [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]June 21
    Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini is elected Pope and becomes known to the world as Pope Paul VI.
    The Devil's Platform 15 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER] 1964
    Charles Johnson becomes Brewster Hocking's butler.
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1965
    Kids from Seattle High School spend five successive Saturdays clearing ten tons of debris out of "The Forgotten City Which Lies Beneath Seattle's Streets" so tours can be held.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1967
    Last time the INS records on Professor Avery Walker are updated.
    Mr. R.I.N.G. 10 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1968
    Tony Vincenzo takes his last real vacation.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]December
    Carl Kolchak takes his last vacation until May, 1971
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1969
    Brewster Hocking forms the Canadian-American Leisure Corporation.
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]
    1970
    Mel and Wendy Tarter are divorced. Their relationship improves dramatically.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]
    Late in the year, Catherine Rawlins (25) is reported missing in Las Vegas. Previously, she'd been booked several times for prostitution.
    The Vampire 4 Oct 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1971
    April 19
    Skorzeny (as Detective Constable Alan Helmsley) leaves Canada headed for Las Vegas, NV.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 16 (Sunday 2:30AM)
    Cheryl Ann Hughes, 23 year old swing-shift change girl at the Gold Dust Saloon, decides to walk home because her ride is late. She never makes it. Later that morning, her body is found in a garbage can by sanitation workers. During the autopsy, it is discovered she has been drained of blood.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 18
    Las Vegas Daily News reporter Carl Kolchak is called off his first vacation in two and a half years to report on the murder of Cheryl Hughes, which he doesn't consider particularly newsworthy - at first
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 20 (Thursday 7:02AM)
    Bonnie Reynolds, 27 year old cocktail waitress, is found dead at a construction site. No footprints in the soft sand around her reveal how her body got there. She'd lost a lot of blood but it's not at the scene. Kolchak speculates she was thrown the twenty-two feet from the only signs of struggle to where her body lay and that a super-powerful madman is loose in Vegas. His editor, Tony Vincenzo, is not amused.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 21 (Friday 8:06AM)
    Carol Hanochek, swing-shift cocktail waitress at the Bird of Paradise Show Lounge is found dead in her apartment. Her roommate, sleeping a few feet away, heard nothing. With the local cops not talking, Kolchak asks his FBI friend Bernie Jenks to check for leads, similar killings, maybe an insane asylum has recently lost a nut who thinks he's Count Dracula. Meanwhile, Parkway Hospital is robbed - of blood! [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 21 (Friday 6:30PM)
    Kolchak crashes a meeting at the Clark County Courthouse where coroner Robert Mokurji reveals all the victims died due to shock from a massive and quick loss of blood. And they all had human bites on their throats. Kolchak's theory about a madman with a Dracula complex is met with disdain by all except Mokurji, who tells the others not to dismiss it out of hand. But such news could be bad for business, so the cover-up officially begins.
    That night, showgirl Mary Brandon (25 years old) is killed, but this time there's a witness to the crime and a sketch appears in the next paper.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Shelly Forbes disappears and her Doberman Pinscher is killed. Kolchak is positive she's the fifth victim.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 25 (Tuesday 7:30PM)
    Kolchak is tipped to a lead on the car used in the Brandon killing. Kolchak questions Fred Hurley, the used-car dealer who sold the car, and later suggests to his girlfriend Gail Foster that she quit her night job. She gives him books on vampires and suggests 'what if the killer's a real vampire?'
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 26
    Kolchak gets word of a brawl at Old Towne Hospital and arrives just in time to see a suspect easily toss aside burly orderlies and gun-toting police and escape on foot after stealing blood.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 27 (Thursday 8:27AM)
    The morning edition of the Daily News tells of the hospital robbery and the suspect's escape. An official briefing is held where the suspect is identified as Janos Skorzeny - born in Craesti, Rumania in 1899!
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]May 28 (Friday 3:17AM)
    Kolchak sees Skorzeny escape from a dozen cops, despite repeatedly being clubbed and shot at point-blank range. A massive man-hunt fails to turn up any sign of the vampire. Finally, the officials are willing to listen to Kolchak's theories about what they're up against. The DA agrees to a deal; they'll follow Kolchak's plan and if he's right, he can print the story. Part of his plan involves equipping the officers in the field with crosses and wooden stakes.
    One of Kolchak's sources, Mickey Crawford, tells Kolchak he's found Skorzeny's house. Kolchak goes, after making sure Crawford won't tell the cops for thirty minutes, giving Kolchak a chance to scout the place out and making sure the cops don't arrive before sunrise. While taking pictures in the house, Kolchak finds Skorzeny's stolen blood supply, and dirt-lined coffin and Shelly Forbes, barely alive and being used as a private blood bank. Naturally, Skorzeny returns while Kolchak is in the house. Kolchak's FBI friend Jenks arrives just in time to keep Carl from being the next victim, and with the aid of the rising sun, they corner Skorzeny and Kolchak drives a stake in his heart, just as the sheriff arrives.
    Carl returns home to write up the story and propose to Gail, but when he gets to the office he's told the District Attorney wants to see him. The deal is off. If Kolchak tries to tell his story, he'll be arrested for murder. His only choice is to keep quiet and leave town. He can't even take Gail with him. She's already been ran off.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Janos Skorzeny and all his victims are cremated.
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Kolchak heads to LA, trying to find work but doesn't have any luck (one paper closes the day after he's hired)
    The Night Stalker 11 Jan 72 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1972
    Kolchak ends up in Seattle, where his car dies
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 1 (Saturday, 2:35AM)
    Merissa (real name Ethel Parker, 32 years old), one of three belly dancers at the Seattle bar Omar's Tent (in the Pioneer Square area) is attacked and killed. Official cause of death - strangulation
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 3
    finally working up the nerve to try out the Seattle press club in hopes of finding a job, Kolchak runs into his old Las Vegas Daily News editor Tony Vincenzo, now of the Seattle Daily Chronicle, who offers Carl a job
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 4 (Tuesday)
    Vincenzo introduces Carl to Llewellyn Crossbinder and gives him his first assignment for the Seattle Daily Chronicle: Ethel 'Merissa' Parker's murder. Carl visits the other two dancers from Omar's Tent; Gladys 'Charisma Beauty' Weems and Louise Harper (32 years old). Weems is a no-go thanks to her 'husband' Wilma Krankheimer, but Harper tells Kolchak to stop by the club to talk.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 6
    Gail Manning (26 years old) is strangled and her body disposed of sometime after 2AM. "No new elements" the police say, until...
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 7 (Friday, 2:00PM)
    At the press conference with the coroner the next day, it's revealed Gail Manning has a puncture wound in at the base of her skull and suffered a loss of blood. Bribing the morgue attendant, Kolchak finds out that Ethel Parker had the same wound and blood loss, and also that both their necks were crushed and there were traces of decomposed flesh on both of them, as though they were strangled by a dead man.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 7 (Friday, 10:21PM)
    Kolchak goes to Omar's Tent to talk with Louise Harper. He notices a tour group visiting 'Old Seattle,' a section of the city that was built over after the fire, leaving a portion of the city underground as it was in the late 1800s.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 8
    Kolchak goes to the Seattle Daily Chronicle's morgue to do research. Titus Berry clues Kolchak in on the similar strings of murders that in 1952. Also by an incredibly strong killer with the features of a rotting corpse.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 9 (Sunday, 1:42AM)
    Joyce Gabriel, cutting through Pioneer Square after a late date, happens upon the killer and his latest victim, Claire Bisbee (29 years old). Gabriel describes the murderer as looking 'like a dead man.'
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 10
    Seattle Daily Chronicle reporter Janie Watkins issues an open invitation to the killer - she's going to walk the Pioneer Square area every night.
    Meanwhile, Titus Berry has found stories about another string of similar killings in 1931. Kolchak realizes there's a 21 year pattern forming and they check further back in the archives and find stories of the strangulations dating back to 1889. As usual, Vincenzo is less than enthused about Kolchak's story, but allows Kolchak to bring in an artist to sketch Joyce Gabriels description. It is the face of a corpse.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 10 (Monday, 2:07PM)
    The police come down hard on Kolchak's story. Crossbinder threatens to fire Kolchak and anyone else responsible (meaning Vincenzo) if anything like that is published again.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 10 (11:45PM)
    While roaming Pioneer Square, Kolchak is stopped by cops. Before they can question him, the killer is spotted after claiming a new victim and the chase is on. Kolchak watches (and takes pictures) as the mysterious figure tosses police about like ragdolls and then escapes. Police Captain Schubert takes Kolchak's camera.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 11
    Kolchak contacts Louise Harper about taking a tour of Seattle's underground. They break away from the tour and do a little investigating on their own. They find no sign of the killer, but do stumble upon a wino.
    In the Space Needle elevator, Kolchak tells Louise about his encounter with Skorzeny in Vegas, undoubtably playing havoc with the other elevator passengers appetites.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 12
    Louise suggests Kolchak go to the University and talk to Professor Crabwell, an anthropology teacher and a buff on "every crazy subject in the world." She tells him about the 'elixir of life.' Kolchak shares his theory with Vincenzo; the killer has such an elixir and every 21 years needs to make a new batch, using fresh blood among other ingredients. As usual, Vincenzo doesn't buy it.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER] April 13 (Thursday, 1:25AM)
    While Louise is onstage at Omar's Tent, Gladys 'Charisma Beauty' Weems is killed in the dressing rooms despite Wilma Krankheimer's constant presence.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Kolchak bulls his way into Captain Schubert's office and tells him what's going on. It turns out the police have done some checking on the other murders, but still refuse to see a direct connection. Schubert threatens to throw Kolchak in jail if he sees or hears from him one more time. Before leaving the office, Kolchak finds out that the Underground was searched by the police. They found nothing. Schubert's office then calls Crossbinder, who calls Vincenzo, and Kolchak is pulled from the story.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]Berry meanwhile finds a newspaper story about Mark Twain visiting Seattle and talking with a Dr. Richard Malcolm, who believes immortality is possible. Berry has found a drawing of the doctor. Kolchak goes to the clinic now occupying the spot Westside Mercy Hospital stood at, hoping to find some records of Malcolm. He doesn't need to look in the records. After defacing a portrait of the clinic's founder, Malcolm Richards, Kolchak is convinced it's the same man in the drawing from the late 1800s. Kolchak is arrested and brought before Crossbinder, Vincenzo and Schubert. He calls in Berry for support, who has more facts about Richard Malcolm's past. While he's not arrested for defacing the portrait of Malcolm Richards, his story is killed so as not to panic the city.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 15 (Saturday, 2:00AM)
    Kolchak enlists Louise to patrol the Pioneer Square area in hopes of drawing out the killer. They do this for several nights without incident.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 19
    While patrolling the Pioneer Square district, Kolchak is separated from Louise as he hides from the police and she, not looking back so as not to look suspicious, doesn't notice and continues on. Just before she's attacked, a police cruiser spots her and picks her up. Kolchak is spotted and arrested, too. Meanwhile, Michelle Briand, manager of Aversano's restaurant, is killed. The last of the six victims needed.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 19 (Wednesday, 3:00AM)
    Knowing they've missed their chance at the murderer for another 21 years, Kolchak and Louise are released by the police. They then go to the Richard's Clinic, figuring that was the killer's way in and out of some secret part of the Underground. Kolchak finds the Malcolm's hiding place, complete with the remains of his family. Kolchak also finds Malcolm, and during a struggle Kolchak destroys the last batch of elixir and Malcolm begins to age. Schubert and the police show up in time to witness Malcolm throwing himself from a window to his long-delayed death.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]April 19 (2:30PM)
    Newspapers announce the unidentified killer is found. Kolchak and Vincenzo are fired, and with Louise Harper they leave Seattle headed for New York.
    The Night Strangler 16 Jan 73 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]December
    Chicago PD Lt. Jonas is promoted to Captain after arresting Rueben Estevez.
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1973
    Chicago Police Captian Joe "Mad Dog" Siska is convinced to join group therapy to calm down and reduce the chances of a coronary and/or divorce.
    The Spanish Moss Murders 6 Dec 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1973
    May 2 - 11
    While stopped by a flat tire outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, stewardess Elena Munoz sees a figure emerging from the ground. When she returns with the cops, there's no sign of anyone and she's written off as a crank. But then the murders start. By May 6th, there are three, not in Vegas but working their way southwest towards LA. Kolchak is clued into this by Jim "The Swede" Brytowski - a reporter buddy from Carl and Tony's Las Vegas days. Now a TV newsman called James Bright, the Swede tells Carl the victims were drained of blood. As luck would have it, the INS has to send a reporter from their Chicago bureau to LA to cover the story of a fifteen year-old guru who's about to be married. Kolchak works his way into the trip, then starts investigating the murders. Meanwhile, in LA, the no longer missing Catherine Rawlins claims two more victims - one of which is her sister Linda Courtner, also a prostitute working for Ichabod Grace's "Catering Service." Kolchak heads to Barstow to check out the story of a man named Mitchell found dead in a car, surprisingly dehydrated. The windows of the car had been taped over on the inside, to keep the sun out. The Barstow side trip causes Kolchak to miss his noon appointment with the young guru, but he does run into Faye Krueger, the real estate agent who sold the guru the house he used during his stay in LA. Finding out she spent a lot of time talking to the guru, Kolchak gets the former NC State journalism student to write up a story for him while he continues to investigate the vampire killings, running afoul (naturally) of police Lt. Jack Matteo in the process. Kolchak's investigations lead him to Grace's Catering, where Rawlins now works. He sets a date with her, but another girl comes to his room instead. Carl talks to Grace and finds out she's 'entertaining' Clayton "Stacker" Schumaker of the Los Angeles Rams. Carl arrives at the house just in time to see Rawlins wipe the floor not only with Schumaker but the other members of the Rams' "Godzilla Gang." Matteo has had enough of Kolchak and his vampire story and tells him to leave town. As he's packing, Faye bemoans her destiny to stay in real estate. Carl spends ten hours with her searching real estate listings until he find the place where Catherine Rawlins hides during the day. Even though it's after sundown, Carl goes after her.
    The Vampire 4 Oct 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1973
    July 22
    Eric Barringer, a heavy campaign contributor to Illinois Senator James Talbot, is killed in a car crash.
    The Devil's Platform 15 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1973
    August 7
    Dennis DeSilva, Senator James Talbot's main speechwriter, is killed when his boat explodes.
    The Devil's Platform 15 Nov 74 [/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER]1973
    August 14
    Senator James Talbot's political rival, Robert Palmer, is heading to the elevator with his campaign manager Stephen Wald. Wald has evidence of dirty dealings on Palmer's part in past campaigns and is going to turn it over to the authorities. Palmer and Wald get into the elevator. Waiting in the parking garage for an elevator, Carl is surprised by the sudden arrival of another one, this one plunging forty floors. When workers pry open the doors, Wald's body falls out. Amongst the other bodies there's one survivor - one big, mean dog. Carl gets a few pictures before it runs out of the elevator and right over Carl. He manages to snag the dog's tag before it gets away. It's an odd tag with a pentagram on it. By the time the elevator incident is cleared up, Carl is late for his interview with Palmer and is told the politician has already left for a debate. Since the television station where the debate is to be held has a "hearty dislike" of Kolchak, he walks down the street to a bar to watch the debate on TV. The dog follows. Palmer doesn't show up at the debate.
    The next morning, Kolchak develops his photos and fills Tony in on the story, bringing up the recent deaths of Eric Barringer and Dennis DeSilva in the process and gets Tony upset wondering which party Kolchak implicated and who's going to sue them this time. Meanwhile, Miss Emily returns from Europe with gifts for all. Healthy artichoke pasta for Tony and a brand new hat for Kolchak. Also, she has a bottle of Holy Water for herself, blessed by Pope Paul IV himself. After the gifts are disseminated, Carl goes back to his photos and finds that the image of the dog has disappeared from the pictures. Since Carl is so wrapped up in politics, Vincenzo calls Henry Dewitt of the Dantonville Herald in Palmer's old district. He has them send Carl all their files. Carl goes to Palmer's house to see if he's returned. He hasn't, but his wife Lorraine isn't too worried, or too talkative. She shuts the door in Kolchak's face. Walking back to his car, Carl is again attacked by the dog. This time it tears out the pocket of this jacket. The pocket Carl had put the dog's tag into. Running back to the Palmer house, Kolchak runs into Palmer himself out on the porch. Back at the INS offices, Carl tells Tony that Palmer said he was depressed after Wald's death, but Carl notes he didn't act very out-of-sorts at all. He also tries to get a cost voucher out of Tony to pay for his torn clothes.
    In the morning, Palmer is in Lincoln Park to meet Susan Marie Driscoll, Wald's secretary. Wald had forgotten his briefcase before getting into the elevator with Palmer. Driscoll had tried to get it too him but was too late. After Wald's death and Palmer's disappearance, she checked the contents and found Wald's file. She's after money. What she gets is a huge black dog attacking her. Nearby cops arrive and pump six shots into the dog, which runs away. Carl gets to the hospital about the same time as Driscoll and one of the cops talks briefly (off the record) about how the shots had to hit the dog, but he just watched them before running off. That night, Palmer is in Driscoll's hospital room. She doesn't survive her second meeting.
    Carl tells Dr. Kline he suspects murder in Driscoll's case but she insists it was a natural stroke brought about by her injuries and experience. He researches dogs but can't find one with five toes like the dog he's seen. Up**** tells him only wild African or Asian dogs have five toes. Meanwhile, Senator Talbot plans on taking a day off from campaigning and goes to the lake to meet his family. He's killed in a head-on crash.
    At the lot where the wrecked cars are brought in, Carl finds out there's no sign of the other car's driver, though the car is smashed and no one could've gotten out without being cut out. The car had been stolen from an orthodontist in Decatur. No lead there. Tony begins to think that just maybe Carl is on to something with Palmer and all the deaths. The files arrive from the other paper. Mostly pictures, one of which attracts Carl's attention. After a few passes with an enlarger, Carl has one blown up enough to make out the pendant Palmer is wearing - the same symbol as on the dog's tag. Emily brings Carl a bunch of books on Satanism, where he finds the symbol and realizes exactly what is going on. Palmer has sold his soul to the devil and won't stop until he's President, maybe not even then. Carl snags Emily's Holy Water and heads to the Palmer residence to put an end to the evil. Palmer invites Carl to join him, tempting him with what he most desires - the Pulitzer, a job in New York, a suede-backed chair. Carl refuses and Palmer turns into the dog and attacks. Carl gets the tag off again and douses it with the Holy Water. It melts away and the dog undergoes a major attitude adjustment and becomes friendly.
    Public suspicion is that Palmer has been kidnapped and/or killed by some group or other. And Mrs. Palmer disappears shortly afterwards.
    [SIZE=-1] (continuity trouble: Not really. I'll most likely swap places with this and "The Zombie" - August 74 - when all is said and done. Not sure if 73 could've been an election year or not and I don't think anything in "The Zombie" prevents it from being moved.)
    The Devil's Platform 15 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1] 1973
    October
    Construction on the new Lakefront Hospital is delayed after the deaths of two Indian high-steel workers. The crew is pulled from the job by Jim Elkhorn. Afterwards, construction proceeds with no irregularities.
    The Energy Eater 13 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1973
    November 10
    A six man NATO team in Greenland is attacked and mutilated by...something. Only one man, Bernhardt Steiglitz, survives. He's sent to the Billings Naval Hospital in Montana.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1] 1973
    November 22
    Thanksgiving - a man stabs his girlfriend to death in the basement of the old Champlain Apartments building.
    The Spanish Moss Murders 6 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1973
    December 9
    The Rockwell family is killed, horribly mutilated, in Yellowstone County, Montana.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1973
    December 11
    The Rockwell family's bodies are found. Official reports blame wolves for the deaths.
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1] 1973
    December 31
    Carl borrows Tony's film projector. When Tony gets it back, it has guacamole in it.
    The Energy Eater 13 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    January
    Frank Rivas fumigates the INS offices.
    Horror In The Heights 20 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    January 7 - 9
    (date derived from dates for the full moon)
    Vincenzo's vacation cruise plans are interrupted so he sends Carl on the good ship Hanover's last voyage - a single's cruise. But something else is on the ship. When the full moon rises over the Pacific, people start to die horribly. Meanwhile, Carl's cabin-mate Mel Tarter introduces the reporter to Paula Griffin, a movie buff. Carl runs out on her at dinner when he hears the ship's horn sees the captain and crew run off. Two couples from Wayne, Indiana are dead at the ship's pool, and while Carl snaps pictures, he and the crew are attacked. Carl is knocked cold. The next day he wakes up in the infirmary as fellow passenger Bernhardt Steiglitz insists on medication for recurring nightmares. The doctor won't give him the medicine. Captain Wells threatens to put Carl in irons in the bowels of the ship if he tries to report what's going on. They even prevent Carl from making any ship-to-shore calls, but Paula gets through to Vincenzo and finds out about the mutilations of the Rockwell family "last month" and the NATO team the month before. Carl's convinced - it's a werewolf. Relying on Paula's film knowledge, Carl sets about making silver bullets (the silver stolen from the buttons of the captain's dress uniforms) as the moon rises and more attacks commence. During the final showdown, the wolfman goes overboard and is never seen again. The exact numbers of wounded and killed passengers isn't known, but the survivors are rumored to have been sent to Sweden because of a rare blood disorder.
    [SIZE=-1] (continuity trouble: Not a lot really, at least not in regards to the timeline. If you accept Tony's Xmas vacation was going to extend through the first part of January for the cruise - which was actually a buisness trip he'd arranged for himself anyway. Carl states the Rockwells were a family of 4 whereas Paula tells him 5, but she could've written it wrong. Strange case of the continuity actually working - the full moon for Dec. 73 actually works with the date of the Rockwell's death. And the phone number Carl gives for the INS offices - 312-555-8842 - is the same one he gives in "The Vampire." Considering they couldn't keep Emily/Edith Cowels/Cowles straight, that's pretty good.)[/SIZE]
    The Werewolf 1 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    March 12 - 16
    Chicago ward captain Leo J. Ramutka is killed by a medieval crossbow bolt. Kolchak meets legendary homicide Police Captain Vernon W. Rausch at the investigation. The next night, Rolf Danvers is skewered by a jousting lance. Pop Stenvold identifies the Ramutka murder weapon for Carl, and Brewster Hocking of the CALC (Canadian-American Leisure Corporation) is killed by a mace - the big metal ball with pointy things on it, not the little can of spray. Researching medieval weapons, Carl goes to the Hydecker Museum and arrives in the middle of a spat between curator Mendel Boggs and interior decorator Minerva Musso. Musso works for the soft drink company that's bought out the museum with plans to turn it into a disco. Carl finds out Hocking is involved with a bottling company, and begins to put pieces together. He suspects Boggs is donning the suit of armor from the museum and killing those responsible for taking his museum and job. Carl visits Musso to get more info but is interrupted by the Black Knight, who knocks Carl unconscious and kills Musso with an axe. The police get Boggs to try on the armor but it obviously doesn't fit. He's not the killer. Carl goes to a coat of arms dealer to research the shield on display with the armor and discovers the history of Guy de Mettencourt. Carl realizes de Mettencourt's spirit is animating the armor to keep the disco from opening. At night in the museum, Carl is attacked by the Black Cross Knight, but luckily the museum also has on display the battle axe blessed by Pope Gregory - the only weapon capable of defeating de Mettencourt's armor.
    [SIZE=-1] (continuity trouble: Carl's narration states Ramutka is killed "Tuesday, 11:15PM." The next date given is "Wednesday, 11:42PM." That means Ramutka hung skewered on his door for a full day without being noticed. Also, counting out the days, that puts an extra day in the week - per the narration, Ramutka is killed "Tuesday," the cops investigate "Wednesday," Danvers is killed "the next night," then Hocking is killed "Thursday." What night could've come between Wednesday and Thursday? I'll say the 'Wednesday' is a mistake. The specific date comes thanks to the calendar by the door to the morgue, showing Friday (from Carl's narration) is on the 15th, which another look at the calendar lets me know could be February, March or November of 74. November is taken by "Bad Medicine" so I flipped a coin and picked March.)[/SIZE]
    The Knightly Murders 7 Mar 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    April 5 - 8
    A cemetery relocation separates the head of Harold "Swordman" Baker from his body, and the headless motorcycle rider returns to claim his revenge against members of the Jokers motorcycle gang, who'd decapitated him twenty years earlier in a prank gone awry. Kolchak solves the mystery (with no help from Police Captain Jonas) and reunites Baker's head with his body, ending the ride. Jonas is busted to traffic sergeant after these events.
    [SIZE=-1] (continuity trouble: The second date mentioned in the narration is actually February 5th but I'm sticking with April. I'm placing this in '74 in an attempt to keep the events from happening after the episode has aired.)[/SIZE]
    Chopper 31 Jan 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    May
    Transplanted Cajun Paul Langois volunteers for a university sleep research project under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Pollack. He will be kept asleep but unable to dream for months.
    The Spanish Moss Murders 6 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    May 2
    College man Pete Burdette is found dead with a beautiful young woman on campus. Heart attack is the official cause of death.
    Demon In Lace 7 Feb 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    May 10 - 12
    Another death at Illinois State Technical College - another top athlete drops dead of a heart attack. Like Pete Burdette last Thursday, Don Rhiner had been perfectly healthy, and his body was found with the body of a young woman - Marlene Franks. Investigating the death, Carl meets Rosalind Winters, a reporter for the campus weekly paper. While Kolchak checks things out, Craig Donnelly and Betty Walker are going back to Craig's place when Betty trips and falls down the stairs. A 'Nam vet, Craig knows Betty is dead. As Craig is on the phone calling for help, Betty gets up and walks out, leaving behind a horrid stench and a confused Craig. Mark Hansen leaves the home/office of Prof. C. Evan Spate where he was assisting Spate's translation of an ancient tablet found by the Julius Whitehead expedition in Iraq - right before Whitehead goes bananas. Hansen goes back to his dorm and gets a knock on the door - Betty Walker. The next day, Kolchak intrudes on the investigation of Hansen's death and gets Betty's name from Capt. Siska. Checking her out, he talks to Donnelly and finds out Walker was dead before she ever went to Hansen's. Further research reveals that Franks, the woman found with Rhiner, had also died several hours before being found with Rhiner. Carl interviews Spate since it seems all the dead men have had some relationship to him and the tablet. Meanwhile, Maria Venegas is found dead from a gas leak in her apartment, but as with Walker, she gets up and walks away leaving behind the stench of death. While researching demons and succubus' in the INS offices, Carl is delighted to hear a police report of another missing corpse. He goes to Venegas' apartment, noting a picture of the disappeared decedent. That night, Mark Thompson is called to Prof. Spate's. He needs a new assistant. Thompson introduces the professor to a girl he's just met - Maria Venegas. She begins laughing hysterically and Thompson storms out, mad and embarrassed by her actions. Kolchak arrives at Spate's and sees Maria. Spate hears something outside and is suddenly overwhelmed by a stench, but only Kolchak comes in, looking for Maria. Spate kicks Carl out so Kolchak goes to Dr. Salem Mozart in the Department of Classical Ethnology to get some more info on succubus' and the tablet Spate is translating, which seems to be the same one written about in the 1500s. Carl realizes he must destroy the tablet to destroy the succubus. Mark Thompson is on the verge of making up (and out) with Maria when she suddenly turns into a withered old hag and drops dead. With the spirit of the succubus gone, her body returns to its beautiful young (but still dead) state. And why did the succubus leave Maria before killing Thompson? It senses Kolchak trying to destroy the tablet. Taking physical form, the succubus blows into the Spate's study and fights with Carl to save the tablet but he manages to shatter it. The succubus drops and turns to dust, like all Carl's other evidence of this story. But at least Spate decides to tell the cops the tablet was destroyed by accident, saving Carl another ride in a cop car.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Carl states it's 11 May when Rhiner's body is found. Then states it's 11 May again on what is obviously the next day. That is changed in narration to 12 May the next time he says anything about it. I'd rather have this before "Spanish Moss Murders" because Carl refs Captain Siska's therapy, but that would put it after the airdate plus when Carl visits Dr. Mozart he says it's the weekend, which works in 74 but not 75.)[/SIZE]
    Demon In Lace 7 Feb 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1] 1974
    May 21 - June 2
    After taking victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Ripper murderer comes to Chicago, killing prostitutes; Kolchak comes to believe that rather than a copycat, this is the same Ripper that terrorized London in 1888 and other places over the years, killing upwards of seventy woman from Paris to Italy to Athens to New York City
    The Ripper 13 Sep 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    June 3
    Cynthia Tibbs, a member of the Mix Match dating service, is inducted into the exclusive group of Olympians by the company's owner, Helen Surtees.
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    July 3 - 10
    Michelle Louise Kelly (25), an assistant on Dr. Aaron Pollack's sleep project, is killed leaving work. Her chest cavity is caved in. Officially, it's ruled a hit-and-run. On the 6th while on his way to the dentist's office, Carl picks up a call on his police band radio. A chef at a ritzy French restaurant has been killed. Carl arrives to find a body covered with green 'salad.' Captain Siska - formerly known as "Mad Dog" but now of the "I'm okay, you're okay" set thanks to group therapy - is on the scene and tells Kolchak they already have a suspect. When Carl goes to the police station, he finds the cops aren't being completely forthcoming about the facts of the case. Sneaking into the files, he finds a reference to the Kelly death. What does a hit-and-run have to do with a murder? Meanwhile, Bobby Ray Salonge is killed in the basement of the Champlain Apartments. After a few days of going through the phone book trying to find the right Michelle Kelly, Carl finds out she was working at Northwestern University on the sleep research project. On the 9th, Carl interviews Dr. Pollack but gets little out of him other than Kelly was clumsy and had almost awakened their subject when she bumped into the equipment. Carl goes to the Chicago Botanic Gardens to find out what the green stuff at the chef's murder was. It's Spanish Moss. Not native to Chicago and not likely to be found anywhere other than an expensive greenhouse. Carl gets a tip about Salonge and goes to the apartment building, where the building manager tells Carl Salonge was apparently some sort of street musician. Kolchak checks out the street scene and runs across a fiddler named Jean who knew Salonge but is to eager to get to a recording studio to talk. Jean's pal Pepe LaRue (real name Maurice Shapiro) also knew Bobby Ray and his foul-tempered friend Paul Langois, who disappeared a few months back. As they're walking along, Maurice telling Kolchak about the Cajuns in Chicago and their legends like peremalfait, the faux Frenchman disappears. Kolchak checks the alley and snaps a few pictures of something in the shadows, but doesn't find any sign of Maurice. Kolchak's photos don't show much (as usual) but he knows it's the real killer. He tells Siska he thinks Langois is the killer but the cops are on it - Langois is Pollack's subject and hasn't been awake for six weeks. Kolchak heads back to Pollack, who gives him a quick brush-off but not before a bunch of alarms go off. Pollack admits not knowing exactly why it's happening, but that is just does once in awhile. Meanwhile, a police patrolman is killed by the peremalfait. Kolchak tracks Jean down at the recording studio and finds out that peremalfait is a swamp legend - a boogeyman that can only be killed by a stake of Bayou Gum. Back at the sleep research project, Kolchak finds Siska already there trying to get Langois awakened. Kolchak points out that the mysterious alarms all happened at times when murders were being committed. Somehow, Langois was dreaming a creature from his childhood into existence and it was killing people who were threatening it. Pollack tries to wake Langois but he dies. Kolchak hopes the nightmares are over. Those hopes are dashed when he goes back to the INS offices and finds water and moss all over his desk. The peremalfait is after him now. He breaks into the Botanic Garden to get the Bayou Gum for a stake, then heads down into the sewers - hot and humid and perfect for a swamp monster. After a harrowing chase, Kolchak stakes the creature and it washes away.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Not a lot really. When Kolchak is checking the EEG readouts to match up the alarms against the murders, he mentions "June 5" for some reason. And it seems weird that nothing goes on during the 7th and 8th.)[/SIZE]
    The Spanish Moss Murders 6 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    July 26 - 30
    Kolchak attends the dedication of the new Lakefront Hospital, hosted by hospital director Dr. Ralph Carrie and Walter Green, who's firm built the hospital. During the dedication, there's a power fluctuation. It seems minor, but Kolchak notices a nurse whispering to Carrie and Green and then they tell the gathered reporters that due to time considerations, the lower levels of the hospital will not be toured. Suspicious, Carl follows Nurse Janice Eisen down to the pathology lab where she works but she refuses his questions. Kolchak comments on the heat in the basement even though he can feel cold air coming from the air conditioning vents and notices cracks in the walls. Then he feels a small quake. Something is going on. While Vincenzo looks over Kolchak's article on the dedication (obviously written by Emily), Kolchak looks over plans he stole from the hospital. Vincenzo tries to assign a gang shooting to Carl but he scams Tony into tackling it himself. Carl calls up architectural engineer Don Kibbey into the hospital's basement. He doesn't see anything too major in the heat and cracking, but admits it could warrant some further investigation. Then the lights begin to blow and Kibbey runs, leaving Carl alone in the place. Carl runs into Nurse Eisen again who admits there has been several deaths in the hospital, including an electrical engineer who was killed during the power fluctuation at the dedication ceremony. All the deceased had some connection to electrical equipment. The next day Carl sneaks into a meeting of pathologists who are discussing the deaths. It seems the victims blood has been reduced to a "black, tar-like substance." All the plasma has been removed. Captain Webster bust Carl at the meeting and tosses him out so he tracks down Jim Elkhorn, who pulled his men off the hospital construction. Elkhorn is also a tribal shaman, and has little time for Carl but does mention one word - "Matchemonedo." Back at the hospital, 22 year-old patient Claudia Granoff is the latest victim. Carl slips past hospital guards with a disguise of bedpans and gets Eisen to go with him to Elkhorn's apartment to discuss Matchemonedo. He tells Carl it's an ancient invisible bear-god that was in the area even before the indians. They convince Elkhorn to go back to the hospital to try and banish the creature. One of the offices blows up while they're there, and in the confusion Carl and Elkhorn steal a stack of un-exposed x-ray slides. Back in the INS offices, they piece the films together to get their first look at Matchemonedo, which looks like a giant eye. They do some more research into the history of Matchemonedo and Carl realizes that all the reports are from summer months. As if, like a bear, it hibernated during the winter. But at some point the lake shifted and basically kept that area in a winter-like state. Now that the land has been reclaimed, the hospital construction has somehow awakened the force. Carl and Elkhorn take their findings to Green and Dr. Carrie who are ready to throw them out when there's a disturbance in the basement. The beast is in the Cobalt Room, feeding on the cobalt and growing. Finally, they have proof that can't be ignored. Green and Carrie start an evacuation of the hospital, telling the major news services (not the INS) that it's because of a weakening of the foundation. Kolchak takes two good cameras and infrared and ultraviolet film down to the basement to try and get pictures of Matchemonedo for Tony. He bypasses workers pushing refrigeration hoses down to the basement and something starts to happen, but before Carl can get away he collapses in the cold. He wakes up in St. Vincents's Hospital. Tony tells him Green pulled him out and he's got minor frostbite. The cold also destroyed the fancy film ($40 down the tubes) but Carl still has pics from his regular camera - a big, blurry eye.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Nothing so far. Other than all of Matchemonedo's appearances being during the summer, there's really no dating I picked up on, so I just picked a few days during a month I hadn't used yet.)[/SIZE]
    The Energy Eater 13 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    August
    "Old Mrs. Resnick" is found dead in the Roosevelt Heights neighborhood of Chicago. Shortly afterwards, Ali Lakshimi opens an Indian restaurant in the predominantly Jewish area and begins painting swastikas all over the place.
    [SIZE=-1](Starman tells Kolchak she was killed "a couple of months ago.")[/SIZE]
    Horror In The Heights 20 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    August 14 - 20
    After filing his story on the death of crime syndicate member Willie Pike, Kolchak is sent to a police stand-off where more syndicate members, the Russo brothers, are killed. Denied info by the police, Kolchak goes to morgue attendant Gordon "Gordy the Ghoul" Spangler, who tells him that not only were the deaths of Pike and the Russo's not your standard events - they all had their spines snapped - but another body was found with the Russos. A Haitian named Francois Edmonds that Gordy had seen the week prior with six .44 magnum slugs in his chest and chicken blood in his ear. Kolchak realizes a zombie is on the loose, after those involved in his death. One of those is police captain Winwood, which indicates to Kolchak that Winwood was involved in some less-than-honest activities, but his evidence is destroyed during the final confrontation with the zombie and Francois Edmonds is laid to rest in St. Lucy's Cemetary for the third (and hopefully final) time.
    The Zombie 20 Sep 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    August 22 (approx.)
    Temporary sports reporter Ron Up**** writes some unflattering remarks about roller derby queen Stuffy Padachenko of the Atlanta Amazons. Carl keeps the lead jammer from twisting Ron's head off by saying he's an internal bleeder. Ron promises Kolchak tickets to the upcoming World Series.
    They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... 27 Sep 1974 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    August 26
    Leon Van Heusen, creator of a 'universal language' called Mathmatico, calls in a UFO report.
    They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... 27 Sep 1974 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September (approx.)
    Pepe Torres is transferred to the Sherwood hotel in Chicago, Illinois. He appears to serve no real function, spending his time playing the flute and being fawned over by three beautiful "assistants", but hotel owner George Andrews insists Torres' every whim is catered to.
    Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 2
    Kolchak is excited. Up**** owes him a ticket to the first game of the first World Series in 29 years to have the Cubs on deck. Vincenzo has a story about a dead animal at the Lincoln Park Zoo but Carl states the dead leopard is yesterday's news. In a way, he's right. The leopard was yesterday, this morning a cheetah died. Two animals in two days arouse Carl's curiosity and he decides he has time to check it out before the game. On the way, Carl's malfunctioning radio picks up part of a police report with the dreaded words "officer down." Carl takes a detour to Radyne Electronics where he witnesses a wall explode soundlessly and cops get tossed about like ragdolls. Which is nothing compared to watching two tons of lead ingot vanish into thin air. Police Captain Quill sees it too, but forbids Carl from reporting. A security guard was killed during the attack. Carl also notices several men in suits hanging around. Heading on out to the Zoo, he hears a radio call-in show with Alfred Brindle complaining about black goo on his yard. At the Zoo, he finds some black goo himself in the cheetah's cage. The bars of the cage have also been blown apart, an odd symptom of the heart attack the Zoo animals were supposed to have had. Calling the radio station to inquire about the caller, Carl is hung up on after the station denies the call took place. The man Carl heard had blamed a city paving project, so Carl calls the city offices and is hung up on again. Missing the first innings of the game, which he can barely hear due to his radio acting up, Carl heads on out to Mariposa Way, where the man with the lawn problem lived. The yard is easy to spot, now being a yellowed mess. Seems an hour after the call, Brindle's problem was attacked with a variety of methods to remove the goo, up to and including flamethrowers. But they didn't get it all. Carl finds a chunk of goo identical to what he found at the zoo. Brindle also tells Carl of what his neighbors had experienced; one had his stereo ripped out of his house, and another had several of her cats killed. Meanwhile, purse-snatcher Keeter Hudson hides out in a condemned building full of electronic equipment...and dies there. Dr. Bess Winestock at the zoo confirms the goo from Brindle's yard matches the zoo goo. Hydrochloric acid, acetone and bone marrow. Carl gets Monique Marmelstein to develop the photos from Radyne, but they show typically little of use. Carl hits the morgue to get info about the Radyne guard's death. He's given a tame 'heart attack' story but Gordy the Ghoul slips him a tape with the real info - bone marrow sucked dry. Heading back to INS, he starts to fill in Vincenzo and finds his photos gone. Men in suits threatened Monique with an audit if she didn't hand them over. They also talk to Tony, leading Vincenzo to tell Carl they don't need another UFO story. But Carl had never mentioned UFOs. Now he knows what's going on and that the government wants it covered up. Carls visits a meeting of a UFO group, and hears about Leon Van Heusen's sighting at Snake Rock. Heading up there, Carl finds Leon's equipment - and Leon. Also a tape Leon made, talking to something before screaming his last. At a nearby planetarium (probably Adler Planetarium on Lake Shore Drive), Carl is attacked by the invisible invader as its studying star charts. Only his camera flash saves him. He thinks its the light driving the thing off, but when cops try to pin it down outside with spotlights, it only gets irritated. Carl realizes its not the flash but the whine of the recharger. Using a compass, which goes haywire near the thing, Carl finds the spaceship. He's attacked again but again the camera drives the thing away. It gets back into its ship and leaves Carl to ponder the story of a traveler with a breakdown, stopping to fix its vehicle, grab a snack, check the map and be on its way again.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Not much since all of Carl's actions take place on one day and night, other than crowding into "Firefall" a little bit. Might end up moving "Firefall" to '73 when all is said and done to spread things out a bit.)[/SIZE]
    They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... 27 Sep 1974 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 3
    Arsonist and classical music fan Frankie Markoff is killed in Rabino's Arcade
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 7 (6:40PM)
    Not long after conductor Ryder Bond's limo cuts off Markoff's hearse, violinist and Bond friend George Mason dies of spontaneous combustion. A witness sees Bond at the scene though others say he was with them elsewhere.
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 8
    Mrs. Felicia Porter, a classical music "groupie" dies of spontaneous combustion. Again, Ryder Bond is witnessed at the scene but has an ironclad alibi.
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 9 (5:30PM)
    Kolchak follows Philip Rourke, an associate of Bond's, who dies in car of spontaneous combustion. Carl saw Bond in car before fire but again, Bond is elsewhere. Kolchak confronts a strangely silent Bond, only to have him disappear and the apartment burst into flames around Kolchak. A visit to a gypsy named Maria Hargrove points Kolchak towards a doppleganger - the spirit of a dead person taking the form of someone living. Carl learns that when Bond goes to sleep, the doppleganger will be able to take over his body. In the meantime, Kolchak's nosing around has put him on the death list and if he goes to sleep, he too will be killed.
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 10 (not stated in narration but obvious)
    Kolchak's investigation reveals Bond's encounter with Markoff's funeral procession and leads Kolchak to realize who the doppleganger really is. With Bond safely in a church, Carl goes to the cemetary to dig up Frankie Markoff's body and takes it back to the arcade, where he confronts the doppleganger with evidence of its death. The arcade goes up in flames, but the doppleganger is no more. Arrested leaving the scene of the fire, Kolchak looks forward to a peaceful night's sleep in the slammer.
    Fire Fall 8 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    September 20 - 26
    Twenty-two year old William Cubby suddenly ages seventy or so years and drops dead while jogging. The next night, Cynthia Tibbs undergoes the same rapid aging while exercising and falls from her third floor balcony in the exclusive singles apartment complex she lives in. Kolchak is there the morning the body is found, researching an article on the 'swinging singles' scene. No one can ID the body, but Kolchak finds a ring that slipped from it's finger. Checking the body of the old jogger in the morgue, he finds a mark on its finger that indicates he wore a ring also, and he finds a key in the personal effects. Kolchak searches where the body was found and finds the ring, then tracks down the apartment, which belongs to Cubby. Kolchak also finds out Cubby had a glass eye. Meanwhile, "Lance Mervin" (Irvin, to his mother) is inducted in the Olympians, an exclusive group in the Mix Match dating service. That night, he too ages and dies. Searching Tibbs' apartment, Kolchak discovers she too was a member of the Olympians and checks out the Mix Match service, and its beautiful manager, Helen Surtees. He sneaks in at night and records Helen praying in a strange language. On a hunch that it's Greek, Kolchak enlists the aid of ex-college professor/current cab driver Kaz, who tells him the language is Greek - ancient Greek. Kaz also recognizes a photo of Helen as being the spitting image of every statue of Helen of Troy he's ever seen. While trying to remove the Olympian ring Kolchak foolishly slipped on, Kaz fills Kolchak in on Helen, the sacrifices she must make to Hecate to maintain eternal youth and beauty and how to destroy her. Kolchak goes back to Mix Match, destroying the temple and telling Helen about her less-than-perfect sacrifice, William Cubby of the glass eye. The gods are not amused, and Helen is turned into a statue. And the ring falls off Kolchak's finger.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Based on the way I count days, I'd rather put this episode in 1976. Near the end, Tony tells Carl that "tomorrow is Friday" and by my count, the ep actually ran from Sep. 20th to the night of the 24th, making Friday the 25th which doesn't happen until 1976 - or way back in 1970. But I'd prefer to keep from having to figure out how the show was aired before it actually took place if at all possible, so I'll allow that there could've been an extra day or so in there. Also, the driver's license Kolchak looks at in Cubby's apartment is actually for a Jerry Gaines (or Grimes - not positive) with a Los Angeles address.)[/SIZE]
    The Youth Killer 14 Mar 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    October 11 - 13
    Harry Starman goes to his regular Friday night poker game in the run-down Roosevelt Heights area with some buddies. Julius "Buck" Fineman (72) is another player, and goes out for some glasses for the wine. He doesn't come back. When his body is found, it's been shredded. Officially, according to Officer York, by rats. Kolchak heads back to the office and talks to Tony about the conditions in the neighborhood and how bad it is for the older folks stuck there. Miss Emily is still in the office. She confesses to Carl that she really just took the job so she can work on her detective novel. She can get free paper and use of the typewriter. Later that evening, Sol and Miriam Goldstein are leaving the theater and take an alley shortcut home. Miriam is worried, because of Fineman's death and the swastikas that have been popping up all over the neighborhood lately but Sol is stubborn. In the alley, they're surprised by a police officer which turns out not to be what he seems. Carl is awakened by an un-named caller and responds to the alley where the Goldstein's bodies are found. Officer York again suggests that rats are responsible for the shape of the bodies. Harry Starman is on the scene, too. He's the one that called Carl. He tells Carl he knows who's behind the murders, and takes Carl to an Indian restaurant that opened up shortly after Mrs. Resnick's death. He's seen the old man that runs the place painting the swastikas on the walls. Dubious about the existence of Hindu Nazis, Kolchak hops the fence behind the Lakshimi Restaurant and takes photos while Harry waits outside. Harry then sees Kolchak coming down the alley towards him and asks him what he's doing out there. Still inside the fence, Kolchak says he's not out there, he's in here - then he hears the scream. By the time Kolchak scrambles back over the fence, Starman is dead, exhibiting the same bite marks as the others. Carl sees an old Indian man at the end of the alley. The man says something Carl doesn't quite catch, and when he looks for the man, he runs into to policemen who arrest Kolchak. Detectives Prodman and Thomas question Kolchak until Tony bails him out.
    Carl tracks down exterminator Frank Rivas and asks if rats could attack a person in under a minute, as the cops say happened to Starman. Franks considers the idea highly unlikely. Carl goes to the restaurant and talks to the young waiter, Barry. He says the owner, Ali Lakshimi, is a little odd, asking people if they see old friends and relatives around at night - whether their old friends and relatives or dead now or not. Carl sneaks into the back of the place where the old man lives and takes a few pictures. The old man confronts Carl, firing a crossbow at him but missing. Carl high-tails it and the old man collapses in tears. Carl develops the photos and shows them to Tony, telling him he's researched the swastika and found out the Nazis didn't invent it. It's actually and old Hindu symbol. That night, Officers York and Boxman are on patrol. They see something in an alley and check it out. York thinks he sees Sgt. DeVito, who should be on sick leave, and Boxman thinks he sees his mom. Boxman runs to her, and when York follows, he sees DeVito over Boxman's body.
    Carl questions museum curator Lane Marriot about Hindu culture and finds out that the word he'd heard the old man say was "Rakshasa." The Rakshasa are demons that can only be killed by a crossbow firing bolts blessed by Brahma. Tony trashes the story, complaining that what started out as a serious story about the plight of the elderly in the city has become drivel about Hindu monsters. Carl goes back to the restaurant and talks to the old man, sick and probably dying. He tells Carl he's been hunting Rakshasa for sixty years but now he's too old. He also tells Carl it will appear to him as someone he trusts, to which Carl says he trusts no one. The old man tells Carl it's not safe there and to go, giving him the crossbow and arrows. On his way out, Carl sees Miss Emily in the alley. She tells him she followed him to do research for her story. Carl tells her to stay away from him or he'll shoot with the crossbow. She keeps coming, saying she's afraid out there in the alley at night. Carl pulls the trigger and the Rakshasa drops. Carl considers telling Emily that it appeared as her, meaning he trusts her, but doesn't think she'd take kindly to the idea that he ended up shooting her.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Hoo-boy...by now I don't expect much continuity from Kolchak, but this... It starts, per Carl's narration, on October 14th - a Friday. By the middle of the ep when the two policemen are attacked in the alley, it's "March 3rd, 12:15AM." And right after this, Officer York asks his partner what time it is and is told it's about two-thirty. Since the ep aired in December 74, I just picked a Friday in October to start it and am letting it go at that unless I need this October for something else later.)[/SIZE]
    Horror In The Heights 20 Dec 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    November 8 - 12
    Dr. Jules Copenick (43), a biologist working for Oceanic Oil International, returns late to his office after attending an overseas conference. Kolchak arrives at the lab hours later as the police are investigating Copenick's death. Captain Molnar doesn't allow pictures but Kolchak takes a look at the body. Copenick has been ripped apart quite literally. The police still don't know where his arm is at. While looking around, Kolchak finds a large, walk-in freezer but it's hot and humid inside. The freezer had conked out shortly after Copenick closed up the lab and went to the conference. There are several cannisters inside, at least one of which has fallen over and opened. Getting the run-around about Copenick's work, Kolchak ends up at the office of OIO's Vice President of public Relations, Thomas J. Kitzmiller. Kitzmiller tells Carl a little about Copenick's biology work and that the cannisters contained core samples from deep in the arctic. He also mentions Copenick's assistant, Dr. Helen Lynch, but says she's been in the hospital after a car accident and can't see anyone. When Kolchak finally makes it back to the INS office with his story, Tony is peeved. All the other services have already reported Copenick's death. It's old news. Naturally, Kolchak decides to go to the hospital and, with the help of a potted fern, sneaks into Lynch's room. Before being found and booted out, Carl finds out from Lynch that in those core samples they found cells which, when thawed out, "started to exhibit biological functions." After being frozen for untold millenia, the cells were alive! That night, photographer Robert Gurnyey is attacked in his apartment. His leg is nearly torn off. Kolchak arrives to find that the suspect - a gorilla - has been shot and killed. But neighbors Kolchak questions state that it looked more man-like than gorilla-like.
    Kolchak tries to see Kitzmiller again but is put off, then he hears that the lab has been broken into. He runs into Capt. Molnar again in the lab, where one of the windows has been broken out. Molnar states it's just a case of vandalism at the scene of a previous crime. No big deal.
    A nighttime delivery to Vito's Meat Market (near the old stadium - Stagg Field) is interrupted and truck driver William Pratt is killed. Kolchak arrives on scene just in time to snap a few pics of some hairy ape-man escaping the scene. He hears some animal control officers say they'd fired six tranqualizers into the beast and it wasn't even slowed down. Captain Molnar "accidentally" throws Kolchak's camera on the ground and stomps on it.
    Kolchak goes to the police station to try and get his camera back. Molnar apologizes and tells Carl to leave a voucher and he'll be reimbursed. Kolchak sneaks into Molnar's office and finds pictures of the ape-man killed at the scene of Gurney's attack. Back at the hospital, Kitzmiller and some OIO scientists are talking to Lynch. While they don't think it's possible, it seems the cells brought back from the arctic may have multiplied and grown into these ape-men. Carl finds out from Vincenzo that the story has been cancelled. The oil company's reach is far, it seems. That night, Rosetta Mason is attacked on her way home.
    Kolchak gets a picture of the beast's footprint. He tries to find someone to question about it, but it seems OIO has put the word out to keep quiet. Kolchak ends up at a high school and talks to biology teacher Jack Burton. He gives Kolchak some background on the evolutionary chain but admits that if the samples came from the arctic, it could be anything. They don't know what happened up there "except that it froze." He does suggest to Carl that if it's a meat-eater, it probably does it's hunting at night and hides in caves during the day. Kolchak heads back to the OIO lab, sneaking in through the boarded up window. Most of the core cannisters are gone but he finds one under a lamp with some sort of embryo growing in it. There are no caves in Chicago, but attacks all took place close to OIO and it is in turn close to Stagg Field, under which are the tunnels used during the Manhattan Project. With an armload of flares, Kolchak heads into the tunnels. He finds the body of Mason. He also finds one of the ape-men, and nearly has it calmed down when a troop of Molnar's police arrive. The creature attacks Carl and is put down by tranqualizers. It's taken away, somewhere, along with Carl's camera (again) and Carl is left in the tunnels reporting into his tape recorder.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Luckily, Kolchak's involvement in "Bad Medicine" doesn't actually start until the 16th, leaving room for this episode.)[/SIZE]
    Primal Scream 17 Jan 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    November 12 (11:20PM)
    Rhonda June Marsky is surprised by a raven which turns into a giant Native American shaman and kills her, taking her 350 caret diamond pendant.
    Bad Medicine 29 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    November 13 (1:30AM)
    Luci Lapont Addison is surprised by a coyote which turns into a giant Native American shaman and kills her, taking her $250,000 emerald bracelet.
    Bad Medicine 29 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1974
    November 16 - 17
    Kolchak suspects foul play in the deaths of Marsky and Addison despite an official ruling of suicide. These suspicions are confirmed when he comes across a gem exchange robbery involving a 7 foot tall Indian. He discovers the creature is an ancient shaman from a cliff-dwelling tribe called a Diablero. Kolchak defeats the Diablero in a deserted high-rise.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Nothing too bad. Thanks to a second look at the calendar I found I could keep it in '74 by moving "The Knightly Murders." I had a more detailed synopsis but my computer crashed (twice!) while trying to open Encarta and research some refs to past jewel thefts mentioned by Kolchak in this ep. If anyone can help out...)[/SIZE]
    Bad Medicine 29 Nov 74 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1975
    May 2 - 5
    Summoned to a fashion show by Mickey Patchek, Kolchak sees the man take a high dive out of a window. Carl grabs the man's camera. He talks to some of the models, including the beautiful Madelaine, to try and find out why Mickey called him. Top model Ariel wants Madelaine dropped from the show but her face is clawed by a cat. Another model, Melody Sedgwick, is scalded in a shower. Another stoolie, Murray Vernon, calls Carl and tells him he has the info Patchek wanted to give Kolchak, but Vernon is gunned down before he can tell Carl what it is or where it's at. The mob guys don't think they got to Vernon in time, and give Carl sixty hours to come up with the goods. The police think it has something to do with stealing fashion designs. Madelaine tells Kolchak Madame Trevi is a witch, which doesn't seem unlikely after a driverless car tries to run Carl down and he sees Trevi watching from a window. Checking out info on witches, Carl finds out they can't be drowned, hate the sound of breaking glass, and will lose their powers if publicly accused. A coven also gives Carl info on where to find Trevi's source of power. But it's a trick, and one of the coven members is Madelaine. Carl destroys the box as Trevi walks in. She collapses, but manages to tell Carl that Madelaine is the witch and the box helped Trevi keep her under control. Meanwhile, the mob guys ransack the INS offices to 'encourage' Carl, who still doesn't know what it is they want. Carl goes back to Trevi's salon to find the doll Madelaine is using to keep Trevi in the hospital, when Madelaine shows up and tells Carl the truth. She is indeed a witch, and would've taken Trevi to the top with her but Trevi turned against her. Now Madelaine wants to team up with Carl, and even tells him where the information the mobsters want is at. Carl doesn't give in, and after a struggle with possessed mannequins manages to get Madelaine out on the street and accuse her publicly. Madelaine collapses, her mind snapped. She even catches a medieval case of boils, destroying her looks.
    [SIZE=-1] (continuity trouble: Kolchak's narration say it's "Tuesday, May 2nd." Trevi states the show is the "mid-point year of the seventies" and later states "nineteen seventy-five". May 2nd is not on a Tuesday in '75. And after the opening "May 2nd" events, there's a scene which takes place the next day, then it's "May 2nd" again for Melody to take her shower. I'll say the 'Tuesday' part is wrong, I guess.)[/SIZE]
    The Trevi Collection 24 Jan 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1975
    September 22 - 8 October (approx.)
    Football player Lenny Strahan's heart is cut out. Days later, US Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant Rolf Anderson suffers the same fate. During a convention in the Sherwood Hotel, Kolchak meets Air Force pilot Captain Madge Timmins, who's heart is later removed. At the scene where her body is found, Kolchak is knocked out by a large, feathered creature. Deciding to check out the hotel, Kolchak ends up locked in the basement while hiding from police officer Lyons, a medal of honor winner. Carl finds a painting of a man in a feathered outfit like the one he saw and an ancient Aztec mummy in the hotel storeroom. After being released, Kolchak meets one of the hotel's key executives, a young man named Pepe Torres who appears to do nothing except play the flute and be followed around by three beautiful women. Meanwhile, Officer Lyons becomes the fourth victim. Kolchak's research leads him to the conclusion that Torres is to be the fifth, willing, sacrifice to Nanauatzin (the mummy Kolchak found) following a fifty-two year pattern based on the Aztec calendar and centering around the hotel chain. It's the time of the last sacrifice, which has to be done before Venus rises, as Venus is the ally of Quetzalcoatl and dark deeds are not permitted in its sight. In the sports arena where the final sacrifice is to take place, Kolchak manages to talk Pepe out of giving his life. Nanauatzin rises and tries to take Kolchak's life but without the fifth sacrifice, its time runs out and it collapses...at least until next time.
    [SIZE=-1] (this ep is a continuity buff's nightmare - according to Kolchak's narration, it starts on September 22 - a Monday. Seven days later when Anderson is killed, it's September 29 - a Wednesday. Officer Lyons is killed 13 days after the first victim, but when Kolchak visits the Mexican Embassy, he's told the Cultural Attache won't be back until October 1. And during the final showdown, the date on Kolchak's watch shows MON 25. Unless a later, better thought-out episode conflicts, I'm using "Monday, September 22nd" as my start date, putting this ep in 1975 and not worrying about the rest. Also, if I start my calculator on 1507 and keep adding 52, the years work out correctly.)[/SIZE]
    Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 (Valentine's Day, appropriately enough) [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1976
    April 20 - 21
    Deep in some unfinished tunnels of Merrymount Archives Inc. Dr. James Verhyden and his assistant Howard Kemper make an unusual find. As Verhyden takes the strange rock samples back to his lab, Kemper is attacked and killed.
    The next morning, electrician Lawrence Earl Coogan is down in another section of tunnels when he too is attacked and killed. Police Lieutenant Irene Lamont is typically tight-lipped about the circumstances of the two deaths, stating security reasons. Carl is disgusted by how quickly other reporters succumb to Lamont's feminine wiles and drop their questions. He worms his way into Coogan's autopsy, where he finds out that, like Kemper, Coogan's wounds are consistent with reptile teeth. Kolchak, representing the INS - International Nickel Syndicate - goes to Merrymount and takes a tour of the facility courtesy of Jack Flaherty. Merrymount stores records for big business and governments in their extensive underground vault system, keeping the files safe from most everything including nuclear war. Carl meets a rather paranoid Verhyden and peeved union man Ted Chapman, who tells Carls where the bodies were found. Kolchak uses an electric cart and heads off into the tunnels to investigate. He comes face-to-face with a man-sized alligator-type monster. Running for his life, he lands in the arms of police led by Lt. Lamont. As they haul him out, a man from the "water department" demands Kolchak be put in their custody but Lamont refuses. Back in the INS offices after Tony gets him out of jail, Kolchak calls ex-con Arnie Wisemore. Wisemore builds a crate and deliver's Carl to Merrymount inside of it disguised as 'precision instruments.' Carl makes his way to Verhyden's lab and finds Verhyden's big discovery - eggs. The creature bursts through the wall and kills Verhyden. Kolchak runs and a bunch of gun-toting "water department" guys are wiped out by the creature. Kolchak checks one of the bodies and finds military dog tags. Then Lt. Lamont finds him. Carl talks to head "water department" guy, Colonel Brody. Brody knows the creatures are real and is worried about national security - what if the creatures get into underground missile silos and such? Carl counters with concerns for the general public - what if they get into subway tunnels? The creature comes through another wall and Carl gets away. He heads back to Verhyden's lab and grabs the nest. He takes it deep into the tunnels where the creature takes it from him and heads off into the darkness. Carl has no doubts this story will be buried like so many others.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Another one that I'm putting much later than I'd prefer. But Carl states that the day of the autopsy is a Wednesday, and other than 1971 (pre-"The Night Stalker") this is the only time April 21 falls on a Wednesday in the 70s.)[/SIZE]
    The Sentry 28 Mar 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]1978
    April 2 - 7
    Carl lays out of work, spending the day fishing. That night, Nobel Prize winning Professor Avery Walker is attacked and killed by a robot he was working on. A mailman is also attacked, his uniform stolen. When Carl finally shows in the office the next day, Vincenzo assigns the obituary to him, having just sent Up**** to San Fransisco CA to cover the Mendenham trial. Listed simply as a heart attack, Walker's death holds little interest for Carl but the file on Walker hasn't been updated since '67 so he has to get some info from the widow. He finds her drinking heavily, going on about the top secret, hush-hush nature of Walker's work at the Tyrell Institute. She also lets slip the name of Walker's assistant, Leslie Dwyer. On his way to interview her, Carl's police radio picks up a call. Carl arrives in time to see a man in a mailman's uniform and odd blue mask bull his way through a dozen or so of Chicago's finest, who are strangely reluctant to shoot. Stranger, the thief stole only cosmetic supplies from a mortician... er ... cosmetologist. Carl gets little out of his interview with Dr. Dwyer. She's a specialist in 'autonetics' and Walker was into micro-circuitry with a few 'books for the blind' tapes on morality and such lying about her apartment. Meanwhile, the make-up thief uses the mortician's wax to cover the blue mask in an attempt to give it a more human-like appearance. Carl's inquiries draw the wrong type of attention (as usual) and Tony is pressured to kill the story. All manner of subtle threats are employed, including the possibility of condemning the very building the INS is housed in. A library is attacked by the robot, which takes a bunch of those 'books on tape'. At night, Dwyer has a visit from the masked mailman. When Carl goes back to her place in the morning to try and get more info, he finds her place full of cops but no Dwyer. With Miss Emily's help, Carl tracks down a library that's recently checked out more of those tapes, all dealing with philosophy and morality, and further tracks down who they were checked out too - Dwyer. He goes to the house she's hiding in and finds her with with the robot, RING - Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia. She'd been fired from the project after objecting to the military's insistence that RING be programmed with aggressive tendencies. RING had only killed Walker because it didn't want to die itself. The tapes were its attempt to learn right from wrong. The mailman's clothes and the make-up its way of making itself presentable for Dwyer. The Army ends up having followed Kolchak and bust into the house. When RING feels Dwyer is threatened, he attacks and is brought down by their bullets. Kolchak is spirited away for 'several days' and drugged into forgetting most of what happened.
    [SIZE=-1](continuity trouble: Carl's narration places Walker's death on "April 2, Sunday, 11:25PM." The events of the next day seem to pass and then it's "April 3, 7AM." Also, the only times April 2nd is on a Sunday in the 70s were 72 - when he's in Seattle facing down "The Night Strangler" - and here - 1978 - which is really later than I'd like it to take place. I'll most likely move it once all the eps are accounted for, and blame the date/day trouble on Kolchak's addled state of mind when he was trying to remember what happened.)[/SIZE]
    Mr. R.I.N.G. 10 Jan 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=COURIER NEW, COURIER][SIZE=-1]2027
    The Aztec millennium, when Nanauatzin is supposed to rise and lead under the evil god Tezcatlipoca. Hopefully Carl's interruption of the last cycle prevents this and helps Quetzalcoatl win the battle.
    Legacy of Terror 14 Feb 75 [/SIZE][/FONT]
     
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    I love watching the repeats on the Chiller channel but there is just something about Erik Estrada in a pink ruffled suit that is unsettling.
     

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