In the years after World War II, agents of the FBI began to document the unexplained phenomenon that defied explanation. These reports included various types of spirits, practitioners of the occult, and other horrific monsters. The only organized opposition to these beings was by the Catholic Church. For centuries, the Church defended mankind from these horrors in two ways. One group of specialized priests sought out unholy beings and destroyed them when possible. The second group suppressed knowledge of the supernatural from ordinary people to prevent another age of superstition.
The Church was not the only ones who knew of the truth however, these individuals did not belong to any organization. These renegade hunters called themselves “Trackers” and like the Catholic Church, they hunted beings of supernatural origin with good intentions. Unfortunately, some of these trackers operated outside of the law and in some instances caused more problems than the creatures they hunted. They did not operate by any rules except those they chose to follow and they did not work in secrecy which regularly put them in conflict with the Church.
In 1951, the FBI convened a series of secret meetings with the Church, the leaders of Congress, and some of the most influential Trackers. The original intentions of the meetings were to bring order to the chaos created by the Trackers. However, from those meetings, a consensus formed there needed to be a government agency to handle the supernatural and paranormal.
In February of 1953, President Eisenhower signed a secretive executive order creating the Department of Forgotten Affairs under the auspices of the FBI and to be overseen by a designated secret member of the Senate. The first agents were priests and Trackers recruited by this Senator. Eventually, the agency promoted seven individuals as directors and the Senator’s identity became secret even from even the agency in which he oversaw. Only the directors know the Senator’s identity.
In the late 60s, the agency’s success led the Church to turn over its hunting and suppression activities to the agency which had by then been nicknamed “Oubliette.” Several priests and Trackers were not happy about this arrangement. Some of them chose to continue their work unsanctioned.
Oubliette is a series of short stories and flash fiction that takes place in a fictional world similar to our own. These stories will be grouped into episodes consisting of multiple flashes.
Scare at the Wellington Farm
- Part 1: Spartan Hills Paranormal Squad arrives at the Wellington farmhouse.
- Part 2: Griswold sets up cameras for the investigation of the Wellington farmhouse.
- Part 3: Griswold has a drink after setting up cameras.
- Part 4: Grace performs the seance.
- Part 5: SHIPS race home from the farmhouse.
- Part 6: Griswold awakens.
- Part 7: Pete and Chris arrive back at the farmhouse.
- Part 8: Griswold returns home.
- Part 9: Pete speaks with Grease.
- Part 10: Nosey landlady.
- Part 11: Griswold explores a well.
- Part 12: Griswold treats his injuries.
- Part 13: SHIPS meets at Fiddle Griddle.
- Part 14: Pete works in the funeral home.
- Part 15: Grace makes a spirit bag.
- Part 1: Owen and Mara travel to Spartan Hills
- Part 2: Pete returns to farmhouse… alone.
- Part 3: Griswold goes to the bank.
- Part 4: Owen and Mara arrive at Griswold’s apartment.
- Part 5: Owen and Mara interview Pete.
- Part 6: Owen and Mara visit the farmhouse.
- Part 7: Linda visits the library.
- Part 8: Grace is contacted by someone named Moriah.
- Part 9: The Oubliette agents help the child spirit.
- Part 10: Linda seeks help from campus paranormal society.
- Part 11: Owen and Mara visit Grace.
- Hold My Beer: A Halloween prank goes awry with deadly results.
The archive is the link to the previously written stories.