In late June of 2014, my friend Ryan showed me a mysterious postcard he’d received in the mail.
The front of the card featured a large black circle. Above the circle were the words “THIS IS A PORTABLE HOLE/PORTAL. MAKES THINGS DISAPPEAR AT WILL.” This was followed by a list of instructions on how to use the hole.
On the back, in red ink: “Not For Use Of Your Weenis.”
No sender was identified; Ryan told me he had no idea who had sent it. It was odd. A little creepy, perhaps, but mostly just amusing.
We didn’t know it then, but this was only the beginning.