THE TERRIBLE TALE OF MISTER VANDERSTOWE
Three months ago, wealthy local businessman J. M. Vanderstowe perished in a plane crash over the Appalachians. The wealthy recluse left no heirs to his large estate. His assets were turned over to a board of trustees from his extensive corporation. Unknown to the general public, Vanderstowe was a passionate collector and student of the Occult. Over the years, his money and international connections permitted him to gather a priceless collection of artifacts, relics, and curiosities from all over the world. The exact contents of Mr. Vanderstowe’s collection have remained a guarded mystery, but speculations abound.
The executor of Vanderstowe’s estate, Seth Applegate, has arranged for a small, private auction for noted collectors, scholars, and museums known for their interest in the Occult. The auction is by invitation only, and will be held at a location that will only be revealed a short time before it begins at midnight.