In a stunning turn of events in the US, an abandoned military base on a large island far out to sea, last in use in the late 1980s. The base is a collection of roomy huts, previously seen empty, but now an insane man has apparently been kidnapping people and forcing them to live in the now refurbished rooms - small children to the very elderly.
A distress flare went up over the mysterious island two days ago - a prisoner had discovered a box of them beneath their bed. A water police patrol rescued them just as a balding, eldery white man dressed entirely in white and wearing sunglasses dashed out from a small glass dome in the very center of the island. An extingusher of sleeping gas was quickly put to work on him.
An investigation of the island revealed the said funky-wallpapered rooms had been refurbished with furniture way ahead of our time, plus some lava lamps.
A conversation in a police cell on the mainland was videotaped; he was asked why he was doing this in several ways, but each question got a single response; "They know too much!" would be screamed, followed by an evil laugh. The man appears to have lost it - that, or he is shielding the world from some kind of truth.
After half-an-hour of interrogation, the top-priority tape borrowed by the SPOOF ended - when the interrogation room was unlocked, it was empty.
Seconds later, a gas bomb was hurled into the room, and everybody in there - myself and several policemen - were knocked out on its explosion.
Coming round, I discover myself with my laptop in one of the cells on the island already mentioned. The room has a kitchen, a bedroom and a general living room, but all doors and windows are locked or impossible to escape from. I have contact with the man who runs this buisiness on the televison - it is the only channel - but all he will do is laugh evilly and claim "I know too much."
What this man is up to is anybody's guess. I am submitting this article now. Mayday! Mayday!