beano wrote:it seems like every day i am suspicious of someone else. today its windom earle. his absence in the story seems too conspicuous. why does briggs not mentiion anything about his abduction? did the drugs that earle gave him erase his memory? there are a couple references to "masking memories" in the book. is the entire town of twin peaks experiencing a collective masking memory?
I agree. Plus remember that Briggs and Earle were both on Blue Book. There's no mention by the Archivist/"Briggs" that Briggs was assigned to Blue Book for years, let alone Earle. One would have to think that Briggs and Milford knew each other from Blue Book, so not mentioning that isn't plausible (Briggs and Milford, as per the dossier, appear to have first met long after Blue Book was over). Further, we know from the series that Earle had figured out about the dugpas and the lodges and their connection to twin peaks at some point before blue book disbanded in 1969. That significant knowledge would be something that the Archivist would surely want to mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3lDx8vsVDQ
Further, the entire Blue Book time period (1952-1969) is rushed over quickly in the book. The only real mention during that time period is that Milford worked on it, and while he did he had correspondence with an "M" (likely Nixon) about some bizarre encounters, including perhaps one with aliens and Eisenhower. That screams red herring to me.