Monday, August 26, 2013

More Gang Stalking Madness!

So there I was, Dear Reader, on a routine insurance case where I had to interview an individual involved in a single-vehicle motor accident along a straight stretch of road late one night.

But this isn't about that.

My destination was only about an hour's drive from Bad City, not that far out. It was a miserable grey day with intermittent showers and a cold breeze. One of those days when you don't really want to get out of your vehicle unless you really had to.

I took a back-roads route, off the well-travelled highway. It was a better drive, in my opinion, and one of my favourites.

Then I noticed something strange. A number of vehicles I had passed going the other way, and there weren't all that many of them to begin with, had one headlight out.

And as we know, vehicles with only one working light are symbolic of organised gangstalking.

Is that what this was? Am I now a victim of the very thing I mocked earlier?

This Just In: Intelligence and Private Investigation

This morning's other nice surprise was receiving my recently ordered copy of "Intelligence and Private Investigation: Developing Sophisticated Methods for Conducting Enquiries" edited by Hank Prunkun, PhD.

Quite a title.

I purchased this after a heads-up from Hal Humphries over at Pursuit Magazine, who promised a review...

Still waiting, Hal.

Like I can talk.

Anyway, I'll get around to doing a review of my own as soon as I've had a chance to thoroughly read it. In the meantime, you can sneak a view of what's inside over at Amazon.

Having said that, I think I still owe you another review.

Shameless Product Placement: Monsieur Notebooks

As you should know by now, Dear Reader, I have a thing for notebooks. A compulsion that drives me - an urge that cannot be satiated.

Must. Have. More. Notebooks.

Moleskine, Leuchtturm, or some unnamed knock-off - I've gone through them all. And none of them have quite filled all my, quite specific, notebookery needs.

Well, enter a new contender.

I received an email this morning from Tom (probably his real name) informing me of the upcoming launch of Monsieur Notebooks.

They've even offered me a sample for review. That's a first!

Anyway, judging from the content of their website, I'm already excited by the prospect given that notebooks can be customised from a range of options or even created from scratch with their bespoke service.

Naturally, I've replied to Tom kindly accepting his offer and will gladly post a thorough review once I get my hot and sweaty hands on said product.

Lastly, here is a video on their coming launch.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Anatomy of a (Mostly Successful) Follow

I had a big day recently, Dear Reader, on a surveillance case following a subject from the only location we knew where she would be at within a particular timeframe.

The mission was to obtain a visual ID on her and commence with the follow to determine where she was staying and whether or not she was meeting anyone else. 

The Client prepared a detailed brief along with supplying photographs of the Subject and possible Third Party.

And this was my very first client-set value-based billing case.

So how did it go?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

No names, no pack-drill

You know how it goes.

I would have updated the blog sooner but I've been unavoidably detained by a number of real-world issues that have kept me otherwise occupied. It has been a hectic few weeks and I'm glad that it is now (mostly) behind me.

No doubt a few of you will surmise I have been away on some NWO-sanctioned black bag op against your fellow citizens and to that I can only tender the following video for your edutainment.

For the rest of you, those who aren't barking mad, expect a few more posts of an investigative nature over the next few days.

As you were.