Mystery Message: The Plot Thickens

By James Nebrig

Editor’s note: This fictional story is submitted as a corollary to the real mystery messages that have appeared in the Denobis mailbox.


Recently, a member of the Denobis team, who is also an amateur radio buff, was listening on an unlisted and unused channel and picked up very interesting calls. The audio clarity was poor, but the operator was able to hear and decipher much of the exchange. Here is the written account the member provided to Denobis. Places where the operator was unable to decipher the speech or it was pure static are marked by a *.


“Alpha Uniform, Alpha Uniform, this is Juliet November, *** you read?”

“**er, Juliet November, read y****** and clear, what is your situation?”

“***** **iform, we are under heavy fire at grid Zulu 8 rep*** ulu 8! We have Magic and are en route to ***r location! We need suppo** ****diately! We have two groups of regulars arou** us but we are going throu*** *earby buildings to get aroun** *them! Acknowle***!”

“Roger, we are sending Football to ***nforce you! You have to pro***t Magic, is that clear! You have to get ***** **** safely! A**nt Ca***n’s only hope is the rendev*** with Magic!

“Affirmati** ** will sit tight, ove*** an* ou*!”


About 2 minutes pass and lots of sporadic gunfire and screams are audible in the recording. The operator during this time was using some software on his computer the radio was connected to in an effort to find where the signal was coming from. Since he only had one antenna to triangulate with, the area he estimated the signal to be coming from is somewhere within 5 miles of the Prescott Airport, a fact which would be somewhat proven later in the recording. He was unable to triangulate any further at any time. Now it is thought that the parties on the radio have gotten to the Prescott Airport and are trying to escape.


“Alpha Uniform, you have to get Magi* *** of here! If he is not returned ali** *hen we can kiss the deal with t** Saudi ***ernment goodbye! Agent Canto* *as to conne** *ith Magic or he is a goner. Thi* **sertion is vital to the deal! Baseball is waiting for you at ****** ** and you wil* ***ve West on R**way **, good luck, we** ***ling out!”

“Roger that Juliet Nov****** *nd thank* **u!”


At this point the observer heard aircraft engines and shouting men, and ran outside with a mobile radio to keep listening and watch the airport. About 4 minutes after the last radio call of the unknown parties, he was able to see a large plane of some kind taking off Westbound from the airport. He was unable to identify the type but was certain it was painted black or grey, indicating military or black operations origin.

This is believed by the operator of the radio to be connected to the mystery messages received by the elusive “Agent Canton” Denobis has mentioned earlier. If you heard these exchanges on the radio, contact Denobis as the operator would like another radio operator to help verify his observations. If you have any other information or insight into these strange messages and events, please contact Denobis.