The following document was found posthumously in the cell of Dr. George Wellington, Professor Emeritus of Philology, Kingsport University, executed May 5, 1953, at Louisiana State Penitentiary. The handwriting was surprisingly meticulous, apparently the product of a calm and composed mind, despite the clear break from reality Dr. Wellington suffered the final years of his life.
After Dr. Wellington's release from the psychiatric hospital, he disappeared, only to resurface in New Orleans at the scene of a grizzly murder scene. Before his internment in the hospital, he had been obsessed with a 15th century alchemical text and lost his house and wife in an unexplained fire. In his own words, Dr. Wellington recounts the events leading up to his arrest.