Terry would be spending the evening collecting some footage of the candlelight vigil/protest, and would be out of commission for the entire night. Thora submitted her short film to the 180 Seconds event at the Green Bison Cafe. While carpooling together to the Green Bison, Aaron and Ken heard over the radio that Jason “Horns” Bazeley had died of his gunshot wounds. Joanna tried to submit her latest film of herself having sex, but arrived late and the film was not admitted. Thora’s film went over well and she received an honorable mention.
After the screenings, the group was approached by a sketchy, nervous dude named Ben who “heard they were making a documentary about the Church of Satan” (though wasn’t clear about who he’d heard it from) and wanted to be their intern. After extensive questioning, it was revealed that Ben is the brother of Kaela Shulz, the friend of Heather Rogers who had refused our request for an interview. He also revealed that Kaela and Heather both knew Mario Belphegor and other members of the CoS, and that some of his neighbors and other people he knows are members of CoS. Ben appeared to want to help the group but wasn’t explicit about how and expressed nervousness about people knowing he was talking to them. He revealed that he’d had to take a convoluted route to the Green Bison, and had a friend covering for him. He ominously warned the group that there were people who would take notice of the group’s interest in the CoS, and that if the group interviewed Philip LaChouffe, they would learn things they’d rather not know, because Phil is “on the outs” with some people and might “spill” on them. Ben was then spooked, possibly by Ken’s attempt to record him using a laptop webcam, and hurried out of the Green Bison and tore off on his bicycle.
One of the filmmakers from Salamander Productions invited the group to the Rogue Festival that Saturday to see their latest film, and to a special screening of Barry Gale’s The Other Me on Sunday.
The group compared notes about their Church of Satan film, and agreed that Ken, with Aaron and Thora’s help, should research Ben and dig up whatever he could about the recent kidnappings that the police had mentioned. Thora would work on setting up their interview with LaChouffe and Joanna would start working on getting prison interviews with Belphegor and Mark Farnsworth.
Joanna drove Thora home without event, but on their ride back to Ken’s hotel, Aaron’s car broke down and subsequently caught fire. They were able to rescue all of Aaron’s sound equipment and determine that the car had been sabotaged at some point in the previous few days before the car burnt to a crisp and was hauled away by the police. Aaron and Ken received some roadside aid from a hot MILF in a minivan.