As a scientist, it is my job to collect and observe evidence as objectively as possible, and then to form hypotheses without bias or prejudice.
The deeper I go into my current case, the more disquieting it becomes, because it continues to point toward things that traditional science cannot explain.
There are too many details from the past that continue to haunt the present.
I find myself spending more and more time researching topics that would normally be described as “occult,” because every other “reasonable” explanation is proving to be inadequate.
I can invent elaborate and convoluted hypotheses to try to explain what I’m discovering; or, like a good scientist, I can apply “Occam’s Razor” — the principle that shorter, more direct explanations are the truest. I must consider that the stranger explanations in this case might also be the true ones.
I am returning to Helvetia to explore my new hypothesis.