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José Chung was an author whose self-described "lovable flamboyancy" made him "not only a literary icon, but a cultural one as well." Some of his earliest work was for the magazine The Dark Mask, where he worked alongside several other young writers, including Juggernaut Onan Goopta. After he became a successful novelist, his celebrity rose to the point where he was asked to appear in an award-winning film at Cannes (which may have been an exaggeration, as it bore a great resemblance to the children's show H.R. Pufinstuff). (MM: "José Chung's Doomsday Defense")
Biography[edit | edit source]
Over the years, he wrote a number of books, including a thriller titled The Caligarian Candidate, for which he researched the CIA's MK-Ultra Mind Control program, and A Lap Full of Tongues, which he regards as the worst book he's ever written.
At some point in his life, Chung made remarks to Onan Goopta which may have inspired the basis for Goopta's self made religion, Selfosophy, although Chung never realized this until years later. It should be noted that Chung told this story to a Selfosophy believer after writing a short story very critical of the religion, and he may have been lying simply to irritate his listener, or simply exaggerating the incident in question.
Chung interviewed FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, a fan of many of his books, and several other witnesses for a book entitled From Outer Space. With that said, Scully told Chung about her encounter with abductee Chrissy Giorgio and Harold Lamb. With that story and others that Chung has gathered, his book was ready to be made and published. (TXF: "José Chung's From Outer Space")
Two years later, he journeyed to Seattle while doing research for his book, Doomsday Defense. Running afoul of the Institute of Selfosophy, founded by his former colleague Goopta, he was targeted by the so-called Selfosophy Psycho while assisting Frank Black in investigating the unrelated case of the Nostradamus Nutball. Selfosophy Psycho intended to kill Chung, but failed to do so and died shortly thereafter. Chung completed his work on Doomsday Defense, but was murdered by the Nutball with a pick axe on the same day. (MM: "José Chung's Doomsday Defense")
Books[edit | edit source]
- A Lap Full of Severed Tongues
- To Serve Man
- The Lonely Buddha
- The Caligarian Candidate
- From Outer Space
- Doomsday Defense