Oct. 11th, 2011

ANNOUNCER: This week the roadshow has come to Richmond, Virginia. One of the oldest cities in the United States of America, Richmond has a rich and varied history that dates back almost to the original settling of this continent by Europeans. Prior to the coming of the Virginia colony, however, the Powhatan Confederacy also had an important village here, making Richmond possibly the oldest continuously settled community in the country. Any place with this much history is bound to have more than its share of sinister secrets, esoteric lore and horrors beyond the Ken of Man. And just look at all the people who have turned out to share with us the curiosities they have unwisely brought to light!

Edgard Wanthorpe III, Dealer in Pre-Human Antiquities

EDGARD: Alice, tell us a little about how this toad idol found you.

ALICE: You mean how I found it?

EDGARD: No.

ALICE: Well, I was at the Chesterfield County fair and a very strange little man asked if I would like to have my fortune told! Can you imagine?

EDGARD: Go on.

ALICE: I'm afraid what happened next is a bit of a blur of formless images and inhuman babbling. The next thing I knew, I had a Mercedes S-Class and I was driving home with this ugly little fellow in my front seat!

EDGARD: It's unwise to call it 'ugly'.

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