An unidentified gunman opened fire inside the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, December 6, 2019, killing at least two person and injuring several others.
The shooting is over, the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office said, and the shooter has been confirmed dead.
I'm not talking here of such spooky tongue-twisters as H.P. Lovecraft's Yog-Sothoth or Arthur Machen's Ishakshar, but of quite ordinary names like Bell, Beall and variants, Crowley, Francis, Grafton, Grubb, Magee/McGee, Mason, McKinney, Montpelier, Parsons, Pike, Shelby, Vernon, Watson/Watt, Williams/Williamson.In my 1983 Mysterious America, I wrote:
Cryptologic or coincidence? Jim Brandon should be credited with calling attention to the name Watts/Watkins/Watson, and its entanglement with inexplicable things. Some other names involved in mysterious events pinpointed by Brandon are Bell, Mason, Parsons, Pike, Vernon, and Warren. The influence of such names as Mason, Pike, Warren, and Lafayette, for example, issues, in some cryptopolitical and occult way, from their ties to the Masonic tradition.
There is also a story of Quarters A being haunted by Marine Captain Guy Hall, Avaitor #3751, who died in a training mission in the 1920s.