Physical Items

Episode 1

John William James Letter

Patient does not reveal sensitive information. Letter is typed, patient under sharps-free supervision. 

~Rachel Scalione

Certain redacted words/phrases from the photocopy of newspaper article can be found in this letter.

Words/phrases that are taken from the accompanying redacted article:

  • the leaky pipe
  • carries more water
  • breaks and leaks
  • are
  • more likely to show
  • depression
  • to last decades
  • and perhaps a century

Listening Friends of America Letter


~Rachel Scalione

George Madson's title is "Vice-President and Chief Welcoming Agent".

Paper Cup

Patient included for unknown reasons. No residue, safe. 

~Rachel Scalione

The medicine cup attributes to Friend being in a psych ward.

Has JWJ stopped taking his meds?

Photocopy of Newspaper Article

Certain words and phrases redacted. 

~Rachel Scalione

The full article can be found online by searching for the headline. 

Relevant Words/Phrases 

  • the leaky pipe 
  • carries more water 
  • breaks and leaks 
  • are
  • more likely to show 
  • depression 
  • to last decades 
  • and perhaps a century 

Irrelevant Words/Phrases 

  • Scott 
  • The Baltimore Sun 
  • Mulberry Street 
  • Mulberry 
  • Greene 
  • Paca 
  • York Road 
  • Cockeysville 
  • Centre Street 
  • Mount Vernon 
  • Kurt Kocher 
  • Kocher 
  • Kocher 
  • Adrienne Barnes 
  • Barnes 
  • Mulberry 

The Star Chart

Another image copied and printed in arts and crafts. No idea why he chose those particular constellations. ~Rachel Scalione

Found in "Easy Stars" lesson book. 


The Swan or Northern Cross


King of Aethiopia; married to Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda


Daughter of Cassiopeia


The Lizard


The queen of Aethiopia; wife of King Cepheus of Aethiopia and mother of Princess Andromeda



Ursa Minor

The smaller bear/the lesser bear


The Giraffe

Ursa Major

The great bear/the larger bear; associated with Callisto


The Cat


Lyre; represented as a vulture or an eagle carrying a lyre, and hence is sometimes referred to as Vultur Cadens or Aquila Cadens, respectively

Not shown on star chart; to the left of Cygnus

The String

Request security to ensure proper locks on music room. 

~Rachel Scalione

First choice for upholstery, leatherwork, auto interiors, banners and flags, sports gear, horse saddles and tack, knife sheaths, gun holsters, fishing lures, and briefcases.


  • Resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and sunlight.

Possibly from a harp in the music room.

  • Inspector notes say to secure locks in music room.
  • Lyra constellation relates to a lyre, which is a harp.

The Swan

Image copied from book in library, patient made card in arts and crafts. Patient seems to be focusing on swans recently. 

~Rachel Scalione

Relates to the constellation Cygnus on the star chart.

Found in "Infant's Cabinet of Birds and Beasts" book.

  • The Swan next to The Vulture
  • Cygnus next to Lyra (constellations)

An adult female swan is called a pen, which JWJ wishes he had.