In this particular entry I'll be going over the various effects people involved in the Red King Project have experienced.
It was posted in the conversation log, but it's worth reiterating that there are two things happening to people who were involved in the project: there are the people who are slowly going insane from hallucinations and memory problems, and there are those who isolate themselves from society before completely disappearing. At least five people I know of have disappeared, though the behavior they display before their vanishing have caused the police in most cases to lean towards them having voluntarily taken off. Those who were married have divorced their wives and left their families. They refuse to work and end up living in poverty. Not long after this, they disappear.
Those of us hallucinating seem to have longer lifespans. I know one old friend has been committed to a mental institution after he tore the flesh on his arm to pieces in an attempt to get "the dirt out". A more serious case would be another friend who left a suicide note behind but no body. These are the most severely damaged people of this particular group. There are some good stories. Another friend sought psychiatric help. He doesn't speak to me anymore, but I hear he's doing reasonably well. I wish I had the courage to do what he did.
I have managed to speak to a few others who were kind enough to go over some hallucinations they've been having.
A man I'll call Tom constantly sees a headless, gowned figure walking down the hallway outside of his bedroom if he goes into it at night and closes the door too late. There's a particular turn near his house where he says he constantly sees a person passed out, their body jerking around in sharp spasms. He's tried twice to help the figure, but it always fades away as he gets closer. He also has a problem with mirrors. Specifically, if he focuses on his reflection at all, certain things change. His eyes go from brown to blue, his head appears to twitch when he knows that it isn't, and, at the worst, he will be able to see his reflection, but not his mouth.
Another friend has the same, vivid nightmare every night. He's standing in the middle of a dark field, when he hears what sounds like a large vehicle coming up behind him. Turning around, he finds himself being set upon by a gigantic, human hand. Like experiences R.F. has gone through, he often spots black handprints in his house. He also prefers doors to be completely closed. Creaked open, he can see hands inching out of them.
A coworker I'll call Jim claims that lights in his house will randomly turn on and off. He used to go out on walks at night, but doesn't anymore because he can see figures moving around up in his bedroom. He has been separated from his wife for some time and lives alone.
I'll be going into more details soon, but these are the big hallucinations.
R.F. called Sammy today, but his girlfriend said he's held himself up in the basement and seems to be rather emotionally distraught by his sick mother's condition. She's been trying to coax him out for some time, and he almost came out after hearing R.F. had called. He decided at the last moment to stay locked in the basement.