Delta Green-Lost in the Dark Operation Railway Car

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Date: 29.10.1998

Agents and Friedlies:

  • Julius Estéban (Agent Robert)
  • Anthony Norland
  • Theodore Weeden

Case Details



  • Robert Carlyle
    • An agent of DG
    • Ex military officer
    • Retired for health reasons

Contacts of Carlyle

  • Jack Sparrow
  • Douglas Hart
  • Edward Voight





  • Washington DC
  • Salt Lake City
  • Montana


Operation Log

  • Missing person case
  • Carlyle had left his apartment in a hurry
    • Miami Herald with one missing page
    • Forgotten psych medication
      • According to the medication the suspects mental state would indicate that he would not stay coherent for long
  • Phone calls on previous days
    • Jack Sparrow
    • Douglas Hart
  • Suspect had flown to Las Vegas one day before going missing
  • The missing tabloid page had an article on a female serial killer on death row who claimed to have worked for the CIA
  • Phone calls to contacts revealed that Carlyle was thinking that his life was in danger
  • He had abandoned his cell phone in Salt Lake City
    • Edward Voight was a resident
  • Military transfer flight to Salt Lake City on the 31st
  • Voight was living in small house in a town near SLC
    • The house seemed empty
    • Suspicious noises were heard from inside by agent Robert
    • He left a note with a phone number in the letter box
  • The house was kept under surveillance for the day
  • After dark Norland went in for reconnaissance
    • He found Voight bound in the house
    • Voight told that he had been subdued by Carlyle, who seemed unstable
    • Carlyle had taken Voight's car and rifle along with camping gear
  • It was possible that Carlyle had gone to a hunting lodge in the mountains to the East of the city
  • After a phone call to San Francisco to Sparrow, both he and Voight agreed to join in finding Carlyle in the mountains
  • Agent Robert destroyed the letter with the phone number before leaving the house
  • Carlyle had picked up the keys to the lodge
  • The lodge's smokestack had smoke coming out of it, so it was expected that Carlyle is in
  • The lodge was surrounded
  • Sparrow used a megaphone to talk with Carlyle and let himself and agent Robert (as a doctor) in
  • He was successfully sedated by agent Robert and handcuffed
  • Sparrow was of the opinion that Carlyle's paranoia was not unfounded and the Bronsons may be after him
  • A and the psychiatrist in charge of Carlyle were contacted
  • Carlyle was released to the medical personnel in charge


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Delta Green-Lost in the Dark Operation Railway Car Report by Agent Robert

Delta Green-Lost in the Dark Operation Railway Car Report by Friendly Weeden