Inside the crate, a burlap bag containing dozens of old wooden blocks (as
described by A.G.C. Corp. employee Martin Sarkiero). These boxes were later
identified by historians as "puzzle boxes" (Lament Configurations) created
by Philip Lemarchand, the French architect and genius of the occult. A
background check further revealed that the site of the current library (70
Washington Square) was once the site of LeMarchand’s New York home. Even the
library itself bears a striking resemblance to one of the puzzle boxes.
gateway perhaps, or maybe a landmark for unspeakable atrocities from the
ten men that were working on the construction project, only five escaped to
speak of their discovery. The five men claim there were originally 60 boxes
discovered, of which only
55 remain. The whereabouts of the five unaccounted
for workers, as well as the five “missing” boxes, is still under
is said that LeMarchand created close to 300 of his puzzle boxes before his
disappearance in 1811. Among his works, the "Lament Configuration" being the
most widely recognized by scholars of the occult.
His own disappearance steeped in mystery, a blood coated room and a single
lament box, in the last place he was known to reside. A fitting end to the
man whose work brought the disappearance of hundreds? Or the rebirth of evil
into a completely different realm?