A daily log kept by an employee of Hanuda Mining Co., Ltd.
Tuesday July 27th, 1976
Starting today, I have been appointed by HQ to work at the Hanuda Mine
and to keep a running log of operations. I just finished making my
first rounds, and everything appears normal.
Wednesday July 28th, 1976
I have obtained aerial photographs of the surrounding area for
geographical reference. Gojaku Peak, where the mine is located,
is one of several mountains surrounding a flat triangular basin.
Thursday July 29th, 1976
There are reports from some of the miners about a foul odour lingering
around a certain spot. I went to check out the odour for myself, but
was unable to smell anything out of the ordinary. In consideration
for the safety of the workers, I have sent a full report with their
claims to HQ.
Friday July 30th, 1976
I have begun to verify the various mine maps and documents on
record. Unfortunately, there are a couple of points where the current
maps are off. There is one location in particular which appears to
have been filled in and blocked off by dirt, concealing a large, empty
chamber. It is not indicated on any of the maps. I have been trying to
contact my predecessor about this issue, but have had no luck getting
in touch yet.
Saturday July 31st, 1976
After performing my usual seep of the mines, I came back to the
Office only to find a scribbled note on top of my desk with
message, ”Stay out of this.”
Monday August 2nd, 1976
The village office demanded that the miners be let off early today.
They would not give me a reason no matter how hard I asked. I even
tried directly questioning some of the workers, but they are just as
reluctant to tell me anything. It is obvious they are hiding something
and refuse to speak to me because I am being viewed as an outsider.