What was once the home of cantaloupe farming and the largest oil and
gas producing industries in Texas is now a shell of its former self.
Due to drought, overwrought irrigation, contaminated groundwater, the
collapse of the Texas oil industry, extensive lay-offs and unregulated
pollution, Pecos has become a modern ghost town.
alongside route 285 exist abandoned homes, empty buildings, and dilapidated
refineries. The people in this vanished community whose lives and histories
once thrived alongside economic prosperity have disappeared and what
remain are ghosts. The question is, whose ghosts?
An on-going study suggests that at certain moments, randomly emitted
data shows structure when correlated with global events. It appears
that the coherence and intensity of a common reaction creates a sustained
pulse of order in the random flow of numbers. These patterns, where
there should be none, look like reflections of our concentrated focus,
as the riveting events drew us from our individual concerns and melded
us into an extraordinary coherence. (http://noosphere.princeton.edu)
Two days in recent history have challenged global consciousness and
established a sense of place, both mentally and physically to generations
On February 27, 1993, under the suspicion that a religious group was
stockpiling automatic weapons, government officials unsuccessfully raided
the home of the Branch Davidians and began a 51-day standoff to negotiate
In an empty field believers remain to carry on the legacy of their faith.
Memory and expectation bind them intractably to those events and justify
their very existence. Each individual’s perspectives are guided
by principles they perceive to be true; yet, truth is as indistinguishable
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