- To the question, "What is Known
of Morgellons" the only possible answer is: "Not Much"
- Excerpt from section V...The Callus
- It should be clearly stated that among
the few certainties extant about Morgellons that are absolutely provable
is that there exists a nematode-like life form who's role is central to
- This fact can be irrefutably summoned
into any court of evidence. The worm is a changeling. It is but one of
several incarnations documented as complicit actors in a tragi-drama intent
on opening to ever-wider numbers of audiences around the world.
- As each successful actor has his own
unique foil, so too does this peculiar creature have a proprietary shield.
- This shield is what we know as the "callus."
- Masked behind the security of an artificially
manufactured "callus" the Morgellon's nematomorphic worm is master
of the host's corporal stage. Hence it remains free to summon forth all
the allied sounds of its diseased fury. And ... at curtain fall, it will
leave in its wake only the grist of ruined lives and shattered dreams as
evidentiary grounds for judgment by its unhappy audience of unwilling reviewers.
- It is the organism's creation and composition
of the callus and the nematomorph method of utilizing and dermo-forming
the callus that begs understanding. To do so is to take the first step
on the path that hold a promise of gaining the offensive and of an eventual
- My recent research indicates that the
callus is more a product of the creature than a reaction of the host. This
is more important of a distinction that it may at first appear. The callus,
although it mimics skin to a phenomenal degree is, (IMO) NOT skin, or is
at best a mixture of plasma and other body fluids chemically transformed
by a specialized secretion of the nematomorph.
- We know that the finished product is
anchored with a tenacity that defies normal convention.
- The callus usually makes its debut as
a thick clear semi-sticky fluid extruded directly from the endodermis regions.
Its consistency is comparable to a clear corn syrup. It has a drying time
measured in minutes and at times in seconds. As a result, it is not uncommon
for it to escape initial notice.
- (This liquid also has other proto-funtions
more apropos to other chapters)
- The above described secretion is the
cement from which the organism builds its callused fortress. It serves
the creature well in both a defensive and offensive capacity. As the callus
forms and hardens the adult nematomorph often integrates itself into it.
- The secretion is also utilized to wash
away the caustic effect of chemical attack and to reestablish its dominion
within a perimeter where it may have suffered reverses due to enzyme attack
or even cases of zealous tweezer tenacity.
- More significantly, upwellings of this
liquid are also found in previously uninfected areas of the host's body
immediately prior to new or expanding colonization.
- When left to pursue its natural course,
the callus often exhibits a number of "flaps" or skinlike flakes
extruding from its edge. When this leading or extruding flap is successfully
grasped by tweezers and removed without the aid of being softened by enzyme
action or 91% alcohol saturation, It tends to take its leave from the host
body in the form of strips that are skin-like in appearance and are generally
longer than they are wide.
- As the strip is removed it will often
appear to rip through the adjoining and/or connected callused areas much
like a string through a bag of dog food.
- Pain however, is usually minimal along
the horizontal length being removed. It is only sharp at the point where
the far end section of the nematomorph may be accessing the blood of the
- The removed section of callus exhibits
one interesting characteristic well worth noting. It, as well as any other
removable sections in the immediate vicinity, will always only be completely
removable in the same direction!
- Once that direction is determined, the
targeted strips of callus must always be peeled backwards against themselves.
They cannot be entirely removed in any other manner or direction and will
only break off if contrary removal is attempted.
- As stated previously, this may be due
to the fact that at there are nematomorphic forms that have physically
embedded themselves within the matrix of the callus liquid prior to complete
hardening. This tends to form lines of fracture that appear as strips whose
borders are defined by a mutual point where other embedded objects are
encountered or meshed with.
- One additional result of this embedding
is that each "strip" of callus has great tensile strength in
a horizontal or linear direction. The strength is directly proportional
to its length. It is more evident for older and longer embedded creatures
and less for younger and therefore shorter ones.
- The entire callus is further secured
on the underside, (or skin side) not only by the super glue effect of the
secretions of the creature, but also by dozens of protuberances that are
somehow created as the callus forms and that appear to serve in the capacity
of anchors. These "podia"give the undercarriage of the callus
an appearance similar to that of the exoskeleton of a millipede or similar
- It is the "peeled back against itself"
motion of callus removal that best enables the curved scimitar shaped podia
to release their formidable hold on the flesh of the host.
- Discerning observers will also note that
there are often numbers of small nematomorph forms to be found among these
- To sum up: It is my contention to date
that the callus is composed not only of the extruded secretion alone, but
also that the adult worm is fond of encasing itself in this matrix.
- Once embedded, it will remain fixed along
its entire length with only a small flap of material protruding from just
under the top leading edge of the callus. From these many points along
the perimeter, the callus will often grow. These are the allegorical gates
of the city. It is from here that one of the methods of creeping expansion
are accomplished by the aid of further secretion by the creature as it
grows and moves outwards in a horizontal and semicircular manner.
- SECTION 5 ACTIVITY WITHIN THE CALLUS
- New or juvenile forms found entering
the above described callus life stage can be removed embedded in commensurately
tiny strips of callus. Interestingly, and to the best of my knowledge,
there appears to be no predetermined limit to the length that they may
- I have removed such strips that have
exceeded an inch or more and many new or small ones of less than a 1/32
of an inch. These strips tend to be very flat and almost "dry"
at the leading edge, but much more moist at the end farthest from the leading
edge of the callus.
- A great majority of these objects that
are not completely integrated together in a common secretion with others
of their kind will exhibit two horn-like projections on the outer or forward
leading edge. These "horns" give the removed object a look resembling
a flatworm or fluke with the antennae of a slug or snail. (hence the original
designation of "fluke form)
- It is these extrusions or prior mentioned
flaps that can be grasped by tweezers if one is quick enough. They will
often slightly extend beyond the edge of the advancing, (growing) callus
or lesion and will noticeably extend themselves even further when stimulated
by outside pressure slightly behind their location.
- The pressure required to achieve this
end is that which occurs when the callus is repeatedly and lightly stroked
or rubbed with any foreign object.
- Should one attempt to seize this flap
but then miss in the attempt, the extrusion will likely retract or curl
back under the callus with impressive speed.
- The far end of this form, when successfully
removed, is anchored in the flesh of the host. It is at this point that
the creature is accessing the blood stream. Following successful removal,
it is at this point that the host will often bleed profusely. However,
such a flow often suddenly stops as suddenly as it begins.
- I suspect that this may be due to the
fact that the blood is substantially thinned and "pooled" in
this location and is serving as a reservoir for feeding reasons and/or
larval nursery purposes.
- The exiting blood can usually be seen
to contain a number of amorphous fleshy objects that will manifest themselves
in the flow. These are larvae. If this blood contaminates surrounding uninfected
areas the infection is vectored and a new callus will begin to form within
an exceptionally short period of time.
- In advanced infections these calluses
are highly overlaid in a scalelike manner, overlapping one upon the other
in great number.
- This trait greatly complicates eradication.
- Individually the parasites and their
shields can be seen as tiny white spots against the skin.
- It is often necessary to rub or otherwise
irritate the skin in order to highlight parasites at this level of development.
- Collectively as the creatures mature,
(grow) they merge to form large callused areas. This is due to the fact
that when left undisturbed these individual parasites tend to grow in a
slightly radial and forward manner. They soon connect with adjoining formations
and eventually the mass assumes the appearance of a noticeable callus or
they simply appear to the observer as would thickened, aged skin. The latter
appearance is an indicator of young callus or (Newly colonized) regions.
- No known limit has yet been established
as to the attainable proportions of the size of a colony of embedded nematomorphic
forms. In fact, there appears to be no arbitrary natural check to just
how much or how wide an area of the host's skin surface this sheath of
creatures can extend its colonizing activity.
- The only difference between a callus
and a lesion can be considered one of seniority with the lesion having
precedence. A further definition would be that the callus is an enclosed
wounding of the host while the lesion is an open wound that, due to suspected
but yet to be identified abilities of the parasite, heals poorly, if at
- - CliffMickelson