Welcome to the NorCal branch of L.O.W.F.I., brainchild of my friend and fellow traveler, Skylaire Alfvegren, who is not only the grand poobah of this arcane operation, but the group’s Southern California representative, as well. The third largest state in the nation, California is definitely cleaved in two—but just what is the dividing line between Northern California (NorCal) and Southern California(SoCal)?
The Exact Center?
According to some sources, California’s exact center is the town of North Fork, which boasts a monument attesting to this “fact.” However, this claim has been one of contention among competing California towns that argue over the state’s precise center. For the purposes of our group, and our website’s ease of navigation, I shall make a command decision: I designate the NorCal/SoCal dividing line as running from Tecopa in the east, through Bakersfield and Tehachapi in the center, onto San Luis Obispo to the west, and continuing straight out into the blue Pacific Ocean, where all manner of strange creatures dwell!
How do I define my role as L.O.W.F.I.’s Northern California Bureau Chief? I’m here to provide a channel for other Fortean enthusiasts—a place where they can post their freaky sightings, hauntings, and handed-down tales, as well as share stories of high strangeness here in the northern reaches of the Golden State.
That being said, the ultimate goal of the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists is to build a community of like-minded adventurers, who not only travel the arcane highways of the Golden State, but the byways of the eleven other surreal commonwealths which collectively make up the American West, and make up the land of L.O.W.F.I.
Beyond the concept of a web-based platform dedicated to documenting Forteana in the wild and woolly West, we of L.O.W.F.I. hope—over time–to spread our message, in a viral fashion, across all spectrums of media, and to host L.O.W.F.I.-sponsored events and outings to the many mystical locales that haunt our landscapes.
Want to go for a ride?