"I remember the town was called Hell's Armpit.
Really, this is no shit. Anyway, I was in a bar when this guy rolls
in, looking like he'd wandered out of one of those old Indy Jones holovids.
Turns out he'd been on an expedition exploring the canyons. Says
there was a lost kingdom out there, a whole city made of Lanthanum!
Yeah, that's what I thought too. Still, mad or not, the guy bought
me a drink, and since drinks are friggin' expensive there, figured I owed
him a listen. He told this crazy story of Jim and his mates being
hunted down by a pack of jackalopes or something, big dogs with antlers.
What was weird was that they saw them coming at them, but most of the guys
just went all crazy -- just like they were all spaced out, without a care
in the world, and dropped their weapons, stood up and let themselves get
caught. He saw the whole thing from where he was setting up camp.
Sounds like the sort of weird paranormal stuff you're interested in, eh?"