Revelation 6:7-8 (KJV)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a lime green horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
The structure was built as a secret training location in 1944 by the United States Government. What went on there and what didn't is a matter of great speculation. I've traced down some artifacts and even a few people in regards to its history. I bought the land at an auction and painted the building orange, using paint that was left behind in big metal drums. A stash of photos and papers was also left behind and some of it, frankly, has the taint of fiction or insanity weaved through it.
Since 1990, I've kept the garage open for various souls who wander in and seem to have a connection. I've been slowly documenting the history of the garage for several years, but I am careful not to reveal the actual town in which the place exists, though it's not a great secret to the locals, who use me regularly to repair their vehicles. It's a word of mouth thing. I do alright.
I am the mechanic and overseer here at the garage. You might find me lurking around in my light-green, motor oil-stained coveralls as I work on obscure automobiles, but I will mostly be out of sight, behind the scenes like a good mechanic often is. I also study the occult and all that entails. I don't mean just esoteric belief systems, but anything that is hidden, be it the latest in String Theory or the checkered history of U.F.O.s on this planet.
I was born in Morillton, Arknsas, and will almost surely die and reincarnate in Arkansas - again. The number of times I have done this is unknown.
The nearest well known town is Rogers and has an airport I sometimes use. The garage is at the top of E----- Mountain, and overlooks the town of Drexell.
I come from a long line of snake killers but have effectively broken that cycle. Snakes are all over this mountain and don't bother me a bit. There's a large Indigo that keeps time inside the 1944 Plymouth that's in the shed. He comes and goes as he pleases. That car was here when I bought the place. Doesn't run, but I keep it waxed. I sometimes feel like that car was mine in a previous life and that the snake is a familiar, but talk like that is sure to get you labeled a satanist around here.
This structure functions as both lodge and a garage - a Gar-Lodge.
(Regarding using "lime green" instead of "pale" at the top of this page - it must be asked why the other three horses are assigned specific colors of white, black, and red - then research the KJV usage of "pale." As best as I can tell, the original intention was for the pale horse to be the color of a corpse, with opinions ranging from yellow to green. As Death personified, I prefer lime green.)
Special Section - Attention, Paul Giamatti's agent's eyes only:
After moving to Texas in 1982, Mr. - - - - worked as a reel monkey at Control Data Corporation from 1985 through 1986. A tie was required so that the employees appeared more professional around the reel cabinets. Due to magnetic fields building up in the iron oxide loaded pigment present in the corporate-issued ties, they had to degauss their ties daily. Fascinating times. But in an unusually short amount of time, Mr. - - - - acquired work-related Spindle Syndrome and was forced to resign. A position as a fire-eater for a small circus presented itself. He took the degaussing equipment with him and subsequently gave it to The Amazing Electro who claims it helps him sleep at night. Eventually, the circus set up for a week's show in Drexell, AR and Mr. - - - - fell in love with the small town's quaint and menacing atmosphere. He decided to run away from the circus. It wasn't long before he set up the Ozark Ghost Garage as a local mechanic. Better to end up a fire-eating grease monkey than to have died a reel monkey. He has no regrets.
He is trying to sell his life-story to Paul Giamatti.