When Robert Hurley disappeared, the journal found in his apartment raised serious questions about the life he had been leading. Journal entries suggested he had become involved with a prostitute and the Russian mafia. But was he really?
Hurley was a gifted story teller, evident from the scripts he had produced for VM Productions. His work had obviously impressed director/producer Vitaly Sumin enough to contract Hurley to write the Notes from the New World (Notes) script.
These entries about a secret society, the prostitute Hurley allegedly fell in love with, and the Russian mafia, were so out of the normal realm of most people’s lives that one has to wonder; were these real life events or merely products of Hurley’s fertile imagination.
After Hurley disappeared, even some of the cast and crew expressed their doubts about the validity of the journal entries and even about Hurley’s disappearance, which you can see in part of this clip.
In the clip you also hear Colin Walsh, first assistant director for Notes, talking about men who visited him at his home, placed a bag over his head, assaulted him, and told him, “stop doing what [he] was doing.” Walsh eventually left the production before the film was completed.
If we take Walsh’s experience as proof that the events in the journal are, in fact, true then we should take a serious look at the information Hurley left about the he alleged cult, Dark Onto Light. He left behind drawings and references in his journal but he also created a webpage where he outlined the origins and history of Dark Onto Light. But his webpage raises a few questions too.
The only page coming up on this subject in a Google search (besides VM Productions references to Hurley and my own blogs on the topic) is Hurley’s webpage. If this cult really exists, one would assume there would be other references to it out there. Then there is the questionable information he gives on his own reference page.
Dark Onto Light – (Темный На Свет) –DL– est. 1900 B.C. (Symbol shown below)
Drawing by Hurley Wall carving – 2700 B.C.
The B.C is important here. This indicates he is using the dateline commonly used in Julian and Gregorian calendars. This timeline is based on the conception or birth of the Christian Savior, Jesus Christ. B.C. is used to denote the years Before Christ and A.D., the abbreviation for the Latin phrase anno Domini which means in the year of our Lord, is used to denote the years after Jesus was born. There is no year zero on this timeline. 1 B.C. is followed by 1 A.D.
It looks like we’re dealing with the beginning of the great investigation. Like Shari said in her excellent blog, it is indeed our hope to one day solve the mystery of Robert Hurley’s disappearance. Stay tuned!