The story so far:
Clyde Cogswell worked for an advertising agency in New York. He was the type of person who was willing to take unusual jobs. Once, he had an assignment that required him to paint grafitti all over walls in urban slums. The messages he painted on the walls were actually advertismements for rock-and-roll bands. He had to quit when he was arrested for vandalism, and did several hours in jail before his attorney bailed him out.
Now, Clyde Cogswell was in Egypt, and he was working on one of the biggest advertising projects of all time. He was putting advertising banners on the pyramids. The Egyptian government was strapped for cash, and they had gotten so desperate for cash that they decided to allow advertising companies to put advertisements all over the pyramids. They charged huge fees for this, but advertising companies were eager to get involved, despite the high fees, because the pyramids were seen by thousands of tourists every year. If you put an ad on a pyramid, you could rest assured that a huge number of people would see the ad! The company that Clyde Cogswell worked for had also asked for permission to put advertisements on the great wall of China, but the Chinese government refused to give them permission.
Clyde was working with a special type of fasteners that could be glued to the pyramids with an adhesive. He wasn't allowed to use screws to attach the advertising banners, because putting a screw into the pyramid might cause the rock surface to chip. The adhesive they used could be removed with a special solvent, when it was time to take the banner down. Clyde's company had assured the Egyptian government that the banners would not damage the pyramid, and the banners could be easily removed. Clyde had several banners to put up, they were ads that had been paid for by major companies from all over the world. In his spare time, Clyde dabbled in spiritualism and mysticism. He was writing a doomsday prediction. It was Clyde Cogswell's own prediction of Armageddon, the end of the world.
Clyde sat at the edge of the pyramid and unrolled a large advertising banner. He was getting the banner ready to attach to the side of a pyramid. He had already attached several banners to one side, and he was starting on the other side. He heard a noise, and turned around to see what it was. He was surprized to see what looked like a huge snake, with wings, coming towards him. At first he thought it was some kind of joke, but after looking at it for a moment, he knew it was real. The snake had the head of a jackal, the wings of an eagle, and the claws of an alligator. The snake snarled at him, and said: "Who dares to desecrate the sacred pyramid?"
Clyde was too scared to speak, he turned around and started to run away, but the creature grabbed him. It held Clyde in it's claws and bit into Clyde's face. The creature was chewing on Clyde's face! The creature tore off Clyde's face, and started chewing on it. After chewing on Clyde's face for a moment, it spit his face out on to the desert sand! The torn, bloody flesh that had been Clyde's face lay on the ground. Clyde's body shuddered, and blood began to pour out of his faceless head. After a few seconds Clyde fell down and died. The creature turned to dust and disaappeared. The doomsday prediction that Clyde had been writing was in a notebook in his backpack, along with a laptop computer and other personal belongings. Employees of the advertising company took Clyde's belongings after they discovered Clyde's dead body.