Professor McClennan's professional library in 'One Night In October' contains the book Killer Mindscapes by S. Pores, foreshadowing the fungi that can form mental connections with people from 'Alone in the World'.
A book titled Astral Projection and Other Psychic Phenomena in 'Alone in the World' can be seen in Walter's Lab, foreshadowing the astral projection ability Cameron James demonstrated as a child in 'Subject 9'.
FRINGE DIVISION CASE FILE #403-10711
FRINGE EVENT: Organism with a neural network connection to a human
CLASSIFIED CASE CONNECTION(S): N/A
AGENTS ASSIGNED: Dunham, Lee, Farnsworth, Mace
SUPERVISING AGENT: Broyles
FILE ARCHIVED BY: David Gorelick, Nicole Duron
WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Aaron Sneddon
LOCATION: Hyde Park, MA; Roxbury Crossing
VICTIM(S): Brian O'Toole (deceased), Matthew Mitnovitz (deceased), 2 morgue technicians, homeless man, male technician, Agent Lee
CASE REPORT SUMMARY:Two twelve-year-old boys reported missing for a few hours were found dead in an advanced state of decomposition and stench. During the autopsy with Dr. Bishop, one body succumbed to advanced mold contamination and exploded into a chalky cloud. Dr. Bishop determined it was a single organism fungal mass that had created a vast neural network. Rapidly evolving communication skills enabled it to form a psychic bond with a young boy named Aaron Sneddon (10). The fungus released neurotoxins to paralyze a host, in this case the two boys. Sneddon's own health became interwoven into the needs and feelings of the mass, as it sought more water and nutrients to grow. As it grew, the organism—which Dr. Bishop referred to as Gus—became more self-aware and more conscious of how alone it was in the world. It forged a link with Sneddon's limbic system, the emotional center of the brain, over their shared sense of isolation. Sneddon became sicker as t he organism spread into the sewers of Boston, seeking new hosts. Dr. Bishop was able to treat the boy with epinephrine, and the fungus and Sneddon's brain waves separated. Nina Sharp enlisted Massive Dynamic to create a potent toxin that contained the fungus safely afterward.
BROYLES: "I'm sorry, but you know as well as I do we can't sacrifice countless lives to save one boy."