I have lots of tendrils out in starting this project-I feel very unfocused, not only because the project is still in an unorganized state, but life is, too.
There's a way around this, though.
As Charles Fort famously wrote, "one measures a circle, beginning anywhere." Meaning, in my case, that I just need to pick a starting place. And for now, I have: George Haas.
Haas was an Oakland, CA, Fortean, and I have started to collect information on him.
Don Herron wrote a chapbook about him.
The Oakland Public Library has some newspaper articles on him.
It also has the Berkeley sci-fi 'zine Rhodomagnetic Digest, which may have some info on him.
And, finally, the University of California Berkeley houses some letters between him and Clark Ashton Smith, and Auburn, CA, sci-fi/fantasy/horror writer.