What happens in the dream of the Man in the Long Coat?
The following is the closest approximation of the dream that has been deemed to be noninfectious.
Do not write the following down. Do not share this with anyone. Do not put this in your own words. Do not create art.
If you have any abnormal dream activity after reading this, contact a Tesseract Agent with Delta Clearance or higher immediately.
The dream always seems to begin at a location that the dreamer identifies with their art.
They are trying and failing to create. The subject finds a hinged barrier in a place where such a barrier has never been.
The subject often reports a sense of urgency that the barrier will soon become secured so that passing is impossible.
The subject opens the hinged barrier and walks down a long dark area into which rooms would normally open in a building.
Subjects often report senses of unease of a particular type as they traverse further.
The elongated area ends and opens up into a separate space enclosed by walls and a ceiling.
The subject then describes a figure which is on every occasion described as “The Man in the Long Coat.”
The Man in the Long Coat holds the room’s only source of illumination, which he is pointing at a large [redacted]* that runs up and down the far surface.
An action by the subject gets The Man in the Long Coat’s attention.
The man is then swallowed whole by the [redacted]* in the surface.
*There has as of yet been no discernible way to describe the object of the Man in the Long Coat’s attention without significant risk of exposure to the virus. The object is currently believed to be an analog for the Breach itself.
What is the Man in the long coat?
The Man in the Long Coat is a non-contained anomalous cognitohazard believed to have entered our reality from the Breach.
It is believed that this occurred upon the entry of the current R6-B, [Redacted], into the Breach through hypnotically induced coma.
Reading the dream itself in its entirety or even in pieces is enough to infect a human being with the Man in the Long Coat virus.
Testing has shown that any attempt at describing the dream artistically only enhances this effect.
The Man in the Long Coat virus appears to have enhanced the memetic abilities of the R6-A parasite to allow it to temporarily infect multiple hosts.
It is unclear through which methodology the virus achieves this.
It is unknown what the Man in the Long Coat virus does on its own or in conjunction with other anomalies and at this time it is deemed unsafe for testing.
Current conjecture posits that the Man in the Long Coat is some type of symbiotic entity that bonds with other entities from the Breach.
Who is the actual Man in the Long Coat?
The Man in the Long Coat at first was believed to be [Redacted], the current R6-B (or host of the R6-A parasite) before he was sent into the Breach, but further interviews with subjects have shown this not to be the case.