Phillip Jeffries is an Agent of the FBI who disappeared in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1987.
Disappearances and ReappearanceEdit
In 1987, Jeffries was in a hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he suddenly disappeared after receiving a letter from a young woman who may be "Miss Judy", passing past a bellhop and entering an elevator.
On February 16 1989, Jeffries suddenly appeared out of an elevator in the Philadelphia office of the FBI wearing the same clothes. He hurried to the office of his former superior, Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole and started raving in a loud and disturbed manner, speaking of an individual named Judy and referring at one stage to Special Agent Dale Cooper and yelling “Who do you think this is, there?” Jeffries went on to narrate in an abstract fashion where he had been since his disappearance. He mentioned names and incidents that were unfamiliar to those listening. Cole had Albert try to figure out how Jeffries got into the building, while Cooper, noticing the lights flickering, ran back out into the hallway. As Jeffries continued his rant, Cole tried to call for back-up. Jeffries looked at a nearby calendar and was shocked to realize it was February 1989. When Cole looked up from his intercom, Jeffries had vanished.
Jeffries re-emerged in Buenos Aires, apparently from a portal, scaring the same bellhop from 1987 who had seen him vanish and now reappear and a maid.
Behind the scenesEdit
The original editing of the movie put Jeffries reappearance in 1988 since it is before the "one year later" hard title. But the shooting script, the Missing Pieces editing and The Secret History of Twin Peaks put it in 1989.
Jeffries was played by English musician and actor David Bowie. Harry Goaz revealed in an interview that Bowie was scheduled to make a return appearance as Jeffries in the 2017 revival, but unfortunately passed away from cancer on January 10, 2016, before he could film his scenes.