William Hastings holds an evening faculty evaluation meeting. He leaves at 9:30 p.m. MST and arrives home at 10:20, allegedly giving his secretary Betty a ride home.
Around this date, Hastings and Ruth Davenport visit the Zone and pass a set of coordinates to "the Major." After they do so, the man floats up saying "Cooper, Cooper," and his head disappears. They are attacked by "people" in the Zone who demand to know the name of Hastings' wife. Davenport and the Major are killed, parts of their bodies appearing in Davenport's apartment, while Hastings awakens at home.