Clayton State University senior Jamie Taylor (McDonough), a resident assistant in the University’s Laker Hall, had what she described as a “Goldilocks” experience last week.
Taylor, a Liberal Studies major with a minor in Psychology, returned to her room unexpectedly one afternoon to find a couple of large shoes sticking out of the end of her bed. After taking a quick photo with her cell phone, Taylor went back down to the Laker Hall lobby to consult with Associate Dean for Housing, Residence Life and Student Conduct Jeff Jacobs. However, when Jacobs and Taylor returned to the room, the visitor was gone.
“I’ve seen a lot of unusual things during my years at Clayton State,” said Jacobs after viewing Taylor’s photo. “Of course, when you worked with (Emeritus Director of Student Life) Rob Taylor (no relation to Jamie) for several years, you got used to the unusual. Based on my own experiences as director of Student Life, I’d have to say this was a Loch Sighting.”
Both Taylors ultimately agreed with Jacobs. Rob Taylor described the on-going Loch pursuit as, “whimsical, but no more so than former Dean of Students Bo Bolander’s original Loch scenario, `out of the primordial ooze…’”
Jamie Taylor, no doubt drawing on her psychology training, suggested that, like Goldilocks, Loch was just looking for a place to sleep.
“At least he didn’t eat my porridge,” she said.
Investigative work on the new Loch is on-going. A new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been set up to report any new sightings, so stay tuned for further information. Director of Alumni Relations Gid Rowell notes that his sources say that Loch may be targeting the Friday, Feb. 17 Pep Rally prior to Homecoming.