Hey folks, a lot of what Constance says matches with what I know about the Low and what's gone on lately with the lock down.
I spent the past couple days seeing if I could call in any favors, but like she said, people are too scared to talk.
I feel pretty good that the Athenaeum is the library she was mentioning. It has tiered access. Lower levels can do research, read rare works and "forgotten" histories (and apparently protect websites now.) I knew somebody who used to work on it, but I've been trying to reach her for months and heard nothing.
I don't think Constance is her real name (which doesn't mean anything, just research) because there are no kids named Constance in the Dutchess County high school system, either private or public.
I have a couple calls out to police departments in that area since there aren't any records of missing kids matching Aether's story in the local media history.
A missing kid is what got me started in all this. It never gets easier to hear about.