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“Quiet Please” – originally broadcast August 9, 1948, 69 years ago. Episode titled “The Thing on the Fourble Board.” Oil drilling creates the deepest holes inside the Earth in order to exhume rocks dating back millions of years. Together, they form overlapping layers of dirt and rocks, covering something down there, deep in the past. It is only a matter of time before the excavators brought it up on the surface. “The Thing on the Fourble Board” is a weird tale about a roughneck, an oil rig worker who was involved in some strange goings on twenty years earlier. Whilst drilling, he and one of his colleagues came across some unexpected contents in the core of earth that had been drilled up from several thousand feet underground. Discovering an ornate gold ring amongst the rubble was odd enough, but this paled in significance when compared to what came along with it.